Slim Disc Drive is Loud

#1 Posted by Averhoeven (21 posts) -

I picked up a slim when they came out and was pleasantly surprised at how quiet it was. Over time it has gotten louder. Paying attention has lead me to the disc drive as the culprit. I stand the 360 up if that means anything. Anyone else have this problem?

#2 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Don't stand your Xbox 360 up. The vents are located in a position where if you had it horizontal, they face up.

Having you xbox stand does not do an adequate job in venting out hot air.

#3 Posted by mariokart64fan (366 posts) -

well i have bought a used slim 360 no noise besides when it first starts reading the disc i hear it for only 2 seconds split , then its all quiet so ---- maybe its dirty on the lens get a laser lens cleaner -made for gaming systems the one with smaller brushes i have one of those i picked up from best buy ,

it was for xbox ps2 gc dc ps1 but works with all other disc based stuff so find one of those things,

and also keep vents unblocked

there is a fan on the top so never put a playstation 3 nintendo wii or any other object that blocks the top

#4 Posted by hwy_61 (920 posts) -

@Dany said:

Don't stand your Xbox 360 up. The vents are located in a position where if you had it horizontal, they face up.

Having you xbox stand does not do an adequate job in venting out hot air.

You have a source for this? I'd like to learn more.

#5 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

@elsuperdonut said:

@Dany said:

Don't stand your Xbox 360 up. The vents are located in a position where if you had it horizontal, they face up.

Having you xbox stand does not do an adequate job in venting out hot air.

You have a source for this? I'd like to learn more.

Hot air rises. There is a big hole and a fan where the hot air should leave, standing it up does not do a good job at this.

#6 Posted by djn3811 (52 posts) -

Also it runs louder if the game isn't installed. If it is then I don't know what it is then.

#7 Posted by hwy_61 (920 posts) -

@Dany said:

@elsuperdonut said:

@Dany said:

Don't stand your Xbox 360 up. The vents are located in a position where if you had it horizontal, they face up.

Having you xbox stand does not do an adequate job in venting out hot air.

You have a source for this? I'd like to learn more.

Hot air rises. There is a big hole and a fan where the hot air should leave, standing it up does not do a good job at this.

Good point. Bill Nye shit up in here!

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