I think my Xbox S fan isn't working. How can I tell?

First of all, after a couple hours it gets really hot. Is that normal?

And, I dont think my fan is working because I feel no air coming from the vent.

I try to get a good view and I dont see anything spinning.

I just bought it refurbished (by microsoft) from Gamestop and didnt know much about the heat problem

until I felt it. And today I decided to see if the fan is running and I dont think it is.

Is there a way to tell just by looking at it?

It makes noise like a fan might come on when I power it up, but it might just be the disk spinning.

Should I take it back to Gamestop and get a replacement?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 8 Applies to:

nevermind, it works. I can see it spinning. But it does get extra hot around the vent. Is the fan sucking the hot air out? or is it just blowing on the gpu or whatever? If its blowing on the gpu, wouldnt that mess it up since its just blowing the hot air throughout the console?

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it will suck the air out, the hotter the better as that means it is doing it's job.

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i was worried about the heat coming out of it when i first got mine but like tezzio says if the hot air is coming out its doing exactly what it`s supposed to be doing.

just make sure you have a lot of room around the console and preferably not on a carpet as it holds the heat.

i have mine on one of those laptop cooler fans,not so much for the fans as they are a bit useless but it lifts the console a couple of inches and lets the air flow all around.

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