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I have received the RROD

II SAL II
07-07-2008, 10:20 AM
well it looks like i wont be on the Xbox for a few weeks. i have some catching up to do on Guild Wars now with no Xbox to play. :busy:

I just trading in MGS4 and Hot Shots golf for Bad Company too :gamer

shooter2977
07-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Sorry to hear that man, i recently had the RROD, but i purchased my 360 from target and bought their extended 3 yr warranty, total shipping time, fixing time and shipping time back was 12 days i believe, i think it's alot quicker then MS

railven
07-07-2008, 10:52 AM
well it looks like i wont be on the Xbox for a few weeks. i have some catching up to do on Guild Wars now with no Xbox to play. :busy:

I just trading in MGS4 and Hot Shots golf for Bad Company too :gamer

Ouch.

My Elite is acting up again. I haven't touched it since I got my ass handed to me in NG2.

Hey, do me a favor if not don't worry as I'll ask when mine eventually gets the RRoD. Ask if they are giving out Opus replacements?

The Opus is suppose to be a hybrid refurbished 360 made from Xenos/Falcon/Zypher parts and it is suppose to have no RRoD issues.

pjc
07-07-2008, 11:18 AM
Sorry to hear that man, i recently had the RROD, but i purchased my 360 from target and bought their extended 3 yr warranty, total shipping time, fixing time and shipping time back was 12 days i believe, i think it's alot quicker then MS

you're lucky....mine RROD'd and Target told me that I had to go to MS since it was still under warranty with them. Took exactly 3 weeks for me.

shooter2977
07-07-2008, 11:38 AM
you're lucky....mine RROD'd and Target told me that I had to go to MS since it was still under warranty with them. Took exactly 3 weeks for me.

really, thaqt is weird, they were great about it, i called up the company tht they have the warranty with explained what happened 2 days later i received a coffin, and sent it out

II SAL II
07-07-2008, 12:52 PM
i will say that it has been hassel free with Xbox getting this fixed. I ddint even have to call them, there website is set up to send you a box to mail it back to them with great tracking.. A+ for servicing with them so far. this is my 2nd return to them and the first took about 2 weeks also. the first problem i had was disc reading error about 2 years ago.

Ntruder
07-07-2008, 01:32 PM
I think its those sports games I always see you playing. The Xbox dies after prolonged exposure. It needs some fierce ninja action or some Call of Duty to keep it working properly.

pappylap
07-07-2008, 01:53 PM
Poorly cleaned poopy potty unsanitary disc can be a huge problem to your 360........

II SAL II
07-07-2008, 03:02 PM
on a side note, i will have my Xbox360 back repaired and fixed before:

1) home is released on the PS3
2) probably before the 2.4 FW is fixed
3) any games actually have Quality games have Trophies for the PSN
4) any good excusive titles are released on the PS3

ssjLancer
07-07-2008, 03:18 PM
That sucks Ill be playing Bad company on the PS3.

Type A
07-07-2008, 03:30 PM
well it looks like i wont be on the Xbox for a few weeks. i have some catching up to do on Guild Wars now with no Xbox to play. :busy:

I just trading in MGS4 and Hot Shots golf for Bad Company too :gamer

My condolences on your loss.

drbrosco
07-07-2008, 04:28 PM
well it looks like i wont be on the Xbox for a few weeks. i have some catching up to do on Guild Wars now with no Xbox to play. :busy:

I just trading in MGS4 and Hot Shots golf for Bad Company too :gamer

We live in Ohio & my friend just had it happen & got it back in less than 2 weeks. He shipped it to Texas. Pretty fast if you ask me.

F91
07-08-2008, 08:59 AM
The threads used to go like this:

OP- I got the RROD!!!

PS3boi - See, I told you!!

360luvr- Well, I have a launch 360, I play 24-7 and I haven't gotten the RROD and NO ONE I KNOW has gotten it.*



*- This happens less and less these days...

GLOW
07-08-2008, 09:11 AM
on a side note, i will have my Xbox360 back repaired and fixed before:

1) home is released on the PS3
2) probably before the 2.4 FW is fixed
3) any games actually have Quality games have Trophies for the PSN
4) any good excusive titles are released on the PS3

You had to add this shit, didn't you? I hope your new 360 RRODs or, better yet, electrocutes you.

