The MagicBox Forums  

Go Back   The MagicBox Forums > Console Specifics > Microsoft Discussion

View Poll Results: Did you ever have to send in (or replace) your XBox 360 due to a RROD?
Yes 26 66.67%
No 13 33.33%
Voters: 39. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2010, 01:58 PM   #61
Havoc2049
64-bit Interactive Multimedia System
 
Havoc2049's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: So. Cal, USA
Posts: 3,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by GrantXP View Post
I got my 360 in Spring 06. The first one went after about 1 year. I got a refurbed machine. Then that one went about a year later. That one lasted me 2 years but then it started playing up so traded it for an elite. So 2 replaces here... I'm happy with the service MS have given but the console should have worked. I have had an N64, DC, Mega Drive, PS, PS2 and nothing has ever given up before. Hilariously my original Xbox died too!

It makes you think though. I personally would never buy a 2nd hand Xbox. Friends of mine have had their Xbox RROD and never bothered with fixing it. The amount of 2nd hand 360's sitting on store shelves and the amount out there that are dead I would say that there are more PS3's being used than 360's by a long way.
If you go by third party software sales, the X360 has a larger active user base than the PS3.
__________________
Formerly known as AtariX
Xbox/Windows/Windows Phone: MajorHavoc 2049
Steam: MajorHavoc2049
Havoc2049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 02:05 PM   #62
spider-prime
NOW IN CINEMAPHONIC QUADROVISION!
 
spider-prime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: I hated going to weddings cause all the grandmas would poke me saying "you're next, you're next". They stopped saying that when I did it to them at Funerals.
Posts: 21,026
in the US it does, but everywhere else it's pretty much even.

But I would compare the PS3 to the Gamecube, even tho it's a great system, but people bought their multiplatform games on the more popular system, which is like the PS2 is to the 360.
spider-prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 10:28 AM   #63
IoriYagami n8
Pinkerton
 
IoriYagami n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A steampunk fantasy land...
Posts: 2,955
I finally had a 360 RROD on me. 23 dollars and a few hours later and I repaired it. Working great now. It's a good bit quieter since I cleaned it up in the processes, and it actually seems more responsive. I guess it was getting hot enough to slow down the CPU/GPU. The plastic casing on top of the metal casing makes it hard for you to clean it out with just compressed air. Despite cleaning regularly, I still had a lot of dust build up that caused it to overheat and RROD.

Clean it out, make some minor modifications to how the heatsink is attached and bam, works like a charm. Damn thing works better than it has in nearly a year. Crazy.
__________________
Steampunk sex kittens!
IoriYagami n8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 11:53 AM   #64
NES4EVER
Gibby
 
NES4EVER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Virginia, US
Posts: 1,098
Well after the RRoD on my Halo 3 Edition back in January and getting back a new, but still old mobo unit as a replacement, I'm having issues again.

My Laser is apparently failing in the new 360 after only 6 months and very little use. About 1 out of 10 games are picking up and the rest just say "Open Tray".

I'm so angry with MS right now. Had planned on starting Mass Effect 2 this week but of course, it's one of the games that won't read..and its BRAND NEW!

I was wanting to retire this Special Edition once my Slim arrives next month but now it will be retired half-ass working instead of pristine and having any value.
__________________
My Retro Game Room
Wii Code - 1038 5611 2297 5641
XBOX Live Tag - XXGIBBYVAXX
PSN ID - GIBBYVA
NES4EVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2010, 12:12 PM   #65
Northeastmonk
Registered User
 
Northeastmonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,916
I had a launch console and played it up until the release of Chronicles of Riddik, thankfully I played all the big ones so I wasn't looking at a huge loss. I haven't even bothered buying a new one yet. I've owned 3 of them, all repaired by MS. They wanted to charge me $100 for another 1 year warranty.

For an extra hundred I could get a new console and 3 years. I might pick one up just for Gears 3, but outside of that I could easily wait for their next console.
Northeastmonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 09:21 AM   #66
KingOfSentinels
Kossy
 
KingOfSentinels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Engrand.
Posts: 5,709
NO! NO!

I'VE HAD YOU SINCE RELEASE, I ORDER HALO REACH AND YOU BREAK NOW! WHY GOD!? WHY!!?
__________________
Currently Playing
'Too lazy to keep updating'
KingOfSentinels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2010, 03:30 PM   #67
George Foreman
Registered User
 
George Foreman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 984
I've had a 360 red ring on me five times. The worst one was the second to last one which red ringed right out of the repair box. I sold the next one as soon as I got it from Microsoft.

