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XBOX 360 Two red lights/black screen/fan activity after a few minutes

Well ventilated, fewer than ten hours TOTAL playing time (but a Jan 2006 manufacturing date - long story). Is an economically viable solution available?

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    Two red lights/black screen/fan activity after a few minutes problem



  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    i was playing x box for 4 hours and it went black and i couldnt shut it iff and ther was TWO red lights

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Send it to microsoft so they can install a heat sync.

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On switching the xbox on I get 2 redlights within a minute before I have even started gaming. This is with the machine completely cold having been left for 24 hours. The fan is also immediately working...


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Symptoms The two left quadrants of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console.

The following indicator is displayed on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console and repeatedly flashes on and off:
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When the consoles temperature reaches unusually high temperature the console will shutdown the CPU (processor) and GPU (graphics card unit) and the fans will run at full speed causing the noise and red lights flashes at Q1 and Q3, until the console cool down.

Sometime this may be due to the surrounding appliances or accessories of the house: Proceed to SAFETY PRECAUTIONS section below.
Things you should try Restart the console first if this happens again do the following:


Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.


Verify that your Xbox 360 console is well ventilated by making sure that the console is not in an enclosed space. After your console displays two flashing red lights, you may hear the fans operating even when the console is off. This helps cool down the console more quickly.


If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, visit the following Xbox Web site:


Safety Precautions
• Don't block any ventilation openings on your Xbox 360 console. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, on a carpet floor, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated. • Don't put your Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.

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  1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.
  2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console is well ventilated by making sure that the console is not in an enclosed space. You may hear the fans operating.
  3. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.

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1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot. 2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. 3. If the two lights continue to flash after trying the above steps, you'll need to contact Xbox Customer Support.

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The Xbox console is overheated.
  1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.
  2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating.
  3. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.
To try to prevent this problem, follow these precautions:
  • Don't block any ventilation openings on your Xbox 360 console.
  • Don't put your Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, on a carpet floor, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
  • Don't put your Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well ventilated.
  • Don't put your Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.
Taken from Microsoft support.

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  1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.
  2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section.
  3. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.

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1. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your Xbox 360 console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot. 2. Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section. 3. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support, please visit the Xbox Support (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Web site.

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This problem may occur when the Xbox console is too hot or is overheating. The flashing lights mean that the internal temperature of your Xbox 360 console has exceeded acceptable temperature limits. Let your Xbox 360 console cool. You may have to wait several hours for your Xbox 360 console to cool enough. Don't turn on your Xbox 360 console when the console is hot.Verify that your Xbox 360 console has enough ventilation and that the fans are operating. If the two lights continue to flash red after you try steps 1 and 2, contact Xbox Customer Support.

Microsoft can be contacted by finding the number listed on the back of your video game booklets.

Good Luck to you and Happy Gaming.
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907533

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Its because it has got way too hot. Switch it off for a few hours and let it cool down.

Also move it to a position where it gets plenty of ventilation around it, dont put it under the tv or next to a monitor.

You could also vacuum the fans and clear out any dust from them.

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