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Hey there guys i know this reset thing is sucky i havent resolved this but i have a weird solution i myself moded my xbox after the warrenty was long gone ive had my same xbox for almost 5 yeaars im always opening it checking it out and like a pc when i work on it i ground myself or where dish gloves (it reduce chance of burning the chips on the console ) anyway i went to my friends house and my console fell down a flight of stairs ever since it sometimes shows the 3RRoD or resets i noticed the hdd makes a noise when i pull it out (lose connecter)then and the fans got slower i guess the lose connecter sometimes make it reset from the pump and the fans slower make it over heat so i got a mini house fan, placed my xbox flat(not standing ) and it lined up right on the right side as a result it hardly ever resets and keeps it cooler i havent opened my xbox since it fell im going 2 ill keep you guys posted the xbox-Gee

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If you want to ,you can take some computer cpu fans with the fat end and splice a power cable or use a corded fan that snapps onto the existing connector and have lots of fans in the 360.the cooler it is the better and faster it will run.this will also help to prevent the red ring of death.the harddrive makes noise because of a disbalannce of the magents.if a loud clanking accurs then the harddrive is going bad and need replaced.the fans are probably slower because of the bearing is bad.if they are slow and don't put out much air and they vibrate when ran then they need replaced.if you got any questions please email me at gamecrazy944@yahoo.com

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