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goldenpp72
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(08-12-2006, 09:13 PM)
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Mod Note - ALL 360 DEATH STORIES GO IN HERE

So it ran well for awhile, got mine back in december then all of a sudden bam, it died. I didn't have a service contract so I got to pay 130 bucks for repair, then another 50-60 for the 2 year contract whenever I get it back. The moral of the story? When buying non nintendo hardware always factor the extra money for a service plan.

Not happy right now, luckily my friends box is also here for a couple months so I can still get my dead rising love. However, this is strike 1 microsoft, don't be like sony and continue to **** me over (ps2)
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Mejilan
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(08-12-2006, 09:14 PM)
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Look, it sucks, but we don't f-cking need a new thread for every 360 death.
BlueTsunami
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(08-12-2006, 09:15 PM)
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Xbox360s are like dust in the wind...

...close my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams, pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind, all they are is dust in the wind.
Same old song, just a drop of water in an endless sea..
Tieno
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(08-12-2006, 09:16 PM)
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We need more threads like these, they are like a breath of fresh air.
Amir0x
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(08-12-2006, 09:17 PM)
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Stop making a billion threads on it, please. All go in here!
Wario64
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(08-12-2006, 09:17 PM)
Someone please make a "Official My X360 is broken" thread. Tired of hearing people whining
goldenpp72
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(08-12-2006, 09:17 PM)
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hey, someone at microsoft has got to read these :p
VALIS
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(08-12-2006, 09:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mejilan

Look, it sucks, but we don't f-cking need a new thread for every 360 death.

Thank you. Yes, looks like the launch window units are unreliable as **** and everyone's is breaking down lately. But every occurance isn't thread worthy!
davepoobond
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(08-12-2006, 09:19 PM)
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wasn't there already an "official thread"?
Amir0x
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(08-12-2006, 09:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by davepoobond

wasn't there already an "official thread"?

Was there?

*digs*
DSN2K
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(08-12-2006, 09:20 PM)
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mine still works just fine :P
davepoobond
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(08-12-2006, 09:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

Was there?

*digs*

i'm pretty sure there was a huge thread full of "my 360 is broken" posts. like at least 10 pages or so.
J-Rzez
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(08-12-2006, 09:21 PM)
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And sticky that thread so ppl can easily see it... not everyone will search for such a thread... if they see it, they'll post in there...

Everyone that had their 360 crap out on them, even if it was launch day, should post in there as well, to get the thread going so more ppl will feel invited to post... or something... hehe...

You can't really yell at ppl over it... they just want to vent something they liked, or paid a lot of money for crapped out on them... they wanna vent...

Sorry to hear your 360 died... you're not alone to say the least... this maybe perhaps the most flawed hardware ever... (Not even the PS2 drives failing were this bad)
Leondexter
(08-12-2006, 09:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

Stop making a billion threads on it, please. All go in here!

Fair enough, but shouldn't it be stickied? :D
Amir0x
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(08-12-2006, 09:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leondexter

Fair enough, but shouldn't it be stickied? :D

Do you want a thread like this to be stickied :P
Andonuts
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(08-12-2006, 09:25 PM)

Originally Posted by Amir0x

Do you want a thread like this to be stickied :P

You guys might start looking like Nintendo fanboys.
arne
(08-12-2006, 09:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amir0x

Was there?

*digs*


yeah, but egm tainted that thread
BlueTsunami
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(08-12-2006, 09:34 PM)
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negitoro7
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(08-12-2006, 09:35 PM)
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Any word on a newer generation of Xbox 360's that aren't as prone to malfunction as the launch window units? I'm gonna hold off until then.
Speevy
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(08-12-2006, 09:36 PM)
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Mine stopped displaying color, so it might as well have been dead. My replacement has worked perfectly for 6 months.

*crosses fingers*
Chiggs
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(08-12-2006, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by negitoro7

Any word on a newer generation of Xbox 360's that aren't as prone to malfunction as the launch window units? I'm gonna hold off until then.

