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DRUMMZ79
12-31-2009, 03:24 PM
YouTube- Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Repair Process 1

haa this is ridiculous


so what # are you guys on?

Starstrukk X360A
12-31-2009, 03:52 PM
My second.
My first console that I owned for about 9 months red ringed in March of 09, and I've had this one running well ever since.

Skillet
12-31-2009, 03:58 PM
3rd for me.

It happens to us all.

Trash Man
12-31-2009, 04:06 PM
On my 2nd after nearly 4 years of playing 360. I must be lucky I guess.

RazerindemiX
12-31-2009, 04:23 PM
ok so i mybe its not what u what to hear
I've had two xboxes in 4 yrs 1 premium had for 2 yrs sold on no rings
Then got 2nd Elite had that now for 2 yrs no rings

so you know its just the way it goes

always buy new

Q ipoddy Q
12-31-2009, 04:38 PM
ive had an arcade for 2 years no problems at all, im pretty sure its the conditions and temperatures you keep your 360 in.

specVjavi
12-31-2009, 04:43 PM
my first 360 lasted while i had it, about 1 year, then it RROD one month after i sold it. I purchashed my Elite the first day it came out back in 07', and it lasted me 2 years until it RROD. i still need to send it in... been using a friends spare for a couple of months now.

Nightbeam
12-31-2009, 04:44 PM
Two xbox's,

Halo 3 Xbox: Brother got at release, going on for two years.
Pro Xbox: Got last year for Christmas, been playing non-stop for the year.

Its all about your conditions around your Xbox, and I always kept care of mine.

Gumby™
12-31-2009, 04:45 PM
Bought it the Christmas it came out.
Still on my first one.

Sanction
12-31-2009, 04:49 PM
I'm on my 6th.

2 RRoD's
I sold my 3rd to get the Elite.
My 4th (the new Elite) got a disc read error, and so did the 5th (also an Elite).

Which brings me to my 6th (an Elite).

Br0kenAssass1n
12-31-2009, 04:50 PM
Of the consoles manufactured in 2009, only 1% failed. Well, according to a test Microsoft done a few months back.

Be thankful it's nearly over, unless of course you're the 1 in a 100.

Burning Karma
12-31-2009, 05:02 PM
On my second. My first died of a disk tray problem and I fear I'll have to replace my current one....it's been a good soldier. :(

RazerindemiX
12-31-2009, 05:03 PM
I'm on my 6th.

2 RRoD's
I sold my 3rd to get the Elite.
My 4th (the new Elite) got a disc read error, and so did the 5th (also an Elite).

Which brings me to my 6th (an Elite).


now thats just plain unlucky

Exhausted Dad
12-31-2009, 05:03 PM
I think my 4th or 5th is in the shop now. In fact I bought an extra arcade console with my elite just so if I have this problem I have an extra and believe it or not it quit reading discs last night. Now this 1 the warranty is up on so me and my wife went on Youtube and look for some fixes for open tray error.
We found a couple things that sounded like they could be the problem. 1 The laser had slid back and was not able to read disc and 2 the magnet was not holding the disc in place and allowing it stay in the right position to spin 3 clean the laser with a cotton swab and alcohol if you get to this point make sure the 1 end of the swab you dip in the alcohol is dryed to the point of no excess alcohol (I wrapped it in toilet paper and absorbed excess) Then clean it with alcohol end and flip it over and dry with other end. DO NOT PUT FINGERS ON LASER.

Hitchman
12-31-2009, 05:05 PM
im on number 6 (see sig).

Cacky
12-31-2009, 05:09 PM
I'm on my second. The first RR on me, so I sent it off to be repaired and had to wait 3 weeks before I got it back. 4 or so months ago, it RR again, so I said screw it, and went and bought an Elite, which thankfully is still working.

CaptainSpanner
12-31-2009, 05:12 PM
3rd. No Rings Of Death. They all still work.
All of my friends have had RRoD a few times. Im just the lucky one i suppose.

