Red Ring Of Death

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by SPeedY_B, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Dammit >_<

    All I wanted yesterday morning was to play COD4 over live. Yet upon turning my console on, selecting multiplayer, getting into a game... it froze.

    I turned it off, and back on, and the Xbox 360 orb logo-thingy came onto screen, began to move, then froze. After a few more attempts the console either turns on (Green lights) and freezes or nothing comes on the screen at all, or alternatively I'm getting the RROD.

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    What makes this even more annoying is that this is my second console!
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    get an elite, they are based on the new hardware where that is fixed :)
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yep, but they're not without problems either. A friend of mine's Elite broke literally days before mine bit the dust. Apparently it's a really simple fix, but his console no longer reads any optical media, his console was a lot younger than mine too... so it's now with Microsoft :)
     
  4. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I go through a spirt each month where I want to get one, but keep putting it off. Honestly holding out for potential 60GB model with Blu-Ray now :D
     
  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Well they need to get a larger optical drive in there, DVD9 will become more of a strain for developers who want to truly stress the system. Though making games require a BD drive will alienate the so-many-million people who already own a standard console... Oh well, there's always the PS3 :p
     
  6. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    if they don't want to alienate the base couldn't they just do a piggyback?
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Did you send it back Speedy?
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Or the Halo edition.

    Heck any of the new ones should be fine.
     
  9. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    My Arcade is too - which is why I chose it.
     
  10. Grandmaster

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    MS really ****ed up on the hardware... feel sorry for all the early adopters.

    Does anyone know if the new hardware actually has a less failure rate?

    Luckily I haven't had any problems yet. Except the thing is so noisy!
     
  11. Electronic Punk

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    My launch xbox was fine until I took it apart and managed to get arctic silver all over the place.
     
  12. kcnychief

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  13. Electronic Punk

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    People are sneaky tho, they might not already be in talks because the talks are already over.
     
  14. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Is THAT what they call it now? :D
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    My first one was returned to the wonderful sh*t hole that is Argos and a straight swap was done, this time I've been told to call Microsoft though... maybe I'll try again when different staff are in the store :D
     
  16. lancer

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    i think you should, how long ago did you buy it?

    i bought and returned two xbox 360's both times i just thought the build quality so horrible i couldn't deal with it.

    thus i bought a ps3 and couldn't be happier, but now i need to buy another wii as i foolishly sold mine a few months ago as i didn't use it, but now i really want it again... anyone have one to sell?
     
  17. kcnychief

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    OoooOooOoOooohh sexy! Find out now!!!
     
  18. tdinc

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    Sorry to hear about the RROD speedy. Hopefully M$ does the job and fixes it.

    As far as a PS3 you will be happy once you get one.
     
  19. wasted_d

    wasted_d OSNN Junior Addict

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    i had 2 xbox 360s, 1 for myself an 1 for my 13yr old son, mine died with the ring of death an i sent it back to MS, after about 3 weeks i received what was claimed to be a new one but it had a nasty rattle an was even more noisy than the other one was.
    So since then ive sold both an purchased 2 ps3's, a 60gb and a 40gb an to be honest its the best move i couldve made. :)
     
  20. lancer

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    well the amount of awesome games that are coming out this yr for ps3 i think will be a turning point for the console, and whilst the 360 starts to wane the ps3 with pick up with its superior processing power and ability to hold truly enormous immersive games.