Official 360 Repair {Help} Thread (ALL TOPICS INVOLVING HW FAILURE IN HERE PLEASE)

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 10 years ago '04        #741
TniaS 7 heat pts
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I payed 100 dollars for them to fix it they put the newer cd drive in mine and gave me a updated 2 prong power cord.... and my xbox has another year under warranty now...
 10 years ago '07        #742
ynfante11 3 heat pts
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my friend fixed his
he had to open his xbox and fix it himself
 10 years ago '06        #743
beantown 74 heat pts74
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 LilWeezy954 said:
hell yea my xbox doin the same thing ima call them and send it in good thing i got a back up xbox
u got the same GTA problem?
 10 years ago '06        #744
holdndownfla 
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yea basically once it starts freezin its on its way out. Mine died and they sent me a new one and its been good ever since. Right b4 the 3 year warranty is up ima red ring my sh*t so i can get a new one.
 10 years ago '06        #745
beantown 74 heat pts74
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 holdndownfla said:
yea basically once it starts freezin its on its way out. Mine died and they sent me a new one and its been good ever since. Right b4 the 3 year warranty is up ima red ring my sh*t so i can get a new one.
how long would yo usay the overall process took you? and how long did you have the old one and the new one that you say is working good? I was thinking about calling them tonight and having them troubleshoot so that they know it's not the game
 10 years ago '06        #746
beantown 74 heat pts74
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Alright so just for an update I called into 1800-4MYXBOX and spoke to a rep and did some "troubleshooting" basically he had me start up the console with the game inside but the harddrive removed.... still froze up on GTA so the dude set up a repair order and the guy said it takes 3-4 weeks i'll get the coffin in like 3-5 days he said.

Dude also said that if the console isn't repairable that I'll get a microsoft certified console elite just like mine, either way I just want a system that works and I don't gotta go through thsi sh*t dammit.

At least I got a ps2 hooked up with madden and some other games in case I get bored in the meantime
 10 years ago '04        #747
GetOnMahLevel 
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lol...i have had this "new" 360 for exactly 9 days and it's giving me the unreadable disc error...so yup...360 number 5 is on the way for me....
 10 years ago '05        #748
Afekz 
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I really never thought my xbox would ever die.

I have a launch console that JUST gave me red lights yesterday, I did the towel trick and it worked.

I still called in for a coffin nonetheless, but still, my sh*t lasted me a loooooong time.
 10 years ago '06        #749
H-Town Renegade 
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I just received my 360. How long do yall think it last before I have to send it back? It really never gave me any problems before and the only thing that I ever got was the rrod.
 10 years ago '04        #750
GetOnMahLevel 
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11 months!!


i havent had one last past 11 months...not wishin anything bad on you or your box...that's just my guess!
 10 years ago '05        #751
HUDA2daF 2 heat pts
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i go pick mine up from ups today...
 10 years ago '05        #752
damien1928 32 heat pts32
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instead of scrolling through 32 pages (pardon my ignorance)


my 360 had 3 red lights, i turned it off, and on it came back on as normal

was it a one off?
is it a 360 pre-RROD??

should i trade this sh*t in before im left with a big a.ss door stop?


any info/advice is appreciated....


im pretty sure that my 360 showing 3 red lights wasnt for no reason
 06-11-2008, 08:50 AM         #753
DA DOPEMAN  OP
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The Xbox 360's infamous Red Ring of death problem was the price Microsoft paid for attempting to save money by designing its own graphics chip for the console rather than buy one off a specialist supplier, it has been claimed.

Speaking at a chip conference in California, Gartner chief analyst Bryan Lewis said the software giant created the console's graphics engine itself in a bid to reduce the cost of producing the console, EETimes reports.



Had the company gone to a company like AMD or Nvidia in the first place, he suggested, it would probably have avoided the problem. A graphics specialst, he said, would have been able to come up with a GPU that pumped out a lot less heat.

Overheating was fingered early on as the cause of the RRoD failure.

In 2007, Microsoft said it would spend $1bn to fix Xbox 360s suffering from the RRoD.



Microsoft has never given specific details for the reason for the failure. When it announced the $1bn charge, Xbox chief Robbie Bach it said the issue was not related to the console's manufacturing and hinted it was the result of a "Microsoft-initiated design".

