Kinect sensor is too hot- Solutions

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 Tips & Tricks' started by kevin, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. kevin

    kevin Contributor

    Aug 26, 2012
    Are you receiving the following error message?

    The Kinect Sensor is too hot (C0051200)

    If you see this message on the screen, you'll have to turn off your Xbox 360 console to let the Kinect sensor cool down. After the sensor is cool to touch, you should unplug and then reconnect the sensor. Finally, you need to turn on the console to check if the problem still occurs.

    If the problem still exists, follow these tips:

    • You have to ensure that the Kinect sensor has enough space around it for adequate cooling.
    • You also have to ensure that nothing is covering the Kinect sensor.
    After performing all above, if you cannot resolve the problem, your sensor might need to be repaired. You can start a online repair process at