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Poll: Has your 360 Slim failed?

Has your 360 Slim failed?

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#31 infiniteHorizon

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:33 AM

I'm pretty sure the only slim skis out there are 250gb and 4th, with or without Kinect.

You'll want the 250 as you can't do much of anything with only 4gb of space.


it's real easy to slip a 20, 60, 120, 250 into the 4g slim

#32 wugenius

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:31 PM

Every person I know who has ever owned a 360 (that wasn't a slim) has had theirs die at some point and several times. My 2006 360 died twice and was sent in to MS for repair. Got rid of it when Gamestop had that Slim Trade in promo so I got my slim at launch.

I've never really had a problem with it honestly. I heard it warns you and shuts down if it is going to overheat but mine has never done that. I guess I have never really pushed it to that point. My slim is not as quiet as other people have suggested. I don't know if it's my slim or if all slims are like this. It sounds like a large fan (as opposed to a jet engine like my old 360). I don't hear it at all when a game is installed though. Which I do for the games I play regularly.

#33 Crunchewy

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:54 PM

The slim is great, but in spite of what others have said, it isn't really all that quiet. It's relatively quiet, compared to the older 360s, though it's about the same as the Jasper 360 that I replaced with it, and that's a disappointment. Well, the console itself, it is quieter, yes, but the power supply is now the noise generator. When you're hearing it drone, that's the power supply, not the console. I suppose that at least gives you the option of putting the power supply somewhere behind some stuff to block out some of the noise, but that hasn't really been an option for me, and you really wouldn't want to put it in a confined space because of course it's making that noise because it gets hot and the fan is running.

Mind you, I still would highly recommend the Slim over an older Xbox, but it isn't as quiet as it should be.

EDIT: also, you can get cheap hard drive cases for the slim on ebay. If you want it quick, you'll pay more to buy from a US resident, but it works well. Get one of the snap together ones. Taking the hard drive out of an older style case is easy. Look on Youtube for a guide.

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#34 Hoffer

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:08 PM

I got my slim the day Best Buy got their first shipment in. So, I've had mine like 11 months. I've had zero problems with it and I use my 360 a ton.

I got my first 360 just after it first launched. Had various problems with that one of course. I do have an old style Modern Warfare 2 360 in my office still. I don't use it as much, but haven't had problems with it in the 18+ months I've had it.

#35 Kevfactor

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 03:21 AM

my friends xbox just rrd. he stole it from work so really it served him right lol. i went to take a look at it and he had it like sideways in a book case with no vents on teh side, was like no wonder lol. he also borred my ps3 once and he couldnt get past this one window part in uncahrted, i told him it's prob overheating and got to lay it flat on the freaking ground with how the cd spins. after he did that no problems hehe. swear i leave my xbox on all day but i at least give it good ventilation. no wonder all these xboxes rrd hehe.

#36 raistlin

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 03:46 AM

I got my slim the day Best Buy got their first shipment in. So, I've had mine like 11 months. I've had zero problems with it and I use my 360 a ton.

I got my first 360 just after it first launched. Had various problems with that one of course. I do have an old style Modern Warfare 2 360 in my office still. I don't use it as much, but haven't had problems with it in the 18+ months I've had it.


Good to hear you haven't had any issues. Just out of curiosity, how much HDD memory did your slim come with?

#37 skooks

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:20 AM

On my third slim but think I'm just unlucky! First slim had a knackered disc drive, second had an overheating problem. Had my third a few months now, no problems so far, whereas the others failed within days.

#38 Mikerrrr

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:25 PM

I just got my Slim yesterday, a 4gb model with a 250gb hard drive. It felt a lot cheaper and more hollow than I expected, especially compared to my PS3 Slim I got rid of. Is it just me, or do other 360 Slim owners feel like that the console's build quality is not that amazing? It creaks a bit if I pick it up by the sides, and just doesn't feel very *solid*.

#39 Corvin

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 03:44 PM

I have the Reach console and it seems as sturdy as ever. Seems like a better build than the original console.

#40 Allnatural

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 10:26 PM

I just got my Slim yesterday, a 4gb model with a 250gb hard drive. It felt a lot cheaper and more hollow than I expected, especially compared to my PS3 Slim I got rid of. Is it just me, or do other 360 Slim owners feel like that the console's build quality is not that amazing? It creaks a bit if I pick it up by the sides, and just doesn't feel very *solid*.

A lot of the components do snap together with plastic tabs. Worse than the original? A bit. Worse than the PS3? Don't know.

#41 mig0

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:39 AM

I've gone through a number of consoles but only had an RROD on my "original" pro system. It RROD'ed in June 2007 during the halo 3 beta, and again last year when I was about to trade it in for the new slim at gamestop. I also had a disc drive read problem with the pro system. I've owned 3 arcade units and never had a problem other than occasional freezing that was game specific not console.