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FLA-PATRIOT
03-20-2007, 01:48 AM
i was one of those people that said "oh that would never happen to me b/c i take care of my stuff.
this is coming from someone who took excellent care of the unit for 11 months, never moved it, abused it, touched only when changing games out.. this morning when i went to turn it on i got the...

XBOX 360 3 RED LIGHTS OF DEATH!

my console is done, toasted.. so i call microsoft and they say "your warrnaty has just RECENTLY expired". (dont gimme that **** i bought it april 27 2006)
they want 130.90 to fix the machine that broke. LMFAO. i told the rep..

"so after going to best buy and spending 125 dollars on 2 new games just last night, you want me to send you more money? no thanks but ill put my money into a new ps3. CLICK.

fuggers got me pisssed. all that wasted money they wont get another dime from me.

i will get a ps3 when the time comes, and bite the bullet on the loss of this machine.. i have heard sooo many horror stories jst get worse about after the initial repair is made.. lol check out the xbox.com forums.

Majpain
03-20-2007, 01:54 AM
Keep calling them and nagging them! I have to do the same. They may when the battle but they wont win the WAR!!!

Slappy8800
03-20-2007, 02:40 AM
and WHY didnt u buy the extended warranty? a mere 40 bucks at EB covers you for a year.

mor911
03-20-2007, 06:48 AM
dude.. Just ask for a manager. Keep asking for the next person's boss. Stay calm. Tell them what they need to do to satisfy their customer. The rep CAN'T DO CRAP. Escalate.

Mindwarp
03-20-2007, 08:23 AM
dude.. Just ask for a manager. Keep asking for the next person's boss. Stay calm. Tell them what they need to do to satisfy their customer. The rep CAN'T DO CRAP. Escalate.



says the man who trains in a call center.. stop giving away secrets man!

banzaitrey
03-20-2007, 08:28 AM
So what two new games did you buy...Im always looking to buy some cheap games...lol

TheAnswer385
03-20-2007, 09:18 AM
and you think sony wouldnt do the same thing?....cmon

UltraDol-Fan
03-20-2007, 09:48 AM
didn't XBox extend all warranties?

Amars
03-20-2007, 09:52 AM
didn't XBox extend all warranties?

yep they extended to 2years for free. Someone is lying.

Phin-o-rama
03-20-2007, 10:34 AM
he's a pats fan.....nuff said :)

Pagan
03-20-2007, 10:36 AM
This is nonsense. I got the rings and shipped mine out and it was returned pretty quick.

For free, no hassles, no questions asked.

trate121hb
03-20-2007, 10:40 AM
he's a pats fan.....nuff said :)


ITS NOT THE MACHINE,,,,ITS THE FACT UR A PATS FAN...no warranties for the pansies

theghost
03-20-2007, 10:43 AM
I have only had mine for 3 months, so now i have something to worry about.

Stitches
03-20-2007, 10:43 AM
yep they extended to 2years for free. Someone is lying.

That was only for 360s bought prior to Jan. 1st 2006 I thought.

Dol-Fan Dupree
03-20-2007, 11:40 AM
and you think sony wouldnt do the same thing?....cmon

they repaired my ps2 free 2 years after the warrenty was over.

Of course it broke again a few months later, but still they did fix it for free ;)

UCFinfan86
03-20-2007, 11:44 AM
I bought mine in November and i have gotten a disc read error everytime ive played it since ive gotten it, i finally had enough(and some busy weeks ahead so i wont have time to play it anyways) and called Microsoft and they are go nna either fix it or give me a new one. They said where shipping a box out, however i expect it to take a month or so to get a new one.

But this is my first experience ever having a gaming system go wrong. I've had my original ps2 for 7 yeras and have never had a problem with it, Never had a problem with my playstation 1, first time i buy a microsoft product i get an error, go figure

DrewAlmighty
03-20-2007, 12:11 PM
Something is wrong with mine now, too. I put in discs and on the dashboard it says Disc Unplayable. It makes some kind of crazy noise trying to read it. Oh boy!

Phin-o-rama
03-20-2007, 12:17 PM
wtf do you guys do to your 360's

UCFinfan86
03-20-2007, 12:47 PM
wtf do you guys do to your 360's


Nothing, its in a wide open space, i've tried it horizontal and vertical, dont touch it while its playing.

