Do not flip a Xbox 360 while playing a game

Did you ever think about the reason they put that warning on the Xbox 360? Check out this video so see why.

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+2 1. GvZ commented 12 years ago

Imagine that happening with a PSP :(|)
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+15 2. Noobeater commented 12 years ago

Flipping it activates the grinder blades.
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+4 3. Chucky commented 12 years ago

At POST 2...

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+8 4. realbone commented 12 years ago

Microsoft product at its best there. :(|)
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+3 5. Cheeseburger commented 12 years ago

And if you flip it twice it explodes.
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+5 6. Siruss commented 12 years ago

You dont need to move 360 to get scratches....

Here is a test on not moving the 360:

And here is why it is scraching the game discs...even without moving it....
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+3 7. BabyJLE commented 12 years ago

omg! Test video is posted 2 months late! :'(
I bought Call of Duty 4 : Moderna Warfare then after playing like one week, guess what happened?!?!
I fricking flipped my 360 and my game was destroyed! :O

...Gametag: Dratius

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+4 8. wtfysc commented 12 years ago

how extremely bloody dodgy. I hope more people see this.
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+4 9. AVERY commented 12 years ago

This is why PS3's rule! 8-) >:) :| :) ;) :D
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+2 10. no1home commented 12 years ago

...and why would anyone do that??? :|
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+3 11. DJKovu commented 12 years ago

Glad i never did buy one of this freaky destryers >:)
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+2 12. peelo2020 commented 12 years ago

This got nothing to do with the fact that it is an Xbox DVD drive. The same thing will happen with almost any optical drive spinnig fast enough.

Now, because I'm not a physicist I cannot give you a definite answer as to why this thing happens but I think it has got something to do with the Newton's Laws of Motion (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong if you know better).

Even though if I'm wrong with the Newton law thing you can easily test this in real life.

Take, for example, one 52x cd drive and attach it to a PC. Then copy something from the CD to the computer's hard drive. Turn the drive while the CD spins at full speed. Congratulations. You got a scratched CD. You can further test this with a front wheel of you bike or with something similar. Take the wheel it and hold it with both hands from the center axel and spin the wheel. Try to turn the wheel. You can actually feel the wheel to resist your attempts to turn the wheel while it spins (whoa it almost rhymes :)).
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+3 13. epica commented 12 years ago

a good old discman is an optical , fast-spinning device, and had been pretty useless if it did that
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+2 14. Tehmk commented 12 years ago

Even so I don't see people moving their consoles about, only "idiots" would.

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0 15. Bahamaut commented 12 years ago

One PC to rule them all. Playing FPS with gamepad ROFL
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+1 16. compwhiz797 commented 12 years ago

peelo2020 is correct.

The fast spinning dvd acts as a gyroscope inside the drive, this will happen with any truly fast spinning drive (including hard drives, but platters and their bearings are much more rigid).

epica: A discman (and anything else that plays an audio cd without extremely fast lookahead) does not rotate anywhere near this fast, and even then, the player is rarely tilted (meaning changing the axis of rotation of the cd while playing), which is the only motion a gyroscope resists.

The equations for a gyroscope resisting a changing axis of rotation can be derived from newton's laws with some calculus, as each part of the disc has momentum in varying directions.
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+2 17. hwallbanger commented 12 years ago

well, it was a crummy game anyway.
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+2 18. hwallbanger commented 12 years ago

(kidding about the whole crummy game remark)
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+2 19. duck_dodgers commented 12 years ago

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0 20. 98oktan commented 5 years ago

It sounds like it's in pain... :O