Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by Enigma2K2, Aug 6, 2007.
They even go into detail with the explanation...
I'm glad I keep my 360 pretty much against my A/C vent in the livingroom.
So you know, I own a PS3, and I'm not knocking your system. I just think that for that much money, this kind of shoddy manufacturing is kinda wrong.
i could have explained it to you, Bad Design.
I thought this was all pretty obvious? Heat=bad.
The PS1 had that problem, but it took a long time to get it to that point. I remember playing Resident Evil one for 12 hours straight, and the sharks were popping up in the wrong room, and the system just busted, but that was 12 hours non-stop. My 360 burned out after 4 hours of playing oblivion.
Guess I better move my 360 so it can breath better.
So have they been properly correcting it since May? Or is it still a matter of replacing it with the exact same parts?
I'm glad science could confirm what common sense and poking around inside could not >.>
Wow. I didn't understand anything more than what MMM summed up.
I am so not technically inclined.
Pretty much, the heat is not vented/distributed correctly out of the system. From what I've read, this doesn't actual damage the motherboard components (memory, CPU, etc.) of the 360, but it messes with the motherboard itself. The board warps, and that snapping sound is the solder giving way.
That's why some people only have the problem off and on. When it first starts up, the mother board is cold, so there is enough connections made by the solder to run, but after it heats up, the motherboard expands and the cracks in the solder spread open. This is also why the towel trick works to fix it, but it's incredibly risky.
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