Is it safe to put an XBOX one vertically?

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Jun 22, 2016
  1. Daniel41550
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    In some pictures of the XBOX One, it is placed vertically, however, some people I know have said that it can scratch disks. Is it a better option to put it horizontally or vertically?
     
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    The console itself is designed to only be placed horizontally. The Xbox One S is being sold partially for it's ability to stand vertically so I assume that means it's not safe or at least not recommended to do so on the original.
     
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    Thank you for the response!
     
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    The disc drive in the original Xbox One was not designed for vertical.

    You're going to damage the disc and/or the drive if you use it vertically.
     
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    If you put rubber bumpers on the side so the vents are not blocked and do not ever use the disc drive (as in digital only), you should be fine as the Xbox One's design is ridged and should not mess up the motherboard (via warping while hot) by setting it sideways.

    I ran my original Xbox this way also, and it was fine as long as I was not using the disc drive.
     
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    that's strange, even the ps2 officially supported 'vertical'.
    and xbone not, that's a bit sad of m$ lol
     
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    http://kotaku.com/want-xbox-one-to-stand-up-microsoft-says-do-it-at-you-1355428166

    Here is an except from the article:

    Talking to GameSpot UK, senior director of product management and planning Albert Panello said the following:

    "We don't support vertical orientation; do it at your own risk… it wouldn't be a cooling problem, we just didn't design the drive for vertical. Because it's a slot loading drive, we just didn't design it for both".
     

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