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Virtual Terror
06-19-2009, 11:50 PM
I don't know if this question has been asked before but it's always the gremlin in the 360 closet is it's reliability.

My first 360 died on me and it wasn't until December last year i finally got a new one and got back into gaming again.

Share your experiences and insight on this.

Metal Tesla
06-19-2009, 11:58 PM
Well i got unlucky as i have had 3 xboxs's die on me...... Can't remember how long its been since i last got the RROD lol, but ever since i decided to buy a Arcade Xbox360 instead of sending my old xbox for repairs, i haven't had a problem with it.

Plus the external MU my arcade system came with is really useful for when i go round my mates house, because i can take my profile with me :woop:

Porpoise King
06-20-2009, 12:00 AM
Two. Im surprised this one hasn't broken yet.

ThrillKillBill
06-20-2009, 12:04 AM
**waves**

i'm the lucky guy whom got to vote no

**knocks on wood**

Coadster1
06-20-2009, 12:09 AM
I got one of the first ones, back when they still had some bugs and problems with the 360, RROD and freezing and stuff like that, mine kept freezing, so I returned it and got a new one. :) 1.

GrUnTxSKaTeR
06-20-2009, 12:11 AM
Only 1, but I also had an original Xbox break down.

L Demonic I
06-20-2009, 12:12 AM
3 have died on me.

Ligerblaze
06-20-2009, 12:14 AM
"How many xbox's have died on you?".... "No."

:p

Jethrow
06-20-2009, 12:33 AM
5

-video died
-sound died
-network adaptor failure
-dvd failure
-rrod

all in a matter of 3 years

Virtual Terror
06-20-2009, 12:36 AM
5

-video died
-sound died
-network adaptor failure
-dvd failure
-rrod

all in a matter of 3 years

lol Jesus i feel sorry for you. I think it proves though just how good the Xbox experience is as we keep going back for more.

Jethrow
06-20-2009, 12:40 AM
lol Jesus i feel sorry for you. I think it proves though just how good the Xbox experience is as we keep going back for more.

well all these have been covered by warranty, but my extended warranty just ended. I'm thinking of going with the elite next if i have to, so ya, your comment is dead on!

CyanideBreathMint
06-20-2009, 12:44 AM
Three consoles here myself. Although since buying two more (one for each of our sons in their own rooms) this year, I sniff a few more deadites down the foreseeable future. :(

TheSpankzz
06-20-2009, 01:32 AM
My 1st one died on me, but that was before I played online or anything, now i'm back with an elite ;D

ThrillKillBill
06-20-2009, 01:34 AM
5

-video died
-sound died
-network adaptor failure
-dvd failure
-rrod

all in a matter of 3 years

5 wasn't a choice :mad:

way to be above the poll :p

good luck with your current console ;)

Scotsman Elite
06-20-2009, 01:41 AM
Only 1 died on me so far... It nearly lasted 2 years, I thought it would be indestructible! Guess not :(
Ethernet error, can't remember the code for it though.
Oh well, my HD survived, so I just bought an Arcade Console to save the cash.
I'd rather pay the cash to continue the Xbox 360 experience than go anywhere else to be honest!

-SE

Gumby™
06-20-2009, 01:57 AM
Just one. :)

Wii187
06-20-2009, 01:57 AM
JDM's stickied thread found HERE (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27931) has a lot more number choices.

It might have been easy to miss since it is in the tech forum and he's got 'broken down' in the title instead of 'died'.

Dragon's Heart
06-20-2009, 02:04 AM
We have owned 4, 2 have died, 1st one didn't get fixed when sent in, 2nd one was replaced for free...Gave 1st one away and they are getting it fixed...3 & 4 still going good, 2nd one (replacement) still in box...

ProfileNotFound
06-20-2009, 02:09 AM
I personally have had nine boxes quit on me. About to be ten b/c my current one hasn't been able to log on xbox live for a few weeks and having trouble loading games.

Veteran
06-20-2009, 02:18 AM
2xRRoD
1xE74
1x"SOUND BUT NO PICTURE"

The one I use daily's on its way out too, starts artifacing every now and then. Reboot it and it's fine, wish it'd just die though!

theduffman
06-20-2009, 02:20 AM
i've had 3 die on me, just got a refurbished one back today from ms but gave that to my bro as i bought myself an arcade, hopefully it turns out to be more reliable ;)

Shelton
06-20-2009, 02:21 AM
"How many xbox's have died on you?".... "No."

:p

Haha, I found that hilarious too!

I voted 2, although one of them only has a ruined disk drive. Basically dead. My elite red ringed a few months back. :(

All seems good now.

Veteran
06-20-2009, 02:24 AM
Haha, I found that hilarious too!

I voted 2, although one of them only has a ruined disk drive. Basically dead. My elite red ringed a few months back. :(

All seems good now.

Just because the drive doesn't read discs doesn't mean it's dead, you are aware the drives can be VERY EASILY replaced (you have to know how of course. You can't just take a drive from a console and put it in another.)

