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Red Ring Of Death

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#1
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.



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

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#3
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 :)
 

kcnychief

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#4
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
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#5
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
 

Perris Calderon

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#6
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
if they don't want to alienate the base couldn't they just do a piggyback?
 

Grandmaster

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#10
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!
 

lancer

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#16
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?
 

tdinc

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#18
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.
 

wasted_d

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#19
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. :)
 

lancer

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#20
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.
 

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