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aside from the heat issues which are not as near widespread as they used to be, you wouldn't believe how people breaks these things, and 95% of the repairs that i get in from friends are dvd drive failures, they say is stops reading discs, or it wont spin and the spindle motor has went out.

You wont believe how many people STILL don't know about the install feature, which installs the entire game to your hdd, and the discs doesn't spin at all while playing. but noooo, they sit and play black ops 9 hours a day with the dvd drive spinning a 5400rpm all day... and they wonder why it doesnt work anymore

install your games people.... i have a 2009 Jasper in a lian Li case thats on 247, 3rd party 250gb hdd, and i play all the games on the hdd. not one problem. just take the time and install them, takes ALOT of wear and tear off the dvd drive.
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You shouldn't have to do that. They should fix their POS console to handle the stress that people are expecting it to handle. I have an Xbox and I hardly play it for fear it will break and I will be pissed. I played the PISS out of my PS2 and I never once had a problem with it, in fact, I still have my original one that works perfectly fine that I bought a few months after the release.
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My friend bought a 360 4Gb, and flipped out and returned it because it didn't have enough space to install Halo 3. This is a man who won't let his parents or friends touch his console without wiping it down with a microfiber cloth.

Some people don't know all of the Xbox's features, Microsoft should include a guide for newcomers.
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yeah but the 360 runs DL dvd's and the dvd drive has to spin like 10X faster.... if people wouldnt be derps and install the games, everything would be alright.
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They break for the same reason Apple makes their USB cables highly attractive for cats to chew. They are hoping you will keep buying replacements.
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Inferior console is inferior...

Most people I know with Xbox's are on there second ones...
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If people were smart enough to install their games, they would be playing on their PCs.
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You shouldn't have to do that. They should fix their POS console to handle the stress that people are expecting it to handle. I have an Xbox and I hardly play it for fear it will break and I will be pissed. I played the PISS out of my PS2 and I never once had a problem with it, in fact, I still have my original one that works perfectly fine that I bought a few months after the release.
Lets compare the speed and strength of a PS2 spindle motor to that of a PS3 or xbox 360. Im not sure about you, but the xbox and ps3 spin the disks way faster and way harder.

the ps3 doesn't have this problem because the user is FORCED to install games to the hard drive mostly.

I highly doubt microsoft would fail at making a console after making such a successful one previously. The original xbox doesn't have those issues either, once again, because the disks aren't spun as hard.
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I like how they have the xbox 101 videos on XBL... "How to install your games to the HDD".... its been like 3 years since the NXE update, and theres clearing a big yellow button that says install when you put a game in... u think they would be like, wow this console sounds like a jet engine, maybe i should run this 9gb game on the hdd....
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Lets compare the speed and strength of a PS2 spindle motor to that of a PS3 or xbox 360. Im not sure about you, but the xbox and ps3 spin the disks way faster and way harder.

the ps3 doesn't have this problem because the user is FORCED to install games to the hard drive mostly.

I highly doubt microsoft would fail at making a console after making such a successful one previously. The original xbox doesn't have those issues either, once again, because the disks aren't spun as hard.
thts one thing that turned me off about the ps3.u can only do partial install. although BD discs spin very slowly.
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