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I want to know how to fix the xbox witout taking it apart

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It depends on what the fault is,you may not need to take it to peices at all. If the fault is a general hardware failure: ie 3 red lights or 1 red light with the error code of E74 microsoft will fix it free of charge if its less than 3 years old, and has not been tampered with in any way:ie it has not been opened. If this does not apply and you are looking for a quick fix, turn off your console and stop the fans with a couple of paper clips by pushing them through the holes in the back, hold them there until you get 2 red lights, pull out the power cord or turn off at the plug,remove the paper clips then wait 30-45 mins until it cools.
Your console should work but only for a day or so, I would not recommend doing this because its heat build up that causes the problems in the first place. What you really need is a more durable fix by either following a good guide or sending it to a professional repair centre.
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