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360 Badness

SnakeshissSnakeshiss Registered User new member
edited January 2008 in Games and Technology
Right, I was pointed here by a mate who likes all things gaming and ladyboy related (lets see you name yourself now you bastard.)

2 weeks ago I bought a xbox 360 from Zavvi in the uk (the rebranded Virgin Megastore) and I've been having a spot of difficulty.
First and foremost: yesterday for the first time I had the dread 3 red lights, a restart saw me back to gaming goodness immediately but the fabled RROD did put the wind up. Would that were all.

I have never been able to turn it on without much arsing about re turning controllers and console on/offf in different configurations until something clicks and the works happen, although I have been unplugging between gaming. I have never been able to start it with a disk in the tray, it just wont happen- a black screen on the tv and lots of disk activity, but neither dashboard nor game appears.

Now it has developed a new trick: the controller keeps disconnecting and I mean every second or so at its worst. At first it would only happen on downloaded demos and I replaced the batteries (which went out of date in 8 months so we know this unit was laying around instore for a while) which seemed to sort it out. Now it is a gaming bitch from hell, as in if I cross my legs (thereby placing one in line-of-sight with the xbox) the controller cuts out.

My ladyboy-loving mate suggested I look on the output tag of the power unit, which reads a 203w output indicating the older (more prone to red-death apparently) chipset.

So do you guys reckon a replacement is the way to go? And if so, what is the best method of transferring save files etc to the new machine?

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    ZenitramZenitram Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I would say a replacement is the way to go, though I'm not sure what your warranty situation is. As for the file transfer, you get to keep your hard drive and memory cards.

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    FaceballMcDougalFaceballMcDougal Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    ... the hell is this about?

    your console is broken... call MS and send it in

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    MistaCreepyMistaCreepy Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    You are so British it makes me want to drink tea.

    Send it into MS.

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    KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Snakeshiss wrote: »
    So do you guys reckon a replacement is the way to go? And if so, what is the best method of transferring save files etc to the new machine?

    You don't send the HDD, controllers, cables or any discs or accessories in with the console unless. So, you should just stick your harddrive back in whatever they send you back.

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    bobmyknobbobmyknob 3DS Friend Code 4553-9974-2186 Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    My 360 just RRoD, so out of curiosity, do they fix it or send a replacement? I'm in the U.S. so it might be a different situation then the OP. Also, is there a chance that they would replace it with a 360 that has HDMI?

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    acidlacedpenguinacidlacedpenguin Institutionalized Safe in jail.Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    definitely try and send your 360 in for repairs/replacement. I don't think the controller issue is related to your 360 though. If you have cordless phones, neighbors with microwaves, wireless routers, whatever they could be interfering with the signals or something. . . either that or your controller is busted and would require other warranty work.

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    GdiguyGdiguy San Diego, CARegistered User regular
    edited January 2008
    bobmyknob wrote: »
    My 360 just RRoD, so out of curiosity, do they fix it or send a replacement? I'm in the U.S. so it might be a different situation then the OP. Also, is there a chance that they would replace it with a 360 that has HDMI?

    I think it's pretty random; RRoD's usually aren't fixable, but the replacement could or could not (mine didn't, though it was made sometime in November)

    and yeah, just call 1800-4myxbox and go through the "i have an rrod" conversation, they'll mail you a box

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    LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    I think it might be easier to just return it to Zavvi, 2 weeks is inside their 31 days rule (unless they changed that recently) you would loose saves and prossible have issues with live and DLC/DRM (I don't know for sure though) but you would get a brand new console, not a used one which might not even be 100% fixed, and could break again.

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