360 fans get stuck in on mode

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Acorn, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Acorn

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    recently my xbox 360 fans have been getting stuck in on mode. after playing the game and turning off my xbox 360 the fans stay running. after about 2 hours, the fan is still running. i turn on my system and turn it off quickly and the fans finally stops. almost like a temp sensor is not working or something. the fans dont seem to turn off on thier own anymore. any advice? is my xbox 360 dying?

    dont tell me to buy a ps 3 i have 60ish xbox 360 games.
     
  2. MRU
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    #2
    Do you have background downloading (whilst in powersave on) or anything plugged into your xbox (such as control pads charging).
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Acorn

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    control pad is plugged in. nothing was downloading. its just weird that if i turn it on and off a second time the fan finally shuts off.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Keeping the controller plugged in will keep the fans on for some reason. Mine does it. Just unplug the controller and the fans will turn off.
     
  5. MRU
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    It thinks it's charging the control pad, hence it continues to be on - even in powersave/standby.

    Unplug the controller.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Acorn

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    This is great news thanks guys. Ive had my 360 about 2 years now and was convinced something on it was gonna die. At least now I know all is well. Thanks again :)
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Yup, the fan is on because the controller is charging. Kinda weird that the fan would need to be on to charge something over a 5 volt USB connection.
     

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