red ring-o-death

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  1. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    So my 360 has got a semi ring, as in 3 red lights. And not sure what I should do. I'm thinking of just buying a new one. Dunno if I am even allowed to try to get a replacement cause it was bought 4 months after launch. But if I do buy a new one, what to do with this lifeless husk? I would buy a PS3, but I got all these 360 titles I would hate to waste.
     
  2. Blackout32

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    I think but don't quote me on it, you can STILL get a replacement but it does take a bit of time and effort. I would check with microsofts xbox site to find out more or even try and find their number and call their rep line.
     
  3. Sixshot

    Sixshot Jeff Goldbluman Group

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    You can register the console via xbox.com and see what the warranty status says. My guess though is that if you're out of the 3 year RROD warranty, MS is gonna want 100 bucks to fix it (that's how much they charge for out of warranty work in my experience).
     
  4. Atomsplitter

    Atomsplitter Needs a new title.

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    While MS did extend the RROD warranty, it was only to 3 years.

    Not too sure what good a dead 360 is, i'm sure others will have a better idea of what to do with it. Maybe you can fashion some sort of sport around its corpse.

    That too. In my encounters, if you deny them the 100 for a while they'll mark it down to 75, and sometimes even 50 bucks.
     
  5. Galaxy Convoy

    Galaxy Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I would probably just get a new one. Maybe consider upgrading to an Elite model with the bigger hard drive.
     
  6. silentdarth

    silentdarth Josie's Daddy

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    Ebay:
    Game Stop takes dead systems for a lesser credit amount.
     
  7. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Really?? Hmmm...so if I get an Elite I would have to get the device to transfer my hardrive contents to the new one, so I would still have to pay extra.
     
  8. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    everytime I see these threads I get worried about mine :(  good thing I still got 2 years left of that warranty
     
  9. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Ebay:
    Why don't you just buy the Arcade model from Amazon? Its 200 bucks but it comes with a 25 dollar amazon gift card.

    Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Arcade: Video Games
     
  10. toma

    toma eskimo in disguise

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    there's supposed to be a way to fix them yourself if you're adventurous enough to open it. it involves replacing the weird clamps on the heatsinks with some standard bolts and washers. my friend's launch xbox just died the other day and we're gonna try this rather than spend the $100 for repair. i'll let you know how it works if we do it.
     
  11. Blitz.

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    the X-clamp fix can only really prolong a consoles life it wont really fix it.

    honestly the cost of repair is only a little less then a new unit with a new warrenty, controller and a few freebie games. I'd just go for the new unit
     

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