2 Red Lights

Hey all, my Xbox 360 Elite crashed earlier today and 2 red lights showed up around the power button. I googled the problem to see what was happening and I found out that my console was overheating. I left the console off and unplugged it for around 2 hours, suspended the powerbrick in mid-air and turned it back on. It worked fine for around 4-5 mins and then the fans suddenly became extremely loud and once again my Xbox crashed. Neither my powerbrick nor my console seemed very hot. Also, maybe a year ago, my Xbox fan was running at a normal, quiet noise level and suddenly it became like 2 times louder and it's been that way ever since. My Xbox is 3 years old. Thanks in advance if you can help.

 

-Stealth

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 20 Applies to:

And by the way, it only overheats when I'm playing a game. While I'm in the dashboard it's fine

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Your xbox GPU or CPU is overheating (but you already know this) Check to see if both fans in the back of your xbox are spinning. If one or both are not spinning try using compressed air to blow out the bans as there could be a lot of dust in the xbox. if both fans are spinning and this keeps happening then the only thing you can do would be to send it to Microsoft for repairing and if your warranty on your xbox is still in effect then you are in luck and don't have to pay for the repair. If your warranty is not in effect then you will have to pay up to get your xbox fixed. You could also go buy a Xbox 360 slim as they run much better than the xbox 360 originals. Hope this helps

-Sagers2

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Alright thanks, I'll try that

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Do I have to dismantle the Xbox to check?

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[quote user="STEALTED SNIPER"]

Do I have to dismantle the Xbox to check?

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No, do not do that.  If the console has been tampered with in any way, Microsoft will refuse to repair it at all.

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Just as a follow up, be sure to use this page for checking your warranty status and setting up a repair.

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