Sunday, December 4, 2011
How to Maintain Clean an Xbox 360
The inside of an Xbox doesn't get dirty. It may get dusty, but it would require a lot of dust in order to disturb operation. Cleaning the outside of your Xbox is a rapid and simple process.
Cleaning Your Xbox 360 Console
Unplug all the cords and execute a visual inspection of the outside of your Xbox. Look for stains, dirt, and accumulations of junk. As long as you are not using your Xbox as a beer coaster,mono table or a foot rest, you shouldn't have any main buildup. Also, keeping your house clean and dusting occasionally will reduce the likelihood of your Xbox getting dirty.
If you locate atad of buildup, use a dry towel to wipe the outside of your Xbox off. Don't use any liquids or solvents to wipe your Xbox. These do not mix well with the electronic components. Don't use an abrasive cloth or scrub brush to clean your Xbox either.
Take off the faceplate carefully. Gently pull out one side of the faceplate. If that side doesn't release easily, try the other side. Utilizea dry cloth and gently wipe the outside of the ports. Don't stick anything within the ports themselves. The connections are delicate and could simply break.
Microsoft does not suggest putting things into the ventilation holes to clean them. You could damage the fans or just drive dirt further inside your machine. Use a vacuum cleaner to suck the dust out. Don't use a air can as that may just blow extra dust inside.
Clean the footpads with a dry towel. The footpads ought to be kept clean so that the Xbox doesn't tip over or slither. Keep our Xbox on its side to keep it from tipping over. It is designed to be set up either way. It seems more logical.
Keep junk off the Xbox. The Xbox needs room to breathe and cool itself. Don't put clothes, beverages, or your feet on your machine. Keep it away from other electronics like DVD players, Blu-rays, and stereos. Those items may cause your Xbox to overheat.