Tips And Information For Repairing
Xbox 360 Heat Issues
That distant scream you can hear is your fellow Xbox users
letting out all of the rage after their systems freeze up.
Yeah, you know the dilemma I mean. You’re sat bang in
the middle of a game or a film on your Xbox 360 and suddenly
modern technology does what modern technology does best- it
freezes up. Thankfully, we’re on hand with some tips
on making sure you don’t have to deal with problems
like this too often.
As you’re probably well
aware of, heat should be removed from your Xbox in order for
it to function correctly. As fast as you start to see the
system freeze up or odd artifacts showing up in the graphics,
chances are it's time to sort out your console.
There is the chance that game
lockups can be caused by DVD issues, but if you are experiencing
issues only whilst playing games and in specific spots during
the games, you are probably due for a clean-up. With a little
care you’ll be able to keep your Xbox 360 in great shape.
When opening the console you're
going to get rid of the hard drive whilst leaving the DVD
drive, while leaving the rest of the system intact. You need
to start by blasting out the heat-sinks with compressed air
whilst working your way out. If you have bought a new can
of air, use a tiny blast directed away from the system first
to avoid spraying out the liquid propellant as you move through
your Xbox. You could cause significant damage to the board
and electronics by spraying the subzero liquid.
It is necessary to note that
the heat generators are circled in red and the cooling inlets
and outlets are in blue. From there, you wish to continue
spraying compressed air and cleaning the dust from the outside
of the board. Ensure you pay close attention to the air holes
at the front and sides of the case as these holes can be serious
problems leading to repair for Xbox 360 heat issues.
After cleaning the motherboard
with compressed air your next step toward repair for Xbox
360 is to get rid of the backing from the heat-sink while
placing it squarely on top of the chip. Put firm pressure
on the backing for at least two minutes. The last step is
to replace the standard power source for the fan with a higher
voltage power source. This should improve the fan speed getting
shot of the system from freezing up or having any game lockups.
These tips are easier than
they sound, they really are. Just take care while looking
inside your Xbox 360, and very special care when cleaning
it. Follow these steps and you can be sure of a ton more fun
to come with you Xbox 360.
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