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How can i fix the 2 red lights flashing on my x box 360

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2 red lights on the xbox 360 is known as the unit overheating. This can be caused by dust buildup in the console. This can be fixed by cleaning out all the dust, and putting new thermal paste on the unit. Contact Microsoft and see if the unit is still under warranty with this site: http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

If your unit is not under warranty, go to www.wiredextreme.com. We are a console repair company based in Texas, and we can get your console up and running again. We give a free diagnosis of what is wrong with the unit, and will call with an estimate of repair. All our work comes with a 90 day warranty, and you can buy up to 4 years worth of warranty.

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