2 red lights on the ring of light

Problem details

after playing a game for 10 minte or less playing on an x box 360, the screen turns off and the x box has 2 red lights on the ring of light the console is still on and the controller is still doing what it was doing such as vibrating the fans shut off after a couple moments but there is still lights

Best solution

The 2 flashing red lights may indicate that there is a hardware problem with your X box 360 console. The main thing that causes the 2 red lights to start flashing is because of overheating and as the motherboard within the console takes more heat it actually warps and bends until the solders become loose.

Once this happens you will receive the 2 red lights. Even before you get the 2 red lights you may have noticed your games freezing and this is caused in the same way, by overheating. As the chips take more heat they shut off to prevent lasting damage, although they can only do this a number of times until you get the X box 360 2 Red Lights.

To fix the problem you need to stop the level of heat the motherboard takes and you can do this in a number of ways, but it will involve opening up your X box and working on it. In addition, you could always send your X box back to Microsoft as they are offering free repair for this error, you will just need to wait 3-4 weeks that’s all.

Give it some air! Put your console in an open space where it can ?breathe? and get some cool air.
Let it cool down for a few hours, be patient! Wait until the console is really cool and then turn it on.

Make sure the console sit in an open space with nothing blocking the air from coming in and out.
Be careful not to put the console next to a hot item such as stove, radiator etc.
From time to time check on it and make sure all the fans are working and that your console does not over heat, if it does you might want to buy some kind of a cooling system.
DO NOT put your console outside in the cold weather or in the freezer it might cause even bigger problems!
If you still have your warranty now it is a good time to exchange your console for a new one!