We're well past the launch window already. If you buy one now, you should be okay. Or you could just wait until they switch to 65nm in 2007.
Amir0x
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(08-12-2006, 09:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by arne


yeah, but egm tainted that thread

Now i remember :lol
dirtmonkey37
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(08-12-2006, 09:38 PM)

Originally Posted by goldenpp72

Mod Note - ALL 360 DEATH STORIES GO IN HERE

So it ran well for awhile, got mine back in december then all of a sudden bam, it died. I didn't have a service contract so I got to pay 130 bucks for repair, then another 50-60 for the 2 year contract whenever I get it back. The moral of the story? When buying non nintendo hardware always factor the extra money for a service plan.

Not happy right now, luckily my friends box is also here for a couple months so I can still get my dead rising love. However, this is strike 1 microsoft, don't be like sony and continue to **** me over (ps2)


Wow, I remember you telling me about your 360 goin crazy when we talked, but now it's finally dead huh?


I think mine's gonna die soon as well. Not because anything weird's been happening, but everyone's seems to be dying sooner or later. Got mine in december as well.


I never had any problems with my PS2 though. It has run perfectly for 4 years.
Hajaz
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(08-12-2006, 09:38 PM)
the best solution for 3 red lights error:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYv6b7MndJk

worked for like 9 out of 10 people on xboxhacker.net
Kobun Heat
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(08-12-2006, 09:39 PM)
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This should really be Microsoft's new ad campaign in Japan.

f_elz
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(08-12-2006, 09:43 PM)
can't wait for the Wii and PS3 breakdown threads.
DSN2K
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(08-12-2006, 09:43 PM)
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:lol
davepoobond
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(08-12-2006, 09:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kobun Heat

wow
djkimothy
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(08-12-2006, 09:49 PM)
No sub-woofer/wine cooler jokes? I'm appaled.
Synthesizer Patel
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(08-12-2006, 09:50 PM)
do-do-doomed
Amir0x
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(08-12-2006, 10:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kobun Heat

This should really be Microsoft's new ad campaign in Japan.

heh it's not hilarious on the surface, but then the 360s on the ground with the red rings of death sold it :lol
The Take Out Bandit
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DRAGGGUUULLLAAA!!!
(08-12-2006, 10:35 PM)
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TToB before Xbox360 obituary:



TToB after Xbox360 obituary:



Keep'em coming, suckers! :lol
Soneet
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(08-12-2006, 10:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hajaz

the best solution for 3 red lights error:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYv6b7MndJk

worked for like 9 out of 10 people on xboxhacker.net

I watched the whole video... that's the weirdest solution I've seen to any electronic device. Imagine Microsoft's solution. Giant ovens... omg.
BamYouHaveAids
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(08-12-2006, 10:51 PM)
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I got the three red rings 4 times within the last 2 weeks. Hope it doesn't break.
BlueTsunami
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(08-12-2006, 10:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hajaz

the best solution for 3 red lights error:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYv6b7MndJk

worked for like 9 out of 10 people on xboxhacker.net

Do you know the reason for heating up the mainboard like that? Is it so certain connections re meld or something? Its an interesting fix but one should probably send the thing in to get replaced or repaired instead of opening up their 360 themselves
dakiparu
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(08-12-2006, 10:56 PM)
mine died a week ago (mfg date 12.01.2005). When I contacted MS customer care to have my console changed with a new working one, they told me they were experiencing continuous change requests for every Xbox 360 manufactured untill march 2006. They assured me the new one I will get, it's manufactured at least in may 2006. I am sure they told me the truth since 2 friends of mine had their boxes changed with 05.26.2006 models. I hope to get the new baby back at home ASAP! Anyway something must have changed in MS warranty service, since the first batch of broken X360s were replaced by refurbished ones while now they are sending totally new machines...
AtomicShroom
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(08-12-2006, 10:58 PM)
Mine died a few months ago. They sent me a new one free of charge. I'm wondering how long it will last.
camel
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(08-12-2006, 11:08 PM)
Mine Died 2 weeks ago.

