I am posting because I found a way to prevent a Xbox 360 from over heating while it is Horizontal! So lemme tell you how I discovered this...
So I was playing Modern Warfare 2 last night (yeah I know, not Black Ops, I am a loser. I plan on getting that after google pays me dammit!) and suddenly my Xbox over heated! At first I was scared because I saw red lights coming from my 360. I instantly jumped up and unplugged it from the power pack. Waited for awhile and then plugged it back in. The 360 told me that it over heated. So I shrugged it off, let it cool down and then jumped back in only to have it happen again. Now, with my minor knowledge in computers (and ventilation) told me that obviously the 360 wasn't getting enough air to the innards. So I left it on and searched around for the areas where the air was being vented. What I found out pissed me off...a lot. You know the little holes all along the top and bottom of the sides of the Xbox? Well that is where most of the venting takes place. Now why would the put ventilation holes on the bottom when they know most people are going to run the 360 while it is on it's horizontal.
|Look. Vents on the Bottom and|
So the only solution would be to stand the 360 up vertically. Unfortunately for me, my entertainment center does not allow me to do this and I don't want my big ass 360 sitting out and about. So why would Microsoft make a faulty air vent? Obviously because they are money grubbing bastards. Aside from that though, I came up with a solution.
|It's kinda like recycling|
That is all.