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Xbox 360 overheating

Our xbox 360 keeps overheating every 5 minutes. We have an intercooler on it and it still overheats. Is flashes red rings when it overheats and the screen turns off. Any suggestions on where we can get it fixed, we live in the GTA area, Ontario.

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For all crawling the web with this same problem, and taking it back is not an option, you will prob have to take it apart, put new thermal paste on the heat sinks, and put it back together making sure you tighten the little black screws on the back of the case real good, as these will secure the heat sinks tight on the cpu and the gpu, alowing better heat flow. If that doesnt work you can always try and replace the x clamps, and you can also raise the motherboard with erasers, etc there are many vids on youtube for this so good luck all

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Unfortunately this sounds way to similar to all the people out there who are complaining about their system crashing. Before calling it quits I would check out one last thing, has the protective foil on the heatsink been removed. I read a pretty interesting article out of fan boy that found two consoles had this problem.

If it has been removed then I have the unfortunate job of telling you that you may want to trade it in. Some may suggest the towel trick, but I am not sure how effective it is going to be in this case. Sorry man.

Here is the link to the article if you are interested: http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2006/03/10/achtung-xbox-360-overheating-explained/

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