Mase
07-08-2008, 09:11 AM
The threads used to go like this:

OP- I got the RROD!!!

PS3boi - See, I told you!!

360luvr- Well, I have a launch 360, I play 24-7 and I haven't gotten the RROD and NO ONE I KNOW has gotten it.*



*- This happens less and less these days...

I still have my launch 360 but its getting louder and louder and has freezed twice in the last week.. Its on its last leg and dropping it a couple months ago sure didnt help but we have had a
good run :gamer
:Knocks on Wood:

I do know a couple people who have had 3 RRoD (in real life that is) and one who just did the x-clamp trick which worked quite well but he had 2 Red Rings :confused: which is why he did not send it back and had to do the x-clamp..

Cygnus
07-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Heh..nice one :lol:

on a side note, i will have my Xbox360 back repaired and fixed before:

1) home is released on the PS3
2) probably before the 2.4 FW is fixed
3) any games actually have Quality games have Trophies for the PSN
4) any good excusive titles are released on the PS3

F91
07-08-2008, 05:13 PM
2.41 was released today...not that reality matters. Keep waiting...

Pinoy
07-09-2008, 03:48 AM
I have received the RROD

Funny... the way that's worded made me think it was some sort of XBL Achievement :haha:

I'm glad I got the extended warranty on my ps3 so when the drive got screwed up I just brought it back to BB and walked out with a new one. Sure beats waiting on shipping and all that crap.

railven
07-09-2008, 05:42 AM
Funny... the way that's worded made me think it was some sort of XBL Achievement :haha:

I'm glad I got the extended warranty on my ps3 so when the drive got screwed up I just brought it back to BB and walked out with a new one. Sure beats waiting on shipping and all that crap.

What model did you have and what model did they give you?

Due to not being able to get a PS3 locally at launch I scored mine off E-bay super effin cheap ($750+tax&shipping) so I couldn't get a Warranty on it.

I got the Wal-Mart plan for my 80GB, so if that one ever screws the pooch I should be covered.

Pinoy
07-09-2008, 11:31 AM
What model did you have and what model did they give you?

Due to not being able to get a PS3 locally at launch I scored mine off E-bay super effin cheap ($750+tax&shipping) so I couldn't get a Warranty on it.

I got the Wal-Mart plan for my 80GB, so if that one ever screws the pooch I should be covered.

I gave them the 40gb spiderman3 edition one and got back a plain jane 40gb model, the only catch is you have to make sure you have *all* the cables'n'stuff that came in the box. I kept the movie though with no hassle about that.

Have you ever checked out continousplay for warranties? (I think that's what it's called)

railven
07-09-2008, 04:16 PM
I gave them the 40gb spiderman3 edition one and got back a plain jane 40gb model, the only catch is you have to make sure you have *all* the cables'n'stuff that came in the box. I kept the movie though with no hassle about that.

Have you ever checked out continousplay for warranties? (I think that's what it's called)

No, I actually haven't really looked into buying a Warranty hehe. I did ask Best Buy when I got it, since the Ebayer got it at Best Buy. They said I could have added a warranty since it was purchased within 14 days of me asking.

In the end I said no, betting my luck on my success rate with consoles. Boy did it bite me in the ass not getting one on my 360, hehe. The Wii I got was a gift for my girlfriend and she tends to have bad luck with electronics so I got her the 3 year plan for like $30 or something at Target.

None of our systems, aside the 360, has required any kind of repair. All the glitches a hard reset always fixed. Even the Wii when it froze/jammed/whatever(the cursor was still spinning but the progress bar wasn't and after roughly 20+hrs I figured any damage was done so I pulled the power plug) during a F/W install didn't get damaged, at least no damage that we've experienced...yet. :eek:

Pinoy
07-09-2008, 06:31 PM
No, I actually haven't really looked into buying a Warranty hehe. I did ask Best Buy when I got it, since the Ebayer got it at Best Buy. They said I could have added a warranty since it was purchased within 14 days of me asking.

In the end I said no, betting my luck on my success rate with consoles. Boy did it bite me in the ass not getting one on my 360, hehe. The Wii I got was a gift for my girlfriend and she tends to have bad luck with electronics so I got her the 3 year plan for like $30 or something at Target.