Obviously i know how to treat consoles b/c of my PS1 & 2 or Sony just puts out a way better product that doesn't break as easily.

patinthehat
03-20-2007, 01:00 PM
I have no luck with these things.

I got my 360 and the same day it froze...and it freezes randomly in online games (someone said it could be because my connection slows down a bit). I've gotten the 3 rings of death twice...both times it started up fine afterward.

Also, I bought an 80gb ipod from apple, the first time I tried my episode of lost..the thing froze up...so I called them and I have to return it.

Damn overpriced electronics...You never get what you pay for.

DrewAlmighty
03-20-2007, 01:06 PM
wtf do you guys do to your 360's

I take care of mine. It's in a nice space, I never touch it when it's moving. It's hardware problems.

patinthehat
03-20-2007, 01:11 PM
I take care of mine. It's in a nice space, I never touch it when it's moving. It's hardware problems.

sure is...these problems are unbelievably common.

Agent51
03-20-2007, 01:33 PM
and you think sony wouldnt do the same thing?....cmon

They don't have to, there's no "Red Ring Of Death" for the PS3.

As far as the extended warranty, it would have been smart given the history of the 360 and that issue, but those things are a joke. My first job was at a KB Toys back in RI and we sold them for PS3/XBox/gamecube and there is a bunch of fime print, like only certain issues are covered, even thoughwe are supposed to make you think no matter what you get a replacement. I refused to upsell/offer them because they were a waste of money and people got screwed.

americanmoose84
03-20-2007, 06:56 PM
The rep was lying to you. I bought my 360 on January 25th 2005, It broke on January 22nd 2006. I called Microsoft that day and they shipped me out a "casket" to send in my X-Box. Microsoft did officially extend all warrantys to one year.

Sethdaddy8
03-20-2007, 08:40 PM
if you get the 3 red rings, you're supposed to return the xbox. once in a rare while, i get those rings, but i restart and everything plays fine there after..

Sethdaddy8
03-20-2007, 09:01 PM
or maybe its just the 1 red light...with all the different languages on screen.

VanDolPhan
03-20-2007, 09:17 PM
Yah someone's full of crap. Everyone I know that had the issue had no problem with that including one of my friends whose system died 2 months past the year extension even and they dealt with it.

brandon27
03-20-2007, 09:35 PM
I have only had mine for 3 months, so now i have something to worry about.

I wouldnt worry about it. i've had mine since launch. not a single problem. i get tired of reading threads like this awfully quickly. But for you, and others who are thinking of buying... have no worries. mines a launch like i said, no problems. the new batches now im sure have no problems either. oh well, whatever works i guess

Medieval954
03-20-2007, 10:25 PM
Buy your consoles at Costco like I do.

http://www.costco.com/Service/FeaturePageLeftNav.aspx?ProductNo=11204333

PhinzN703
04-04-2007, 09:42 AM
if you get the 3 red rings, you're supposed to return the xbox. once in a rare while, i get those rings, but i restart and everything plays fine there after..

This happened to me last night. I bought the system on Sunday and then last night when I turned the system on, the 3 red lights came up. I fiddled with it for a little while and then was able to play my game with no problems.

Why would the 3 lights come on but then it works fine? Anyone?

Phin-o-rama
04-04-2007, 10:29 AM
if the cords weren't completely secured....

PhinzN703
04-04-2007, 10:31 AM
if the cords weren't completely secured....

So one of 'em might've been loose or something?

Phin-o-rama
04-04-2007, 10:51 AM
http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=472553


Your guide to the red lights of death.

zach13
04-04-2007, 10:59 AM
I've never had any sort of problem whatsoever with the 360 and i got it a few months after it came out.

PhinzN703
04-04-2007, 11:18 AM
http://forum.teamxbox.com/showthread.php?t=472553


Your guide to the red lights of death.

Cool link man thanks. I'm pretty sure the top 2 lights and the bottom left were on for me. I don't see them on that link. If it's as simple as unplugging the cables and then plugging them back in, it's sure a relief. I got the impression on here that if you see those lights, your system is toast

Scatman
04-04-2007, 11:24 AM
yep they extended to 2years for free. Someone is lying.

only the older consoles they did.. i think