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2 red ring of death

How can i clean the inside of the 360. and how to make it overheat less. How can i stop the overheating??

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Use a very small screw driver to pop the clips on the cover, be patient its a ball ache job! then try using a can of compressed air to blow dust and stuff away.
make sure its in a well ventilated area.

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