How the Red Ring of Death has come back to haunt Microsoft:
What Do I Do if I Have Two Red Lights on the Ring of Death on My Xbox 360?
Ever heard of the “Red Ring of Death?” If you’re an avid Xbox 360 gamer, chances are you’ve heard of this phrase before—and no, it’s not a myth!
The “Red Ring of Death” refers to the light circle on the front of the Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming console—typically the lights are green when everything is functioning properly, but if you see the lights turn red and blink, you know there’s a big problem!
Sometimes, you’ll see two of the four lights turn red. This can be very informative. When you see two red lights on your Xbox 360’s light circle, breathe easy—this is a very simple fix. Two red lights on your Xbox 360 indicate that your system has overheated. So what better way to fix it than turn it off for a while and let it cool down—in some cases, this can take a few hours, so be patient!
There are many reasons why your console may have overheated. Long game play is generally the cause, but if you don’t have your Xbox 360 game console somewhere where it can ventilate properly, you may have caused the problem yourself. Be sure that your Xbox 360 has plenty of room for air to circulate. Do not put your Xbox 360 anywhere where the outside of the console is blocked, thus causing it to overheat. This means don’t put it in a closed cabinet or shelving unit, or put it close to other items in your media center. Make sure nothing is stack on it, next to it, or under it.
Xbox Red Ring Of Death Fixes and Repairs
Simple preventative techniques can keep you from getting the one light on the “Red Ring of Death.” By keeping your game console clean, free of dust and debris, and by giving it plenty of space to breathe, you shouldn’t have a problem with your console overheating—unless you’ve been playing it for 12 hours straight. Then, in that case, you probably need to take a break anyway.
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