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I have no problems with MS from my experience, 2 xboxs, one was 05 the other 06, the 06 one finally croaked last feb, mailed it in with the sticker literally being held with scotch tape lulz (I doubt they care, or maybe I lucked out.). They sent me a new one, the whole process was about 12 days.
lol, i have sent in an xbox 8 times for repairs, first time, eating disc's, 2nd time, eating discs, 3rd. 4th, 5th and 6th time(they said they fixed the issue every time) screen would turn green after about an hour, 7th time was the replacement they sent me and plugged it in and it RROD straight from them. 8th time i bought a used launch console in Sept of 2010 and it RROD and they still fixed it. I got free games, prob about 2 years of free xbox live from all this crap. Most times it took about 8 days from the day it left my house to the day it arrived. Since 09 there service has been spot on. before that, i think they were overburdened with to many 360's coming in needing replaced.
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Just turned my Xbox on and didn't get any update.
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I really need to get my hands on a cheap HDD for my extra 360 I was given. Never been opened(warranty seal), it's from 2006, and towel-tricked it to fix a no-video, but audio problem. Works great, just needs a drive so I can firmware update it. Wonder if it'll break it so I can get it replaced? lol
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I really need to get my hands on a cheap HDD for my extra 360 I was given. Never been opened(warranty seal), it's from 2006, and towel-tricked it to fix a no-video, but audio problem. Works great, just needs a drive so I can firmware update it. Wonder if it'll break it so I can get it replaced? lol
if you need a HD walk into a pawn shop. The pawn shops here have atleast 15+ of the 20GB hd's for $10.
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Sony only has 1 year warranties. Microsoft's warranty is a 3 year.

Sony has been hacked 3 times in the last 25 days, who cares if they replace PS3's, it's not worth having all my personal information and banking information plastered all over the internet.
The Xbox originally had a 1 year warranty on it, however because the failure rates of the original ones were so high, they had to extend it to 3 years, or be sued into oblivion.

http://www.engadget.com/2007/07/05/x...o-three-years/
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I'm on the phone to them now to try and get my xbox replaced
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I was transfered straight to India, and they told me to go on myservice.xbox.com *smacks head*
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Now the problem is, my Xbox warrenty expired in 2007, time to phone India up again
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I have a friends YLOD PS3 in the corner of my basement. Although I love my PS3 it really shows how much further Microsoft is willing to go to help out their customers.

Only way to fix the PS3 in the corner of my basement is to take it apart and bake the motherboard. Would be nice if Sony would just replace it with a PS3 Slim.
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So my warrenty is expired, I phonned Microsoft and asked if they could replace it, I told them that my xbox woulden't play discs and its unsupported, its been doing it since the FW update and they want me to pay for it

WHY
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