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2 red lights after x clamp replacement

I just replaced the xclamps in my 360 turned it on and it flashes 2 red lights wat dose this mean

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Re: 2 red lights after x clamp replacement

It means basically that the xbox is starting tio overheat fast. what sometimes happens is those x-clamps have to be tightened in a sequence and tight as possible but not too tight to crack the board or cut the small PCB traces. Open up the console again and just have a look underneeh the motherboard make sure there are no torn green pcb traces ( put simply green lines that connect to a silver blob of solder ) and make sure the screws are tight enough.

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