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I play for about 20-40 minutes then it shutsdown and two of the four red lights light up. It keeps doing this and the time for me to play gets shorter and shorter.

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What the two red lights means in console overheating. Things to try;
1. Leave the console off for 3 days and try it again.
2. Call microsoft and have them repair it.

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