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Argos 360 Deal - BenQ #0728 Team FDOU - did anyone else get it?

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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
Earlier today I picked up the 360 deal from Argos (Truro) - It was Lot #0728 Team FDOU and had a BenQ drive. Did anyone else get this mix of lot/drive/team? I had previously been told and read at many places online the benQ was 'silent'... what a joke, this thing is nosier than a lawnmower and could probably still be heard over a jet.

I don't know about everyone else but having to turn your TV up to a deafening level just to block out the drone of the XBOX360s DVD Drive isn't my idea of fun. It's upstairs and people in the room downstairs below complain when it's on. (Not about the TV, about the xbox)

Could it be a fault or are they really THAT noisy? I'd be interested if anyone else got the same combination and experiences the same, or any other suggestions?

Since argos don't have a return policy on consoles I'm guessing I can't return it for a different one, I don't think? If not, and this is normal I guess it's going on ebay. :-(
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
360 are known to have loud fans but i dont think it should be that loud. take iit back to argos and exchange it and see if it makes a difference.
say its faulty and the console is getting very hot make something up for them to take it back.
#2
He is not talking about the fan.

Without actually hearing your drive, it does sound normal. BenQ are far from silent. They are better than Tosh but no comparison to Samsung.
#3
I've got the same LOT/Team from Plymouth. Yep it is noisy, but a bit better if its placed horizontally. I don't know how loud a 360 is meant to be for comparison though.
#4
i got the same lot number etc as well and I thought it was just a bit to loud. Not really noticed if my mates 1 year old 360 was as loud as mine but i'm heading over to his tomorrow for some drunken pro evo shenanigans so i'll be checking just how loud his really is.

read elsewhere of people taking them back to argos and asking them to be replaced with boxes with higher lot numbers and they do seem to be quieter but i'm not to sure if there'll be too much difference.
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ALICOM007
360 are known to have loud fans but i dont think it should be that loud. take iit back to argos and exchange it and see if it makes a difference.
say its faulty and the console is getting very hot make something up for them to take it back.



Your just a ps3 fanboy i see you hamer the xbox 360 for quite a while now!
#6
qazim
Your just a ps3 fanboy i see you hamer the xbox 360 for quite a while now!


So should he have just lied and said the 360 has really quiet fans that you can hardly ever hear?
#7
qazim
Your just a ps3 fanboy i see you hamer the xbox 360 for quite a while now!


and your just a 360 fanboy. you want me to tell them how sad you are? pming me telling me that ps3 is rubbish?
#8
JUst to note that the console has started to quieten a bit with use. Its not the fans that are loud, but the dvd drive. I think I can live with it...
#9
The drive is virtually silent its the fans inside that make it sound like a jet engine

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