Exhausted Dad
12-31-2009, 05:13 PM
So I went and found a video that showed how to open Xbox 1st. Just find the highest rated video and watch it and see what you think. Then check a couple other videos ( 1 for the laser cleaning, and then another for the magnet).
It turns out the magnet was my issue. After we had the xbox apart I plugged it in and put my disc in and pushed down on the top of drive and BAMM it started reading it.
Now I couldn't find a video showing how to just fix magnet without replacing the drive so instead on leaving my xbox looking like a big mess I took the metal out of the top of the plastic main Xbox case so that when I put my xbox back together I could push down on it if it quit reading. 1st time I ever tried this and it worked :woop:;):p.
Do not try this if you still have a warranty. If you have any questions send me a message.

Capn Doug
12-31-2009, 05:14 PM
I am on my second, but my first one still worked. I bought the Pro just over a year ago and it had an issue reading discs. It still worked, but I saw my warranty running out and sent it off for repairs a month ago, and they sent me a refurbished one as a replacement. So I could still be on my first, but am really on my second.

JONO51
12-31-2009, 05:32 PM
4 in 4 years. first 2 rrod. 3rd was broken by odst (no sht) as a "nice" christmas present this year. not buying another console again, i never got this crap with pc in 5 years. original xbox was far better. yes im angry :P

Infection Ftw
12-31-2009, 05:34 PM
Bought my first 3.5 years ago. It had the RROD twice and first I let someone fix it for like €70,- =\ was just after the warranty for that fault and the second RROD was a little after 3 years the E74 code so again just when I didn't get warranty for it. My dad was able to fix it though and I bought the MW2 Elite a month later so I have 2 working at the moment, 1 with a 20GB HDD and the other 250:)

Jemocasa
12-31-2009, 07:24 PM
Launch day Xbox 360, no problems except 1 re-chargeable battery has died on me. Won't hold a charge.

RFT 123
12-31-2009, 10:17 PM
I'm on my 4th. 1st lasted a month after the laser burnt out. 2nd RROD'd 11 months later. 3rd burnt out a year after that. Had this since around June of this year. :D

Deyankees1
12-31-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm on my 3rd,

First RROD after about a year, Second got the 1 red ring about 7 months after the original RROD.

Then I bought the MW2 Elite bundle and I'm using that one now.

veece16
12-31-2009, 10:36 PM
I'm only on my second, which is the modern warfare console. My 1st was a pro that last for about 4 1/2 years. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

GUNSANDBUTTA
12-31-2009, 11:32 PM
I am on # 3. Mine last about a year each time

qu1ck2sh00t
01-01-2010, 02:29 AM
I'm still on my Halo 3 edition Xbox 360 I got back about 3 years ago, no problems at all.

Th33Troop33r
01-01-2010, 02:43 AM
Still on my first lol

ceejay69
01-01-2010, 04:56 AM
i got my pro a few weeks after it came out (so unfortunatly i got the 20gb harddrive) ive only got the RRoD once but i managed to fix it..im lucky i guess

Melanopterus
01-01-2010, 05:25 AM
4th but not a single one of my 360s was replaced for red ring....

1st I bought with a roommate I moved got bought out
2nd same deal
3rd was my first one that I bought on my own sold is because...
4th moved in with my fiance and bought him out of his and sold mine (so if we ever split I take it)

Other then the first all are still in working condition (as far as I know I am not on speaking terms with the person that had the second). The first might have red ringed by now but not sure. I'd be surprised if none of them did...

I have been lucky *knock on wood* but I also take care of my shit. I know MOST of the time it is just a bad system. However working for gaming retail I've heard a LOT of stories and user error can play a part. Like the kid that brought his in for red ring after he had wrapped it in three blankets because it was loud....

KillerBEA
01-01-2010, 05:37 AM
Iam on my third
#1 fell to disc reading errors
#2 still works but is on its way, became boosting xbox
#3 My newest and my first elite i hope and pray i dont HAVE to buy any more

NaK Quinn
01-01-2010, 05:39 AM
41 wasted seconds of my life for a loser that "flips" his hair *yawn* boring

360#1 Pro on launch
360#2 Elite on launch (sold #1)
360#3 RE5 Elite (still have #2)

its all about how you treat them, and clean them every couple months to clear dust build up.

