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justjohn
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(06-27-2007, 08:13 PM)
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http://www.micromartltd.co.uk/

XBOX 360 - Micromart has now withdrawn from offering a Repair Service for the dreaded 3 Red Lights fault.

This problem is endemic on the XBox 360 console and the volume has made this repair non-viable.

Other repairs to the XBox 360 are still being supported.


so basically even a repair company you would think would be happy with the business has now stopped repairs on the 360. i think this shit is gonna blow :lol
AtomicShroom
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(06-27-2007, 08:15 PM)
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Oh man!! :lol :lol

How long until a recall of all the pre-2007 units? They're all ticking time bombs waiting to ROD.
Rocket Punch
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(06-27-2007, 08:15 PM)
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lulz nice one ms
[Nintex]
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(06-27-2007, 08:16 PM)
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Holy shit, I hope there's still room in that E.T. Landslide in Mexico. Otherwise MS can't cover this up with: "You know things break"
Y2Kev
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(06-27-2007, 08:16 PM)
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Endemic to the console :lol

Recall time coming.
MassiveAttack
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(06-27-2007, 08:17 PM)
What the hell... there's been an avalanche of these stories this week.

Crisis PR in full swing shortly.
Cruceh
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(06-27-2007, 08:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by AtomicShroom

Oh man!! :lol :lol

How long until a recall of all the pre-2007 units? They're all ticking time bombs waiting to ROD.


sums it up
adelante
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(06-27-2007, 08:17 PM)
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GODDAMNIT MICROSOFT, COME CLEAN WITH THIS ALREADY!!!!
Draft
(06-27-2007, 08:18 PM)
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Makes no sense. An incredibly popular system with an incredibly common overheating error that has an incredibly easy repair... it's money in the goddamn BANK for a console repair shop. WHY would you turn that business away?
tegdf
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(06-27-2007, 08:18 PM)
great news
urk
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(06-27-2007, 08:18 PM)
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I think it adds to the excitement. Every time I fire up my 360, I get this awesome surge of anxiety induced adrenaline.
soco
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(06-27-2007, 08:18 PM)
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haha. forget any megatons MS may have had for E3, it's gonna be overshadowed by massive failure news.

here on gaf, we'll probably see at least 200 new entries in the 'my 360 died' thread while everyone is clammoring for new videos on the marketplace.
BenjaminBirdie
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(06-27-2007, 08:18 PM)
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Oh man, I can't wait to see where this one goes.
WickedLaharl
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(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
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recall in 5..4..3..
JDSN
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(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
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More like pandemic.
neptunes
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(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
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You know it only takes a Simple recall to put all this negative press behind them.

what are they waiting for?
MirageDwarf
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(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
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This is Sony's revenge. :lol :lol
Crow-kun
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(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
Where is that Playstation 3 loves you boat? :lol
Triz
(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
I wonder how long till MS decideds to comment on all these news stories.
Vyse The Legend
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(06-27-2007, 08:19 PM)
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I'm absolutely baffled why there isn't a class action lawsuit yet.
Patrick Bateman
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)
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WOOOW, that's a lot of broken 360s-news today. :lol
Sho_Nuff82
(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)
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This is getting beyond ridiculous. If MS doesn't address this at E3, they're sunk.
Chittagong
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)
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Firewire
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)

Originally Posted by justjohn

http://www.micromartltd.co.uk/

XBOX 360 - Micromart has now withdrawn from offering a Repair Service for the dreaded 3 Red Lights fault.

This problem is endemic on the XBox 360 console and the volume has made this repair non-viable.

Other repairs to the XBox 360 are still being supported.


so basically even a repair company you would think would be happy with the business has now stopped repairs on the 360. i think this shit is gonna blow :lol


I posted this in the two current 360 threads!
A third thread is gonna piss some people I think!:lol
AltogetherAndrews
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Draft

Makes no sense. An incredibly popular system with an incredibly common overheating error that has an incredibly easy repair... it's money in the goddamn BANK for a console repair shop. WHY would you turn that business away?

It'd also mean certain doom if the company does not have the capacity to keep up their end of the deal.
MassiveAttack
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)

Originally Posted by Draft

Makes no sense. An incredibly popular system with an incredibly common overheating error that has an incredibly easy repair... it's money in the goddamn BANK for a console repair shop. WHY would you turn that business away?

"The volume has made this repair non-viable."

Translation: We're so overwhelmed with the number of units arriving that we no longer have the capacity to sustain the repair work required.
Bluemercury
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by soco

haha. forget any megatons MS may have had for E3, it's gonna be overshadowed by massive failure news.

here on gaf, we'll probably see at least 200 new entries in the 'my 360 died' thread while everyone is clammoring for new videos on the marketplace.

