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« on: June 24, 2008, 05:57:32 PM »

Currently on my 6th or 7th 360 now, its sad I lost count. My 10/07 360 somewhat died on me Sunday, the NIC went out. Since it was not the RROD I was reluctant on using a warranty exchange and just getting the wireless adapter. Which I did shortly after picking it up I put gas in my car and realized $50.00 for gas $60.00 for BF:BC and another $60.00 for civilization. I realized my $100.00 could have been better spent so I ended up exchanging my 360 at EB and returning the Wireless Adapter, putting the money toward the above mentioned game.
What I did not anticipate was Eb re-insuring my new 360 That cost me another $50.00. I taught they stopped doing that?
for all the 360s I have exchanged and insured I could have owned two 360s now. If this happens again I will just by a new box and start using Microsoft for there 3year warranty.
So anyone considering a back up 360 it more than likely the better way to go. Get the $279. unit my impatiences let me learn this the expensive way  icon_confused
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2008, 06:04:52 PM »

Wow, that really is amazing.  I got my first 360 just this past December and it's probably from that same group - I know it's not a Falcon.  I'll just keep crossing my fingers.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2008, 06:16:44 PM »

Hold your fire: there's no life forms.
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« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2008, 06:19:12 PM »

Are you sure you're not kicking them or something?
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2008, 06:55:31 PM »

I'm on my third one now.  It's an elite and it was purchased back in February.  I believe that makes it one of the Falcon models.  I'm really hoping this one holds up until they release a new version of the xbox, however I realize that the failure rate on the 360 is just too friggin' high to realistically expect that.   icon_cry

That being said, I try to unplug mine at least once a month now and use canned air on all the vents to keep it as dust free as possible.  Hopefully that will extend its life by a bit. 
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 09:37:20 PM »

Quote from: JuniorDan on June 24, 2008, 05:57:32 PM

If this happens again I will just by a new box and start using Microsoft for there 3year warranty.


So if Microsoft keeps screwing you then you're just going to go out and buy a whole brand new unit from them?  I'm sure they'll love you for that smile
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 10:27:40 PM »

Quote from: JuniorDan on June 24, 2008, 05:57:32 PM

What I did not anticipate was Eb re-insuring my new 360 That cost me another $50.00. I taught they stopped doing that?

They stopped doing that long ago once they realized that the older models had a near 100% failure rate. Very strange that they're doing it again. Maybe their confidence level has risen?  paranoid
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM »

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 11:15:24 PM »

Quote from: Teggy on June 24, 2008, 06:04:52 PM

Wow, that really is amazing.  I got my first 360 just this past December and it's probably from that same group - I know it's not a Falcon.  I'll just keep crossing my fingers.

I just got mine last October, so it's from the same group too. I haven't had any problems although it's crashed about 3 times and the DVD drive is noisy when certain games are played. Guess I need to keep my fingers crossed too.
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 11:22:23 PM »

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

A dildo. If you happen to be a woman with a very insatiable appetite. icon_twisted
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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 11:27:47 PM »

Quote from: Farscry on June 24, 2008, 11:22:23 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

A dildo. If you happen to be a woman with a very insatiable appetite. icon_twisted

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2008, 04:14:50 AM »

I would seriously consider checking the power line and other conditions of where you store your xbox - make sure it's not getting some dirty current - if it's particularly bad it can definately mess with it.

Having 7 break down is  eek but I would begin to think that the problem isn't with the xboxes themselves but rather something external influencing the box.
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2008, 06:48:21 AM »

Quote from: Farscry on June 24, 2008, 11:22:23 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

A dildo. If you happen to be a woman with a very insatiable appetite. icon_twisted

Either way, you're screwed. smile
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« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2008, 02:46:23 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on June 24, 2008, 10:27:40 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on June 24, 2008, 05:57:32 PM

What I did not anticipate was Eb re-insuring my new 360 That cost me another $50.00. I taught they stopped doing that?

They stopped doing that long ago once they realized that the older models had a near 100% failure rate. Very strange that they're doing it again. Maybe their confidence level has risen?  paranoid

Started again a few weeks ago. Just keep in mind that if you get one on a new system,
it doesn't cover you while the MS warranty is in effect. I don't suggest them on the new ones
for that reason.
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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008, 02:52:26 PM »

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

A PS2? Razors? Toiletpaper. iPods.