PS3#1 Power supply failed
PS3#2 out of the box wouldnt read blu-rays
PS3#3 after 1 month got yellow fail light
PS3#4 sold to buy RE5 Elite

VladimirK
01-01-2010, 05:41 AM
Got my first about launch.
Lasted until summer last year, sent it in and a week later I got my second. :)

DRUMMZ79
01-01-2010, 08:26 AM
wow so it seems the average is about 2-3 per person

lol

but seriously Sanction? 6
I'd piiiiiiiiiised

Nubz McPwnzr
01-01-2010, 10:17 AM
I should take a picture of the 3 or 4 systems that I have in my closet that they want to charge me for to have repaired. The system I currently use was a replacement I got from them about 2-3wks ago. I have terribad luck with them... :(

Melanopterus
01-01-2010, 10:29 AM
Honestly none of you have helped with user error? I don't mean to assume but honestly?

Again 8 out of 10 are the fault of microsoft but really

DRUMMZ79
01-01-2010, 02:35 PM
Honestly none of you have helped with user error? I don't mean to assume but honestly?

Again 8 out of 10 are the fault of microsoft but really

Yeah Ive thought of this too.


Ive even applied it to myself

Ive had both a horizontal and vertical standing 360 RROD

My 1st one i used to just leave running for upwards of 10 hrs but this one Ive only left on at the most 4-5 hours

Ive tried not to leave discs inside the unit when its off just in case

I didnt have either of them in extreme or even semi extreme conditions


Come on Microsoft......


:rant:

Evil Chris 85
01-01-2010, 02:47 PM
I am on my second console, first one last 2 weeks and it was an elite, it died a peaceful death, but was then haunted with by the Grim Red Ringer, but had it replaced with another elite and have not had any problems yet......

Teh BeZ
01-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Im on my second, no problems so far with this one...touch wood .

DRUMMZ79
01-01-2010, 03:35 PM
I am on my second console, first one last 2 weeks and it was an elite

wow dude id be so mad

$RebelG
01-01-2010, 03:39 PM
I'm on my second. I bought my first one from Game as a pre owned console and that lasted maybe 6 months? I really didn't treat it well though. I got it replaced by MS and haven't had any problems since...touch wood.

I M1K3Y B I
01-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Still on my first but i have only had it for a year, still going strong at the moment.

Also have an NTSC console that i bought with the dreaded E20, which i have had to fix 4 times now in the space of 5 months :(

jimi_stephen
01-01-2010, 04:16 PM
If you look on in the "The Tech Center" are of the site you'll find a place for this. Some one is on their 11th console that I know about and 14 people in the pole say their on 9+.

I'm still on number 1, but it's starting to freeze every now and again and so I think it's on it's way out. I want to get an elite and just have my arcade for back up.

Slegger
01-01-2010, 06:07 PM
Only my second surprisingly, about 5(ish) years of playing and it got the RROD only once.

RadiantViper
01-01-2010, 06:32 PM
First, had it for 1 year 3 months. (Sep 08).

The disc drive has started to make odd sounds as of late, but besides that it's fine.

vv uk garf vv
01-01-2010, 06:58 PM
mine are still working ok my launch premium is still going strong the only reason i got an elite this xmas was because of the ban wave :(

adriano28
01-01-2010, 07:43 PM
3rd for me.

It happens to us all.

Not exactly. I've had my xbox since last christmas (1 year) and i have had no RROD.

KwH x Fatality
01-01-2010, 08:26 PM
I am still on my first console, i have had it since Dec '07.

DRUMMZ79
01-01-2010, 09:14 PM
I am still on my first console, i have had it since Dec '07.

lucky bastard

lol

Murphy Nox
01-02-2010, 09:55 AM
I am on my third one now, lost one just about every year so far.
First one was three rings and the second one was E74 error.

Sizzlebuzz
01-02-2010, 09:57 AM
I have still yet to get this. Hopefully I never will.

Dusk Firewall
01-02-2010, 03:43 PM
First, But i've had it under a year.. its one of the new chipsets however.. So i'm hoping it wont die anytime soon.

DRUMMZ79
01-02-2010, 08:06 PM
I have still yet to get this. Hopefully I never will.

oh itll come for you The Red Ring Reaper's comin'

lol

ravensfanyuya
01-05-2010, 10:57 PM
only one cause of disk read error and it happened like right after my warranty ran out...still tryin to figure out how to fix it

Rowey 94
01-05-2010, 11:04 PM
On my 2nd after nearly 4 years of playing 360. I must be lucky I guess.
Same here man i got my new one last week :L my 1st died last year November time

BIG SH0RTY
01-05-2010, 11:49 PM
On my second 360 now, got my first at launch and it lasted until about a year and a half ago. My new one is fine though

MisaaAmane
01-06-2010, 10:09 AM
41 wasted seconds of my life for a loser that "flips" his hair *yawn* boring

360#1 Pro on launch
360#2 Elite on launch (sold #1)
360#3 RE5 Elite (still have #2)

its all about how you treat them, and clean them every couple months to clear dust build up.