None of our systems, aside the 360, has required any kind of repair. All the glitches a hard reset always fixed. Even the Wii when it froze/jammed/whatever(the cursor was still spinning but the progress bar wasn't and after roughly 20+hrs I figured any damage was done so I pulled the power plug) during a F/W install didn't get damaged, at least no damage that we've experienced...yet. :eek:

Didn't a lot of vendors stop offering extended warranties on 360's (or was it M$ told them to stop?) I seem to remember hapening along those lines. I know it's probably FUD that was being spread but I honestly never looked into it, I'm just thinking about it because I'm probably going to get a 360 with the upcoming price drop and I want a PRP on it (damn kid :banghead: )

railven
07-09-2008, 07:43 PM
Didn't a lot of vendors stop offering extended warranties on 360's (or was it M$ told them to stop?) I seem to remember hapening along those lines. I know it's probably FUD that was being spread but I honestly never looked into it, I'm just thinking about it because I'm probably going to get a 360 with the upcoming price drop and I want a PRP on it (damn kid :banghead: )

From everything I've read, and a friend I have at one of my usual Gamestops, it seems it was EB/GS that first cried foul, at least thats what my friend said.

In his store he said they were seeing up to 40% of total units sold coming back with RRoD or broken disc drives. Scratched discs weren't their issue, but they'll replace discs that had a warranty on them.

Anyways, I guess they made enough stink that the news caught on (if you look up Gamepolitics, they started posting about it and actually credit themselves for helping the information spread fast) to the point that Microsoft addressed it that day during the E3 expo.

So, Microsoft extended its warranty to 3 years which overlapped the Store warranties. So the stores technically had to:
1. honor any warranties they sold, and then turn around and charge Microsoft for a new console since they were giving new consoles to users. Microsoft started to see a hit in the pockets since they were giving out new consoles in exchange for refurbished units. This is, from what I've read, caused Microsoft to ask vendors (primarily GS/EB) to refer customers to MS.
2. some vendors (GS/EB specifically) refused to sell warranties, even though broken disc drives were still only part of the 1yr warranty, not the 3yr RRoD warranty.

And now you'll see some stores like Best Buy/Wal-Mart/Target (most often not game savvy stores) honor warranties they sold or even 30-90 instore return polices on RRoD systems, some don't even ask whats wrong (this at one point became less frequent from what some people posted at that consumers webpage) but stores like EB/GS will often give you a hard time if you have a warranty through them. I think they've gotten mellow on their own instore return policy.

Anyways, in the end it's almost a random occurrence if a store will honor the warranty they sold you or just refer you back to Microsoft. Some stores even say they won't honor the warranty they sold you until the 1yr parts warranty from Microsoft expires, so thats 1 yr after you purchased the console.

kamspy
07-09-2008, 07:55 PM
Funny... the way that's worded made me think it was some sort of XBL Achievement :haha:


You should work for MS. Some people would actually dig that.

railven
07-09-2008, 08:52 PM
You should work for MS. Some people would actually dig that.

In a cynical way, that would be a badge of honor! Like Purple Hearts.

In your Gamerscore profile it has little red ring, and a number for each time a Red Ring occured/reported on the user's account. I bet people will even brag about it if there was a tracking statistic.

I've had 3 RRoDs so far, what you guys got!?

Pinoy
07-09-2008, 09:08 PM
You should work for MS. Some people would actually dig that.
I do.













































I keed! I keed! :banana:
(although I wish I did :huh )

In a cynical way, that would be a badge of honor! Like Purple Hearts.

In your Gamerscore profile it has little red ring, and a number for each time a Red Ring occured/reported on the user's account. I bet people will even brag about it if there was a tracking statistic.

I've had 3 RRoDs so far, what you guys got!?

Or even better the three little lights that make up the red ring, for every console that RRoD's on you you get one little light lit... when you get all three you win a brand new console :lol:

railven
07-09-2008, 09:28 PM
Or even better the three little lights that make up the red ring, for every console that RRoD's on you you get one little light lit... when you get all three you win a brand new console :lol:

Haha, yeah brand new not a refurbished unit! I bet you that would satisfy some customers.

EDIT: Like me! Hey, someone email this to Microsoft!

Pinoy
07-10-2008, 12:52 AM
Haha, yeah brand new not a refurbished unit! I bet you that would satisfy some customers.

EDIT: Like me! Hey, someone email this to Microsoft!

Hold on... I seem to have lost ol' Billy boy's email address... lemme dig it up right quick :lol: