My phat xbox360 is loud af!

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  1. DinohScene

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    If you feel hot air being blown from the back then you know it's cooling properly.
    It's not the perfect way to tell but it's at least a way to tell that the heatsinks are hot (which should be the case as they take the heat from the CPU/GPU ;p)
     
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    I do feel the hot air coming out. The condition of my xbox went from "one foot out the door" to "like-new". Thanks for all the help and advise! You're alright!
     
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    no problemo~
    Hopefully it'll stay alive for years~
     
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    I know this has been resolved, but I also have to say that replacing the thermal paste is a must for any original model 360 these days. Mine like everyone has described sounded like a jet taking off whenever a game was played (even if installed to the HDD)

    So I applied new thermal paste to my Falcon 360 last night (built in Q2 of 2008, I bought in July of that year) GPU/eDRAM stuff was 100% dried up, it was solid as a rock and took me quite a while to carefully scrape/chip off most of it, CPU stuff was almost just as bad, but still just every so slightly tacky still, but of course still needed a plastic card to scrape it all off.

    Am I the only one who feels nostalgia already for the 360? Especially for the original model, and the early years of the system?
     
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    I love the phatty's design.
    The Slim is also quite neat but the phat had faceplates.
    Some extremely nice Eternal Sonata ones <З

    And well, it just looks nice.
     
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    I agree, I had been using a Slim for a little while now, they are neat but I have little to no nostalgia for them.

    Waiting on a replacement case from an 360 elite off ebay, mines been opened up a few times in the past to clean the DVD drive, and quite a few screw posts and clips have broken. Also waiting on a blue talismoon fan. Makes me sad, because I wanted to keep it original, but it would make me sadder if I left it in such disrepair. looked into a aftermarket case like the XCM ones, but they are all far too expensive, manufacturing tolerances on them pretty bad too.

    As for faceplates, I've had a Forza 2 faceplate on mine for as long as I can remember. unfortunately like allot of faceplates, the USB flap broke on mine a few years back.

    [​IMG]
     
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    The 360 is so easy to disassemble.
    Done hundreds and you couldn't tell if I opened it or not.

    As for the faceplates.
    I don't know what you're doing with it but the USB cover never broke for me.
     
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    Nothing out of normal use really, I do use the USB ports allot. As for opening the console, it's not as straight forward your first time opening it, and that's when most of the damage was done.
     
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    Small screwdriver to pry away the top and bottom plastic plates and poke open the back tabs.
    First time I opened a 360, no damage.
     
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    Guess I am just an impatient person sometimes. That and I didn't follow a guide, so yeah. lol
     
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    Neither did I follow one.
    I just did it on curiosity ;p
     
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    Then you're definitely better than me when taking apart consoles. That and/or I just really suck at it. lol

    Like when I cleaned out my PS3 Slim, and changed the thermal paste on that, the fan connector ripped off the board with the solder pads, luckily it seems like a common issue with people open those up and doing what I was doing so there were a few different guides on how to fix it. Thankfully I had a soldering iron, and that there were three solder points on the flip side of the motherboard that I could use to solder in a repair.
     
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    I've also had some screwups, but always easy to mend.