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Why does warranties have to be basically like fine print, if you dont read it all you are screwed. Then when you do read it all there's still nothing you can do about it, check out this article for some more information.

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Meg Marco Writes - By now, most people know about the dreaded Red Ring
of Death issue on the XBOX 360
- and the accompanying 3 year warranty. What many do not know is that that 3 year warranty only covers the "3 red lights" issue. If you get any other error code, you're out of luck.
Source-> http://www.n4g.com/xbox360/News-291407.aspx
 

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well duh, they explained this over the phone to me last year. Did Meg not listen? Actually the paperwork that came back with the new one also explains this.
 

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Obviously?

They extended the warranty in response to the rrod issue. I thought they made themselves pretty clear when they said that.

Thats why I got a 2 year warranty at Futureshop on my 360.
 

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They had a press release when it became such a huge issue stating that they were issuing an extension of the warranty to cover that issue ONLY. Just like HP laptops currently carry a 3 year warranty on their wireless cards ONLY.
 

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lol like it matter

my friend had the same situation so he just turned it on and left it on till it got rrod
 

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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
that's just awfully wrong,you gotta cover any defect in your product.
They did. In the original warranty. Although the original warranty could have been a little longer.

Sounds like this person didn't actually RTFA when the warranty was extended for the RRoD error.

This really isn't news, everyone who can read knew this already.
 

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Originally Posted by Fox_Smash View Post
that's just awfully wrong,you gotta cover any defect in your product.
The original warranty = good for one year, covers any problem basically. The EXTENSION was to address the RRoD ONLY. Its NOT a full-coverage 3 year warranty. Even with a huuuuge press release MS wasnt clear of this? Seems like this person is trying to create a problem where none exists.
 

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Yeah, this was said quite clearly at the time. They extended the warentee to cover the particular, prevelant, defect.
 

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Open it up, and rip off a RAM chip, instant RROD.

What's the point of that? Then you have a RRoD and a void warranty from opening it.
 

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A couple of my friends had non-RRoD problems and got the "okay that'll be $99 to fix" line, so they just called back, got a different person, said it red-ringed, sent it in, and got a new one for free. Maybe they just got lucky, idk. You could always just force your Xbox to RRoD. It's very good at doing that by itself, I'm sure it's even easier with some human help
 

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Originally Posted by Solertia
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A couple of my friends had non-RRoD problems and got the "okay that'll be $99 to fix" line, so they just called back, got a different person, said it red-ringed, sent it in, and got a new one for free. Maybe they just got lucky, idk. You could always just force your Xbox to RRoD. It's very good at doing that by itself, I'm sure it's even easier with some human help


+1 to that, I did the same thing and got me a new 360.
 
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