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Old 11-23-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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How durable is the Kinect?

Yeah it happened... just sorting out the wires at the back of my TV so I could record some gameplay and I accidentally tugged on the Kinect wire and it fell off the top of the TV. Luckily a pile of wires broke some of it's fall but I'm worried that I may have broken something.

I heard a few clicks, thought I've read some information stating this is just the gears inside the Kinect having to be forced to move. I've tried playing a Kinect game and it has adjusted itself somewhat without any noise etc but has anyone else done this with their Kinect by accident and has it survived long?

I don't use it often but I don't know what I'd do without it.
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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Yeah it happened... just sorting out the wires at the back of my TV so I could record some gameplay and I accidentally tugged on the Kinect wire and it fell off the top of the TV. Luckily a pile of wires broke some of it's fall but I'm worried that I may have broken something.

I heard a few clicks, thought I've read some information stating this is just the gears inside the Kinect having to be forced to move. I've tried playing a Kinect game and it has adjusted itself somewhat without any noise etc but has anyone else done this with their Kinect by accident and has it survived long?

I don't use it often but I don't know what I'd do without it.
My guess was it was the kinect head being forced to move when it is supposed to be moved automatically. Should be no big deal, my friend moved mine down because he didn't know it adjusted by itself and it made a not good sounding clicking noise, but my kinect still works just fine. I wouldn't imagine it being super durable but my guess is, since the fall was broke by some cords, you should be fine.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:54 AM   #3
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My Kinect Xbox360 has lasted a year without any problems, i have mine on the floor so it wont fall down or anything.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:03 AM   #4
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Thanks! I have it connected up at all times, so every now and again I give a little wave in front of it to see if the camera still works etc. Seems to still be good up to now, going to try an actual game with it soon.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:38 AM   #5
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When I first got my Kinect I moved the camera up and down (for a while getting the position 'just' right) thinking I had to position it manually. Once I turned it on and it started moving itself I was crapping myself thinking I'd broken it. It still works fine and hasn't missed a beat. Been about 2 years or so now.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:11 PM   #6
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Ours is very durable. It's fallen a couple of times and it's still working with no problems.
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Old 11-26-2012, 06:38 PM   #7
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i have mine connected every time since i bought it 2 years ago, one day it fell but continued its function properly, so its supposed to be very as foxxy said it should not be a big deal try using very mobile games just to check hows functioning
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #8
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Mine fell of the top of the TV a while ago - it wasn't a big fall, just the height of the TV.
It looks fine but doesn't work properly anymore, it's unable to track my movements accurately, and almost impossible to play any games with as I can't get the hand curser to stay over any menu options long enough for it to select.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:29 AM   #9
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Mine was dropped only once but it's inner motor damaged pretty good.I thinks it's all about luck in this case.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #10
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dropped mine allso so far it is ok
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:28 PM   #11
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I did the same "moving" mistake during the installation. I forced it up and heard some clicks... only after the poweron I realized it moves automatically
Well, it worked... and it stills working for 2 years now...
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:21 PM   #12
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My cat knocked it off the TV. It landed upside down on the tile floor and still works fine.

I think like others have said its kinda luck. If it falls just right I can see it getting damaged. Especially the gearbox and movement system.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:39 AM   #13
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I dropped mine from about five feet everything works. I must be lucky.
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