Xbox 360 S Hardware Issues

 Alright, I've had enough of this.


I've owned one of the original model xbox 360 Slim Consoles, complete with the 250 GB Hard Drive that came with it, since the day of release. My warranty has not expired and it's been acting up like this since the beginning. I've only been finding it a problem now. I play my console (recently) for around 4-8 hours per day.


A list of my problems with the console(possible hardware-related issues) starting with the most noticeable:

-ANY installed disc or content will have texture issues, not load properly, pixellation, blurriness, character model distortion(tested on Crysis 2), etc.

-Game will freeze up and lock up for several seconds, with intermittent "activity" in that period. The game will freeze entirely, no Xbox Guide pulled up or start menu.

-Going into the System Memory option on Dashboard does not pull up the memory installed or added, has happened multiple times

-Xbox Dashboard takes a while to load, around 2 minutes

-This has just begun, not sure if it setup, cables, etc.; Screen will consistently begin to stutter and try to change resolution size, shrinking and expanding the sides


I'm thinking that this is either related to the processor inside the 360 being faulty or the memory connections being faulty, most likely the former. Overheating might also be the factor, though I doubt overheating is the sole problem.


The manufacturing date is May 19th, 2010. Serial Number 105605402105. Product ID 02556412105605402105. -Added for later record


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

It sounds like your Xbox 360 is getting a lot of use, and as such, it's probably generating a lot of heat. Is the console in an open environment, and are it's fans and ports unobstructed? You may want to check the fans (with the console off) and see if there's any dust buildup.

Also, you may want to try clearing the cache to help the dashboard load time. You can do so by following these steps:

Clear system cache
System Settings > Memory > Highlight HDD, Press (Y) > Clear System Cache > Yes

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