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The screen gos blank and the two red lights flash on the ring. its not overheated and it is well ventilated. someone please tell me what to do

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If it takes 1-2 sec for the fan to go to full speed and then two
red lights then the thermal seal has been broken between the
heatsink and G.P.U. or the C.P.U.

Solution

Remove both heatsink . Clean and replace the heatsink compound
and make sure your flush down on the chips with the heatsink.

If this doesn't fix the 2 reds then the thermal couple connection
from chip to board is open and the thoes chips will need to
be re-flowed ( re-soldered)


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This is actually the sign for overheating and if it does not feel hot it will be the motherboard overheating, you can fix it yourself or send it in to get it fixed.

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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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.

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I am having the infamous Red Ring Of Death issue, ...


Sections 1, and 3 are flashing red
- Overheating
Alternatively Overheating can be cause by the console locking up or "freezing" after a set amount of time. Lockups that occur at a specific point in a game are generally problems with the game itself and not caused by overheating.

THINGS TO TRY

1. Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
Note You may have to wait several hours for the console to cool enough. Do not turn on the console when the console is hot.
2. Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that the fan is operating.

PREVENTION SUGGESTIONS
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:

* Do not block any ventilation openings on the Xbox 360 console.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well-ventilated.
* Do not put the Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.


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During game screen went blank. flashed red ring on 1 and 3


That means your console is overheating. Make sure you are providing proper ventilation (atleast 12 inches in the back and 3-4 on each side minimum) Also make sure that your power brick is not sitting in the carpet as this can cause it to overheat.
Lay your 360 horizontal to give it better airflow and reduce heat in the future.

Dec 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red ring on console


As you didn’t state how many red lights are on your Xbox i will post all the Red ring of death errors.
All sections red (4 Red Lights) = Could not detect the AV cable. Check all of the cables at the back of the console.
3 Red lights (Sections 1, 3, 4) = General hardware failure. Contact Microsoft Support.
2 Red lights (Sections 1, 3) = Overheating. Make sure that your console is in a well-ventilated area with a good air flow and try again.
1 red light (Section 4)= Hardware failure. This is usually combined with an error code on screen. Contact Xbox support.

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Xbox360 show 2 rings


2 rings means overheat
leave it in a cold place for some hours and it should be ok

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2 flashing red lights on the left quadrent of the ring


Hi,

Those lights indicate that your Xbox is overheating, more commonly know as the RROD (Red Ring Of Death) You may need to keep it shut off until it cools, that can take several hours sometimes. Be sure your xbox has good ventilation, meaning:

Do not block any vents on the xbox
Do not put it on the bed, soft or anything soft
Do not put it in a confined area such as bookcase, a rack or stereo cabinet unless WELL ventilated.

If that still doesn't work and you still have a warranty you can send it to Microsoft for them to fix it. If it's not under warranty check your local area for service repair shop.

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Is it possible to fry your xbox 360?


The two red lights is an overheating issue. It correlates with the 3 red lights. First check with Microsoft if your warranty seal is still intact and ask them if its under warranty. also there are some vary qualified technicians who guaranty their work up to 90 days.

Check out ccgamingonline.com
They give you free estimates for your broken system.

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I have 2 red rings on my xbox 360 but i dont understand what they mean...


The 2 flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your Xbox 360 console. The main thing that causes the 2 red lights to start flashing is because of overheating and as the motherboard within the console takes more heat it actually warps and bends until the solders become loose.

Once this happens you will receive the 2 red lights. Even before you get the 2 red lights you may have noticed your games freezing and this is caused in the same way, by overheating. As the chips take more heat they shut off to prevent lasting damage, although they can only do this a number of times until you get the Xbox 360 2 Red Lights.

To fix the problem you need to stop the level of heat the motherboard takes and you can do this in a number of ways, but it will involve opening up your Xbox and working on it. In addition, you could always send your Xbox back to Microsoft as they are offering free repair for this error, you will just need to wait 3-4 weeks that's all.

There is one more option available in the form of DIY Video Guide, that will explain you step by step approach to fix red ring of death within one hour without any technical knowledge.

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