Slimmer 360 hungry for discs

Friday, 18th June 2010 09:26 GMT By Joe Anderson

The new Xbox 360 is only just starting to arrive in stores Stateside, however it seems that someone at E3 has already figured out how to get it to eat discs.

During a demonstration with the device at E3, someone decided that they would lift the console while an Alan Wake disc was still spinning in the machine, the result was a rather ruined disc and a rather embarrassed journalist.

Seems that if you want to keep your discs intact when you buy the new machine, then you should just leave it alone and let it get on with its job.

The new Xbox 360 250Gb is being shipped in the US now, while it should hit stores in the UK around July 16.

Thanks, Destructoid



  1. Robo_1

    LOL, I thought like a 2 cent washer would prevent that from happening. Still nickle and diming their customers then.. sigh.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Freek

    You should ALWAYS leave any disc based machine alone when it’s in operation. Unless it’s a portable CD player with anti shock. But who has those anymore?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. mington

    nom nom nom

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    I love how the sticker telling them not to do just that is still stuck to the front of the machine. :D

    Reading am hard.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. HuntingJake

    As I said on Destructoid, they knew this was a problem with the old machine, as it is with any machine with a tactile disc drive similar to the 360, so where in this guy’s mind did it tell him it’d be ok to turn the machine over when it was reading a disc? It’s nothing new with the 360, and it’s nothing new with tech in general.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mtmind2

    “And for my next trick, I shall empty this glass of water into the 360 whilst playing Gears of War 2″

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    I’m thinking perhaps this guy should never be allowed to hold a baby.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. djhsecondnature

    Whilst I agree that you shouldn’t move your console whilst it’s on, no other device I know chews up your disc. Not the PS3, PS2, GC, DVD player, Laptop, etc. None of these do it so it’s pretty bad that the 360 does.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gadzooks!


    Bullshit. Any of those devices will chew a disc if swung around while the disc is spinning.

    Do stupid things with electronics and shit breaks. That’s all that has been proved here.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    I’ve had a Wii do it and a DVD PVR do it. (disc actually made its way into the case on the PVR) I’ve never had anything do it lately though… but that’s because if anyone goes near my consoles / media stuff now they get their fingers broken as a warning.

    Always start with the fingers. You can move onto the wrists after that, then the elbows, and so on…

    #10 5 years ago
  11. kasasensei


    #11 5 years ago
  12. Dannybuoy


    #12 5 years ago
  13. The Hindle

    Over at CVG they are reporting the slim suffers from the red dot of death LMAO could we have placement for the red ring?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    For a second there I thought you were saying that they’d had one fail on them. “Suffers”.

    It’s just a description of what the machine does if something goes wrong:

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The Hindle

    Surely this new 360 shouldnt be showing any form of red ring though?

    Edit as if its truely been fixed they wouldnt have to rephrase the term hmm

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Psychotext

    Every recent machine has error indicators, the Wii, the PS3, the 360, the original xbox. Why would they leave it with none just because the old machine had specific issues?

    #16 5 years ago
  17. sennasnit

    That’s not entirely true.
    Slot drives don’t do it eg. car CD players, PS3 etc…

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gadzooks!


    Slot drives are not exempt from scratching under shock unless they have anti-shock mechanisms, which car CD players do.

    Slot drives still have a spindle and close proximity head and will scratch if shaken while spinning.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Erthazus

    You all care? It’s like you are coming home, and shaking your console all the time you play games.

    BTW, not all slot drives do this with the disk. I have at PC Super Writemaster. You can shake my PC as much as you want it won’t do with the disks nothing.
    It’s not like Microsoft will put in the 360 reliable and 100$ DVD driver.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. daytripper

    dont care much for this video, going to get the new xbox on 16th july :-D

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Droid

    Complete non issue for me. Anyone who is stupid enough to shake their console deserves bad things to happen to it.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Dralen

    Holy fuck that is awful. It’s not like he was trying to brake the disc, he only picked it up. You can all say that it’s a non issue, but that disc is totally fucked now, and all the guy did was lift it slightly.

    Also yeah, I’m sure anyone’s console would break if you swung it around like a mad man, but this guy only lifted it off the table.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    …and yet there it is, very clearly on the front of the console.

    Don’t move the console if there’s a disc in the drive.

    Who knew?!

    #23 5 years ago
  24. theevilaires

    Everyone read Gadzooks! post :D …..(that kid is in so much denial its getting sad at this point)

    #24 5 years ago
  25. onlineatron


    Or a Wii/PS3 with a slot disk drive.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Gadzooks!


    “Woohoo everybody look at me, I’m some kind of forum celebrity, please please pay attention to me!!”

    No mate, your an ADHD kid with a big mouth. Now kindly pipe down, there are adults talking.

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Bikki

    Just dont lift or dance with the xbox whilst playing a game then. Case solved.

    #27 5 years ago
  28. theevilaires

    I think you been staring at the RROD too much. Calm down Mr. Denial.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DaMan

    how surprising.

    that guy is a retard.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Gadzooks!


    What exactly am I in denial about then? Please psychoanalyse me as I’m so very very insecure about my choice to buy both the HD consoles and make my mind up about which games I enjoy and which games I dont enjoy.

    Could you please decide for me what I like, as you obviously know better than I.

    Or perhaps you could just shut up and stop acting like a fucking child. It’s embarrasing. Just accept that not everyone likes the things you like and move the fuck on.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Uncontested

    @30 Nerd… RAGE!!!!


    Clam down dweeb.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. 2EX08

    But what if I want to move the 360 from a vertical position into a horizontal position and vice-versa during gameplay?

    That would mean that I would have to reach a save point, turn off the console, shift the position, turn on the console, and load my game.

    That would be too many seconds of my life gone to waste and all because Microsoft is too inexperienced and/or cheap to deal with hardware!!!!

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Psychotext

    What possible reason would you have for doing that during a game? Hell, why would anyone feel the need to move their console on a whim anyway? Mine’s been in the same place for the last few years, save for one quick move out of the room for redecorating.

    It’s the most bizarre argument I’ve seen here for a while… and this place has some seriously bizarre arguments.

    #33 5 years ago
  34. Phoenixblight


    2EX08 was obviously being sarcastic. What he typed is dripping with it.

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Psychotext

    It’s been a long ass day. Sarcasm detector must be broken.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. reask

    Surely at this stage PT you realize the fanboys will jump on anything to point to fail on 360.
    I mean just wait till gt5 and that’s it.
    Or was it KZ2 or GOW or UC” or RFOM2 or PS3 Slim?
    Sounds like a long wait to me.

    Funny thing is I have both and am quite fond of My PS3 but see its shortcomings and never feel the need to keep pointing them out on forums.(I mean god damn its one ugly machine).

    I think its called insecurity.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. murfbeknown

    In the great debate about consoles etc destroying disks. I work in game and have seen wii games with the most horrendous radioburns on them, and have seen ps3 disks with them on aswel. So it seems that none of the consoles are completely free of the risk!

    #37 5 years ago
  38. reask

    @ 37
    Yes but imagine some fanboys are trying to lament the fact that a console and not a handheld done this.
    Sad but true.

    #38 5 years ago

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