OOO, wait... I got it: Madden 200x! slywink
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« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2008, 05:57:27 PM »

Quote from: Misguided on June 25, 2008, 02:46:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 24, 2008, 10:27:40 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on June 24, 2008, 05:57:32 PM

What I did not anticipate was Eb re-insuring my new 360 That cost me another $50.00. I taught they stopped doing that?
They stopped doing that long ago once they realized that the older models had a near 100% failure rate. Very strange that they're doing it again. Maybe their confidence level has risen?  paranoid
Started again a few weeks ago. Just keep in mind that if you get one on a new system, it doesn't cover you while the MS warranty is in effect. I don't suggest them on the new ones for that reason.

That's why they did it then - your warranty is useless for the first year, and the first three if the console RRODs. Total profit for EB in the meantime.
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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2008, 07:15:57 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on June 25, 2008, 05:57:27 PM

Quote from: Misguided on June 25, 2008, 02:46:23 PM

Quote from: Destructor on June 24, 2008, 10:27:40 PM

Quote from: JuniorDan on June 24, 2008, 05:57:32 PM

What I did not anticipate was Eb re-insuring my new 360 That cost me another $50.00. I taught they stopped doing that?
They stopped doing that long ago once they realized that the older models had a near 100% failure rate. Very strange that they're doing it again. Maybe their confidence level has risen?  paranoid
Started again a few weeks ago. Just keep in mind that if you get one on a new system, it doesn't cover you while the MS warranty is in effect. I don't suggest them on the new ones for that reason.

That's why they did it then - your warranty is useless for the first year, and the first three if the console RRODs. Total profit for EB in the meantime.
That sucks.
by the way I have to appologise to anyone I said was nitpicking about the 360 being loud...
I have been lucky to get quit ones up until now. This thing I so distracting I feel like I am playing in a server room. I am on the fence about exchanging it....  icon_confused
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« Reply #17 on: June 25, 2008, 09:54:49 PM »

My first 360 just died yesterday via red rings. I've had it since Jan 06 with no problems. At least I don't have to worry about them sending me an older model smile
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« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2008, 11:22:22 PM »

my 5th died yesterday.....got the 6th from BB today...that $50 was the best investment ever for their replacement plan...
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« Reply #19 on: June 26, 2008, 05:48:33 AM »

Did you get the replacement plan when you bought your first one?  If so that is a good deal! Although I'm surprised that so many have died on you if you keep getting new versions.
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« Reply #20 on: June 26, 2008, 07:35:42 AM »

Seriosuly, I'm not an xbox owner, but...that's friggin' scary!! How can MS release a product that fails like this?? And people still buy it?

I'm flabbergasted!
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« Reply #21 on: June 26, 2008, 05:34:22 PM »

/cough Costco /cough.  Tongue
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« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2008, 08:16:02 PM »

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

Uh...that's a tough one....I got two things i came up with though..

1: Bullets

2: Sex Toys
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« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2008, 08:18:39 PM »

Quote from: Purge on June 25, 2008, 02:52:26 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

OOO, wait... I got it: Madden 200x! slywink

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« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2008, 08:19:45 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on June 26, 2008, 08:18:39 PM

Quote from: Purge on June 25, 2008, 02:52:26 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

OOO, wait... I got it: Madden 200x! slywink

 icon_lol

Madden didn't release more than 3 in 3 years though i don't believe...
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« Reply #25 on: June 26, 2008, 08:30:12 PM »

Quote from: Fuzzballx on June 26, 2008, 08:16:02 PM

Quote from: mikeg on June 24, 2008, 10:39:44 PM

Name one other product in the history of products that someone would have 7 failures in approximately 2-3 years and STILL buy another? 

Uh...that's a tough one....I got two things i came up with though..

1: Bullets

2: Sex Toys

I'd add beer to the list as well.  Despite its apparent inability to solve all of my problems, I will continue to buy more in spite of its constant failure. 
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« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2008, 03:59:41 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on June 26, 2008, 05:48:33 AM

Did you get the replacement plan when you bought your first one?  If so that is a good deal! Although I'm surprised that so many have died on you if you keep getting new versions.

Yup bought it at BB.  I paid $100 though....but got 50 of it back.  My first unit died when BB still had to get an RMA which forced me to have to buy a new warranty....which was fine because after the price drop I got 50 back because of the price lock included with their warranties....I hope MS lowers the price again at E3....
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