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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  • Ganesh_balan - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    Hey Anand,

    Thanks a lot for the info on the fan! I was surprised to see a whole article put up on the home page on the IR receiver and the fan details.

  • robsonnbi - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - link

    Have you tried to take it off right after being used without the fan for some minutes?
  • blueboy10 - Saturday, June 19, 2010 - link

    It seems that they could move it somewhere where it is favorable than where it is now. However, if it comes in relation to price and availability of a product (in the case a fan) then it would really not surprise me at all. Companies try to cut corners when they can and cram as much as they can when they can. Its all about convenience for those companies and not necessary in the favor of consumers. Just where is that IR receiver at? Where the fan is? WTH?! Just my 2 cents. - BLUEBOY
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  • bill4 - Sunday, June 20, 2010 - link

    Would help get the heatspreader off?

    I wonder if any website will do a teardown that gets it off...
  • fiftey - Monday, July 12, 2010 - link

    As the previous article shows, there are minor improvements in power consumption and noise levels with the larger single fan, but I don't care about noise levels. The issue I have is does this fan provide sufficient cooling? With lots of people complaining on amazon.com that their brand new Xbox 360 S is already red-lighting and breaking down, I wonder whether microsoft have messed up again by focusing too hard on lowering noise levels by using a larger fan and lowering fan speeds and not providing sufficient cooling for the singular, larger heatsink.

    I'd like to see some comparison data on the operating temperatures of the valhalla and jasper and if the new xbox is indeed still running hot, a step by step tutorial of how users can simply mod their new 360s so that the fan is always at max speed

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