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  1. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    I was thinking about relocating my Xbox for my leg room and just in case if someone kicks it. If I place it under my desk to the left of my Xbox, will it get the RROD of death at all?



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  2. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by CarboyZR1 »
    I was thinking about relocating my Xbox for my leg room and just in case if someone kicks it. If I place it under my desk to the left of my Xbox, will it get the RROD of death at all?

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  3. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    If it's in a small space, it would overheat and I just want to make sure it wouldn't. I forgot to sign for the warranty xD and so it isn't lol.

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    It looks like there is enough airflow around that area. Just make sure you do the following;
    Avoid placing it on carpet, place it on a little bit of wood or similar to raise it off the carpet.
    Make sure the area around it is never clogged up during playing sessions.
    Try to hoover the area often as dust can collect itself in areas like that.

    Other than that it should be fine.
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  5. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Oh... you mean overheating, i already didnt know why you started about the ring off death. Do what nipper said and it should be fine. You could also buy a cooler



  6. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    I haven't got a piece of wood on me. Is it okay if I just keep it clear and clean the area often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarboyZR1 »
    I haven't got a piece of wood on me. Is it okay if I just keep it clear and clean the area often?
    I think its better if you put something under it (old book or something). It doesnt have to be wood. And clean the area often.



  8. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    This work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLRRR »
    You could also buy a cooler
    You don't own a 360 and it shows . The coolers often do nothing at all or in some cases do more harm than good.

    Nipper's advice was good, place it on something. MS technicians have been heard to say that the console vents better stood up than lying down but you don't really have an option here.

    What you've shown in the picture above is alright but if I was you I'd find something more substantial when you can. Just a piece of wood/plastic like a chopping board or something will suffice. The air flow around the 360 looks adequate under there.
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  10. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    I've put a book under it and I think it may approve

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    Well, if you pick your 360 up you will see it has little feet in the corners to create a gap for air flow. The book doesn't meet the corners of the xbox so the vents are sitting right on the book, thus stopping air flow. If you could get something big enough for the feet to sit on too you'd be sorted.

    Sorry to be so difficult I'm just trying to advise best I can.

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  12. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    You're not being difficult, I just want to make sure something doesn't go wrong.

  13. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    I've got two books that meet your requirements: Which one works best?

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    What I would do is keep it as carpet but use 4 little 'legs' made out of somthing to bring it an inch off the floor. Might be bad for it but can't see why. Just basicly need to make sure cool air can easily get to all the vents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tWm. »
    You don't own a 360 and it shows . The coolers often do nothing at all or in some cases do more harm than good.
    He's right. I have a PS3 Fan & it does Jack all at cooling the PS3 any better.

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  16. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGT »
    He's right. I have a PS3 Fan & it does Jack all at cooling the PS3 any better.

    Ignore my wallpaper lol my room is in desperate need of a makeover.
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    Thank you all for your help and I have got it all set now. Thank you.
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  17. SLRRR is offline Ace
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    Quote Originally Posted by tWm. »
    You don't own a 360 and it shows . The coolers often do nothing at all or in some cases do more harm than good.

    Nipper's advice was good, place it on something. MS technicians have been heard to say that the console vents better stood up than lying down but you don't really have an option here.

    What you've shown in the picture above is alright but if I was you I'd find something more substantial when you can. Just a piece of wood/plastic like a chopping board or something will suffice. The air flow around the 360 looks adequate under there.
    Yea, i just wanted to help but the fan doesnt to seem any good i understand.



  18. CarboyZR1 is offline Asian
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    I'm sorry to bring this thread up again, but if I turned my Xbox 90 degrees to it's left, would it overheat in that case?

  19. StrickenHAWK? is offline Car Aficianado
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    probably not.. if its going fine where it is now, i dont see why it wouldnt work turned around..






  20. Lethel Kisses is offline A girl with a deadly kiss
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    Just an FYI - my and my husband have been through 4 360's lol. No matter what ** if you got the warranty or not** xbox will ALWAYS repair RROD. They have it. Its the ONLY thing they will repair for free. Trust me - we have gone round and round with xbox techs on the phone lol. They are not a fan of my husband lol.


 
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