Lewis claimed that Microsoft subsequently called on a graphics chip maker - no, he didn't say which one - to fix the problem. It's believed that AMD got the gig, having acquired GPU maker ATI.

Curiously, it was ATI's 'R500' GPU that was previously said to be the basis for the Xbox 360 graphics engine. Certainly, ATI was always claimed to be the Xbox 360 GPU supplier - it said as much itself back in 2003.


"We selected ATI after reviewing the top graphics technologies in development and determining that ATI's technical vision fits perfectly with the future direction of Xbox," said Bach at the time.

When the 360 was finally released and able to be taken apart, pundits found both the console's GPU and CPU stamped with Microsoft logos. Essentially, Microsoft took ATI's design, added some extra bits and sent to out to manufacturing.

Last month, it was claimed that Microsoft ordered its first 65nm graphics chip, believed to be intended for use in a further revision of the Xbox 360, codenamed 'Jasper' and due this summer. ģ




MS is all about getting their own way on things as we know, so it wouldn't surprised me if they sent in their tech geeks to tell ATI geeks to custom design a GPU to MS standards not theirs, ATI got the moolah and gave MS what they specifically asked for.........


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 10 years ago '05        #754
P-Hill|M 26 heat pts26
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MS is definitely paying for it... in the billions
 10 years ago '05        #755
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 DA DOPEMAN said:


The Xbox 360's infamous Red Ring of death problem was the price Microsoft paid for attempting to save money by designing its own graphics chip for the console rather than buy one off a specialist supplier, it has been claimed.

Speaking at a chip conference in California, Gartner chief analyst Bryan Lewis said the software giant created the console's graphics engine itself in a bid to reduce the cost of producing the console, EETimes reports.



Had the company gone to a company like AMD or Nvidia in the first place, he suggested, it would probably have avoided the problem. A graphics specialst, he said, would have been able to come up with a GPU that pumped out a lot less heat.

Overheating was fingered early on as the cause of the RRoD failure.

In 2007, Microsoft said it would spend $1bn to fix Xbox 360s suffering from the RRoD.



Microsoft has never given specific details for the reason for the failure. When it announced the $1bn charge, Xbox chief Robbie Bach it said the issue was not related to the console's manufacturing and hinted it was the result of a "Microsoft-initiated design".

Lewis claimed that Microsoft subsequently called on a graphics chip maker - no, he didn't say which one - to fix the problem. It's believed that AMD got the gig, having acquired GPU maker ATI.

Curiously, it was ATI's 'R500' GPU that was previously said to be the basis for the Xbox 360 graphics engine. Certainly, ATI was always claimed to be the Xbox 360 GPU supplier - it said as much itself back in 2003.


"We selected ATI after reviewing the top graphics technologies in development and determining that ATI's technical vision fits perfectly with the future direction of Xbox," said Bach at the time.

When the 360 was finally released and able to be taken apart, pundits found both the console's GPU and CPU stamped with Microsoft logos. Essentially, Microsoft took ATI's design, added some extra bits and sent to out to manufacturing.

Last month, it was claimed that Microsoft ordered its first 65nm graphics chip, believed to be intended for use in a further revision of the Xbox 360, codenamed 'Jasper' and due this summer. ģ




MS is all about getting their own way on things as we know, so it wouldn't surprised me if they sent in their tech geeks to tell ATI geeks to custom design a GPU to MS standards not theirs, ATI got the moolah and gave MS what they specifically asked for.........
Who gives a fu*k
 10 years ago '06        #756
TheKidHypno' 28 heat pts28
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what's the difference
 10 years ago '06        #757
rag621 
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Alright, I just got the Red Ring of death on my 360. I don't want it anymore. I got the Best Buy Replacement Plan. Is there anyway for me to trade it in to Best Buy and get a PS3 or do I have to get another Xbox?

Those that was able to or got information on it, please let me know
 10 years ago '06        #758
TreZ 3 heat pts
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why is this in the playstation forum?
 10 years ago '04        #759
Claudinho69 6 heat pts
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cuz "they" startin to migrate to here?...
 10 years ago '06        #760
rag621 
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 TreZ said:
why is this in the playstation forum?
 Claudinho69 said:
cuz "they" startin to migrate to here?...
I posted it in the Xbox 360 forum and the mods moved it in here.
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