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what does half a red ring round the power button on my xbox 360 mean? Answered

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Apparently it's an overheating problem

THINGS TO TRY
  1. Let the Xbox 360 console cool.
    Note You may have to wait several hours for the console to cool enough. Do not turn on the console when the console is hot.
  2. Verify that the console has sufficient ventilation and that the fan is operating. For more information about ventilation, see the "More Information" section.
PREVENTION SUGGESTIONS
To try to prevent this problem, use the following precautions:
  • Do not block any ventilation openings on the Xbox 360 console.
  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console on a bed, on a sofa, or on any other soft surface that may block ventilation openings.
  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console in a confined space, such as a bookcase, a rack, or a stereo cabinet, unless the space is well-ventilated.
  • Do not put the Xbox 360 console near any heat source, such as a radiator, a heat register, a stove, or an amplifier.
Source: Llamma.com

I'd suggest reading up on that link before you try anything radical, like putting it in a freezer. (BTW, don't ever try that.)

Your Xbox is half-dead

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kcls

8 years ago

2 of the lights behind the power button are out?