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« on: February 19, 2008, 05:26:11 PM »

Talk about embarrassing!  icon_lol
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 05:35:56 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 05:38:25 PM »

That is hilarious.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 06:28:39 PM »

I'm really beginning to wonder if my Sept 2007 360 is going to be immune from RRoD's. I don't want to assume anything, but surely the Microsoft Staff at the GDC would have brought in the newer Zephyr or Falcon models for the event.
When I look through my X360's case I can see the newer and improved heat sync is present, but based on the continuing proliferation of RRoD's I'm not sure the redesign is enough.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 06:45:59 PM »

ROFL

Man, that just HAD to suck.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 07:12:32 PM »

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Nevertheless, you’d have thought Microsoft would have put its best behaved machines on show.

Why would they think that?  Microsoft probably just grabs a bunch of refurbs, and probably trucks the same beat up units from show to show.  If it dies... who cares?  They just replace it.

Anyone who is surprised by this has obviously never seen a torn up demo display at a toy or game store.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 07:21:18 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on February 19, 2008, 07:12:32 PM

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Nevertheless, you’d have thought Microsoft would have put its best behaved machines on show.

Why would they think that?  Microsoft probably just grabs a bunch of refurbs, and probably trucks the same beat up units from show to show.  If it dies... who cares?  They just replace it.

Anyone who is surprised by this has obviously never seen a torn up demo display at a toy or game store.

But the GDC isn't Toys R Us.  You would think if Microsoft knows there is a perception out there that 360's are unreliable, they would do everything in their power to avoid this kind of thing happening at GDC.

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008, 07:24:24 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on February 19, 2008, 07:21:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 19, 2008, 07:12:32 PM

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Nevertheless, you’d have thought Microsoft would have put its best behaved machines on show.

Why would they think that?  Microsoft probably just grabs a bunch of refurbs, and probably trucks the same beat up units from show to show.  If it dies... who cares?  They just replace it.

Anyone who is surprised by this has obviously never seen a torn up demo display at a toy or game store.

But the GDC isn't Toys R Us.  You would think if Microsoft knows there is a perception out there that 360's are unreliable, they would do everything in their power to avoid this kind of thing happening at GDC.



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« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2008, 07:31:26 PM »

Quote from: semiconscious on February 19, 2008, 07:24:24 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 19, 2008, 07:21:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 19, 2008, 07:12:32 PM

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Nevertheless, you’d have thought Microsoft would have put its best behaved machines on show.

Why would they think that?  Microsoft probably just grabs a bunch of refurbs, and probably trucks the same beat up units from show to show.  If it dies... who cares?  They just replace it.

Anyone who is surprised by this has obviously never seen a torn up demo display at a toy or game store.

But the GDC isn't Toys R Us.  You would think if Microsoft knows there is a perception out there that 360's are unreliable, they would do everything in their power to avoid this kind of thing happening at GDC.



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« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2008, 07:32:57 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on February 19, 2008, 07:31:26 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on February 19, 2008, 07:24:24 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on February 19, 2008, 07:21:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on February 19, 2008, 07:12:32 PM

From the article:

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Nevertheless, you’d have thought Microsoft would have put its best behaved machines on show.

Why would they think that?  Microsoft probably just grabs a bunch of refurbs, and probably trucks the same beat up units from show to show.  If it dies... who cares?  They just replace it.

Anyone who is surprised by this has obviously never seen a torn up demo display at a toy or game store.

But the GDC isn't Toys R Us.  You would think if Microsoft knows there is a perception out there that 360's are unreliable, they would do everything in their power to avoid this kind of thing happening at GDC.



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Just remember this is the same company that had a BSOD at the premiere press showing of Windows slywink

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« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2008, 09:37:56 PM »

You can also get RROD when your AV connector isn't properly seated.  Just sayin'.

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« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2008, 10:42:52 PM »

Quote from: kathode on February 19, 2008, 09:37:56 PM

You can also get RROD when your AV connector isn't properly seated.  Just sayin'.

