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papasmurff
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« on: October 29, 2006, 04:09:27 AM »

Here is an interesting thought.....Who has their 360 horizontal and who has it verticle and how many times have you had to replace your system?

Personally I am on number 4 as of today but I never had problems until I ran the unit vertically.....  I am going to try horizontal again to see if it matters......  Let us know..... maybe that will keep people from having a broken 360 and  crybaby
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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2006, 04:19:12 AM »

I'm on my second 360 and I've always had it standing vertically so..... saywhat

Maybe I should be laying it down horizontal style from now on.
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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2006, 04:19:34 AM »

I heard the problem comes from the DVD spinning so I put the 360 on a turntable and I spin it real fast in the opposite direction of the DVD drive so that the DVD stays still and that's probably why it's called the 360 in the first place but the cables get tangled real fast after like the first few spins so you have to play quick games.
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 04:42:07 AM »

The one that I just replaced was always horizontal.  The new one is as well.  I have my PS2 vertical.
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2006, 04:46:22 AM »

I have my 360 and PS2 horizontal.   No problems so far...
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« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2006, 05:30:17 AM »

12-05 360, always vertical with no real problems. I found that if I leave a disk in when I power off, and then turn it on with that same disk, the game will lock up at some point. Odd I know, but it's true. Even if I leave the disk in, and then eject it before I play it, everything is fine.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006, 06:54:07 AM »

Normally I'd always say leave a console (or any disk drive) horizontal, but the design of the 360 has an exhaust port on the top of the machine when it's vertical. I figure with all the problems and reports of overheating, it's best to have the 360 blow the heat up and away from the console.

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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006, 08:35:22 AM »

I used to have my 360 vertical but after my Winning Eleven disk was scratched to fuck awhile ago, I moved it to horizontal.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006, 10:08:40 AM »

Well I'm on number 3, they've all been horizontal.  Haven't had any disks eaten to date.  <crosses fingers>

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2006, 11:20:34 AM »

Horizontal and zero replacements.  *knocks on wood*
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« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2006, 02:37:37 PM »

Originally vertical. Had to replace once and initial replacement was DaoW (that's dead after one week slywink ).
Now horizontal.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2006, 03:27:50 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on October 29, 2006, 04:19:34 AM

I heard the problem comes from the DVD spinning so I put the 360 on a turntable and I spin it real fast in the opposite direction of the DVD drive so that the DVD stays still and that's probably why it's called the 360 in the first place but the cables get tangled real fast after like the first few spins so you have to play quick games.

ROFL

Horizontal. I always have every console system facing so the CD/DVD drive is horizontal with gravity. Why put further stress onto the drive mechanics?

And launch system, replaced twice.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2006, 06:49:56 PM »

Horizontal.  I'm on my 2nd.
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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2006, 07:10:17 PM »

Horizontal always and I have a day 1 launch system
I have never had any issues
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« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2006, 08:08:30 PM »

On my second, and I think horizontal is the way to go. The other was vertical, and it always scratched disks (of course, it scratched them horizontal too! )
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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2006, 04:23:57 AM »

Horizontal, and a month without issues of any sort.
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« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2006, 05:17:28 AM »

Vertical.  12/25/05 unit acquired in April.  No issues except the one day it got really hot in my house in the summer.

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« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2006, 03:32:04 PM »

Horizontal and I replaced it in August due to lock ups in GRAW.  It has been running fine except that I've had a couple lock ups in the past few days (TW but I think it was a software glitch and CoD2).  :icon_sad:
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« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2006, 03:50:47 PM »

Horizontal since day one (minus a 10 degree incline one day which destroyed Madden 2006), and knocking wood...
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« Reply #19 on: October 30, 2006, 05:23:51 PM »

You'd think papasmurf coulda polled this one, no?

Vertical for me.
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« Reply #20 on: October 30, 2006, 05:38:43 PM »

Got my 360 at launch and it was horizontal until this past May when I switched to vertical after reading about the exhaust port that Andrew mentioned above. No problems either way.
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