Xbox360 increasingly noisy while standing up

Hello,

I bought one of the new Xbox360 Slim models with a 250GB hard drive 3 months back after my old xbox had died from old age (or in other words, red ring of death).

I decided to have it standing this time instead of using a horizontal position. It was fine until recently when my cdrom-drive started causing vibrations to the xbox casing. Now this isn't a major issue considering I usually install games to the hard drive but it still is a bit annoying to listen to this loud buzzing noise for 2-3min until the cdrom decides to shut down again.

Considering it was clearly vibration related I decided to move my xbox360 to a horizontal position and the issue vanished completely. I could just leave it at that and move on but I would still like to know what is causing the sudden vibrations in vertical position and if it's possible to fix this (I actually prefer having it standing).

And yes, I always removed the cds before moving the console

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 52 Applies to:

so noone has any ideas or should I try and rephrase the issue?

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probably from the drive spiinning at 12x while sideways.

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thanks for the feedback. I don't think this is it thou considering I didn't have the problem from the start (if it really was the drive spinning at 12x the noise would've been there from the get-go).

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Try putting it so the cd drive is closest to the bottom. I had mine were the cd drive was closer to the top while standing and it made the noise, then I flipped it and it quieted right down.

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mine does the same thing wether it is verical or horazonial

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Hey there blonsch!  Sorry to hear about this issue!  If the console is in a well venelated area, then the only other option is to send it in and set up a repair for the console.  Thanks! :)

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all 4 of my Xbox's, including my new S, has always been noisy when sitting vertical. i think the horizontal position is a must. in fact, i wish they had designed it like the old one,with only one option, as ive seen more and more problems like this coming from upright Xbox 360's. its too bad since that is your preference, and it is an option. good luck

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Its best to have your console laying flat and not standing up for a number of reasons

1. From my knowlage, Your xbox will last longer because all the vibrations from the drive is not going through the whole motherboard. Its going where its screwed in.

2.If your console is standing up, it could fall ruining your game with the Scratch ring around the whole thing

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