Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

2 red lights

What can I do when my 360 overheats after an hour of play, even when I have it in an open area? It has been going on for about a week, and I have let it cool for over 10 hours?

Posted by on

  • crf450racer Feb 06, 2008

    The 3redlightfix.com does not work. I do not want to buy something to fix this. Also I am not having a problem with three lights, just overheating. Please do not leave comments suggesting to buy that guide. If you have any other ideas please feel free to leave a comment. thanks!

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2008

    RED LIGHTS ON

×

2 Answers

Thanks to all who posted a solution but we have figured one out ourselves! Just in case someone else has a similar problem, here is what we did....
We took the casing off of the xbox. Inside was completely caked on with dirt. Wipe it totally down, especially where the fan is. Thats why it was getting so hot so fast. The fan was just blowing dust back into the xbox. So wipe it all down. Now we are upgrading the xbox ourselves. We are cutting a hole in the plastic casing and making it look awesome. I'll try to post pics once we are all done. We finally figured all this out by watching other people take their 360 apart. Anyways definately try to fix it yourself otherwise it could cost ya!

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

Your xbox is fucked, call 18004myxbox

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

3 red lights on xbox 360 tryed rebooting, unpugging everything and rebooting, also lying down and rebooting, taking fan off and rebooting still nothing happening . . .please help it was working 6 hours ago...


Unfortunately the Xbox 360 will need to be professionally repaired.
These red light errors usually happen with little warning. Sometimes you may see strange colors or it will start to freeze, however often times it strikes without warning.
The main cause of the red light errors is overheating. In the future try to keep the console in a well ventilated area and always play with the console standing upright rather than laying flat. When the Xbox 360 lays flat the entire bottom surface area gets very little air flow, causing the console to run much hotter than if it is upright.
If your warranty is up or you just don't feel like dealing with Microsoft; the company I work for GATpro Repairs offers a flat rate repair service. We even pay for return shipping. Let me know if you have any further questions.
Good Luck!
Hank GATpro Technician

Jun 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Flashing red light


you have what is called "The red ring of death", you can do a couple of things (in this order):
1) Turn off the xbox 360 console, let it rest for an hour or two. If the red light is still there, then do step 2.
2) Wrap a towel completely around the xbox and leave it on for one hour. This will overheat the xbox and somehow gets it to start working again, but only for a short time of maybe a day or two. But, if this doesn't work, then do Step 3.
3) Go to the Xbox website and talk to a customer service agent, tell them your problem. If you are still under warranty, then they will ship you a box to send your xbox to them, it will take a couple of weeks before a brand new xbox 360 is shipped to you.

But before you do step 3, try step 1 first, because temporary red lights happen quite often, so just let it rest for a little while for now.

Dec 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Two red rings. only on guitar hero world tour


it probably got over heated and the solder melted or cracked. u have to send it to microsoft or take it somewhere to get it fixed

Feb 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Xbox 360 2 red lights


Its possible you could of overheated the solder under the GPU chip and you may need to have the chip replaced and reflowed. We have had success in reflowing the chip. We are listed on this site for repairs. If interested email us for free estimate.
xbox360fixer@verizon.net

Thanks

Jan 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

3 red lights on my x box 360


the dreaded red light...it happened because your xbox is on for long hours at a given time...give some rest and try again if red light goes green play for 3 hours let it cool down for 30 mins... if its dead then i'm sorry

Jan 13, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

New games for my xbox 360 overheat it.


All of the new games require more work from your graphics card, which without the new heat sync from microsoft, will over heat very quickly. You need to send you xbox to microsoft to have them fix it before you eventually recieve an error code or the 3 red lights or death.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

I have 2 left red lights


I suggest you to try DIY Guide that wil explain solving the 2 red lights along with some other common problems of Xbox like Disc Read Error, No Video Problem and most famous RROD. Even a novice can solve the problem with the help of step by step process given at the guide. I think it's worth trying. If you try this method, you won't have to wait for 3-4 weeks and you can enjoy your gaming experience within 2 hours, once you try this guide.
,

Dec 17, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

My Gears of war 2 makes my xbox 360 Overheat..


how long do you spend playing it ?
if more than 5 hours at once then take a break and let it cool.
GRAW had an acheivement for 8hrs continuous play - resulted in a load of cooked xbox's.

if your getting 3 red lights then phone xbox customer support and get it repaired

Dec 16, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

2 red light


I suggest you to try DIY Guide that wil explain solving the 2 red lights along with some other common problems of Xbox like Disc Read Error, No Video/picture Problem and most famous RROD. Even a novice can solve the problem with the help of step by step process given at the guide. I think it's worth trying. If you try this method, you won't have to wait for 3-4 weeks and you can enjoy your gaming experience within 2 hours, once you try this guide.

.

Oct 18, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Xbox 360 two red lights in left quadrant


well dust can accumilates in the wierdest ways.

try blowing the air holes with a compress air cans. or take it apart and clean the inside. dust can build up with 3 months of playing depends on your area if you have pets or smokers in the area, dust comes from all sorts.
so try keeping your XBOX360 cooled as possible and keep it cleaned.

i use a air compressor when cleaning mine i try to clean it like every 3-4 months depending on how much I play it.


So keep it clean also red lights could mean no video device connected too, so check your video / audio connector.

Jun 06, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

Related Topics:

28 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...