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#1 stjames88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:09 PM

So, this guy drops his 360 off at my shop & tells me for some reason it won't read games. Wonder why!

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Hopefully I don't get blastomichosis cleaning this forest out of here. I can't believe it even ran w/o overheating.

#2 Metal Ghost OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:29 PM

What environment was that in to have gotten SO dusty! I had a HTPC I opened up not too long ago. Mind you, it ran like a server, night and day, so that shows recorded and I could have on-demand TV. Anyway, that wasn't a 10th as filthy inside as this thing....just the fan blades were fairly dusty.

Good luck....hopefully a good cleaning will get it back on track.

#3 stjames88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:37 PM

Here it is cleaned up. The inside of the drive was just as bad as the rest of the machine. Got it back together and it works good. It just amazes me that some 360's can be abused like that and work fine while others that have been babied get the RROD.

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Anyway, he owes me $30 and box of Q-Tips :)

#4 Itchy Koala OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:16 PM

Were you able to clean the lens without having to get a new disc drive? Cleaning the lens is ~20% crapshoot when I crack open 360s.

#5 Brian O OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:42 PM

Amazing what one can find in an Egyptian tomb...

#6 Hyper_Eye OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:30 PM

I take care of my stuff but seeing that makes me want to clean my projector filter and hit my 360 with a can of air.

#7 Austin OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:36 PM

I take care of my stuff but seeing that makes me want to clean my projector filter and hit my 360 with a can of air.


I was thinking the same thing. :lol:

#8 SoulBlazer OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:05 PM

Same here. :lol:

How do you open the 360, anyway? Is it hard to do? Will it be clear that you've done so?

#9 Hyper_Eye OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:21 PM

Don't open it if it is under warranty. Just use a can of air to blast the vents. You should see dust coming out the opposite vent. You won't be able to remove all dust from the unit that way but if it is not being kept in an incredibly dusty area and being run too long without blowing it out this should be sufficient.

#10 stjames88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:52 PM

Ya, if it's under warrenty, don't pop it open. It's not hard to open them up if you have the right tools. They sell videogame tool sets on eBay for like $20. It is much easier if you have one of these as on the back of the machine there are multiple tabs that have to be depressed at the same time to get the case apart and there is a special tool for doing that. The tool sets are nice because they contain all the tools you will ever need to get into any system/cart ever produced. Well worth the $20 if you are into gaming.

#11 Video OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:26 PM

Wow, that dude must live in a tomb somewhere LOL That's some dirt (or maybe he stored it outside for a number of years?

#12 stjames88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:40 PM

Wow, that dude must live in a tomb somewhere LOL That's some dirt (or maybe he stored it outside for a number of years?


Nope, I think he just lives like a pig.




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