xbox hum?

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  1. ubik

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    my brother has just bought an x box and he says it "hums".
    Went round too see it and sure enough it does make a low hum or whine noise. Is this normal?
     
  2. Stereo Steve

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    Yes, it has a hard drive and cooling fan. PS2 has as well, mine is noiser than my xbox.
     
  3. Jason S

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    you can always stick a fanmate fan controller in there,

    makes it sooo much quieter

    assuming it's out of warranty and you don't mind opening the box, of course
     
  4. Miyazaki

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    Whatever you do, don't try to "mask" the hum by putting it in a sealed cabinet. Sounds obvious, but not a lot of people realise that this can seriously knacker a console as not enough air gets around it and it will overheat and die.

    If you do it with a ps2 though, it will benefit. :devil:
     
  5. CAS FAN

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    unfortunately, with the X-Box being such a monstrosity it really needs to be hidden from sight.:devil:
     
  6. Mr.D

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    Agree its still quieter than the PS2 though.
     
  7. CAS FAN

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    True, although the newer Version 9 & 10's are a lot quieter than previous models. The worst console for noise is the dreamcast though..makes a right racket!!
     
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    A door stop would be my only advice :devil:
     
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    lol yeah maybe, it would definately do the job but it would end up just filling up the doorway
     

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