My xbox got the RROD.....but now its ok again??

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  1. Jetcols

    Jetcols Elite Guard

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    I got the RROD last night but after a few mins it was working fine again? has this ever happened to anyone else? It was very very windy and rainy last night if that makes any difference?
     
  2. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Yes it can and does happen. It will perma-RROD sooner or later, so just be prepared for the day and be ready to hit up Microsofts support service to get it replaced.
     
  3. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Basically what happened was that your 360 was heading into the light, and some extremely short and creepy old Lady told your 360 to stay out of the light, and some woman pulled it out of the light and into an ectoplasma-filled tub. The result was that your 360 got a second chance.
     
  4. SwindlesShop

    SwindlesShop Kenny Power's drug dealer

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    its gonna die, might as well order the box to ship it to microsoft right now
     
  5. Josh

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    this happened to me the other day too. i turned it on and the red ring showed up. i just about freaked out. turned it off and tried it again. same thing. so i checked the plugs and this time turned it on by the disc eject button and its been working fine since

    ive only had the RRoD once through this whole time i've owned it [like 2 years?] but i really dread having to send it in again

    ugh
     
  6. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    A quick power surge will cause a temporary 3 ring error. Done it to mine a dozen times. It indicated nothing other than that. So, there's hope. Unplug it in the future during times like that though.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Your 360 has recieved second wind.

    Mines only ever done it once, right after a power cut that occured while it was being used.
    A quick restart and it was all better. Never happened again.
    Disk drive looks like its trying to die though, I'm preparing to summon the coffin.
     
  8. BairdimusPrime

    BairdimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    i had to get mine repaired around a year ago and thats exactly how it went...
    good luck!
     
  9. Red Alert

    Red Alert Security

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    Shake it.
     
  10. -Superion-

    -Superion- Well-Known Member

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    Once my 360 got a quarter red ring, but after I restart it my 360 went back to normal. Haven't had any problem since though.
     
  11. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    so the Xbox is called Carol Anne?
     
  12. Zeta Otaku

    Zeta Otaku Who ya gonna call? TFW2005 Supporter

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    your 360 is Robo-Jesus. Unhook it and start a new religion.
     
  13. darkmgmstr

    darkmgmstr Blue Lantern Corps Member

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    At least your survived. I sent my xbox to get fixed because of the quarter RROD it got :banghead: 

    Oh, and I think they stopped offering coffins for the dead xboxes. Luckly, my City Commander Add-On arrived the same day as it died.
     
  14. JetRaid

    JetRaid Jhet Rheyd

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    Its going to happen one day, I'm scared but I am prepared.
     
  15. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    They stopped doing it a while ago.
    Speeds up the process, you dont have to wait for them to send you a box, so you can probably shave a week or so off.
     
  16. Josh

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    hm...did it again today but only when i pressed the power button. it still turns on fine when i turn it on via opening the disc tray

    @__@
     
  17. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Best advice... do what I did. Send it off to get fixed, sell it on Craigslist and buy a PS3 or newer 360:thumbs2: 

    Your xbox will go down again, its inevitable
     
  18. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    well mine finally died

    wont turn on ='(
     
  19. seven

    seven RIP Poopers 4-1993/5-2008

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    Use xbox.com to get a prepaid shipping label if you have a printer. Calling support makes you go through a bunch of tests and you'll have to wait for the label.

    Also, don't worry if it says you're out of warranty. They only list the general 1 year warranty on your account, the three red lights will go through without a charge. Its taken 2 weeks or less to get my 360 back both times and you'll get a 1-month Live Gold card for lost time.
     
  20. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    nice

    thanks!
     

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