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That's only two though. Not 3.
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2008, 10:49:42 PM »

Yeah I cannot imagine Microsoft would be using old  360's at the GDC.  They'd surely have something like that in the back of their mind.  Someone should have run and checked the make date of the console when it red ringed smile
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 11:10:51 PM »

and a BBC link with video...
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2008, 11:39:25 PM »

Quote from: ATB on February 19, 2008, 10:42:52 PM

Quote from: kathode on February 19, 2008, 09:37:56 PM

You can also get RROD when your AV connector isn't properly seated.  Just sayin'.

/raving fanboy, no doubt smile

That's only two though. Not 3.

Ah, I think you're right!  I just tried and got 4 rings, but that was on a dev kit. 
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« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2008, 12:30:13 AM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 19, 2008, 10:49:42 PM

Yeah I cannot imagine Microsoft would be using old  360's at the GDC.  They'd surely have something like that in the back of their mind.  Someone should have run and checked the make date of the console when it red ringed smile

But does the manufacture date really make a difference? My concern is that the new Zephyr and Falcon models may not actually resolve the RRoD problem as we've been led to believe. In which case, even if the MS staff at the GDC had ensured that the demo units were the newer heat sync enabled models the problem may still have occurred.
In all honesty I have nothing concrete to base my concerns upon, but when I keep hearing stories like this and from other people that have bought the newer 360 sku's, it makes me doubtful.
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« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2008, 02:20:31 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on February 20, 2008, 12:30:13 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 19, 2008, 10:49:42 PM

Yeah I cannot imagine Microsoft would be using old  360's at the GDC.  They'd surely have something like that in the back of their mind.  Someone should have run and checked the make date of the console when it red ringed smile

But does the manufacture date really make a difference? My concern is that the new Zephyr and Falcon models may not actually resolve the RRoD problem as we've been led to believe. In which case, even if the MS staff at the GDC had ensured that the demo units were the newer heat sync enabled models the problem may still have occurred.
In all honesty I have nothing concrete to base my concerns upon, but when I keep hearing stories like this and from other people that have bought the newer 360 sku's, it makes me doubtful.

Exactly, my RROD had absolutely nothing to do with heating/MB issues, it was a lightly played system that bricked after a the Fall or Summer Update last year. So, while I am sure the new MOBO and chipset will help, it most certainly won't make the RROD go away.
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2008, 04:39:27 AM »

Quote from: kronovan on February 20, 2008, 12:30:13 AM

Quote from: Canuck on February 19, 2008, 10:49:42 PM

Yeah I cannot imagine Microsoft would be using old  360's at the GDC.  They'd surely have something like that in the back of their mind.  Someone should have run and checked the make date of the console when it red ringed smile

But does the manufacture date really make a difference? My concern is that the new Zephyr and Falcon models may not actually resolve the RRoD problem as we've been led to believe. In which case, even if the MS staff at the GDC had ensured that the demo units were the newer heat sync enabled models the problem may still have occurred.
In all honesty I have nothing concrete to base my concerns upon, but when I keep hearing stories like this and from other people that have bought the newer 360 sku's, it makes me doubtful.

That was my point.  If it was one of the new consoles then Microsoft, we have a problem.  How amazingly appropriate for it to happen at GDC! I love it! smile
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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2008, 04:29:32 PM »

Bravo, Microsoft.
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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2008, 06:36:47 PM »

I wish mine would RROD already. frown
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« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2008, 07:05:50 PM »

Quote from: Canuck on February 19, 2008, 10:49:42 PM

Yeah I cannot imagine Microsoft would be using old  360's at the GDC.  They'd surely have something like that in the back of their mind.  Someone should have run and checked the make date of the console when it red ringed smile

Well they obviously weren't using the latest and greatest "Falcon" XBoxes.  So it's more likely that they were, as I said, simply using refurbs.

If you are demoing ten XBoxes, and you bring 20 refurbs with you... I don't see the big deal.  It's only a big deal because people want to make a big deal out of it.
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« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 11:18:19 PM »

Well I personally wouldn't want my units to fail at a big game show so I wouldn't bring any of the failing units.  But I guess that's why they work for Microsoft and I don't.
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« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2008, 01:51:29 PM »

Quote from: Kratz on February 20, 2008, 06:36:47 PM

I wish mine would RROD already. frown

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