PS3#1 Power supply failed
PS3#2 out of the box wouldnt read blu-rays
PS3#3 after 1 month got yellow fail light
PS3#4 sold to buy RE5 Elite

xD now isn't that somewhat ironic

Me myself, 1.5 years, no RRoD
My bf owns a first launch 360 that neved RR'd, and an elite from when elites first came out, also no RR :p

x KrazieNoob x
01-20-2010, 04:04 AM
I just bought the new 250gb "super elite" and my damn 20 gig xbox 360 broke! I had no problems at all! I brought the new one home to turn on my old xbox and it had 3 rrod! Either I'm lucky or very unlucky and my old xbox got jealous of the newer black one. =[

BooseyGirl
01-20-2010, 07:36 AM
I'm on my seventh, but I have two back up consoles just in case any funny business happens. I also stocked up on controllers and last time I counted I think I have 7? Maybe 8.

I've had everything from the RROD to Disc Read Errors to loose components inside the console itself. The wiring hadn't been properly placed, and the ones connecting to the mother board were placed in the wrong way! Microsoft needs to pull it together 'cause this is getting annoying.

I'm glad I bought an Elite, it seems like they're not having as many of the issues the regular Xbox seems to have. I also stocked up on two extra hard drives. You never know with Microsoft! XD

Volzagia
01-20-2010, 07:45 AM
Still on my first for 2 years

DogPoloni
01-20-2010, 07:45 AM
Third. My first had the RROD and my second I fried the motherboard for playing it too much :D

Ozbaab
01-20-2010, 08:32 AM
I bought my first xbox in 2006, sold it to a friend some two years ago, now a week or two ago it went red ring.
The one I have now I've played back and forth with for two something years, still going strong!

Aelarin
01-20-2010, 10:58 AM
Second, but I got it repaired so I guess I'm still technically on Xbox #1.

Manic Ado
01-20-2010, 11:21 AM
i had my xbox 2 years and 11 monthd before it decided to R-Rod, now im on number 2.

minh2
01-20-2010, 01:49 PM
Still on my 1st, it's been a year i have it, no problem at all at the moment.

scousers on tour
01-20-2010, 02:15 PM
already on my 3rd and its starting to have problems awful groaning noises when loading off disk, having to load everything to hd,

why oh why cant microsoft get it right, ive also read about people getting banned aswell (mainly for hacking their consoles - which is justified) but also for altering their credit card details etc, dont they want us to use / be able them ?

one more rrod and im going to ps3 :( at least i`ll get a yrod or should we just call it broken

Retom7
01-20-2010, 02:26 PM
I think it's a good assumption that use and conditions play a role in some of the RRODs, but it shouldn't (within reason), and conditions aren't everything. I have made it a point to not close in my xbox 360, keep it relatively dust free, and I use it for maybe 6-7 hours a week. I used to use it more. Either way, my first xbox was purchased in 5/08, sold that in 11/09 to get an Elite that was purchased in 10/09, and have been using that since. I have not had an issue yet.

ghosty2478
01-20-2010, 03:18 PM
ive had 1 and ive had it since xmas 08 so its lasted pretty well seems as its had really heavy usage

Motorexskygtr32
01-20-2010, 06:43 PM
I bought my first xbox 360 (pro) in March 2007, and it RROD on me in November 2007 but it came back alive then RROD on me again in December 2008. Waited for my xbox to send back to me for a month because of stupid Christmas. I still have it and it is same one, no replacement system though. My pro system still running and that's when I decided to buy another one. This time, Elite in October 2009. So I used my pro system for a back up system in case my Elite run into a problem that need to be fix or anything.

So I am on my second.

Sean 94
01-20-2010, 06:49 PM
My first console got a RROD twice, then I bought another Xbox360, this time an Elite :drunk

Kairi
01-20-2010, 08:48 PM
I'm on my first, had it for a bit over a year now ^_^