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2 red lights start flashing

My xbox keeps turning off and two red lights flash on the left side

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Two red lights flashing on the Xbox 360 means that the system is encountering overheating issues. What you can do is to let your console cooldown for about half an hour and you are ready to go. Also, if you are connected to a Hi-definition output and running on 1080p, you might want to downscale it to 720p as the console generates less heat in lower resolution. Hope this helps..

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the same thing happened to mine so i took it apart after exactly one year of having it i looked inside and it was completely full of dust i cleaned it out and now it hasnt happened again the xbox also runs faster with less noise since i cleaned it out

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SOURCE: 2 red lights fans don;t work

Hey Marsh2Man,


It's not your fans that's causing the problem. It's the XBOX itself. The Xboxes generally overheat and this has been a big problem for Microsoft. Alot of companies are actually reflowing these system, reheating the solder under the chips allowing them to connect back down to the points on the board.


You will need your system reflowed. Contact a repair shop.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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2 red lights is overheating and to get it fixed you will have to send it back to Microsoft and the waiting time is painful at 4 weeks, if you don't want to do this then you should fix it yourself using a good guide at home

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overheated. let it cool of, clean it and place it somewhere cooler.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

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My xbox 360 is now showing flashing 1 red light on and off


These steps are taken from the support site as always, it's the first website where you should look.

Solution 1: Disconnect and reconnect cables
Here's how:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Unplug all memory units, controllers, and accessories from your console.
  3. Unplug everything from the back of your console, including power and video cables.
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    Don't remove the hard drive.
  1. Reconnect your console's power supply.
  2. Reconnect each accessory one at a time, starting with a controller.
  3. After you've reconnected every accessory, turn the console on.
Solution 2: Remove the hard drive
To see whether the problem involves the original Xbox 360 Hard Drive, temporarily remove the hard disk drive. Here's how.
Note Not all Xbox 360 consoles include a hard drive. If your Xbox 360 console doesn't have a hard drive, to go Solution 3.
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Locate the hard drive on the top of the console (or on the left side, depending on how the console is oriented).
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  • Press the release button on the hard drive.
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  • Lift the hard drive away from the console.
hdseparating.jpg If these steps resolve the issue, reattach the hard drive to verify that the error occurs only when your Xbox 360 Hard Drive is connected.

Solution 3: Disconnect memory units or USB flash drives
Here's how:
  1. Turn off your Xbox 360 console.
  2. Unplug any memory units or USB flash drives attached to your console.
  3. Turn on the console.
If these steps resolve the problem, reattach the memory unit or USB flash drive to make sure the error occurs only when it's connected. If this is true, order a replacement memory unit or use another USB flash drive.

Solution 4: Request a repair
If the previous steps don't resolve the single flashing red light issue, there are no additional troubleshooting steps. Your original Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center. Start the repair process online.

Jan 09, 2015 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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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, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 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

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When i turn my xbox 360 on it starts running hard then the controller lights on the device start flashing red.


Four lights around the power button flash red on your Xbox 360 console. Four flashing lights indicates that the console does not detect an audio/video (AV) cable.
Note Four flashing red lights will not appear on consoles that have both an AV port and an HDMI port.
Solution
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906652

Mar 24, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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2 red lights start flashing


overheated. let it cool of, clean it and place it somewhere cooler.

Mar 20, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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XBOX 360 TWO RED LIGHTS FLASH


the two flashing lights is the code for your console overheating make sure nothing is on top of or behind the xbox and make sure it is not in an enclosed space

Sep 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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2 red lights fans don;t work


Hey Marsh2Man,


It's not your fans that's causing the problem. It's the XBOX itself. The Xboxes generally overheat and this has been a big problem for Microsoft. Alot of companies are actually reflowing these system, reheating the solder under the chips allowing them to connect back down to the points on the board.


You will need your system reflowed. Contact a repair shop.

Jun 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360 2 flashing red lights left side of ring


Call 1800-4myxbox
They should repair it
This is a defect that should be covered by warranty.
The soldering has come loose on the CPU.

Good luck!

Jan 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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What does 2 flashing lights mean on an xbox 360?


The two red flashing lights on the left side of the circle indicate the thermal limit has been reached. (over-heating) Check to see if the fan on the back of the unit is blowing air. There are external fans that can be added to keep the GPU. (Graphics Processing Unit) and CPU (Central Processing Unit) temp down. Keeping the temp down can prevent the dreaded RRD. (Red Ring of Death) Here is link as an example of a cooling fan. http://www.gamerepairparts.com/xbox-360-cooling-.html
Shop around and find one that you like. Remember, when it comes to these computer chips, cooler is safer.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Console with 3 red flashing lights


iv noticed that my xbox started flashing red and froze so i turned it off immeditly and felt the connections in the back were really hot and my xbox was really hot so iv moved it to an area where it could get good ventilation and keeps cool. havent had any more problems turning red it blows out alot of hot air out the back it needs to breath.

Dec 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Two Red Lights

The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of the Xbox 360 console
This behavior occurs when the internal temperature of the console exceeds the acceptable limits. You may think of this as too hot, overheating, and so on. Make sure the fans are operating and the system has adequate ventilation.

Since you've been inside it's possible that a heatsink or some other part of the cooling system is not working properly or is loose. Check all these!

Good Luck!

Nov 17, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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