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Over heating when i turn my xbox on the first five minits i play it over heats i put fans on it and it still over heats

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Great solution adam8117, I couldn't have it better. Just make sure you have plenty of air flowing in and out the console and buying a cooler is deferentially a smart move!

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    I forgot to ask...
    Do you get any red lights? are you still under warranty?

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Ventilation is better if it is sittion horizontally, as opposed to vertically. Also, keep it off carpet and give it plenty of room to breathe. Make sure the vent is clean and clean the area regularly to keep dust away. Also, make sure the fans are working. You can also buy the cooler that sets under it to help keep it cool, though a regular fan usually works and is much cheaper.

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It's over heating . The reason why is either the G.P.U or C.P.U
heat sink has become dislodged from the chip and has broken
the thermal seal .

The fix is to open the unit up and firmly and evenly push
down on both heat sink ,one at a time . then put the white
fan shroud back on and cd drive back in, turn it on and
the fan speed should start lo- medium and stay there if it
starts to speed up to full , repat , some time it take a few
trys to get them seated.

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it will dislodged the heat sink from the C.P.U. breaking the thermal
seal . Then the console will over heat in 1-5 min .

The Fix is simple . open the unit up and press down evenly
and firmly on the large heat sink to re-seat it to the C.P.U.
leave it open turn it on and repeat if it over heats again ,
sometime it takes a few attempts .

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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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Cheapist way

!!items needed!!!

1. 12 v dc brushless fan

1. 12 volt ac power adapter that hooks up to the wall and the fan for a Direct Current!
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