Found 12th Mar 2010
Random one, so i will keep it short and direct, I have owned an xbox 360 since 2007, in this time i have always kept the xbox horizontal as opposed to standing it up right.

Due to lack of space ( recent arrival of my Ps3 ) i am now have it positioned vertical, my friend says it damages the discs that way.

Just wondering if there was any truth in this?

Thanks

BR

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Only really damages the disc if you move the console while the disc is in use.

Only if you move the xbox with disk in it will it get damaged. I got 2 xbox's one stood each way, never had any trouble.

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kewldeals;8086613

Only really damages the disc if you move the console while the disc is in … Only really damages the disc if you move the console while the disc is in use.



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I think smaller movements or vibration to the console are more likely to damage the disc if standing up as opposed to lying flat

Original Poster

i am so tight for space its unreal but i dont want to risk damaging any games! i may have to have a rethink on space!

Their was/are certain xbox 360 drives that are renown for damaging disc's and even more so when used vertical. Don't think theirs any problems with the recent consoles, I think it was only the early 360 consoles that suffered with the problem. Never been an issue for me but my brothers started scratching discs.

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Bargaintastic30;8086686

i am so tight for space its unreal but i dont want to risk damaging any … i am so tight for space its unreal but i dont want to risk damaging any games! i may have to have a rethink on space!



If its very tight for space you may want to be concerned more about overheating

Original Poster

good point paddy C i didnt think of that ( as i move my hd drive that was flush against the bottom right vent of the console well away )

Installing games to the hard drive should minimise the disc's spinning and the chance of damage?

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The console should be upright, it is ventilated much better that way anyway.

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Bargaintastic30;8096741

Thanks for all your assistance, "Autolesbona" i didnt steal this avatar i … Thanks for all your assistance, "Autolesbona" i didnt steal this avatar i found this picture on a post in the comments field and decided to borrow it! I can assure you i havent clicked on your avatar and save it!



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