Originally Posted by J3r3my
4 times? He has to be abusing the console. I dont see how else certain people can have it break so many times and others like me never have had one break. Treat it right and itll last you a long time.
Obviously, treating the 360 badly is obviously a factor in some
of these cases, but to attribute 4 consecutive failures to not learning from past mistakes is a bit of a fallacy. Most people with 360s have access to the internet, and when their 360s break they tell the internet, to which it replies: "make sure its properly ventilated lol
". Others would check the troubleshooting in the manual where they would see warnings about keeping the 360 properly cooled. We even have guides to prevent the dreaded ring of death
! To imagine that people on their 4th box continue to ignore all
of the available advice doesn't seem to hold up.
I know a store assistant in Currys Digital (electronics store in the UK) who has the job of telling customers to keep their 360s properly ventilated and is on his 4th. Are you telling me that he pays no heed to his own advice?
The simple fact is, a lot of people keep their 360s on flat surface with plenty of clearance for the fans and still get Red Ringed. There are countless factors that could influence this, from poor soldering and chip creep to general overheating that occur even when all the guidelines are followed, perhaps the 360 is simply prone to breaking, or perhaps it is very sensitive to ambient temps. Whatever the case, something
is wrong when being on your 2nd, 3rd or even 4th refurb isn't out of the ordinary.