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My 2nd xbox 360 died today!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Cursed_Soul, Jan 2, 2009.

  1. Cursed_Soul

    Cursed_Soul Now known as Luos_83

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    A friend of mine just got his 2nd because his died (red ring of death).
    Another friend is on his 3th (died grafix card, and red ring of dead)

    And now my 2nd one died, a few days after the warrenty..
    The first one died because the drive was b0rked.
    And now the 2nd one couldnt read dvd/cd's anymore.

    so..
    http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=iJePEwwuSsE

    quote:
    1. xbox 360.. microsoft.. here you go.
    2. see, you dont need to remove the special screws to open it.
    3. I want to see its heart.

    and the rest is nonsense.
     
  2. edhe

    edhe ..dadhe..

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    Wow ****! get it repaired then!
     
  3. Hunter

    Hunter BeyondUnreal Newsie

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    or you should get an extra 2 years warrenty with Microsoft for free repair etc.
     
  4. Cursed_Soul

    Cursed_Soul Now known as Luos_83

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    :p

    I am actually thinking about sending it back to MS with a letter stating:
    all of a sudden my xbox stopped working,
    can you find out that is the problem, and hopefully fix it?
     
  5. WarTourist

    WarTourist New Member

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    Just picked up my third after my Elite bit the dust. If you buy a new one, be sure to do your homework on the Jesper chipset. It's a new lower power chipset that has 256 megs of ram and supposedly addresses the failure issues the previous 360s had (aka one hasn't failed yet).

    MS is definitely still selling the original 360 hardware as well, so check out some of the "how to find a jesper" articles out there to ensure you're not setting yourself up for another RROD.
     
  6. Balton

    Balton The Beast of Worship

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    my warranty was automatically enhanced when it RROd'ed. All you got to do is get in touch with some MS help desk.
     
  7. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    The short to finding a jasper:

    Find the opening on the box where the barcode is visible.
    On the lower left hand corner you can see the amps rating right above the words "made in china"
    The Jasper will say 12.1A instead of 14.2A
     
  8. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    And my friend wonders why I never buy a 360 :rolleyes:
     
  9. Crotale

    Crotale _________________________ _______________

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    Good info TWD, but that doesn't help if the poor sap makes his purchase over the web. I guess if it turns out to be the wrong item it can be returned, but what a hassle. 'Tis the main reason why I buy stuff like that at a brick and mortar.
     
  10. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    Yeah there's no point in buying an xbox online. You actually end up paying more because of the shipping, and then you have to wait.
     
  11. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    Its nice if they have finally fixed that machine, but.. isen't it a little late in the game?

    I wonder how much this whole RROD issue has cost them.
     
  12. Zur

    Zur surrealistic mad cow

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    B2B = Built to Break
     
  13. TWD

    TWD Cute and Cuddly

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    I don't know if it's really stopped anybody from buying, and I don't think it's too late as these consoles still have several years of life left in them.

    However, I also wouldn't say it's fixed. These newer ones have only been around for like a month. Who knows what they're going to start doing two years from now.
     
  14. evilmrfrank

    evilmrfrank Banned

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    Ah wow that sucks! Really hope this never happens to me:(
     
  15. ZenPirate

    ZenPirate Living Legend (and moderator)

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    Best chance to get a "jasper" online is to buy an Arcade holiday bundle that includes the sega superstars tennis game.
     
  16. Grobut

    Grobut Комиссар Гробут

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    It stopped me, and i'm probably not the only one.

    Hence i said "if they have", the thing is brand new afterall.
     
  17. KaiserWarrior

    KaiserWarrior Flyin' High

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    Fix't.

    I mean, I understand some people are willing to put up with it, but roundabouts the second time the hardware died under normal wear and tear I'd be demanding a full refund and taking my business elsewhere.

    All this nonsense people keep talking about with "get such and such a bundle" and "check the serial number" to make sure you don't get a freaking brick is absurd. If the product fails, don't buy it.
     
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  18. Breadtruck

    Breadtruck All's Well That Ends Well

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    Mine only had one problem, and that was the red ring. My warranty had been out for a while, but I got it fixed and haven't had any problems since. It sucks to see people have so many problems with theirs.
     
  19. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    Wait...since when has Microsoft given refunds?
     
  20. Sjosz

    Sjosz (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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    Approaching 2 full years without a single 360 of my own to RROD in my presence. *fingers crossed* *knock on wood*
     

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