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corruptrelic
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« on: December 17, 2005, 05:17:25 PM »

On the back of my Xbox (got it used at Gamestop) there's quite a bit of dust collected in the vent/fan area.
On the front, when you open the dvd tray, you can look inside and see some dust collected.
Was thinking of using one of my compressed air cans to get that stuff, but the Xbox is so much of a closed area that I wonder if I shoot the dust it'll just get in there even worse where you can't even see it or even get to it anymore.

Any suggestions on how to clean the dust out of your Xbox?
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2005, 06:17:23 PM »

You can try a vacuum with a good suction attachment, or if you can crack the unit open you could blow it out using compressed air.
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2005, 08:49:25 PM »

If you bought it as a "refurb" - take it back and complain - if it's dusty, then they never refurbished it. Especially if it has a Thomson drive, lol - maybe they'd just hand you a different one and it might not be a T-drive.

I woudn't use compressed air, for the reason you stated.  DamageInc is right - vacuuming is best if you're not planning on opening it. They make them for computers, or just try duct-taping some plastic tubing (like aquarium air tubing, only a little bigger, at any hardware store) to your vacuum cleaner.  just be careful - if you use too small of a tube or too strong of a vacuum, who knows what you might suck out of the thing...  :lol:

Also, before your return date, or warranty comes up - play a lot of GTA Vice City and watch a lot of DVD's (Chocolat with Johnny Depp is one), especially if it's a T-drive.  Those two discs failed several times on my first XBox.

Good Luck!  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2005, 12:09:33 AM »

I got a used one from Gamestop (after trading it my refurbished one since it was scratching discs) this would be the second time.. it's hard to justify $180 for a new one when the Xbox 360 is out. But I may end up having to go that route.
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2005, 05:12:48 AM »

Quote from: "corruptrelic"
I got a used one from Gamestop (after trading it my refurbished one since it was scratching discs) this would be the second time.. it's hard to justify $180 for a new one when the Xbox 360 is out. But I may end up having to go that route.


At least Forza is a good game.  smile If you like racing games that is...
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2005, 03:13:21 AM »

I brought the used one back and forked over an extra 60 bucks for a new xbox with forza.
Everything was going great until I hooked it all up to get back into KOTOR and I almost had a heart attack.
I lost my saved game data and have to start all over again. Feels like a part of me is missing now as I really got drawn into that world.

Thanks for the tips though, I guess it is better in the long run to go with a new console than used/refurbished one even if it's going to put a bigger dent in your already dented wallet.
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