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So, I just bought a 20GB 360 on Monday. Very happy with it so far, with just one minor concern- I also bought NCAA 09, and whenever I take the disc out of the console, it's hot. Like, literally, really damn hot. I've been using a Playstation and GameCube for years now, and that's never been an issue. It's not the console overheating, it's just the disc. I've asked this in other places too, and from what I've heard so far, it sounds like it's just one of those things that happens with this system, but since I dropped around $500 all told on the various bits and bobs to start with, I'd like to make sure that it's not going to cause me major headaches anywhere down the line.



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I'm on my third Xbox360 in just one year. So that should tell you something about their overheating problem. It seems to be a problem that they just will not (or can't) fix.



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I have heard horror stories of everyone's console going to crap but I have had mine short of 2 years and while some discs do get a bit warm, I have not had the problems you have described. All I have done recently was get an Intercooler and that seems to have worked out well.



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    Originally posted by Rush4Life
    I have heard horror stories of everyone's console going to crap but I have had mine short of 2 years and while some discs do get a bit warm, I have not had the problems you have described. All I have done recently was get an Intercooler and that seems to have worked out well.


I did just play the game again, and the disc was nowhere near as warm as it had been, I think it's also an issue of WHEN I pop the disc out of the console that was doing it. I left it in for a while while I played some of the arcade games, and when I ejected the disc later it was a little warm, that's it, and that's opposed to ejecting the disc right after finishing a game. I have some other games on the way, and when (if?) the problem repeats itself, then I may look into some sort of fix.



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It does get pretty hot, just make sure you don't have it in a closed in area.

And Kevin, the problem has been fixed. Well at least that's what has been reported and rates of failure on models since the fix are much, much lower.

http://www.betanews.com/article/Analyst_Xbox_360s_overheating_problems_began_with_GPU/1213208837

I would be careful with Intercoolers though. They are a cheap product and if that thing stops working and you don't notice it quickly, it'll actually restrict air flow and fry your 360 pretty quick.
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