Or, you can buy a replacement laser off eBay and put that in, saves fucking around reflashing drives' firmwares. :)

bapae
06-20-2009, 02:40 AM
Only 1 had it for a little over 6 months and it got a RRoD but it was laying on a carpet in a room that the drywall was being redone so it was probably sucking dust in from that. And i have had 1 HDD die from a power surge from a lighting storm. But my new xbox and stuff have had no problem's since and i have had this one for about 8 months not video lag problems or freazing.

Shelton
06-20-2009, 03:03 AM
Just because the drive doesn't read discs doesn't mean it's dead, you are aware the drives can be VERY EASILY replaced (you have to know how of course. You can't just take a drive from a console and put it in another.)

Or, you can buy a replacement laser off eBay and put that in, saves fucking around reflashing drives' firmwares. :)

It's dead to me.


I am not one for tinkering. If I sent it to MS it'd cost around $120 to get it replaced. In any case, I really do not need two consoles...

Salvia dithorum
06-20-2009, 03:12 AM
i'm on my 11th xbox i have to replace one every 2-3 months

Fezz
06-20-2009, 04:42 AM
One, so far....

jason86586
06-20-2009, 05:42 AM
i'm on my 11th xbox i have to replace one every 2-3 months

thats so believable mate

gears of crabs
06-20-2009, 06:00 AM
i had the dvd drive die in my first 360

An Amish Woman
06-20-2009, 06:34 AM
Ive had my xobx for 2 years now. Still up and running, "knock on wood."

Poida
06-20-2009, 07:51 AM
I got my first in October and it hasnt had any problems so far.

martnic
06-20-2009, 08:56 AM
I lost count around the eleventh or twelth.

I think I'm on number 14 now.

KIDDRAGON67
06-20-2009, 09:01 AM
two :( and i have friends who have had theirs since launch and haven't had it

djswivel
06-20-2009, 01:32 PM
Mine has had RRoD, but I fixed it myself. I've repaired 9 for people at work though.

jimi_stephen
06-20-2009, 01:46 PM
another duplicate post yay. Just what we need around here.
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/showthread.php?t=27931

pwjuggalo
06-20-2009, 02:02 PM
Lets see I have had quit a few Xbox's in the few years it's been out. My 1st Xbox decided to just quit recognizing the controllers no matter wireless or wired whether Microsoft or aftermarket. My next one the lens just quit reading discs of all types. Then I have had RROD 3x's and E74 once and what ever the code was for the faulty power bricks the Microsoft issued a recall on. Hopefully the 2 boxes i have left will last a while, the RE5 Elite and the Halo System.

Sway Leggs
06-20-2009, 02:33 PM
My first 360 lasted pretty long before it crapped out.
This one I bought now I'm hoping is my last one. It's the RE5 elite. :p

i'm on my 11th xbox i have to replace one every 2-3 months

I don't see this possible and if so why bother spending money to buy more you have the luck of a lemon.

A 2rue boofer
06-20-2009, 05:10 PM
2 xbox 360s have died on me :(

GR1N_REAP3R
06-20-2009, 07:17 PM
Only one. But my was the worst! Mine RROD on the day i bought it.

Luke19
06-20-2009, 09:05 PM
I've had one die on me, about a month ago now.

vI-Youneek-Iv
06-20-2009, 09:06 PM
I've had 3 die on me hopefully no more would.

CunningFox
06-20-2009, 09:06 PM
Well my first one blew up and there was a lot of smoke.

My second one had a laser malfunction and COD4 was physically destroyed.

The third one got RROD.

OmegaApex
06-20-2009, 09:33 PM
I never had a xbox die on me. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

Ben is a Ninja
06-20-2009, 09:40 PM
I got E74 on Wednesday I think. I got it in Christmas '07 and this is my first and hopefully last 360 death.

Veteran
06-20-2009, 09:42 PM
I never had a xbox die on me. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

Judging by your 2600 gamerscore you never use it. Therefore it'll never die.

CLB Left 4 Dead
06-20-2009, 09:51 PM
Poll options aren't good as mine have died 5 times.

FourChan
06-20-2009, 09:52 PM
My Xbox 360 died for Sonys sins.

Sway Leggs
06-20-2009, 11:06 PM
Only one. But my was the worst! Mine RROD on the day i bought it.

Ouch I don't think I would be able to hold it together if that happen to me. :uzi:

henry8721
06-20-2009, 11:14 PM
Still running strong!!!!

*knock on wood*

xBeLikeChris
06-21-2009, 05:36 AM
Between me and my brother, we have had 5 total. My brother was getting an Elite for his birthday, so we didn't bother sending the fifth one in.

cokix
06-21-2009, 05:38 AM
Still alive my first xbox

SynysterMonkey
06-21-2009, 05:40 AM
I've had 2 break down on me. And during the worst times ever! During Winter break '07, and Summer break '08.

LoveAGramm
06-21-2009, 05:54 AM
0 for me so far. ::crosses fingers::

msdmario
06-21-2009, 07:33 AM
I'm still on my first Xbox and it hasn't died on me yet. Then again, I've only had it for a year.

scarface
06-21-2009, 07:45 AM
I've had two die on me. The first 360 lasted three weeks before it went to 360 heaven, my second 360 lasted 11 months before kicking the bucket. (I got it repaired though)

colt415
06-21-2009, 10:56 AM
only 2 actually i just got my 360 back the other day.

