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Ok so as I mentioned in another thread I was contemplating putting the 360 up on the roof of the building where it belonged with all the other noisy machinery....until

Curiousity got the better of me and so I decided to see if I could open it up.

1 x Noisy Xbox 360


Remember as soon as you open it your warranty is gone!






For the next part you need a torx? attachment which my toolkit thing happens to have!







Covers off and first peek inside



DVD lifted out




Fan shroud removed



Dusty fans!!



That cant be good....



Time for the cotton buds!






This is after the fans were completely cleaned with the cotton buds.



I wiped down every single blade.
Afterwards with the vacuum cleaner i went over the fans and got rid of any remaining traces of dust.
Also I did this on the cpu cooler.

I can put it back together now and see if its any better.





I wanted to see if it would turn on with all the covers off....it did

but i got the red ring of death!




Why is that????? Oh I didnt have the monitor cable plugged in at the back

Thats it!

Once it was back together I plugged it back in and hey presto, one not so noisy xbox 360!

Anyway hope you liked it!
post #2 of 53
lol, interesting.
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Nicee...i did like that..naked 360 = Win!...anyhoo maybe a swap those fans out for some quieter ones with nice leds??..and the front leds with some nice blue ones...oh yea!
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Just hope that it dosent breack,They wont fix it.
    
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Its actually a few weeks away from being turned into something else anyway.
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Thanks for the tour.

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http://www.clevermod.com/index.php?article=24

how to open ur xbox 360 without screwdriver
    
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Should watercool it if you want even less noise lol
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post #9 of 53
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Thats another good way although it would be pretty hard to mark it with the screwdriver.

Mine popped out nice and easy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by R@ZOR View Post
Should watercool it if you want even less noise lol
lol, you'll see...
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