Xbox 360 shuts off after 5 minutes

I don't know what's wrong, but after 5 minutes of gameplay, my console shuts off and flashes two red lights. It can't be overheated, because as soon as I touch it, it's not hot at all. Not just that, but I have it put so that none of the fans are blocked. What might be happening and also just how have the right to I resolve it? Thanks, guys!

EDIT: This is among the original xbox 360's, so I dunno if that might have somepoint to carry out via it..

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I had a similar problem through mine. Even if the vents look clear, unless you have ever opened up it up and used canned air on the inside, there's most likely a shit ton of dust in tbelow. Tbelow are youtube videos on exactly how to open the xbox yourself. Due to the fact that you have an original 360, I'm assuming your warranty is up. So you might as well save yourself the money and also time taking it somewhere else to gain resolved and also carry out it yourself.

To put it in perspective, I clean mine out around when a year (generally once the weather starts to warm up again) and also it has a ton of dust inside eexceptionally time. So if you've never before cleared it out because you acquired it, I'm betting there's a large buildup of dust in tright here.


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8 years ago

If you're going to open it...wouldn't hurt to remove the heat sinks, clean them, and also apply some brand-new thermal paste on them also.

While you're here you deserve to even perform the x-clamp solve if you haven't done so already... kill three birds with one stone!


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8 years ago
Could be a aircirculation problem. But a lot of most likely, as the other have said, it's warm. Repairs are reasonably basic, google and follow tutorials.


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8 years ago

It still might be heat, also if the fans aren't blocked and also the situation feels cool. Blow some canned air with the vents simply to be 100% certain there isn't some inner dust buildup.


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Initial Poster8 years ago

I'm pretty sure it's not a dust buildup, though... perform you recognize of anypoint else that can reason this?


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8 years ago
The lights are an error code. Search Google for what they mean. Fixing old xboxes is pretty basic stuff, as long as the error code is fixable (some arent).


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8 years ago

also, if the machine is auto-turning off, it is due to warm. The machine is designed to power off if also hot. The difficulty could not be the fan at all, yet rather a cooling issue with the processor. Aget, google search to learn more. An overheating xbox have the right to literally be fixed for $7 at Lowes (if you are past the warranty period).

See more: How To Fix Xbox One Shuts Off When Starting Game Loads, Xbox Shutting Down When Starting A Game


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8 years ago

I have the very same issue but I've been watching Netflix the previous 3 hrs through no problems. When I have my window and door open up on a chilly day I'm fine.


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8 years ago

I had actually this precise exact same trouble. I wound up buying a brand-new slim version (it's worth it). It is turning off bereason, at least it thinks, it's overheating. It can just be a glitch making it think it is. I never before actually figured it out.


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8 years ago

Hi! I simply had this precise same difficulty about 2 months earlier (I have actually the original xbox, and also I have actually had actually it because it was initially released). I didn't think it can be dust either, yet it was.

This video will certainly show you just how to open up up your Xbox.

LET ME FOREWARN YOU! If you perform this, you will void your warranty. It is reasonably straightforward to do and relatively easy to fuck up. If you don't feel comfortable doing it yourself, ask someone you know that is excellent at taking things acomponent and putting the back together exactly as they were.

Pro Tip: Take images (or a video) as you go along and also team points together and also label them.

When dusting, be very mindful of the electronic devices inside. Do not pressure anything. And DO NOT usage a vacuum cleaner! Vacuum cleaners create static electrical energy and also will ruin your Xbox. Go out and buy a can of compressed air (at your regional Radioshack or perhaps Staples) and lug your Xbox external (you don't want all of that dust in your house!)

Once you feel you have actually cleaned your Xbox out enough, put your Xbox back together EXACTLY the way you took it acomponent, otherwise you can finish up risking the safety and security of your Xbox.

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Hopecompletely, this will assist you. Aobtain, if you perform not feel comfortable doing this, PLEASE ask a friend who does. I would certainly hate to hear that you broke your Xbox trying to clean it out.