Peter Moore On 360 Hardware Issues: "things break"

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  1. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member

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    Wow. Just wow. You'd think this guy would have a clue, but this is basically the worst secret in blogosphere:

    Personally out of my little gaming group of 7 or 8 folks, 6 have returned their box. Currently that I'm aware only myself, Mike Parent, and one other have not gotten the dreaded red ring of death.

    Deny, deny, deny.

    http://news.portalit.net/fullnews_P...rdware-Issues:-Yknow,-things-break!_2581.html
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Junior Geek

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    I don't know the actual failure rate, but I agree that anecdotally it seems to be higher then 3%.
     
  3. Drew Mitten

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    It's at least 20%. I don't have a friend that hasn't had a harware problem with their 360.
     
  4. Max Yokell

    Max Yokell Well-Known Member Top Poster

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    I traded one in on the extended warranty plan at BB.
     
  5. Drew Mitten

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    They didn't give you any crap?
     
  6. Ken McDaniel

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    It's extended warranty. No questions asked.
     
  7. Drew Mitten

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    Well if I were to go in there I would be given crap, simply because I am a 16 year old snotty know-it-all.
     
  8. Ken McDaniel

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    Use the Force, Drew.
     
  9. Ken McDaniel

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    OK dammit, the quotation blocks are starting to piss me off.
     
  10. Drew Mitten

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    Will you teach me Master of Gears?
     
  11. Troy Seufert

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    Make sure you have HTML turned off on your profile.
     
  12. Ken McDaniel

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    Let's see what happens....
     
  13. Ken McDaniel

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    Sweet. Does that mean we can't use the HTML feature? I was hoping to show off some of my newly acquired skillz and embed some video.
     
  14. Rich Kraus

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    hoping it works...
     
  15. Rich Kraus

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    Re: Peter Moore On 360 Hardware Issues: "things break&q

    mines been red ringed, ad that to your count if you hadnt.
     
  16. Ken McDaniel

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    It really is ridiculous that they can't just fix the darn things. We're a year and a half into production and first gens are going up in smoke left and right.
     
  17. Rich Kraus

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    agreed. sort of sucks when your selling them.

    me: you might want our extended service plan with this one....
    them: (the half normal automatic no)
    me: ummm you really do want it with this, either mine, or go get microsofts....
     
  18. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Yeah, unfortunately BB trying to sell them on cables and stuff have given people a bad taste.
     
  19. AndrewM

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    Red-ringed here as well.

    The replacement I got has the occasional read error as well.

    Since the machine is out of warranty now I think I'll just start doing my own repairs from here on out, there's enough replacement parts available and enough people out there with experience working on the unit.
     
  20. Rich Kraus

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    +1 on that. if mine fails again, and MS wont fix it, im breaking out the screw driver.
     

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