It's a common question: Is it really safe to vertically stand your Xbox One?
Consoles are generally a rectangular slab, most often designed to sit horizontally, for whatever reason. Perhaps it's because disc trays are easier to design when they're flat, because there's no need for additional engineering to make discs safe to use on a vertical angle. If you use your original Xbox One in a vertical position, it can cause some serious problems. But is that always the case?
No way, no how.
If you want to use a vertical console to save space or otherwise, here are a few scenarios when you can safely stand your Xbox up.
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