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Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 09:41 PM
Ok here it goes, I'm currently playing Viva Pinata and I need the 10 hour and 50 hour achievement.

I was planning on leaving my xbox on overnight, what are your opinions, should I do it or not?

Thanks.

~ Ji

JD FTW
08-24-2008, 09:57 PM
If you have a normal house fan just aim it into the back and it should be nice and cool all night

TheColdWolf
08-24-2008, 10:00 PM
From my experiance of 4 xboxs gone with 3 red lights or scratching discs i would say leave it on for 2 or more hours a day but not all not just to be sure like leave it on when you go to school or work. Or take advantage of your friends and use there 360s lol.:p

Missis Beki
08-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Hey you should get the ten hour just by playing, i did the same though, leaving it on all night i just left it on while i went to bed and that was a good 7 hours a night at least.
I did this twice, once for my profile and once for my BFs.
And my xbox was fine, although it did RRoD a few months later but could have been something completely different.
Its entirely upto you though

Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 10:02 PM
If you have a normal house fan just aim it into the back and it should be nice and cool all night

Do you think it would be ok if I didn't use a fan? :confused:

Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 10:03 PM
Hey you should get the ten hour just by playing, i did the same though, leaving it on all night i just left it on while i went to bed and that was a good 7 hours a night at least.
I did this twice, once for my profile and once for my BFs.
And my xbox was fine, although it did RRoD a few months later but could have been something completely different.
Its entirely upto you though

I've gotten almost every achievement within the 10 hours lol.

Gariom
08-24-2008, 10:03 PM
I strongly dis-advise you leave it on all night, it's chances of overheating are quite high. Just leave it on for 2 or 3 hours a day and it shouldn't take too long to get the achievements. Or if it's a weekend, leave it on for a couple hours, give it a break, then leave it on for a couple more hours to speed it up a lot quicker.

Birky
08-24-2008, 10:03 PM
As long as your xbox has no abnormalities to it you should be fine. I have left my xbox on for 30 hours before and it still worked fine after word. I would suggest though when you wake up turn it off for at least ten minutes just to give it some time to cool down.

naptownsteeler
08-24-2008, 10:05 PM
It will be fine. I did Viva Pinata and Timeshift with no problems.

Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 10:07 PM
As long as your xbox has no abnormalities to it you should be fine. I have left my xbox on for 30 hours before and it still worked fine after word. I would suggest though when you wake up turn it off for at least ten minutes just to give it some time to cool down.

OK, I think I'm going to give it a shot, It would be now untill like 11am, so roughly 12 hours. Shouldn't be too bad I hope.

Birky
08-24-2008, 10:10 PM
OK, I think I'm going to give it a shot, It would be now untill like 11am, so roughly 12 hours. Shouldn't be too bad I hope.

If you are really worried you could check in on it every few hours or so just to make sure no problems are arising.

megamoviejohn
08-24-2008, 10:11 PM
I think it would be fine. If your xbox is gonna die, its just gonna do it. I treated my first xbox like shit, left it on for days on end and it worked perfect for over a year and a half. I treated my second amazingly and it died after 3 months, the 3rd died after a month...a month.

Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 10:20 PM
If you are really worried you could check in on it every few hours or so just to make sure no problems are arising.

Not so much worried, just going to be a pain if it does die, thanks for your replys Birky. And to megamoviejohn, I guess you got a point, it's just going to boil down to luck I guess.

MoShef
08-24-2008, 10:32 PM
this is me timetable using xbox360 lol..
2pm - 6pm I play xbox360
8pm - 11pm my bro plays
11pm - 3am/4am me other bro plays

so far so good no probs.

Tha Reaper Guy
08-24-2008, 10:42 PM
i left my xbox on for 2 days straight to get the achievement and my xbox was fine so it shud be okai i never used any extra fans or anything so good luck!

Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 10:45 PM
i left my xbox on for 2 days straight to get the achievement and my xbox was fine so it shud be okai i never used any extra fans or anything so good luck!

Cheers mate, good to hear people have done this too, so I'm going to go ahead and leave it on overnight.

Thanks for the replys guys.

Missis Beki
08-24-2008, 10:51 PM
I've gotten almost every achievement within the 10 hours lol.
Fair do's, the one i found took longest was 20 factory requests
But id say go for it, leave it on, if it happens it happens

Jiseki Kurouto
08-24-2008, 11:00 PM
Fair do's, the one i found took longest was 20 factory requests
But id say go for it, leave it on, if it happens it happens

Yea I got left; Master Challenger, Master Romancer, Master Talent (level 49 atm), Longevity and Master Longevity.

Like I said I guess it's down to luck if it dies or not. :p

Tenacious
08-25-2008, 12:03 AM
I'm 95% sure it won't overheat, if that makes you feel any better. I've left my xbox on for up to 18 hours and it's been fine.

Thunderbolton
08-25-2008, 12:07 AM
Yeah good luck with it, hope nothing goes wrong.

Jiseki Kurouto
08-25-2008, 12:20 AM
Yeah good luck with it, hope nothing goes wrong.

Thanks, and thanks to everyone whos posted you've been great help... Well I'm off to bed now, time to start. :(

Crimson Ridley
08-25-2008, 12:59 PM
Well I did it too, and mine DID break within two days but.....I did get 20g, so I'm happy. Oh and it was still under warranty. God bless that warranty.

JJOR64
08-25-2008, 10:28 PM
I would make sure your 360 is on a hard surface, not carpet.

Mr. Writer
08-25-2008, 11:27 PM
So hows it gone?

Strongbad107
08-25-2008, 11:39 PM
When my 360 red-ringed, I did the towel trick and left my 360 on for 2 months straight. It was hot, but nothing really happened to it. Then again, I didn't really care what happened to it.

The Phat Todd
08-25-2008, 11:52 PM
lol i dont think you will have a problem, a few weeks ago i left my box on for 4 days straight accidentally when i went to my cousins lol.

Jiseki Kurouto
08-26-2008, 01:11 AM
Yea went completely fine done 11PM till 3PM the next day, was perfectly fine, getting that much closer to the 50 hour achievement, just turned it off for a while after I was done leaving it to cool down. :woop:

LuisDiablito
08-26-2008, 06:14 PM
if your room has air conditioner leave it on, take advantage of the warranty.