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2 rings, but not overheating?

Discussion in 'Xbox 360' started by Lactis, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Lactis

    Lactis Member

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    OK I have a 360, that either right on start up, or a couple of minutes in shuts off. It will get really loud even though I have only had for not even a few seconds, and shows 2 rings, which I guess means it's overheating, even thought it's not.

    I was reading I might just have to use some thermal paste, or something about an X clamp, but was wondering will the "towel trick" work on this one too?

    I will eventully pick up another one, when I have time for work which should be this summer so I just want to keep it working till then.
     
  2. palwill

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    dont do the towel trick, it will only make things worse. either fix it with new thermal paste or reball it, or just sell it and get a new one.
     
  3. MDSP

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    Towel trick wouldn't do anything... I had the same issue yesterday and was able to fix it.

    Issue:
    Unit gives 2 red lights after a couple of seconds during boot up. 2 red light = Overheating.

    Investigation:
    Used an infrared thermometer and found that CPU's temp spikes up to 70C with less than 2 seconds of boot up without heat sink.

    Repair:
    Reapplication of thermal paste

    Cause of Problem:
    - Dried up thermal paste

    Hope this helps
     

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