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How to maintain your Xbox 360

Lexx of NextGEN Gamers looks at ways to maintain your Xbox 360 so that you get the most out of your gaming console. Everything from ventilation tips to easily cleaning the grime out of your controllers buttons to have them working like they were new.

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Silogon3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

So in order to enjoy your xbox 360 you have to spend 60 bucks on a Lego playset so you can build a fortress around it too. No thanks. that looks tacky as hell.

What this is telling everyone is, hey the xbox 360 looks like junk, it runs like junk, why not junk it up with some Lego's?

kevoncox3649d ago

I can't belive this was approved. I mean really! WTF?

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lessthanmarcus3649d ago

better be completely backwards compatible because one day Microsoft will stop supporting the console and every single one of them will die.

vitz33648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Funny. "Don't use it" was the first thing that came to mind when I read the title.

After suffering through the RROD for the FIFTH DAMN TIME!! I decided to cash in my 360 mistake and go purely PS3 for my next-gen gaming. So yeah, the worst thing you can do to wear out your 360 quickly is turn it on.

Bubbles for Stunt.

SaiyanFury3648d ago

I play my 360 without fear of heating up because I have a small 9 inch metal blade blowing on it indirectly. I also have my 360 in a home theatre rack which doesn't give much airflow. I have the fan blow on it on the right side where the main air intake is and my system never heats up. I've been doing this for 1.5 years and I've never had a problem. If I play my PS3, I change the angle of the fan to blow on the disc side of it and it works very well. It rapidly exchanges the air and never gives either system a chance to warm up much. A cheap, 13 dollar fan can solve many problems. I also keep my 360 flat on it's side. Just my own experience as I play my 360 without fear of the RROD.

LJWooly3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

While I agree it's not a reliable console, vitz, you might be doing something wrong if it's broken 5 times... just saying :)

Although, you might just be unlucky.

Tomdc3648d ago

I wanna lego console...

Blue Legend3648d ago

Elevating the console off the ground so air could flow under it.
Back in the PS1 days... and that piece of junk would still overheat.

AuToFiRE3648d ago

Lego StarWars - Only for LegoBlox Home Entertainment Console

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Ri0tSquad3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

Biggest mistake I made. It's easier to get your discs scratched in that position.

The whole idea of having it on legos is pretty unnecessary but having it horizontal is, if you want to prevent the risk of getting your discs scratched.

Never had any problems with my power supply. I actually have 2 of them because Microsoft sent me a free new one back with my Xbox 360 from repair.

juuken3649d ago

So what do you recommend? I'm getting a 360 soon and I'm trying to make space for it.

Ri0tSquad3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

Just make sure your 360 is in a horizontal position and it has some breathing room. It should be fine if you have it like that. Newer Xbox 360s have less to no problems & the power supplies are a lot better then the earlier ones.

juuken3649d ago

That sounds safe enough, thanks.

BLUR1113648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

kids make these articles to amuse ps3 fanboys and make them laugh but looking at ps3's game library makes me laugh.

just think if ps3 didnt have the blu ray player how many would really own one

SpaZaA3648d ago

"just think if ps3 didnt have the blu ray player how many would really own one "
Probably just as many, or more people would own one, as the PS3 would have shipped earlier and at a lower price point.
But by having built-in BD playback they will ensure the consoles life span to be around 10 years (as was PS1 & PS2), and will be relevant as HD movies take over.

This can't be said for MS who is planning the next iteration to be out in a few years time.

juuken3648d ago

BLUR...don't be foolish.

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Revvin3649d ago

Its ridiculous that people are willing to put up with such low grade consumer electronics.

Bnet3433649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

Didn't PS2 have a similar problem?

DJ3649d ago

So the disc drive wouldn't be able to read discs after a while for early PS2 models. But this is on an entirely different level.

v1c1ous3649d ago

justified the troubles?

JBaby3433649d ago

Never had any problems with my launch PS2 and never met someone who did however I have heard stuff on n4g.

PoSTedUP3648d ago

the problem with he ps2 was it stopped reading the "purple disc games" thats it. they stopped making them cause of that. so it wasnt a huge deal cause like they fixed it right away.

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Max Power3649d ago (Edited 3649d ago )

i would say instead of using water i suggest using rubbing alcohol, it cleans better and evaporates faster. it was what i used on my Orig Xbox controllers after having a crap load of people use them and gunk them up.

Edit: to mr. disagreer, you don't like the rubbing alcohol idea? or the fact that my controllers got gunked up or that alot of people used them?

Charlie26883649d ago

Instead/apart of alcohol I would recommend that liquid that turns into "foam" that is used in the computer cleaning kits :)

Leaves your 360 super white again :D

btw I didn't disagree with you...just in case :)

JBaby3433649d ago

I recommend both for any controller not just 360.