It was also kind enough to corrupt the profile when it first crashed. s on top of everything.. it looks like my saved games are gone no matter what. 100 hours of oblivion. gone.

my origional xbox did the same thing when i bought it at launch.. as did the ps2 a couple months after i bought it at launch. they just don't make hardware like they used too.

for the record. i took immaculate care of it. and it was in a very well ventalated place.

Sending a console in for reapir isn't the end of the world. its the risk you take while buying launch systems.. but man.. buy a memory card and back up your profile.. cause that was the worst part of it.
Hajaz
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(08-12-2006, 11:12 PM)

Originally Posted by BlueTsunami

Do you know the reason for heating up the mainboard like that? Is it so certain connections re meld or something? Its an interesting fix but one should probably send the thing in to get replaced or repaired instead of opening up their 360 themselves


yeah, the reason is microcracks in the soldering.

here's the original thread where its documented:
http://www.xboxhacker.net/forums/index.php?topic=1193.0


the way i see it, if you dont have warany, you might aswell give this a try
Mejilan
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(08-12-2006, 11:15 PM)
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Thank you mods.

And condolences to all those afflicted.
VALIS
Finally I have 40 cakes
But it cost me 40 friends
(08-12-2006, 11:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hajaz

the best solution for 3 red lights error:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYv6b7MndJk

worked for like 9 out of 10 people on xboxhacker.net

Wow, that's pretty interesting. Since my busted 360 is well out of the warranty already, I think I'll give this a shot.
Hajaz
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(08-12-2006, 11:35 PM)
you cant do it with a hairdryer or a paint removing gun though. you need a proper hot air gun thats capable of melting solder. read the entire xboxhacker thread before you start
Lo-Volt
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(08-13-2006, 12:29 AM)
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In the time I had my first 360, it was one of the more enjoyable periods in recent gaming for me. It operated like a champ since I got it in February, but the January 2006-made system was having difficulty throughout July. Once it started showing DREs, I ran to Best Buy, since I bought a PRP with their chain (the stories here on the GAF scared me, frankly).

The good news is that Best Buy was rather helpful, as opposed to the early frustration I had when I had to call Microsoft's truly rancid customer service early in my 360's life; they heard the problem, saw my PRP, checked for the unit in the stock and I was out in under ten minutes. The bad news is that the PRP expired once it was used (!), which meant that those $50 spent on it had to be re-upped if I ever wanted the store to save me from the menace of Microsoft representatives. The 360 was replaced at the end of July, but Dead Rising am abandoned.
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moku
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(08-13-2006, 12:34 AM)

Originally Posted by djkimothy

No sub-woofer/wine cooler jokes? I'm appaled.

Happy?
IAmtheFMan
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(08-13-2006, 12:52 AM)
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Mine was defective at launch. It basically would only start up about 50% of the time by pressing the power button. I put up with this for a week, until I got the Red Ring.

They sent me a replacement lickety split. That one's been working like a charm ever since.
Drey1082
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(08-13-2006, 01:01 AM)
I'm awaiting my replacement 360 this week.
Stoney Mason
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(08-13-2006, 04:44 AM)
Well my 360 has decided all of a sudden to start ruining my disks by burning a nice ring circle on them. I've lost Dead Rising now because of this. I know this was an issue brought up early on after launch but since it wasn't happening to me, I never really payed attention. Is there some way to stop this rom occuring or do I need to send in my 360 to Microsoft? Thx.

I'll post in both thread to multiply my chance for a response. :)
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WrathOfOtaibah
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(08-13-2006, 04:51 AM)
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I've had my Xbox 360 for 5 months. When I turn it on, I think, "Is this going to be the day?". I think its a matter of when, not if, my 360 will break down. If it breaks down, I'll never get another 360.
Himuro
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(08-13-2006, 04:54 AM)
Can someone explain this wine coolers joke?
TheWolf
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(08-13-2006, 05:07 AM)
mine died after a couple of months. i got an older one back for free a couple weeks later with a Hitachi drive when the one i sent it was a Samsung.

if it breaks again and i have to pay money to get it fixed, someone is getting killed.

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