rent $40 in games, check. Boot Bishock, check. red rings o death, check.

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  1. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Went to blockbuster and rented a ton of games, as soon as I booted Bioshock I get the screen freeze and rings of death. I knew I shouldn't have said I was lucky last night to my friend. I friggin Jynxed myself. Looks like this RRoD is way too common. I am the last person I knew this hasn't happened to. Now everyone I know has had a dead 360. Tiime to boot up the PS3 I guess. The useless paperweight it is.
     
  2. Sixshot

    Sixshot Jeff Goldbluman Group

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    Ah dang. My bro has been through 4 360's, not all of them got RRoD, but all of them had problems.

    Myself, I just traded in my year old 360 for a new one with the new mobo and HDMI port. Finally pays to have extended insurance on a console.
     
  3. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    Thank god for extended warranty! Hope you get your box back soon.
     
  4. skywarp

    skywarp The extra Autobot

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    I fully agree on the warrenty. I have been through 4 myself. But I have never had the rrod. Mine have simply over heated or the DVD drive stopped reading disks. And yes, it is well ventalted. Since I only have a glass AV rack to put them on. No sides, or back means good ventalation.
     
  5. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about that mate. Looks like you got two dead paper-weights now. The rings only happened to me once, but they happened and the worst time.. I had a warranty, but the xboxes were still in short supply so I had to wait about a month to get one.

    Now I am just looking to buy one for November, but under the recommendation of some of the folks here, I'm am going to wait until more of the new chipset it out. I really don't want the rings when I am rebuying the system for one game. If it crashes while I'm playing that game, I'll kill myself.
     
  6. b_ack51

    b_ack51 I'm on the interweb!

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    Pick up warhawk and put that ps3 to use. Join the warhawk thread too.
     
  7. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    That was the plan today. At least one of the games I rented was Ninja Gaiden. So my PS3 will finally get a workout.
     
  8. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Still working for me. And have you tried the Towel Trick?
     
  9. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    I await eagerly to hear what the "towel trick" is all about.

    Is this kinda like the "blow" trick of the old NES, where you would blow on the games to make them work?
     
  10. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Lol, I don't do tricks, it works or its scrap.
     
  11. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Sure, throw your money away. Then come on and brag about it, that will make you friends.
     
  12. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    WTF are you talking about. Never fails someone has to come into a thread and flaunt their stupidity. I didn't throw away shit, Microsoft is replacing it, hence the 3 year warranty. I don't try to wrap a fuckin xbox in a towel to hope and get 30 minutes of playing time out of it. Thats what warranties are for. I would continue, but I wouldn't want to lose you as an internet friend. Idiot.
     
  13. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Yeah where did that come from....?
     
  14. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Due to a misunderstanding, I thought you were acting like an asshole, so I called you on it. Then you acted like a bigger asshole than I thought.
     
  15. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Call Microsoft, say goodbye to your Xbox for about a month
     
  16. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Or.....Ahem, you could take advantage of a Gamestop employee now that the managers are on a trip and be playing the beautiful Bioshock by this evening.
     
  17. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    Um yeah, u were the asshole first. You misunderstood, were a dick, then call me a dick for retaliating to you makin an asshat comment. Whoopsy me. I speak my mind, all that know me know I don't like being talked shit to.
     
  18. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    Hense the name Blue Meanie :D 
     
  19. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    This thread can't end well.....
     
  20. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    I think a mod should just lock it at this point. No reason to drag any of this out. RROD SUCKS...that is all
     

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