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My xbox 360 has two red lights flashing. What should i do? I've already let it cool for four hours. I've never had this problem before. i played with it for over five hours last night. It was in a generally open space. I'm not certain what the problem is. i really want to know whatthe problem is before i look for someone to fix it.

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This is an overheating problem Microsoft Knowledge Base article 907533 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907533

You may be able to send it back to Microsoft under warranty - which is worth it as they offer extended warranty against this and the 3 light problem.

If out of warranty and if you're feeling up to it, you could try a repair yourself. The majority of the overheating problems are either caused by inadequate ventillation or build up of dust within the xbox, in particular around the cpu and gpu heatsinks,and the rear fan. The trick is to dismantle the xbox without breaking lugs/tabs. Here's a repair guide for 3 red lights, but it shows you how to safely open the xbox 360. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo2dl2vlwis
There are two vids for this
Once you have the xbox open, using a small fine paintbrush, cotton buds/q-tips and can of compressed air, clean all the dust and fluff from the cpu and gpu heatsinks and the rear fan. Be particularly careful if brushing dust from the mainboard as the smd components are quite fragile. Once all clean, re-assemble the xbox in the reverse order of opening it. Hope this helps

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Source:
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