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One flashing light on xbox 360 and e74 on the tv bought the console used from game stop and this happened

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Just Do towel trick
all you have to do is be sure that u that you have the error next take the av cord out the 360 and keep the power in then keep it on then get like 3 towels i just use a towel, a rob, and a bed sheet LOL once u complely coverd the the xbox, keep it on for about a half hour 45 mins. or untill it the xbox gets very hot. once you comformed that its hot, take off the towels or whatever and let the 360 cool down for about 20 mins. or till cool. once thats done plug everything back up and pray to work and its not permentat but enjoy and if happens again do it over
Note: The Sysysten will need to overheat just be in mind of a fire or suthing i dought its going to happen
PS: In this process u will not get the RROD iight

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