Psychic
06-21-2009, 11:10 AM
Luckily I've only had 1 box die on me. I got the E74 error while playing Cod4 MW MP with some buddies.

ImpendIn_Agony
06-21-2009, 11:11 AM
**waves**

i'm the lucky guy whom got to vote no

**knocks on wood**
:mad: I hate you.:mad:

0 for me so far. ::crosses fingers::
:mad:I hate you as well.:mad:

I have gone through four myself. Voted for three as I am not going to count the one I put my fist through after trying to recover my account for two days.

HawkJet
06-21-2009, 11:22 AM
Two for me...

The one I got at launch got the ring of death about a year and a half after I got it, then my second (the replacement) got the ring of death a couple of months ago - meaning I had to buy a new one myself... :(

Here's to the current Xbox! :uzi:

SuperchargedNL
06-21-2009, 01:48 PM
4 for me. After the first one died (RRoD), I bought another one (extended warranty was announced after I bought the second one). The second one died (RRoD again) later that year, so I decided to send back both consoles to get them fixed. Both came back fixed under warranty.

However, 2 weeks ago the first one died again and yesterday :mad: the second one died again.
Thinking about getting an elite or one with a Falcon (or Jasper) chipset as the failure rates for those are reported much lower on those models...

Update: Just tried the "towel trick" and it seems to be working for now. No telling as to when it's going to red ring again though...

Update: Towel trick held out for about 2 hours, then it froze. When I started it up again ir Red ringed again...

bulletman
06-21-2009, 01:53 PM
On my third xbox and the one ive got now keeps freezing and stopping! I swear Microsoft designed them to fuck up just make more profit the bunch of ****.

Virtual Terror
06-21-2009, 02:31 PM
On my third xbox and the one ive got now keeps freezing and stopping! I swear Microsoft designed them to fuck up just make more profit the bunch of ****.

Are you running your Xbox Live on wireless?

iiGNiiT3
06-21-2009, 02:35 PM
Rrod after about a year and a half. but it soldiers on

Cissnei
06-21-2009, 02:58 PM
I still have my first Xbox, got lucky I guess. But it had some reading errors in the last months, I guess I should look around for a new one soon.

bulletman
06-21-2009, 04:29 PM
Are you running your Xbox Live on wireless?


No mate, I use the ethernet cable. I know there is something wrong with the graphics chips because I can play 2D side scrolling Arcade games but not Retail games. If I play an Arcade game that use 3D graphics then it also freezes.

The weird thing is on Saturday it froze when I was playing so I got angry and punched it, it got the RROD, I swtiched off and then turned it back on again and it worked for the rest of the day! The funny thing is I had to do the same thing again today to get it to work. My xbox likes getting beatings!!!:p

JAYSTAMX
06-21-2009, 05:19 PM
2 have died on me. The first was just a normal Rrod, so as that was being repaired i bought an arcade and a few months later that died aswell haha. They're both fixed and running now though =]

Revolver
06-21-2009, 05:37 PM
I'm one of the few people that can proudly say NO.
I've had this 360 since launch day and it hasn't RRoD'ed on me.:woop:

SiR x VeiRoN x
06-22-2009, 03:03 AM
5 360 in 2 years :(

Yunder
06-22-2009, 03:10 AM
5 360 in 2 years :(

Holy Shit!!!! That's some bad luck right there. .__.

Currently I'm on my 2nd console, but my xbox isn't reading any games right now so i'm probably going to be sending it in soon. >.<

Green Grunt4
06-22-2009, 03:18 AM
My Xbox has not been ruined in any sort, I had mine since they first came out, wow 0-0

Norman Coxwell
06-22-2009, 03:20 AM
Only one so far. Good man that one was. He's buried in my backyard next to my hamster.

JohnnyR74
06-22-2009, 03:29 AM
I'm on my 2nd xbox. My first one was an elite, but got an error e-74 after about a year and 2 months. At the time repair on a console with e-74 wasn't free, so I opted to just buy an arcade console and use my 120gb HD.

Kaiyo
06-22-2009, 03:38 AM
Lucky for some people.
I had one a year after launch and that lasted a long time and broke about 2 months ago then I got an elite a week after my original broke and that elite died last week.

phate89 0
06-22-2009, 03:43 AM
im on my 4th little box, first one got nicked from my mates house, second had RROD and my 3rd had a idiotic git fall on it (yes me....but i have a excuse, i was not completly sober at the time) now im on my first elite.

epik499
06-22-2009, 06:50 AM
No deaths yet, however I am currently plagued with the "Open Tray" error, I can still play games if I a) unplug everything, tip, tilt and/or spin the box around for a minute and then return it to the shelf and plug it in - works after 5-10 attempts, or I can open/close and smack the top with of the case with my controller while it attempts to load - works after a few open/closes.

It's 1.5 years old, 3 year warranty should be umbrella and not just rrod/e-74...