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2 red lights

After 5 mins my xbox 360 turns off giving 2 red lights on left. I have checked the back of unit and it seems that the right fan is not working. How can this fan be turned on as it's malfunction is causing overheating.

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  • jawad Oct 01, 2007

    My xbox360 has been repaired by a technician who charged me US$100. My fan is working ok the console has been tested by me for many hours of playing the reason he gave me is that 1 of the cpu attached to the fan went down and was replaced , to which I am not satisfied. I told him that there must be a disconnected cable of the fan but he said that there was no disconnection and the fan supply comes from the cpu.

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If your box never has been open you could send to MS for repair but since it is not the 3red rings error. They will charge you I think. You'll have to call and tell them your problem. If you want to fix the problem yourself you are going to have to open the box. Once you have it open you got to check the fan. Look and see if any wires came lose,disconnected or burnt up. If they seem ok check the clip attached to the motherboard. Just follow the wires on the fans. Pull the clip out push it back in. This is to make sure clip is in tight. You dont have to put the 360 back together to test the fans. Plug the power in and the video cable and boot it up. If it works great if not your going to have to buy replacement fans. http://www.talismoon.com/cgi-bin/version2/engine.pl?page=product-xbox360-whisperfan-red

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  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2007

      The fan is NOT connected to the CPU it is connected to the motherboard! The CPU and the GPU are the 2 Chips on your motherboard that have the heat sinks attached to them. They run the 360 Graphics and Processes. Don't deal with that guy anymore he is bad news brother.

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