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My 2nd 360 seems to have gone bye bye :(

post #1 of 13
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Damn i hate M$ now

My first 360 lasted nearly a year, until it RRoD.

So i got this one in January from RMA (it's only 3 months old with barely any game time at all)

Now, with me getting some free time i thought i would start Halo 3........but it kept crashing. Could be at the title or 3 minutes into gameplay, but it would randomly crash (although wouldn't last longer than 5 minutes without a crash, furthest in the game i saw was when you first see that flying thing )

At first i thought it would be the Halo disc although it is in mint condition. So i put Devil May Cry in and the same damn thing!

Sometimes it will even crash at the XBOX intro screen upon boot up

Yet another damn RMA!
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Sounds to me like you are just having bad luck. My brother got his 360 Elite from a friend and it is over a year old. He plays it a lot, and it is still going. I am thinking about upgrading the cooling on the thing because it gets way too hot.
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I wouldn't call it bad luck. I would call it crappy quality control on Microsoft's part. This ring of death bs has been going on for a while. Good luck. I would suggest a PS3 if you are not a fanboy.
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I am just curious. Can you take a picture of your 360 where you normally have it while you are playing. Don't change anything and don't move anything. Just snap a picture and post it.
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I am considering putting some fans in my brother's 360 to pump some air through it.

He would be devastated if it died on him...
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post #6 of 13
Mine RROD every time i start it, then after it warms up it works......Its the 65nm one. Its like an old car, it just needs 2 warm up on choke it seems haha.
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I wouldn't call it bad luck. I would call it crappy quality control on Microsoft's part. This ring of death bs has been going on for a while. Good luck. I would suggest a PS3 if you are not a fanboy.
Already have a PS3, it is bad quality control but i don't mind that it breaks. These things happen from time to time. But it is just that it only lasted 3 months.

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I am just curious. Can you take a picture of your 360 where you normally have it while you are playing. Don't change anything and don't move anything. Just snap a picture and post it.
Sure, will do it tomorrow. Need to get my camera from my birds house.

Although one thing to note is i doubt it would be heat. I am not getting an RRoD this time round, it is just crashing.

Like last time, the heat wasn't the problem. The disc drive was (or so M$ said)

And this time.....well who knows but i doubt it is heat.

At least M$ are good about the RMA. It doesn't cost me nothing and i only have to wait 3 weeks Only problem is i wanted to buy Mass Effect
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post #8 of 13
My first 360(90nm) had a bad disk drive, the games didn't crash, but got the disk read error either instantly or at the title screen on most games. The good thing is this type of failure is covered by the Futureshop/Bestbuy warranty so you can just go in and exchange it.
    
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I wonder if Hardware Failure Varies by Type of Xbox Ei. The Core System, Pro Bundle, Elite...

My Arcade System is Running fine....! i rock on GH3 for 3-4 hours a day and nothing bad has Happend
    
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I have a friend who's killed 3 damn 360s..
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