So, I was having a pretty good game, playing with a few people... and the game froze on me while I was playing Harvest Day. Only remedy was to restart my xbox. Has this happened to anyone else? It's happened at least 3 times in the past week.
If it's occasional, then you're ok. Your Xbox is just having a little hiccup. But if it happens multiple times a day, your Xbox has a problem. Maybe you damaged your disc drive a bit when you knocked it over, that would explain the freezing.
The discdrive is rarely used, isn't it? At least I only use it at boottime, after that it's just the harddrive. I was thinking it might be temperature related. I had my Xbox on it's side and noticed it to be very hot on the side and bottom and not at the
top (where the heat should go, since I learned hot air will go up). Put it flat yesterday to see if it makes any difference. Did't freeze up yet, but then again I only played for about two hours after putting it flat. But temeprature seems better "distributed"
over the entire unit now. Hope it makes a difference.
Yeah, heat building up like that could easily cause funny things to happen. And I definetly think that laying the Xbox horizontally is much better for heat control, since it allows cooler air to pass under the console. When my laptop gets really hot, I find
propping it up with some erasors or something helps to get air underneath it and cools it down a bit.
WIth the disc drive thing, I was thinking that the game wasn't installed. If it was playing directly off the disc, then a damaged drive could cause problems.