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Why do i keep getting red rings on x box 360? can i take apart and clean? will that help?

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Many red light probs after applying udate so try this if you like.

Problem started after downloading xbox 360 update
First I got three red lights.
Then received error code E71 aswell which refers to "failed system updates"
Switch of console.
Hold down the "sync button" is the little button on the console below the memory slot while switched off , then ,switch on console while holding button down until it fully boots up.
Should be ok now with any luck

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If your console is less than 3 years old and has not been tampered with in any way:ie the case has not been opened, microsoft will fix it free of charge visit
If this does not apply look up rrod fix on youtube there are plenty of guides on there to show you what you have to do, its a bit more complicated than just cleaning, if you dont feel confident doing this yourself book a pro repairer, there should be ads above this post that are local to you.
Remember thumbs up if this works.

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