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Xbox 360 2 red lights on left side light up and the goes black

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  • Delakapac Aug 06, 2008

    i have got an xbox 360 elite. i put my halo 3 disc in and was about to start up the 1st level and my tv said 'no signal' (as if my xbox was turned off)
    i seen that my xbox had 2 red lights on the lefthand side of the ring (player 1 and 3)

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Its because it has got way too hot. Switch it off for a few hours and let it cool down.

Also move it to a position where it gets plenty of ventilation around it, dont put it under the tv or next to a monitor.

You could also vacuum the fans and clear out any dust from them.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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Has 3 red blinking lights


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Red Ring of Death: Red Flashing XBOX 360 Lights Explained Common Xbox 360 Red Ring Errors The XBOX has a reported 54.2% failure rate which makes the XBOX 360 gaming consoles' worst "lemon" to date. If you find yourself with the red flashing lights error, --> lg.php?category_id=15&content_type=article&content_type_id=2663399&key_page=682482001924178892&site_id=1&bannerid=11791&campaignid=3153&zoneid=23&loc=1&referer=http%3a%2f%2fwww.associatedcontent.com%2farticle%2f2663399%2fred_ring_of_death_red_flashing_xbox.html%3fcontent_type%3darticle%26content_type_id%3d2663399&cb=8da55f49a0 follow this guide to try and pinpoint the problem with your XBOX 360.

1 Red Ring = Serious Hardware Failure
I f your XBOX 360 has a 1 red flashing light error, you're more than likely in big trouble. The 1 flashing red ring of light can be due to GPU or CPU failure, RAM overheating, a DVD drive error, or some serious problem with your Xbox 360's internal components. The most common 1 flashing red ring lights error is the E74 error. The E74 error is no easy fix for the Xbox 360 and usually has to be repaired by the manufacturer [though some have managed to repair it with the heat gun trick - but be careful]

2 Red Rings = Overheating
Mostly all red flashing lights on the Xbox 360 rings are due to overheating in some way or other, but the 2 red rings singles out overheating as the main issue. When doing the X-Clamp fix the 2 red rings are required to fix the Xbox 360 by overheating the CPU. If you get this Xbox 360 error without doing the X-Clamp fix, you probably just need to let your Xbox 360 cool down for a few hours. Make sure that all vents aren't blocked off and that your Xbox fans are working properly in order to repair this problem.

3 Red Rings = Basic Hardware Failure
The most common error on the Xbox 360 is the 3 red rings - also known as the Red Rings of Death (RRoD). This flashing lights problem is the main cause of Xbox 360's 54.2% failure rate. The 3 red flashing lights can be due to lots of different errors but is mainly due to the X-Clamps in your Xbox 360 and overheating. Fortunately, lots of people were able to fix this issue using the X-Clamp and heat gun fix. Follow this list of error codes to find out the real issue with the 3 red rings because there are quite a few of them.

Jan 07, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox will not turn on


Yes this is the overheating problem you need to stop the heat build up you can use a good guide or send it in to get it fixed.

Jul 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The two left sides of my Xbox 360 keeps lighting up and i barely


when did you buy the cooler?

the 2 red lights only appear on the left side of the turn on for your xbox when you have played for a big amount of hours on your xbox i recommend not playing the system for a day so it allows it too cool down if you have this problem if it persist contact a support manager at Microsoft

Feb 22, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Two red lights left side flashing on the xbox consol do you what what the solution is?


hello,

Two red lights lighting up means that your 360 is overheating... try to move your 360 to a cooler spot. you can also try to vent the heat by pointing a desk fan directly to the console.

I hope this helps.

- HotRatchet

Feb 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Hey i have 2 red lights on my xbox 360 on the left side can u help


The unit is over heating , if the fan quickly goes
to full speed you have an air gap in the C.P.U. heat sink
The fix is to re-seat the heat sink to the chip . This is done
by applying even pressure on the heat-sink and turning it on
to see if you have good contact. and repeat till the fan speed
drops .

If you have any questions just comment and ill respond.

Rob

Oct 19, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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2 red lights on the left hand side. comes back on for 5-30 minutes then goes off red again.


Your xbox 360 console is overheating. Make sure all your vents are clean and unobstructed. Allow to cool for a few hours. If problem persistes you'll need to contact microsoft. May be an issue with the cooling fan

Oct 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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XBOX 360 TWO RED LIGHTS FLASH


the two flashing lights is the code for your console overheating make sure nothing is on top of or behind the xbox and make sure it is not in an enclosed space

Sep 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I just put a new case on my 360 and it has a clear pece that goes over the dvd drive so you can see the disc when i play for at leat 30 minuites the video cuts out the controoller continues vibrateing and...


left side, means thats your 2 red lights is your AV/HDMI cable not connected properly. 3 red lights is the ring of death. 4 red lights is the disk drive/laser has gone.

Aug 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Two red quadrants light up on the left and screen goes blank.


there are two posibilitys to your problem it could be either there is something unpluged in your 360 or your could have a virus you should take your 360 apart and check it if it is still under warrenty through microsoft you should send it in to them and let them fix it but if it is out of warrenty then you should get the tools at your nerest radio shack and take it apart and check it out and let me know what happens

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