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Is Modding A Fire Hazard?


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#1 ThorPer

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 09:22 PM

Hi all!
I was wondering if any of you have heard of modding of xbox 1 being a fire hazard? Is it considered safe?



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Posted 21 January 2009 - 11:41 AM

Mods done on any piece of electrical equipment if done incorrectly are a hazard.Make sure everything is correctly insulated and no shorts on any solder work done if you do any you shouldnt go far wrong then..

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE(The Eggman @ Jan 21 2009, 12:17 PM) View Post

Mods done on any piece of electrical equipment if done incorrectly are a hazard.Make sure everything is correctly insulated and no shorts on any solder work done if you do any you shouldnt go far wrong then..


But are there any reported stories about fires started because of modding?

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Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:58 PM

QUOTE(ThorPer @ Feb 17 2009, 01:17 PM) View Post

But are there any reported stories about fires started because of modding?

im sure there are, but it would be no different from fires started by cooking, its an inherent risk but as long as your reasonably careful it wont be a problem

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 12:00 AM

Not really about fire, but when assembling and disassembling the xbox, don't have it turned on. I got shocked by the power supply once and it wasn't all that fun. after you unplug it, tap the power button 10-15 times and you should hear a little noise, this should get rid of a lot of the extra energy in your xbox.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:37 AM

If you can believe the stories, the xbox 1 even has a fire hazard without being modded.
For that reason, Microsoft brought out new power cables with a buildin protection.

Connect the xbox to a power inlet with a switch. If you don't use it, simply switch it off.
This method will reduce the power consumption to 0 and the fire risk to 0 as well.

It's not like the xbox will work fine one minute, and turn into flames the next minutes.
Most problems occurs when something breaks and starts overheating.
If it has time enough to overheat real hard, it can start to burn.

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