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DarkLif3
04-23-2006, 01:51 PM
So late last week I came home from a long day of work looking for a some hot Xbox360 action. Oblivion was going to be my game of choice for the night. Loaded up my save game, looked at my quest log and was ready to go. Game froze. Ok, it's not the first time it's happened. I took out the disc and cleaned the game that didn't need to be cleaned. Started Oblivion up again and it froze. Now I'm pissed. Took out Oblivion, turned of the console, waited a handful of seconds and turned on the console. THREE LIGHT RED RING OF DEATH!!! Went to the M$ site and tried doing every little thing they said do. No go. Guess my baby is either going under the knife next week or get traded out when I contact M$.

Someone hold me. :(

DjK FunK
04-23-2006, 03:06 PM
man... same thing happened to me this week. The taking of the harddrive thing worked for mine but they recommended I still trade it back because its just delaying the inevitable... the coffin is on the way in the mail.

k_dog
04-23-2006, 03:08 PM
Ouch, that sucks.....

teffers
04-23-2006, 05:13 PM
hope it's back with you soon DarkLif3 (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=460) ... :(

DaKing240
04-23-2006, 05:26 PM
Yeah that really does suck

DjK FunK
04-24-2006, 01:34 AM
they say it takes about 3 weeks total.

DjK FunK
04-24-2006, 01:45 AM
http://insidermedia.ign.com/insider/image/article/702/702482/roundtable-159-broken-360s-20060420114316027.jpg

KilluhKam
04-24-2006, 02:08 AM
http://insidermedia.ign.com/insider/image/article/702/702482/roundtable-159-broken-360s-20060420114316027.jpg

lol nice picture and i hope u get a new 360 soon also DarkLif3

g4m3r7ag
04-24-2006, 02:10 AM
you should have it within two weeks from what i heard

Helacool360
04-24-2006, 02:16 AM
http://insidermedia.ign.com/insider/image/article/702/702482/roundtable-159-broken-360s-20060420114316027.jpg

So this is what comes up on the screen when the 360 crashes

DjK FunK
04-24-2006, 04:50 AM
MS told me up to 3 weeks (so I guess they will take advantage of that "up to"

scoobydiesel
04-24-2006, 05:47 AM
man i hope mine isnt next...anyways sorry for your lose

and sweet picture lol

TimidKillah
04-24-2006, 02:32 PM
Sorry to hear about your loses - both of you. That pic should be licensed to M$ so that if you do get the red ring, you also get the pic on screen. Awesome pic!!

KilluhKam
04-24-2006, 02:42 PM
Sorry to hear about your loses - both of you. That pic should be licensed to M$ so that if you do get the red ring, you also get the pic on screen. Awesome pic!!

yeah that would b kewl...i hope mine dosnt go out on me soon...with certain games it freezes like FullAuto it froze...and it froze a couple times when i played oblivion..should i b cautious?

DarkLif3
04-24-2006, 11:05 PM
So I finally got a chance to call M$ Support and they said in 2 or 3 days I will receive the coffin for my 360. :(

KillarPenguin
04-24-2006, 11:47 PM
What should I do guys. I came home from school today and started playing, about 3 minutes in my game froze. Its happened before so I turn it off and back on and within 5 minutes this time it freezes. Now, I don't want to turn on my console again in case it dies. What should I do? Steal a friends or wait 3 weeks if it breaks for a new one?

BucklingLeader
04-25-2006, 12:14 AM
ive been having a little 360 trouble myself, mainly with BF2(the full version not the demo btw), it will just freeze at random, sometimes 5 minutes into a game, or a few hours into playing:mad:

KillarPenguin
04-25-2006, 01:13 AM
EDIT: Well, It just died. The evil 3 red lights just showed up when I turned it on. My parents said that I could probably take it back to Costco though and get a new one tonight so I'm happy.

DjK FunK
04-25-2006, 01:29 AM
Penguin... tell me how that works out

Maka
04-25-2006, 01:53 AM
I HATE MS(and UPS). They sent me my coffin and the guy told me to follow ALL the instructions in the box. I live in Canada. The inscructions said to plackage the box and i did. the said arrange for pick up with UPS or drop it off. So i dropped it off. I've been waiting for a week and i called to track it to see how far in the process i am. And MS tells me they sent me the wrong instructions and that im suppose to ship with Puralator. So i go to UPS and the gay guy behind the counter that can barely speak english id like "OOO SORRY THIS IS URS HERE KEEP IT" Then i gave it to Puralator and Ms will get it soon maybe within a week

And yes i know im playing on an xbox eventhough mine's broken...... Let's just say i "borrowed" it ;)

KillarPenguin
04-25-2006, 02:06 AM
hey DJ FUNK, i'll tell yeah. I think that I'll be able to get a new one though because their policy is you can return or extange a product within 6 months of purchase. My dads done it twice with laptops before.

DjK FunK
04-25-2006, 02:36 AM
what the hell is a puralator?

KillarPenguin
04-25-2006, 02:46 AM
Its a division in Canada Post. Works quite efficiently too.

Maka
04-25-2006, 02:53 AM
Kinda like FedEx.... but different

KillarPenguin
04-25-2006, 03:03 AM
Wait, I remembered, its a division in Canada Post that is used more by businesses that ship across North America. Normal people can use it to for faster shipping.

DarkLif3
04-25-2006, 10:40 PM
Slowly dropping one by one. :(

KillarPenguin
04-25-2006, 10:47 PM
Hey DJ FUNK, I went to Costco but they didn't have any consoles at the one my city, and they won't be getting any until like October. If you're thinking of doing that, phone ahead.

Well, just spent about 10 minutes on the phone with an Xbox Customer Care Person and got my 360's coffin sent. I must be lucky though, they said 2 weeks at the latest to have a new console.

Nukeshell
04-28-2006, 10:59 PM
I have a useful TIP for you guys with a dead Xbox360:

Cut off the power supply by removing the cable.
After that shut your Console 10 times on and off.
Put the power back and it could be working again.


As far as I know, it isn't on the xbox site.

KillarPenguin
05-02-2006, 10:39 PM
Dude guys, the Canadian Xbox 360 Repair place is the bomb! I phoned them a week ago today, and guess what! I already have a new console!!

mrfunky14
05-02-2006, 11:02 PM
i shipped mine off thursday. i called today to check the status...apparently the fuckin xbox repair ppl dont go to work on mondays like the rest of the known world, so the person i was talking to didnt even no where my box was OR how long it was gonna take. to say the least i was pissed.

DarkLif3
05-03-2006, 06:38 AM
So finally today I got to ship out my 360 to M$ after 7 days of waiting for the coffin. I haven't played my 360 in a very long time. :(