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Sytem Humming. :S

Naturally the humming sound comes from the in built fans however i have an xbox 360 elite with wireless and the extra fan attachment on the back and form about a week ago every time i have turned my Xbox on a very strange hummming noise is made (not just the fan)

It souds very much like a grinding noise. :S
I turned it off and back on and then it all sounds and runs well however the last few times i turn it off and back on it does it more then just once....

sp any ideas on what the hell is going on?

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  • stickypaul Sep 05, 2008

    u lost me there whats bios?


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The bios is the heart of  the computer,check the settings of bios.

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