So I Jtagged my Falcon a while back and noticed the daft temps my machine was ruinning at, now I'm no expert (As your about to see) on 360 temperatures and cooling, though I did some overclocking and PC cooling mods many moons ago but I'm pretty sure that 60-70 degrees C is not desireable. So in an effort to prolong the life of the Jtag unit I decided to 'fit' some extra fans...
It's a 'work' in progress, as in I'll probably make it slightly more permanent in the future. It cost a grand total of £6 for a USB powered 3 fan laptop cooler but the main thing is it knocked about 20 degrees off each of the main components which was my main aim.
I might cut the lid in the future and maybe get an Xdrive unit so I can keep the drive external and tidy as I don't really use it with tha hard drive etc.
That was something I thought somebody on here might be able to answer. I tried just connecting the PCB from the DVD unit but you get a constant flashing power light on the power button, I'm asuming this is due to the unit detecting a missing component, probably the laser unit etc. Anyway to trick the unit without flashing the nand etc? So I can leave the bulk of the drive out to create space for the fan when I put the lid back on?
It's a crappy looking but effective mod, definitely nothing that hasn't been done before. I just thought I'd put it up as it don't require any work other than opening the 360 case, might help with those having problems with freezing etc. Oh and the neons were not intentional they just came in the fans. one plus point is the fans start cooling before you even power the 360, due to them being USB powered and they also continue to cool the unit after you power the 360 down, but they'll only go off once you switch off the mains.
So anyway there it is, mainly aimed at those who may not have the means, money etc for anything more drastic and from what I can see it did the job