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The protective foil left on the bottom of the Xbox360 heatsink

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It seems that some Xbox modders in Germany have come across some units that have the protective foil still on the bottom of the gpu heatsink. The protective foil is put on the heatsink to prevent dust buildup or smudging of the factory printed thermal paste during shipping to where Xbox 360's are assembled. This could be the reason some Xbox 360's like to overheat so much.
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Wow nice find, rep + for you.
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Microsoft has responded to this story. Apparently it's designed this way, it's not an installation mistake. The film they are using is an advanced thermal compiund, and the metal foil is supposed to be there for heat transfar, or something like that.

I found this link to the followup reply on xbox-scene.com: http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archi...10/533618.aspx
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Yeah it might be like that stock stuff on intel heatsinks...this metal foil stuff on the heatsink with some black thermal crap on it.
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I abviously sucks as a cooler as it's probley just a cheap solution to cool it and as5 would rule over it but I am pretty sure doing that will void your warrenty, but would taking it out void the warrenty also?
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Originally Posted by xypex982
I abviously sucks as a cooler as it's probley just a cheap solution to cool it and as5 would rule over it but I am pretty sure doing that will void your warrenty, but would taking it out void the warrenty also?
As soon as you open the xbox, boom warranty void. I heard theres stickers or something on the inside.
    
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I abviously sucks as a cooler as it's probley just a cheap solution to cool it and as5 would rule over it but I am pretty sure doing that will void your warrenty, but would taking it out void the warrenty also?
While AS5 may be a better cooler, it would be more difficult to use in a large manufacturing operation than a little film-like applique.

And yes, simply opening a console voids the warranty whether you actually do anything to the internal components or not.
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