#1
Im so scared right now. I am in fear of my xb360's life. Everything works fine, until i try to load a game and within the first 1-15 seconds it freezes up, then i cant do anything and i have to press the power button to restart it, and once again, freezes. It just started doing this randomly yesterday. I've had it for about 9 months now...

So do i just need to clean some internals, or is the red ring of doom on its way to see me?
#5
*Pats on back*

There, there, it will be dead within a couple of days.

Sorry, it's true. Just get ready to send it in. But whatever, there are no games out right now, so it's the best time for it.

EDIT: (Lol, lots of bias opinions already within the first few posts...)

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#8
Not that much of a hassle, couple of guys iv'e known that have RRD'd sent it off and had it back within a week.
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#9
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To bad PS3's are 1900000$ huh.

i know right
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#10
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Lololololololool.

Serves you right for buying a crappy console

riiigghtt.... this somehow reminds me of the ps3 not getting any games made for it... and still being outperformed by the ps2, and even the wii....


man i am a 360 fanboy...


i'd rather make my toast on the ps3 cus that's what it's made for...
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#12
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To bad PS3's are 1900000$ huh.



Yeah I know right... $50.... deffinately = $1900000....
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#13
Or, you could get the short end of the stick, and get a mentally retarded answer-machine like being on the other end of 1-800-4-MY-XBOX, and after 3 weeks of impatient waiting and stalker-like calling of the above number, you get your box to ship it in.

5 weeks later, you get a refurb XBox 360 in the mail, which will die within another 5 weeks, and thus the cycle restarts.

I'd rather do all this than pay an arm and a leg for a PS3.
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#14
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riiigghtt.... this somehow reminds me of the ps3 not getting any games made for it... and still being outperformed by the ps2, and even the wii....

man i am a 360 fanboy...

i'd rather make my toast on the ps3 cus that's what it's made for...

Sorry man, but I have no sympathy. Buy a console that you know has dodgy hardware and you're just asking for trouble.

EDIT: Just realised you aren't TS

I stand by my statement though.
#16
I'm sorry but the PS3 IS NOT that much more than the 360 like it used to be.... It's gone down like $200!! Get the PS3, its a better console and Everything on the 360 is on the PS3 Except Halo.... and you get Metal Gear Solid.... honestly.. its a very easy decision.
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#17
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Not that much of a hassle, couple of guys iv'e known that have RRD'd sent it off and had it back within a week.


I sent mine on a Monday, got it back the next monday, plus free month of Xbox Live Gold, I've had it for about 6 months since then and it works fine
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#18
Tomorrow you will have the red ring of death ( The xbox dosn't turn on, and just blinks 3 red rings
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#19
I think it is dying, but you missed a spot, so that's gonna be a different colour.
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#20
the 360 elite costs $50 more than the 40 gig ps3 at the eb games in victoria.

My wife bought the ps3 as a surprise for us.. and man its got some cool **** on it.

if the 360 wasn't PRONE to breaking all the time.. i'd get one for the all the RPGS it has..
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#21
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I'm sorry but the PS3 IS NOT that much more than the 360 like it used to be.... It's gone down like $200!! Get the PS3, its a better console and Everything on the 360 is on the PS3 Except Halo.... and you get Metal Gear Solid.... honestly.. its a very easy decision.




You know nothing, do you. Do you see Gears Of War, Dead Rising and Lost Odyssey on the PS3?

The 360 has a much better selection of good games. The PS3 has only one good exclusive, which is MGS4.
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#22
Do the Towel Trick and then leave your Xbox on all the time until you get the box to send it in.
#23
Quote by Tom_hatton
Lololololololool.

Serves you right for buying a crappy console


lol

yea sounds like it's time for a PS3
or Wii


Im happy with both the PS3 and Wii although the game style is very different between the two.
#24
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You know nothing, do you. Do you see Gears Of War, Dead Rising and Lost Odyssey on the PS3?

The 360 has a much better selection of good games. The PS3 has only one good exclusive, which is MGS4.


Final Fantasy XIII is going to be PS3 exclusive. is it not?
#25
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Final Fantasy XIII is going to be PS3 exclusive. is it not?

It's not. It's on the 360 now too.
#26
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Final Fantasy XIII is going to be PS3 exclusive. is it not?


No, it is not. It's going to be released simultaneously in Europe and the US for both 360 and PS3.

And the 360 has by far the strongest RPG-line up of the two consoles, if you're into that sorta thing.
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#27
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Do the Towel Trick and then leave your Xbox on all the time until you get the box to send it in.

Why would you do the towel trick? If it doesn't work for whatever reason, your warranty is screwed.

Get the thing repaired/replaced, sell it, then buy a PS3. Sorted.
#28
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No, it is not. It's going to be released simultaneously in Europe and the US for both 360 and PS3.

And the 360 has by far the strongest RPG-line up of the two consoles, if you're into that sorta thing.


...

Well, that knocks down reasons for getting a PS3 down from 2 to 1. MGS4.
#29
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Why would you do the towel trick? If it doesn't work for whatever reason, your warranty is screwed.

Get the thing repaired/replaced, sell it, then buy a PS3. Sorted.

No, it works and doesn't do anything but reset the sensor chip because it over heats. In some cases, it even permanently fixed the 360. If you open the 360, that makes the warranty invalid. Anything you do outside the box is acceptable though. And Microsoft gives out new 360s now if they get the RROD.
#30
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To bad PS3's are 1900000$ huh.


You pay the quality of what you're getting..

Same thing with guitars, if you wanna buy something good you have to pay a lot, otherwise you can settle with a crappy washburn for $100 and call yourself a guitarist..

PS3 costs more because it's simply better .
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#31
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No, it is not. It's going to be released simultaneously in Europe and the US for both 360 and PS3.

And the 360 has by far the strongest RPG-line up of the two consoles, if you're into that sorta thing.



yep, i love rpgs....cant wait for fable2
#32
Well the good news is that now you're finally going to have a life (no offense, man)
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#33
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PS3 costs more because it's simply better .

Not so simple.
#34
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No, it works and doesn't do anything but reset the sensor chip because it over heats. In some cases, it even permanently fixed the 360. If you open the 360, that makes the warranty invalid. Anything you do outside the box is acceptable though. And Microsoft gives out new 360s now if they get the RROD.

Well, that's me pwnt.
#35
same **** happened to my 360.. had to send it in twice
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#36
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...

Well, that knocks down reasons for getting a PS3 down from 2 to 1. MGS4.


That and it doesn't break for the insolence that you try to play a game on it
#38
And the 360 has a superior online platform.

Sure, they occassionally break, and that shouldn't happen... but Microsoft's been really quick with fixing them. My brother got his back in five days, and a free month of Xbox Live.
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#39
contact microsoft or the place where you bought it to find out about sending it off for repairs within the warranty period. i'd suggest not opening it up and fiddling around with it.
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