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    xbox360 elite - it's getting louder??? update - it's broken - 2 red lights at start-up

    I have had an elite for just under a year and in the last 2 days the fans have gotten louder?
    For example, CoD4 is saved to the hdd, but the fans still fire up like it was reading a "non saved" game when I play it. Even without a disk in, sitting on the dashboard, it is now noticably louder. Any suggestions? (it was bought new from zavvi (oh dear) last March)

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    Is it stood up or laid down?

    could it be full of dust n fluff ? if so blow it off in a manner of speaking

    it could be starting to overheat more thus it will run the fan harder

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    iamdamien;4532997

    Is it stood up or laid down?



    laid down on an open tv shelf

    Original Poster

    leemole101;4533007

    could it be full of dust n fluff ? if so blow it off in a manner of … could it be full of dust n fluff ? if so blow it off in a manner of speaking



    I know what u mean, and have tried this already

    give it a blow job as mentioned above, the only reason the fans get louder is if the CPU is getting hotter

    DudeyGeeza;4533092

    give it a blow job as mentioned above, the only reason the fans get … give it a blow job as mentioned above, the only reason the fans get louder is if the CPU is getting hotter



    :whistling: :-D

    Try standing up, and running for a little while. I think it's just one of the flaws with the console that it gets louder with age. Two high RPM fans tend to make it louder in general anyway. But as mentioned, try standing, if it's still the same; then I would hope your console is not on it's way out!

    Original Poster

    for info, it is a 2008/03 model, Team FDOU with 175W power brick, meaning it's a Jasper chip

    edit - it's a Falcon, not a Jasper - oops

    If its just under a year send it off to microsoft under warranty that way it gets a good MOT before it runs out they are normally really quick getting it back to you
    0800 5871102

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    DudeyGeeza;4533092

    give it a blow job as mentioned above, the only reason the fans get … give it a blow job as mentioned above, the only reason the fans get louder is if the CPU is getting hotter



    :-D
    shame I can't open it up and give it a clean, but guess that would invalidate the warranty

    Quick question.......is it better for a 360 to be stood up or laid down, or doesnt it make a difference?

    laid down

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    dmissy13;4533198

    If its just under a year send it off to microsoft under warranty that way … If its just under a year send it off to microsoft under warranty that way it gets a good MOT before it runs out they are normally really quick getting it back to you0800 5871102



    do you get your same machine back? I thought sometimes M$ sent any machine back in replacement?

    J9STL;4533233

    do you get your same machine back? I thought sometimes M$ sent any … do you get your same machine back? I thought sometimes M$ sent any machine back in replacement?



    get the same back, they only give you a replacement if they cant fix it last year one of mine was getting loud and they gave it a good clean out

    Original Poster

    I'll try & give it a clean somehow & if not I guess it's time to ring M$.
    What do you send back, just the machine without the hdd?
    Should I have registered it on M$ site (oops)?
    my zavvi receipt shows as bought on 16/03/08

    if you havent registered they will do it for you i'd call them tomorrow if i was you its all free, you just send the xbox no hdd or cables

    3rd month of 08 IS NOT A JASPER, it is a falcon, whats the full MFR date dude?

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    DudeyGeeza;4533568

    3rd month of 08 IS NOT A JASPER, it is a falcon, whats the full MFR date … 3rd month of 08 IS NOT A JASPER, it is a falcon, whats the full MFR date dude?



    yes, Falcon, my mistake
    MFR date 2008-01-14

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    dmissy13;4533549

    if you havent registered they will do it for you i'd call them tomorrow … if you havent registered they will do it for you i'd call them tomorrow if i was you its all free, you just send the xbox no hdd or cables



    cheers, I think I will call tomorrow then :thumbsup:

    I just got a replacement, my falcon died 14 months old (RIP) e74. My new machines drive is well loud when playing games (like a car scraping an exhaust) DVD's play quiet just games. Never really noticed before (on my falcon) new one is a jasper (made last month 150w power brick). Is this noise normal?

    Has it been opened?

    Original Poster

    switched on console last night & again this morning and it immediately goes to 2 red lights (overheating)
    rang M$ and raised a repair order
    console is 2 weeks inside it's warranty; runs out mid March09 :w00t:

    good timing then

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    dmissy13;4537230

    good timing then



    got the posting label etc, but do I package it myself & arrange collection by UPS, or do I wait for a cardboard box to be sent to me? (it's a bit unclear)

    you package it in a plain box and call the number given for ups

    I have had the same prob with my Premium but its 1.5 months out of warranty.....

    any tips on how I might rectify this would be greatly appreciated. Again been used (not heavily) laid flat with plenty of ventilation.

    I did get two lights then it started working again but with lots of fan noise - now 2 lights again - can't be "overheating" as it does it from firing up

    "Make" it get the 3 red lights by over heating it - thus giving you 3 years warranty

    The prob is it doesn't actually do much so how to get it to overheat?

    When on two red lights it doesn't really fire up (no image on screen or anything)

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    DuncanMiller;4539151

    The prob is it doesn't actually do much so how to get it to overheat?When … The prob is it doesn't actually do much so how to get it to overheat?When on two red lights it doesn't really fire up (no image on screen or anything)



    that's exactly what mine did, luckily it is 2 weeks within warranty
    not sure how you would overheat it to 3 red lights because as you say, it doesn't do anythimg after switch on

    I might just try phoning M$ and seeing if I can persuade them this is their problem and not mine!
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