Tip & How-To about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Cleaning out your Xbox 360

So your xbox is making some loud noises. Or maybe its overheating or maybe its not reading discs properly (or at all). Well those problems can usualy be solved by simply cleaning out your console. However, we want to avoid opening the console up and voiding its well-needed warranty. So instead of opening it, simply blow it out. Not with your mouth because that would be slow, not effective, and isn't probably good to breathe in all that dust that comes out (you'll be surprised how much stuff gets in there after a couple months).

So take an air compressor (or a handy can of compressed air), and let the pressure build and the PSi rise but not rise enough to be a threat to any of our beloved parts inside the console (we're only blowing out the accumulated dust). Now, simply blow out your console from the all sides and watch as dust flies everywhere!

Now hopefully, this trick helped solve some problems listed above.

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