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Unread postAuthor: Sergeant Dotson » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:22 pm

Recenty, my Xbox360 broke for the third time. I then decided just to buy an Elite system, I purchased it today :D . So, does anybody know of any useful parts to get out of my old 360 ,besides the fan?
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:23 pm

Don't trash it, just send it in to Microsoft. What did you get, the three red rings? You can get some more use out of it by doing the towel trick (look it up on YouTube).
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Unread postAuthor: Sergeant Dotson » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:24 pm

Read my edit, sorry.

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I voided the warranty on my old one, so I sent it to some guys in New York for like $60 each time it broke, until now.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:30 pm

if it has a sort of powerful laser diode/led for scanning the disks, you can make a heat laser and pop balloons lol... just search it on youtube...
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Unread postAuthor: Sergeant Dotson » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:31 pm

I know how to make it actually, but I didn't know it had one, thanks.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:33 pm

im not quite sure if it has one either, lol. im just assuming...since a dvd burner/player has one...why not an xbox?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:12 pm

Umm...because an Xbox can't burn DVDs?
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:21 pm

no, but since it runs games, it might use the same diode a dvd burner uses...because to do either, a more powerful led is needed....

don't be so critical..
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:21 pm

TurboSuper wrote:Umm...because an Xbox can't burn DVDs?

Why would one want to burn DVDs when one could spend such time playing Gears of War :lol: ?
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:33 pm

According to this, you can't use a reader's laser:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-F ... mments=all

But hey, I guess we all could be wrong...I'll be off playing GoW while you fiddle with it :D
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:35 pm

i said i wasn't sure, it very could be just a regular reading led....

it was just an assumption
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Unread postAuthor: brother361 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:14 pm

no i think they do have a burning laser because my freind mover his xbox 360 and it made a horrible errrrrrrrrrrrrr sound and when we pooped out the cd it has a burned ring around it
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Unread postAuthor: rp181 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:35 pm

get the various motors, also, save the power supply, it a good one with high current.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:59 pm

brother361 wrote:no i think they do have a burning laser because my freind mover his xbox 360 and it made a horrible errrrrrrrrrrrrr sound and when we pooped out the cd it has a burned ring around it


Sounds more like the CD was grinding against something in there, burning diodes don't go "errrrrrrrrrrrr".

Back on topic, what rp181 suggested was all good stuff. Also see if you can salvage any switches and heatsinks.
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