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Now, if this thing was able to outlast Mount Rushmore, I'd definately buy one. It's a great console...when it works. The reliability issues are the only thing keeping me from buying one. :
Reliability Issues? Haven't had a single one. Either I'm lucky or I have a brain. Could be a mixture of both.
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Reliability Issues? Haven't had a single one. Either I'm lucky or I have a brain. Could be a mixture of both.
I doubt it's the latter. You're just lucky.

I bought my first 360 in March of '06. In May of '06 it RROD on me. Fast forward to today and it ruined a piece of software. No bad management on my part. I'm an enthusiast who understands how to treat technology. So, chalk it up to bad hardware design. Wouldn't be so bad if Microsoft didn't want another 25 bucks to get a new disc. Oh! And another god-knows-what for a replacement console should its lovely disc destroying performances reoccur.

As I said before: **** them.
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Well, I contacted Microsoft support and they said all they can do is get me to go through the disc replacement program. **** them. It's $23.50 CAD to get my game replaced. A multi-billion multi-national company and they want more money for their own hardware issues.

This is bull****. I'm never buying another Xbox or Xbox game again. I've already shelled out 80 dollars to buy the game, and now they want more money even though their stupid hardware destroyed it.
Funny, i was arguing with a group of Overclock.net members over the fact that one guy sued for $50k. I was in support based on the fact that if they didn't get hit hard with the potential to get hit just as hard or harder by every owner that they wouldn't act to do anything. Now that I hear about them charging instead of offering to replace it for just shipping, i know now why the guy sued for as much as he did.

I will be staying away from the xbox360 and future MS consoles for the foreseeable future.
    
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Reliability Issues? Haven't had a single one. Either I'm lucky or I have a brain. Could be a mixture of both.
No need to be snide with the remarks. I hate when people do that. I was having massive issues with Fallout 3 and all the fanboys in the tech issues forums would do the same thing.

Realize that not everyone will have issues. Also realize that if you like something and would like to defend it, then you'll probably either want to shut up or help, because nowadays fanboys seem to be helping companies lose more customers than the company itself does. I know Bethesda's fanboys pissed me off.

*ps: not saying you're a fanboy.
    
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I doubt it's the latter. You're just lucky.

I bought my first 360 in March of '06. In May of '06 it RROD on me. Fast forward to today and it ruined a piece of software. No bad management on my part. I'm an enthusiast who understands how to treat technology. So, chalk it up to bad hardware design. Wouldn't be so bad if Microsoft didn't want another 25 bucks to get a new disc. Oh! And another god-knows-what for a replacement console should its lovely disc destroying performances reoccur.

As I said before: **** them.
I've had mine since mid March. It has lasted many long nights of non-stop gaming. It scratched one of my games. Why? My brother knocked it over while I was playing DiRT. It has never overheated, slowed down, flipped out, or anything. DiRT still works BTW.
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Did you move your console while the disc was spinning?
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Absolutely not! The disc is in an entertainment centre unit in the horizontal position.
Wow, that's surprising! I was going to post a rant-ish reply and say, "well, stop moving your console with a disk in and spinning and there shouldn't be any problems..." But the console was stable an immobile during the scratch? That would worry me.
    
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I've had mine since mid March. It has lasted many long nights of non-stop gaming. It scratched one of my games. Why? My brother knocked it over while I was playing DiRT. It has never overheated, slowed down, flipped out, or anything. DiRT still works BTW.
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Wow, that's surprising! I was going to post a rant-ish reply and say, "well, stop moving your console with a disk in and spinning and there shouldn't be any problems..." But the console was stable an immobile during the scratch? That would worry me.
Same thing happened with me I think. Like I said, it could also have been my brother doing something like swapping discs like an idiot but I doubt it the way it was scratched with almost a complete circle around.
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Same thing happened with me I think. Like I said, it could also have been my brother doing something like swapping discs like an idiot but I doubt it the way it was scratched with almost a complete circle around.
Same here. It's a perfect circle all the way around. However, my console is in an entertainment unit so it doesn't move.
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Same thing happened with me I think. Like I said, it could also have been my brother doing something like swapping discs like an idiot but I doubt it the way it was scratched with almost a complete circle around.
Wow, that really sucks. I knew about this problem (I don't own a 360 though), but thought it was just due to moving/jiggling the console with a disk in and spinning.
    
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