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I was wondering what is the best way to stand the xbox up?

I just got a new 360 but im unsure on which way to stand it up. Should i lay it down flat or stand it up tall. I want to know so i can avoid the problesm of overheating and disc scratching and others. Also I just bought it end of november 2007. Are they still having problesm with the red lights, overheating or can you tell me others. Thanks

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If you dont want the issue of scratching lay it flat on its side. That way it cant tip over while on and ruin a game or dvd. The bugs so far have been worked out of the system, there is no real way to tell untill we start getting some feedback on the use of the 3rd gen systems.

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