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My XB360 = dead!

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 4:10 pm
by Drew
Have had it since launch with zero problems ... started to play FIFA 2k6 the other night and got the 3 red lights of death. When I unplugged everything (followed all the advice online) and got it back on, I got a nice checker board pattern on my screen with a freeze up, now it wont fire up at all.

Good thing I got the extended warrentee. M$ is mailing me a box, then I sent it in, then they "fix" it (hopefully RMA it) and then mail it back.

TRANSLATION

No XB360 for Drew for 2-3 wks - FUCK ME! Guess its been happening a lot lately where the system will work fine for 3-4 months then the GPU burns out or something. Read that M$ is now using a different setup to eliminate further problems. DAMNED LAUNCH HARDWARE!!!!!!

Yuck...

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 5:05 pm
by ZXRO
You are one of the unlucky ones. From what I've heard, these problems aren't as abundant as the hype made them out to be, and nowhere near as bad as Sony when it comes to first gen systems. Sucks tho, gotta kick it old school for a few weeks.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 10:26 pm
by AchimbaProphet
Sorry to hear that Drew. I am glad that it is getting taken care of.

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:14 am
by Chris Slack
My condolences. My advice is to drink heavily.

Hmm...

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 6:35 pm
by ZXRO
Chris Slack wrote:My condolences. My advice is to drink heavily.


Chris, do they send out new Xboxes to the customers and refurbish the broken ones for future testing? I recall doing some passes on refurbed returned boxes a couple years back.

Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 9:27 pm
by Drew
Chris Slack wrote:My condolences. My advice is to drink heavily.

ZXRO wrote:gotta kick it old school for a few weeks.

AchimbaProphet wrote:Sorry to hear that Drew. I am glad that it is getting taken care of.


Thanks. It will give me time to get a few old Xbox titles finished I never got around too ... AND write some new guitar riffs/songs!! AND ... I still need to read 'The Davinci Code' ... yes READ a BOOK?!?!!

Fuck! My dang box hasn't even arrived yet?!?

Posted: Fri May 12, 2006 6:15 pm
by Chris Slack
ZXRO wrote:Chris, do they send out new Xboxes to the customers and refurbish the broken ones for future testing? I recall doing some passes on refurbed returned boxes a couple years back.


No idea, maybe they sell them to retailers, Gamestop has both refurbished and used Xbox and PS2 consoles. I don't have much exposure to the hardware side of things :)

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 11:08 am
by Drew
Sun - 5/07/06 - Broke down (on my fucking bday)
Mon - 5/08/06 - Called support, to send shipping box
Wed - 5/10/06 - They send shipping box
Mon - 5/15/06 - Shipping box arrives, I immediately return it.
Thu - 5/18/06 - Support receives my 360
Fri - 5/19/06 - Fixed and sent back to me (3 day ground as with all above)
Wed - 5/24/06 - Date to get my 360 back

TRANSLATION - 3 red lights of death = bout 2.5 weeks without a console.

Not bad, ... the 3 day shipping makes it lame. Will let you know if they fix it or replace it.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:18 pm
by Project Undead Vish
that fucking sucks man! i agree with chris slack, drink heavily.

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 12:21 pm
by Chris Slack
Did you copy your profile to a memory unit to keep your savegames?

Posted: Sat May 20, 2006 6:51 pm
by Drew
I sent it without the HDD. They said I should be OK. I think there is some shit stored on internal ROM so hopefully they just swapped out my GPU and sent it back.

Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 10:30 am
by Drew
"So that you can get back to playing and enjoying your Xbox 360 quicker, we have replaced your Xbox console with a replacement unit".

Sent a core, got a core back (have my HDD). It has a nice lil ding on the front that MY unit didnt .... however it fired right up, is downloading all the demos I missed, and will be hopefully running smoothly when I fire up some gamez!!

FYI

Posted: Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:37 pm
by BILE
Drew wrote:"So that you can get back to playing and enjoying your Xbox 360 quicker, we have replaced your Xbox console with a replacement unit".

Sent a core, got a core back (have my HDD). It has a nice lil ding on the front that MY unit didnt .... however it fired right up, is downloading all the demos I missed, and will be hopefully running smoothly when I fire up some gamez!!

FYI
Best of luck to you dude.Broken-down systems are something gamers just have to deal with for a few months til' all of bugs get workesd out.

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:55 am
by Tasty_Gore
yea well i havent gotten my hands on one of them yet havent had the mula to get them so i think maybe it was kinda a good thing that i didnt or i might have gotten stuck in that heavy drinking part hahahaa yea well getting screwed like that sucks man hope everything works out for you

i know my old ps2 ( the big ones ) and that thing died after like a year and then it crapped out on me
and then i got one of them new slim ones then i guess i might have watched to many dvds on it and like it doesnt want to read them any more and it freezes up on some video games some times which sucks

but i dont know

oh well my brother stopped playing his XBOX so much so he sent it my way :D hehe so yea i got that to play on hehehe

but i really want to get myself an XBOX 360 that would be sweet

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 7:52 am
by Chris Slack
My friend has been through 4 PS2s since launch. The only system I have had die on me was a launch PS1 :)

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:29 pm
by Tasty_Gore
which ps1 was it the newer tiny ones or one of the really old ones cause i had one of the originals die on me once but that was after some good long term use ya know

but damn does your freind know how to kill em hahaha

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 1:58 pm
by Chris Slack
After close to a year my 360 has died. No warning signs at all. MS is providing free repairs on all consoles manufactured in 2005 so that's cool. I'm going to go to costco and get and new one today and return it when my repaired/new unit arrives :)

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:15 pm
by Demolition Hammer
Did the hard drive just go tits up or is it the console itself?

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 2:29 pm
by Project Undead Vish
ive had 3 ps2's dick out on me since launch and one xbox dick out as well... my current xbox i bought for 50 bucks from the videogame store next door to my business, it came in to them modded, and they didnt realize that it was modded til after they had bought it from the guy who sold it to them, so they sold it to me cheap and i can play pirated games. SCORE!

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2006 3:31 pm
by Chris Slack
Demolition Hammer wrote:Did the hard drive just go tits up or is it the console itself?


Console. If it was the hard drive I would die...

Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 11:31 am
by Drew
I got a new job at MS (Zune division) and mosta our engineers/techs are from the Xbox team. They said that the most common problem is the first wave or two of GPU's they used are dying. The replacement ones are pretty solid, the repaired unit I got back has worked flawlessly.

Other good news, saw Guitar Hero 2 the other day from a distance and it looks KILLER!!

Good plan Chris, the 2 wk wait .... SUCKED!!!!!

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2006 6:12 pm
by chemical boy
Oh that's sad...that's the saddest thing I've heard all day!
I have some prozac if you like...otherwise ritilin, glucouse pills, and coffee will perk you right up.

You'll be like a candycane on crack! lol
sorry for your loss
Chemical Boy

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:17 am
by Chris Slack
My second 360 died tonight, 3 red lights after hard locking playing Boom Boom Rocket. If I wasn't going on a cruise to Alaska Sunday I would be off to Costco tomorrow for another "loaner." I'll do it when I get back :)

Good thing they extended the warranty for the 3red lights issue!

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:02 am
by Chris Slack
Coffin has been ordered from support, estimated time for "repair" is 3-6 weeks.

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:15 am
by Morbid
All of these damn new gen. system's sure are fucked up.