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« on: December 16, 2008, 11:18:43 PM »

Got my repaired unit today.  Its manufacture date is 7-10-2006.  Yeah that is going to break in a week.  Oh well I have a pretty good idea of how the process works. smile
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« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 12:17:21 AM »

Sad.  You spend hard-earned money on a product that SHOULD last for years, it breaks for an accepted and well-known problem that NEVER should have happened, and then instead of giving you a brand new one with whatever horseshit makes them break fixed once and for all, they give you another old piece of crap that no doubt will die before its time. 

MS is way way way way way beyond pathetic. 


That being said, I wish you nothing but luck with this replacement and hope it lasts for 5 years. 
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« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2008, 12:32:00 AM »

my last replacement has been going strong for awhile now (maybe a year or so). I bought a notebook cooler with a USB cable, the kind that sits below and blows cool air upward, so I recommend getting one of those
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« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2008, 02:19:51 AM »

 eek

As long as it gets you safely beyond the Christmas holidays to avoid the rush of broken Christmas 360's coming in, you should be fine!

Mine is currently in transit to the repair facility. I'm curious to see what they give me. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an HDMI model but I'm mentally preparing for a model older than my original (which was a July 2007 build).
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« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2008, 02:57:22 AM »

Quote from: mikeg on December 17, 2008, 12:17:21 AM

Sad.  You spend hard-earned money on a product that SHOULD last for years, it breaks for an accepted and well-known problem that NEVER should have happened, and then instead of giving you a brand new one with whatever horseshit makes them break fixed once and for all, they give you another old piece of crap that no doubt will die before its time. 

MS is way way way way way beyond pathetic.

are you arguing with success? slywink ...
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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2008, 03:16:53 AM »

Quote from: farley2k on December 16, 2008, 11:18:43 PM

Got my repaired unit today.  Its manufacture date is 7-10-2006.  Yeah that is going to break in a week.  Oh well I have a pretty good idea of how the process works. smile

i feel your pain.  they replaced my dead launch unit with a refurb built in april '06 when i went through the process back in january of this year.  when my 3-year RRoD warranty expires about a week from now, i'll be in the hook for a brand new 360 next time mine gives up the ghost...
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2008, 12:45:45 PM »

Quote from: farley2k on December 16, 2008, 11:18:43 PM

Got my repaired unit today.  Its manufacture date is 7-10-2006.  Yeah that is going to break in a week.  Oh well I have a pretty good idea of how the process works. smile

I'm dreading this as well.  When my first unit broke, I was sent one that was 6 months older.  When the DVD drive on that one died, they just swapped it out and sent it back.  I'm hoping the current RROD is serious enough to warrant a new unit.  Although, with a manufacture date in early 2006, I don't think they could possibly send me one that is actually older. 
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 02:43:49 PM »

I can kind of understand their thinking.  They have a pile of RRoD machines which are fine in every other way so they must think it is cheaper to replace the heatsink (or whatever part causes RRoD) and send out the units again.  I bet it actually is cheaper, but it still means people are getting units without any structural fix to the RRoD issue just new parts.  So everyone who gets one will get the RRoD problem again at some point in time. 


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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2008, 03:03:12 PM »

The last two times mine broke, they sent me back the same unit.
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