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Loud noise i sent my 360 to microsoft to fix the 3 red rings, but when they sent it back, it makes a very loud noise like maybe the fan is not working. any suggestions thanks

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Hi there, they may have changed the dvd drive.

the fans should be working you can tell if they work by just get a piece of paper and place it where the fans are to see if they blowing air out.

Or it could have been they have changed the drive. Microsoft may have added an exter heatsink.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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