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Old 02-13-2013, 08:26 AM   #239
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You also have the newer model. I got one of the last of the old models.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #240
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Mines sitting vertically.
My CD Drive won't even open if it's vertical, and it makes a buzzing sound anytime I close the drive in either position without a disc in the tray.

Weird stuff. I'm on my 3rd, first red ringed after a lightning strike, brought it back, got a gift card instead of an exchange, sold gift card bought car stuff. 2nd one a couple of years later cd drive jammed, and it was the last white one that could be bought in the old style, and now this one!
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Is it better to sit them horizontal?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #242
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Supposedly it's designed to vent more of the heat out the top if you sit it horizontally. I don't know. There's so many "do this and do that" things out there to prevent red ring. It makes sense to me, there aren't any cooling ducts at the top where the hard drive is, and warm air rising would be trapped by that space.

Your new Xbox was basically designed with cooling in mind so I don't think it matters how you have it sitting.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:37 AM   #243
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my old xbox red-ringed a couple times, but I never had to pay to replace it... just filed with microsoft on their website, they sent me a box and a shipping label. One month later, I have a functioning xbox again with some free xbox live time. That being said, I upgraded to the new style once it came out, and I've never had any issues at all with the new ones.
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You can do that with their site?
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #245
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Supposedly it's designed to vent more of the heat out the top if you sit it horizontally. I don't know. There's so many "do this and do that" things out there to prevent red ring. It makes sense to me, there aren't any cooling ducts at the top where the hard drive is, and warm air rising would be trapped by that space.

Your new Xbox was basically designed with cooling in mind so I don't think it matters how you have it sitting.
IMO, should have been designed with cooling in mind from the get go.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:09 AM   #246
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You can do that with their site?
Yeah. My friend got a brand-new Xbox a week or so after his red ringed. No questions asked.

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IMO, should have been designed with cooling in mind from the get go.
Probably. Hindsight is 20/20.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #247
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PS3 I am on....
Damn

Why do you continue to buy it if you know it's going to be a piece of shit. I have owned a PS1, two PS2's, and a PS3. Used them almost every day and have yet to replace a unit that was the manufacturers fault. (Of course, now that I say this, my ps3 will probably crap out on me)
First 2 I paid full price for (elites) bought the 3rd on sale. 4 and 5 came from my store. I paid $60 for the slimline 4gb and slapped in my old hard drive. I had $900 in the first 3 and that sucks:sad:

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Even if my Xbox decided to die, I'd probably get another.

Playstation's just...eh. The only game I'd ever play is Gran Turismo. Xbox simply has better titles.
This...I could never get used to the controllers and the online community was meh at the time. I was a Halo nut so......

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If I had to buy something three to four times, that would literally be the end of it. I don't care how good the titles are.
I despise Microsoft for denying heating issues for the longest time. Notice they also vented the power pack. It's kind of a monopoly no one else makes them

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I wouldn't. Not for a couple years at least.
I'd send you one before I let that happen.

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Well luckily I haven't had a problem.
Unscathed again

The key is ventilation. I've always had mine sitting horizontally on top of a shelf with nothing above it.
Absolutely. I do not place it in the cubby holes of my entertainment center.

Well right now there's a Lego Space Shuttle, three cows, a killer whale, and an Impala 9C1 sitting on it, but I digress.

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Mines sitting vertically.
I've f'd up 2 copies of cod 2 by knocking mine over. Massive rings all over and sounded like a wrench thrown in a dryer.:nono:


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My CD Drive won't even open if it's vertical, and it makes a buzzing sound anytime I close the drive in either position without a disc in the tray.

Weird stuff. I'm on my 3rd, first red ringed after a lightning strike, brought it back, got a gift card instead of an exchange, sold gift card bought car stuff. 2nd one a couple of years later cd drive jammed, and it was the last white one that could be bought in the old style, and now this one!
I feel you

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Is it better to sit them horizontal?
Yes for safety IMHO.

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my old xbox red-ringed a couple times, but I never had to pay to replace it... just filed with microsoft on their website, they sent me a box and a shipping label. One month later, I have a functioning xbox again with some free xbox live time. That being said, I upgraded to the new style once it came out, and I've never had any issues at all with the new ones.
I paid for second party warranty from wal-mart on my first 2. Lost one receipt (can't make a claim without it) Kept the second receipt in my wallet for a few months. 360 screwed up I removed the receipt and called the company and low and behold the ink on the portion of my claim number had rubbed off from being in my wallet.
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Oh hush. Y'all are like peas and carrots
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #252
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Oh hush. Y'all are like peas and carrots
I don't understand.
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Urban Dictionary: Peas & Carrots
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Meaning: I love you, we belong together, we go well together. Actually a Forrest Gump reference: "We goes together like peas and carrots."

Jordan I feel like I over your head a lot
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