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X360: Horizontal or Vertical?

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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 22, 2013 3:53:22 AM PST
Vertically to keep the cat from sitting on the warm fan output.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 7:05:27 PM PST
Always had mines vertical one problem with my bfbc2 disk but nothing since that once a game I play comes out for digital copy I trade game in n just get digital copy so I have. No worries everything should be digital on the slims vertical is better for cooling it off hot air comes out and drops having it flat hot air hovers above with no where to go so system gets hotter I got the halo reach so its been 3 years never any problem just dust I had to open it up and completely rip it's gut out piece by piece I taken it apart so many times cause if u ever get a disc can't read error it's usually dust build up

Posted on Feb 21, 2013 6:50:43 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 10, 2013 9:57:14 AM PST
Chewy5431 says:
It's best to move it back and forth between vertical and horizontal while the disc is spinning.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 2:40:32 PM PST
Kid Icarus says:
the new x-boxes have vents on the sides and top, not the bottom it is ALWAYS better for cooling to set them horizontal. The older ones have vents on the bottom(broadside) in that case I'd say verticle.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2012 4:42:00 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
It was Black Ops, and that happened when I played the most. Sadly, I had to go a weekend without it. I did get it repaired though, and now, it looks brand new. The ridiculous thing was I wasn't even playing the game.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 11:03:46 PM PST
You don't really want to move any device not specifically designed for it that much while a disc is spinning, though. It sounds like the 360 is particularly bad, but changing the entire orientation of any device while a disc is spinning in the drive is generally not going to be good for the disc, machine, or both.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 7:52:48 PM PST
so true...the other day i put bfbc2 into my xbox (vertical) and then i decided to lay it down horizontal while the game was loading...i thought i had broken my xbox. i took it out and there were rings etched into the game..

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 3, 2012 6:59:03 PM PST
meepmeep says:
Spudkitty is wrong. The Kinect is becoming more and more essential as XBox is making it more difficult to move on the dashboard without one. Expect to see some features of XBox Live that you simply can't get to without Kinect.

Posted on Dec 29, 2011 5:53:49 AM PST
Him says:
Yep, Kyle, it will do that. I hope it wasn't one of your favorite games.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2011 4:24:58 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
I've had that circle etched into my disc while it was sitting horizontally. I put my fingers under the side just a bit to slide it over and out of the way, and it started eating my game. :(

Posted on Dec 28, 2011 4:23:05 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:
I didn't realize I posted on this discussion already. xD I was reading through the posts and mine was on the first page; not sure how I missed it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 9:23:17 AM PST
Him says:
So you don't have to concern yourself, Kitty, just give me your Gears 360 and I'll take care of it for you *..*

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 8:49:27 AM PST
Spudkitty says:
Perfect! :)

Posted on Dec 27, 2011 4:15:16 AM PST
Cats Go Nyan says:

Posted on Dec 26, 2011 8:06:00 AM PST
I have always had my original 360 standing vertical. It just always looked better to me, had a more natural placement among my entertainment, etc. The disc drive in that 360 has started going bad over the last year or so, and just got a 360 Slim for Christmas to replace my old 360. Even though I have been extremely careful with my 360 standing vertical, have never had so much as a tiny scratch on any of my game discs, and have never had a problem with it standing vertical, I think with my new 360 Slim, I'm moving it to and keeping it in a horizontal position with this new 360, especially with the placement on the vents on the three sides.

Posted on Dec 19, 2011 9:15:29 AM PST
Anthony says:
Horizontal. better stability.

i remember when my brother first got his he got it vertical and accidentally knocked it over while it was running a madden game and scratched the hell out of it. i was with him when he went to get a replacement at gamestop claiming it came like that. the guy at the counter just looked at him and called him out on it but still gave him a replacement.

Posted on Dec 18, 2011 9:33:09 PM PST
S S says:
Horizontal - it's far easier on the disk drive.

Posted on Dec 17, 2011 2:47:44 AM PST
twztid13 says:
Vertical for first year then got an E74. When I got my refurb back from MS, EVERYONE (including the MS rep I talked to when calling in the E74) recommended having it horizontal (& not just that if you knock it over, it puts a ring on your disc making it unplayable, but that it's has less stress on moving parts & less chance of a disc scratching while spinning). Not sure if that's true, but I have my ps3 horizontal, too.

Posted on Dec 16, 2011 11:44:30 PM PST
Arseface says:
You have to be extremely careful if you go vertical. A slight bump can scratch the disc inside (if it's the older model, IDK about the newer one). Totaled my Oblivion disc with just a slight accidental tap. :(

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 2:43:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 13, 2011 2:44:15 PM PST
E. Suarez says:
I leave it horizontal. I does not get hot as quickly. I had it vertical at first but it would get hot quickly.
Note: I don't use any external cooling devices.

Posted on Dec 13, 2011 9:25:10 AM PST
abizzell says:
I set one up vertically and it stopped working after a few months. I've since had three different XBOXs that I kept horizontally and never had a problem with any of those.
Maybe the new slims are better designed to be vertical?

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 9:17:28 PM PST
Spudkitty says:

Posted on Dec 12, 2011 12:05:12 PM PST

Posted on Dec 11, 2011 8:19:50 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 11, 2011 8:20:19 AM PST
R. Spencer says:
I have always put mine horizontal. I had trouble with the PS2 reading discs many years ago when in the vertical position that went away when it was placed horizontal so I have continued putting all of my consoles in that position. You also have a bigger chance of knocking it over or shaking it when it is vertical, possibly scratching any disc inside in the process.
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