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Is it normal for the XBox to get this hot?

berto

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I hadn't used my 360 in a while and I was installing a game and I put the controller right on top of the ventilation. When I pick the controller up it really hot. I turn the thing off and a few hours latter I start playing the game. I check the xbox and it's really hot. Is that normal?

It's a black elite 360, 250gigs, and I have it set up horizontally.
 

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Unless the xbox hss been going for several hours it shouldn't get very heated, installing a game shouldn't be particularly stressful either. Doesn't sound like you've been doing anything wrong. Is the fan broken or damaged? is it making excessive noise? If you can fix the heat by using a fan, then the xbox fan may need replacing, I'm sure there ard better tests thag can be done. Try also the usual nonsense, make xbox vertical, and change the power source. I've also heard there are extra fans yoy can buy and just plug in. You can put in a free space so air can circulate more easily. Don't place on heat absorbing surfaces.

Hope at least some of this helped.
 

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I can't tell if the fan is working. The area around the vent is really warm. The rest of the xbox is fine but it's not very loud nor can I hear much.
 

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That's the ventilation, it's going to get warm from time to time. Make sure there's no dust blocking the vent itself & don't rest things over it when console is running. As you hadn't used it in a while there might have been a dust buildup either inside or on vent/fan itself. Usually not much to worry about.
 

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Should I vacuum it? My PS3 is a fatty that's backwards compatible so I have to vacuum it on a monthly bases and that's help with it's life span.
 

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Should I vacuum it? My PS3 is a fatty that's backwards compatible so I have to vacuum it on a monthly bases and that's help with it's life span.

Could give it a careful vacuum yeah & brush out the vents a little to make sure air is flowing well.
 

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No. I bought my XBox at gamestop andit had a one year warranty which just ended a few months ago.
I once asked best buy about repairs and warranty and they told me unless I bought it there and unless I got the warranty within 15 days of the purchase they don't do repairs.
 

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Before my 360 'died' its fan was really loud (louder than usual) and the discs where getting very warm (practically hot, but not hot enough that they were untouchable, if that makes sense).

If your's isn't like that then it probably just needs what Dark Drakan said (i.e. clearing dust.)
 
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