Yes, because has long has the megatons come who care's if the console's functional to play them right?
[Nintex]
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(06-27-2007, 08:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by neptunes

You know it only takes a Simple recall to put all this negative press behind them.

what are they waiting for?

Well that will most likely result in reactions like:
"TOLD YOU SO!! MS IS LYING!!"

I think they just waited for this to blow over...
BenjaminBirdie
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(06-27-2007, 08:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Draft

Makes no sense. An incredibly popular system with an incredibly common overheating error that has an incredibly easy repair... it's money in the goddamn BANK for a console repair shop. WHY would you turn that business away?

Because they just got 30,000 hits in the last twelve seconds. The only link on their Link page is for an Internet Ad Service.
adelante
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(06-27-2007, 08:21 PM)
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its time for a new landfill...
Firewire
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(06-27-2007, 08:21 PM)

Originally Posted by Draft

Makes no sense. An incredibly popular system with an incredibly common overheating error that has an incredibly easy repair... it's money in the goddamn BANK for a console repair shop. WHY would you turn that business away?


This is the same company that we heard about yesterday! The ones getting 1500 -2500 360's in for repair daily! That could be the reason!
Zefah
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(06-27-2007, 08:22 PM)
My 360 that I bought last September (it was manufactured in November 2005) is still alive and well, but I live in fear everyday thinking it will die on me.

Microsoft really needs to face this problem and the more articles and exposure the ROD gets the better.
rkenshin
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(06-27-2007, 08:22 PM)
Did this repair company run out of towels?
Skilotonn
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(06-27-2007, 08:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by Klaxon

WOOOW, that's a lot of broken 360s-news today. :lol

Yup - and all of them posted multiple times on top of that too!

A repair company turning down work - incredible!
[Nintex]
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(06-27-2007, 08:22 PM)
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I think this:

All repairs by Micromart (NE) Ltd. carry a full 3 months warranty.

Killed them
Branduil
(06-27-2007, 08:22 PM)
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Well, a recall would imply they could give you new units that wouldn't break.
Xenon
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(06-27-2007, 08:22 PM)
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I wonder if they only get paid for first repair. So maybe their getting killed on returns due to the 360s design.
justjohn
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(06-27-2007, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by rkenshin

Did this repair company run out of towels?

:lol
RobertM
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(06-27-2007, 08:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Crow-kun

Where is that Playstation 3 loves you boat? :lol

Not sure about PS3, but 360 still loves you.
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ShutEye
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(06-27-2007, 08:23 PM)
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I have a question:

Is Micromart under a service contract to Microsoft aka a 3rd party working under the supervision of Microsoft or are they simply offering their services to end users separate from any Microsoft arrangement?
MassiveAttack
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
Someone should call and ask them.

Micromart House, Coopies Lane, Industrial Estate,
Morpeth, , Northumberland, NE61 6JN
Phone: 01670 505181
Fax: 01670 505181
Email: info@micromartltd.co.uk

neptunes
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
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I think a recall is bound to happen soon, this press just can't on any longer.

If they aren't careful it may affect their marketshare.
OniShiro
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
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The problem is even if microsoft does a recall they have no clue how to fix the problem as they've proved, it's a design flaw in the console, and the only solution build be to redesign the motherboard, heatsinks and overall cooling of the console, and that is a lot of money.
Alcander
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
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Holy shit. Seriously, MS, get your ass in gear and fix the problem. You're blowing all the good will you achieved.
Dahbomb
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
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We need some "endemic" gifs up in here. Stat.
Luckyman
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
:lol :lol

Major needs to spin this shit.
DarienA
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(06-27-2007, 08:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by neptunes

You know it only takes a Simple recall to put all this negative press behind them.

what are they waiting for?

Because a recall is VERY public negative press.
loosus
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(06-27-2007, 08:25 PM)
Good ol' Microsoft. Injecting that software know-how into their hardware.

You can't patch this one, bitch!
soco
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(06-27-2007, 08:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Firewire

This is the same company that we heard about yesterday! The ones getting 1500 -2500 360's in for repair daily! That could be the reason!

are you sure about that? the address they list isn't what i seem to recall the other stuff being. (i'm not familiar with areas in the UK, so maybe it's pretty much hte same).
Firewire
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(06-27-2007, 08:25 PM)

Originally Posted by RobertM

Not sure about Sony, but MS still loves you.
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f'n classic!
You should have a little Peter Moore jumping off the ship, just before it goes down!:lol

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