I've gotten this question a few times already so I thought I'd just answer it once publicly. The new Xbox 360 Slim we tore down yesterday does in fact have an IR receiver, it works perfectly with the Xbox 360 IR remote that shipped with the first 360s five years ago.

In other news, I haven't had much luck trying to get that heatspreader off. It's on there pretty tight and there's very little room to securely get a razor blade in there. As a consolation prizeI do have the brand and model number of the fan in the new 360. It is a Foxconn PVA092G12P.

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  • adam92682 - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    How many workers killed themselves to make this fan?
  • quiksilvr - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    None. This is new :D
  • squngy - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    It also isn't used in an apple product :D
  • Penti - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - link

    As far as I know Microsoft has always used Foxconn to build their Xbox 360's. :) It's kinda retarded to see it as a big "Applefactory" in media. It's really Dell who made the move to China possible for Foxconn. It's only the largest contract manufacturer in the world and among the top biggest companies in the world. How many life where ruined manufacturing the disastrous Xbox 360 with it's quality record? Who knows :P
  • bill4 - Sunday, June 20, 2010 - link

    Well, at least the workers dont have to worry about it killing them if it falls on them like big fat PS3 lol
  • Lord 666 - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    $500 iPad being smashed on video > $300 Xbox

    Definitely would be interesting to just twist it off
  • FaaR - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    Anand, you're on pretty good terms with the guys at MS aren't ya... So why not just ask them for a photo of the naked die(s)? :D

    There's no reason for them to hide any details, so it shouldn't be too hard to aquire a naked picture of the darned thing. It's not as if it's military secrets or anything! :P
  • bill4 - Sunday, June 20, 2010 - link

    mmm, it probably is, actually.

    they probably dont want to give out any more details than necessary.

    I was thinking that the other day, consoles used to tout their specs, as recently as X360. We're rapidly approaching a day where it's all kept hush hush. It already is with Apple and Nintendo. Nintendo wont say anything about what hardware is in 3DS for example, nor Apple with iPad.
  • wvh - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    I didn't know Foxconn still had fans left?
  • dingetje - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - link


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