Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
My Xbox has 2 red flashing lights, I check on the net, this says overheating and recommended the change of the heat transfer gel, which I did, the problem still persists what to do
Change your thermal pads as well. then overheat your xbox by wrapping it in towels and leaving it for about 20 minutes. let it completely cool and then turn it on again. this should reset the overheat sensor that keeps your xbox from booting
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Jul 04, 2011 | Buck Legendary: The Box for Xbox 360
Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.
1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]
2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.
3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.
Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Hi there tazdodds123
What to do when your xbox Has problems with flashing red lights RROD/red rings of death.
You will need some simple repairs done on your XBOX as the GPU chip (Graphics) or the CPU chip (brain) or even both have lost connection to the motherboard Due to overheating.
You can send this off to Microsoft if your still in warranty because it is included in there free fixes so they will do the collecting for you, fix it and return the Xbox to you, all for free, but it will take 4-6 weeks.
If you are out of warranty its the same process as above but its $150 in cost
What I recommend is a XBOX REPAIR GUIDE that will show you the simple steps yourself, you will be up and running again in less than an hour and the cost is far less than option 2 & 3
Feel Free to leave me a comment if you need further assistance.
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