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2 red lights

I bought an original X-box 360 the first day it came out. I started getting the 2 red lights on the left side of the power button. I took it all apart and found dust everywhere. I cleaned everything with alcohol and got it working but it was still apart. When I got everything back together it was back to red lights. I took it apart again and even removed the x clamps off and cleaned the geu and ceu. I know it cant be overheating because it gives me the lights when I first turn it on. Is there a temperature sensor circuit that could be malfunctioning or possibly a solder crack somewhere? I've looked it over a hundred times but cant see anything obvious. Hopefully you can help.

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  • swatson1400 Aug 09, 2008

    when I first turn it on I get two red lights, then the xbox 360 goes off by it self.



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The two red lights could also have meant that the AV cable wasnt inserted all the way. Im not exactly sure what the problem is. I would send my console to They will diagnose the problem for free and tell you an estimate for the repair.

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