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Took advice from this forum on cleaning my Xbox, now I want a solution

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ArcaneKnight
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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:04 PM

Mods please give my thread a minute this forum has the most traffic so in hoping someone that can help me will read this and have a solution for me.

So I read a thread the other day telling me to clean my Xbox so GTA V runs as optimally as possible. So since my xbox was dusty, I took suggestions from that thread since I didn't have a compressed air can. I used my vacuum hose and ran it around the outside of the console.

So I go to turn it on, and now my green light is blinking, not even a 1/4th ring around the outside of the power sign. My disc tray pops open, and every time I go to close it, the moment it closes all the way, it makes a strange noise and pops the tray back open on me again.

It was running fine for days and days and hours and hours on end before I woke up and decided to clean it this morning. And with GTA V due out tomorrow night I really need you all to come through with a fix for me. Somebody, anybody.. I'm absolutely gutted right now and can't believe this sh*t is going down right before V. Its unreal.

Someone with knowledge on these matters please shed some light and help me get it back in working order. Thank you

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:06 PM

Doubt the vacuum had anything to do with it. Maybe you moved it around and caused something on the inside to become lose or even it just so happen your xbox crapped out at the time of doing this. Unless you know what you're doing inside of it, I'd say take it to a professional or buy a new one.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

This is not the place for "help" lol...

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

wow that must suck ass

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:11 PM

So the tray goes in, makes a wierd noise, and comes back out? Sounds like something might be blocking it from going in all the way.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:11 PM

You unplugged all the cords when this cleaning took place right?


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:12 PM

Why would you ever take advice from these muppets :sui:

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:13 PM

All I did to clean my xbox up was delete stuff off my hdd to make space so i could install both discs. 


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:16 PM

You unplugged all the cords when this cleaning took place right?


Yeah I did. Idk, I didn't think people were actually trolling that thread so I thought the advice was alright since a few people threw out that idea

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:17 PM

my diagnosis is that whilst you where asleep someone, possibly your father, has sh*t inside your xbox

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:18 PM

my diagnosis is that whilst you where asleep someone, possibly your father, has sh*t inside your xbox


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

Poor you that's what happens when you treat a console like a PC.

 

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

Learn on youtube how to disassemble it and see what's wrong with the reader; takes like 10 min.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:20 PM

Sorry to hear, Arcane :(

 

Have you taken your console to somewhere that specializes in fixing consoles?


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:21 PM

Should have bought a PS3 instead. I know I should have but Xbox was cheaper.


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:22 PM

If you want some serious advice, you're better off going to Reddit.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:23 PM

wow that must suck ass

a big damn dominican ASS and trust me.. dominicans got some big asses


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:24 PM

Here's a solution: Buy a PS3. :-)

Something might be blocking the tray. Check if you can see anything there. Also, try to muffle the tray a bit around.

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:27 PM

Dude that sucks! Only advice i can give is buy a new one  :/


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:28 PM Edited by Bishie, 15 September 2013 - 11:28 PM.

Vacuum cleaners do carry a static risk. I'm a computer technician by trade, and the amount of PCs I've seen written off as a consequence of using one is becoming increasingly prevalent. Stick to compressed air in future.

See below for a more detailed explanation:

http://www.howtogeek...h-one-keyboard/


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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:28 PM

yeah the fake forums LOL @Anonymecelebre hahahahahhahah LOLOLOLOL


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:29 AM Edited by uber_mike, 16 September 2013 - 12:35 AM.

Yeah, I would say your box is fried. Vaccums create static electricity when dust passes the plastic tube, if you put that s*it right up on your vents it could have caused Electro Static Discharge to your motherboard. ESD wrecks microchips and makes them do funky things. Even low voltage discharge with no visable spark can cause damage.


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:36 AM

I hate cleaning my Xbox.. feels like I'm going to break it.. That is why I take mine to a professional


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

Im also a it tech and this esd could have happend but i very much doubt it it would be lyk 1 in 100 maybe u were unlucky but i would check make sure tray is on the runners properly is it a new xbox or the old white ones

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:39 AM

Where's all the people who always talk about how "it's so easy" and "not risky at all" to clean your console?


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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:42 AM

Wesinator u will never learn sh*t if u constantly get other people to do stuff for u self taught mechanic right here and joiner , painter decorator can also lay carpets watch and learn life gives u the tools u need up to u how u use them

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:45 AM

And for any one who wants to open your xbox invest in esd wrist straps releases the static out your body

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:45 AM Edited by uber_mike, 16 September 2013 - 12:46 AM.

Where's all the people who always talk about how "it's so easy" and "not risky at all" to clean your console?


It's easy when you know how to do it correctly and use the proper s*it.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:45 AM Edited by Malndor, 16 September 2013 - 12:50 AM.

Solution: Get a PS3

 

In all seriousness, I posted a reply on that thread to take your console to a reputable gaming retailer an ask if they can refurbish/clean it for you. At worst they could at least tell you where you can have it professionally cleaned. Vacuum to a console is like putting a Helicopter Rotary blade inside your home instead of a fan.

 

Way to much overkill, think Tim the Toolman

 

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 12:47 AM

Why the hell do you need to "clean" your xbox anyway? At the most I just wipe the dust off of the back and top. Other than that I don't touch it.





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