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LEDs look lovely inside the Xbox Series X, but we don’t recommend it

Xbox Series XSource: Matt Brown | Windows Central

The Xbox Series X is a gorgeous piece of gaming hardware. Its unique design is optimized for maximizing airflow, including its top which is covered in holes for ventilation. One person on Reddit has taken advantage of those holes to show off color LEDs inside the console. While the setup looks beautiful, we don’t’ recommend it for several reasons.

First off, to add the lights, you have to open up the console. This in itself isn’t usually a great idea. People will debate about voiding warranties, but aside from that, it’s not a good idea to go poking around a console unless you know what you’re doing.

Second, the setup in a video has quite a few LEDs inside. The LEDs are coiled in a way that can cause excess heat that can damage the light strip. In addition to potentially causing damage to the light strip, it’s a bad idea to add more heat to your console.

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Finally, the LED strips in this modded console are just above the fan of the device. If you tried this yourself and made a mistake, you could affect the fan in a negative way.

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While we don’t recommend doing this yourself, it is fun to look at the finished product. When the Xbox Series X was unveiled, some people wondered if the console would have lighting of some kind. The announcement video for the console and some marketing images had a green hue at the top of the console, but the console doesn’t have any lights inside.

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This post was written by Sean Endicott and was first posted to WindowsCentral

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