Just bought me a Slim 360 so I'm hoping my luck is a little better with this one.
__________________
Pizza!
George Foreman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2010, 12:52 AM   #68
FistoftheWind
Registered User
 
FistoftheWind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Bristol VA
Posts: 2
I had a launch day 360 that never red ringed on me. I guess I just got insanely lucky. The system did get terribly noisy though, more so than usual for the standard 360's. Eventually I traded it in and got an elite. I've had it about 6 months now with no problems.

I'm told that the RROD issue is eliminated in regards to the elites and new slim system. Here's hoping what they say is right.
FistoftheWind is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:13 PM   #69
Badrats Studio
Hate it or Love it ヽ(̀ώ )ゝ✧
 
Badrats Studio's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Medan, Sumatera Utara, Republic Indonesia, South-East Asia
Posts: 4,214
This news SHOULD seal all the possibilities of RROD in Xbox 360. Right ?

http://kotaku.com/5620126/meet-the-x...-new-processor

.... Right ?
__________________
"That was my best friend. And you've just killed him !"
- quote from Superman / : Public Enemies
PSN ID : Rezqiano-INA
Currently Playing : Eternal Sonata [PS3] - God Of War Ascension [PS3]
Badrats Studio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #70
Havoc2049
64-bit Interactive Multimedia System
 
Havoc2049's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: So. Cal, USA
Posts: 3,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by FistoftheWind View Post
I had a launch day 360 that never red ringed on me. I guess I just got insanely lucky. The system did get terribly noisy though, more so than usual for the standard 360's. Eventually I traded it in and got an elite. I've had it about 6 months now with no problems.

I'm told that the RROD issue is eliminated in regards to the elites and new slim system. Here's hoping what they say is right.
My Elite RROD after I had it about six months.
__________________
Formerly known as AtariX
Xbox/Windows/Windows Phone: MajorHavoc 2049
Steam: MajorHavoc2049
Havoc2049 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2010, 02:48 AM   #71
GrantXP
Registered User
 
GrantXP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 952
If I still had a launch day one i would be trading it in now. The new 4gb arcade is only 130 in Tesco this weekend. I know the PS3 has the edge on raw power but for 200 in this country you can get the Arcade with Halo 3, Forza 3, Gears 1&2, Call Of Duty 4, GTA4, Batman AA and Bioshock. If you haven't gone for an HD console yet now is surely the time.nless you hate all those games.
__________________
Currently Playing:
Xbox 360: (GrantX360) Red Dead Redemption, Orange Box, NBA 2K11
PS3: Little Big PlanetRecently Finished: Heavy Rain
Grant's latest reviews - Click Here Latest Review: Bioshock (Xbox 360)
GrantXP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 10:46 AM   #72
IoriYagami n8
Pinkerton
 
IoriYagami n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A steampunk fantasy land...
Posts: 2,955
My 360 finally died for good. Repair worked great to give it a little extra life after warranty and all. Can't say I'm disappointed with that aspect, just that the damn thing broke to begin with. Oh well, I'm not in any rush to pick up a new one since I'm busy playing Fallout: New Vegas on PC along with an MMO Beta I got into. I suppose I'll get around to picking up one of the fancy new models soon enough, see how well that one holds out.
__________________
Steampunk sex kittens!
IoriYagami n8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 12:09 PM   #73
Paper exe
Pwnd
 
Paper exe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 8,865
in other word all of you who had voted for "no" ended up with your Xbox breaking!

Look guys this is a fact. 360 is the worst system ever made anyone who buy games for it instead for any other system is an idiot. There I passed my judgment.

Last edited by Paper exe; 11-05-2010 at 06:04 AM.
Paper exe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 02:59 PM   #74
IoriYagami n8
Pinkerton
 
IoriYagami n8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: A steampunk fantasy land...
Posts: 2,955
I voted "yes" because I was on my second 360. I love the games and the support that MS is getting. And I'm always amused with how much the system can push when people made such a huge deal of the PS3 being leaps and bounds beyond 360. Truth is, most games look and run better on 360. But yes, the original 360 hardware is pretty poorly designed.
__________________
Steampunk sex kittens!
IoriYagami n8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2010, 04:19 PM   #75
spider-prime
NOW IN CINEMAPHONIC QUADROVISION!
 
spider-prime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: I hated going to weddings cause all the grandmas would poke me saying "you're next, you're next". They stopped saying that when I did it to them at Funerals.
Posts: 21,026
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paper exe View Post
in other word all of you who had voted for "no" ended up with thier Xbox breaking!

Look guys this is a fact. 360 is the worst system ever made anyone who buy games for it instead on any other system is an idiot. There I passed my judgment.
paper for president.
spider-prime is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:19 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.