Clean Up Your Xbox Memory

I would recommend to everyone – no matter the size of the drive – to go into the Xbox 360 memory management from time to time and clean it up. So much rubbish accumulates over time from demo game saves to no longer used downloads, long forgotten videos and more. Not to mention you could outsource your entire music collection onto a USB memory stick.

Xbox auto-start

I don’t know why but recently one of my Xbox 1 keeps starting itself at random. Every other day or so, I notice it’s up and running though nobody turned it on. After switching it off (power button) it would be back on a day or so later. This doesn’t really bother me, I just unplug it but that causes another nuisance: each time I power it on, I have to set the date/time again.

1 in 3 Xbox fails

Microsoft‘s Xbox 360 is a fragile piece of hardware. It seems the only way to keep it running hour after hour is to put it into a fridge for cooling purpose.

Re: 應該推出”外置專用散熱扇”,壞機部部都係玩得耐過熱!

If shutting down the console prior to be cooled off enough would be the reason for at least a big part of all Xbox 360 deaths (3 red lights), the solution would be almost too simple:

  • Since nobody ever unplugs any electronic devices from the powergrid after use anyways, why not keep the fans running after switching off? Just like cars do it: if too hot, the cooling fan will continue for a while.
  • Would be so easy to achieve in the console since it’s on standby and thus still sucking power anyways. A sensor could monitor the core temperature of whatever part is the most fragile and keep blowing until it’s within safe parameters.
  • A dashboard option could turn this function off (to satisfy those who insist on) but since that would be logged in the system, the warranty could be voided if damage happens because the "after-cooling" was disabled.

Comparing the frequent console exchanges versus a bit of fan noise, I am sure people would prefer the fan option.

{One of my posts at "香港 (Hong Kong) 地區 Xbox 討論區" dated "06-06-2007, 10:10PM"}

Re: XBOX 360 Elite

Let me try to get this right:

HK market is full of Xbox 360 (white) units which tend to die quite frequently. Lots of stocks so Elite won’t replace or even dare to co-exist with white in large numbers anytime soon – who in his/her right mind would buy a white if Elite comes with a six times larger hard drive and HDMI.

Now due to demand, a few Elite are shipped in which will sell overpriced, and risk to die even faster.

This circle is driven by Hong Kong’s rate of high-end TVs/screens/… so we will end up burning more consoles which then are returned, replaced and old ones destroyed. I wish I would have the recycling deal for the Xbox.

{One of my posts at "香港 (Hong Kong) 地區 Xbox 討論區" dated "05-27-2007, 04:53PM"}