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After playing 15 minutes two red lights flash and xbox shuts down

After playing 15 minutes two red lights turn on and the xbox shuts down. What is the problem do you know?

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It's not the fan . It's ether the C.P.U and or the G.P.U. has lost
it's thermal seal with the heat sink , or the G.P.U temp feed connection has become intermittent ( disconnected) from the main
board . Recommendations are first have a shop remove and
reapplie heat sink compound . If it still over heat then a re-flow
of booth chips should remedy the problem.

Rob

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The xbox 360 is overheating. Try to clean the vents and have it elevated off carpet or anyhtign that will not allow it to get a airflow.

Check the fans in the back of the 360 to be sure they are running ok and not blocked up.

Posted on May 16, 2010

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hope this helps please rate me

regards grant

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