Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
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.
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Get an inner cooler, that should solve your problem
Posted on Jun 15, 2008
I'm not sure, but it sounds like the 360 is overheating. The 3 red rings is general hardware failure which usually implies that the solder has melted and the 360 can no longer detect the ram.
My solution would be to send it back to microsoft, However if you wanted to fix it yourself, there is always sticking spacers (I suggest 3 pennies) to the ram chips located on the bottom of the motherboard. Also remove the X clamps and replace the thermal paste with arctic silver.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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