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Xbox360 bought xbox360 for my little boy in October second hand. He switched it on yesterday and did not come on we noticed the back of the hard drive was melted how could this have happened ?

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  • S203celest
    S203celest May 11, 2010

    sounds like you had a short on the console and it caused a capasitor to overheat and cause the melt to occur.

  • Scott Frye
    Scott Frye May 11, 2010

    Was it the back of the harddrive ( on the side of the case) or the main console case?
    How long did it work until the failure?



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It is a quite sad phenomenon but it is likely that someone has put it in an oven in order to fix it like in this youtube video:

Do NOT do that it is the most stupid thing you can do to a console and it will not fix it properly anyway.

The previous owner might also have tried to reflow the console with a heatgun without detaching the harddrive and that why it might have melted slightly as well.

I still sometimes get consoles by people who did that and screwed their repairs up so do yourself a favor and fix it properly if you are getting a hardware error, you can get detailed information on fixes that work permanently on

Kind regards,

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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