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    Say Goodbye to Those Flashing Red Lights of Death Forever!

    The Xbox 360 was released almost two years ago to much hype and anticipation. Microsoft's sequel to their first foray into the console wars managed to impress even the most jaded Internet asshole and made waves with a better than average launch lineup.

    Who would have thought, a system worth playing right out of the box? Excellent original titles like Condemned and even a rehashed but well-executed World War II shooter made Xbox 360 owners out of those traditionally weary of buying consoles at launch. Many, including myself, decided to throw caution to the wind take the plunge.

    Soon after launch reports began circulating that units were breaking down and presenting a red laser show on the "ring of light" display. Angry nerds rushed to embarrass themselves on Internet forums, caps lock already depressed, and proclaim they would never purchase another "Micro$haft" product ever again while Microsoft sycophants defended the software giant at all costs. Many people attributed these broken consoles to normal failure rates among new hardware.

    Now it's a year and a half later and Xbox 360s are still "bricking" at an alarming rate. It seems that every Xbox-related forum you look at, someone is complaining about their broken 360 or the horrible repair process they must now endure.

    360 owners with working consoles balk at claims that there is a design flaw and instead blame the user for mistreating their machine. That is, until their unit starts seeing red as well. While nobody knows for sure why Xbox 360s are breaking down, the community is searching for answers.
    READ ON: http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news...60s.php?page=1


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    Are you trying to insult the 360?
    I take it you are and I don't care. It's a good console

    Anyways if you weren't, Sorry



    No Longer Have A Wii


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    Haha, thats funny shit. Just this week, 6 of my friends had to send there 360's in for repair, some for the 2nd and 3rd time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wii_Smurf
    Are you trying to insult the 360?
    I take it you are and I don't care. It's a good console

    Anyways if you weren't, Sorry
    apology accepted. Its a somethingawful.com article, did you read it?

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    I wish more instruction manuals were written like that. The best part was when he baked the 360, lmao.

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    ...Okay, I gots a few questions....

    One: ...Does that whole baking your 360 actually work? O_o;; I can't tell if it's a joke or not. >.<

    Two: Is this whole flashing red light thing common? >.<

    Three: He... IS just using the PSX as an example for the 360, right? >_<

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    anyone know if disc read errors are as bad as everything i've read indicates.

    its that, "this disc is unreadable...it may be dirty...try cleaning it and..."

    ive read it mainly happens with gears of war, but it happened with dead rising yesterday too...

    is it the beginning of the end? i've only had my 360 a week. (did pick it up used though, but still)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lackluster dj
    anyone know if disc read errors are as bad as everything i've read indicates.

    its that, "this disc is unreadable...it may be dirty...try cleaning it and..."

    ive read it mainly happens with gears of war, but it happened with dead rising yesterday too...

    is it the beginning of the end? i've only had my 360 a week. (did pick it up used though, but still)
    ouch, not a good sign. With used 360's You dont know how many times they baked their 360. Actually, you gotta be careful because once the problems start, its usually a downhill slide. Make sure it is in a cool location, put a fan on it if you have to, and if you are gettind dvd reading errors, lets hope that your dvd rom isnt dying.

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    I wonder if my 360 will turn too into a ps1 by baking it for 6 hours!
    En México ya nos DESPEJAMOS!! <-- Local Joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kumoriken
    ...Okay, I gots a few questions....

    One: ...Does that whole baking your 360 actually work? O_o;; I can't tell if it's a joke or not. >.<

    Two: Is this whole flashing red light thing common? >.<

    Three: He... IS just using the PSX as an example for the 360, right? >_<
    1: yes, it fixes the solder or whatever which was the reason many 360s broke down
    2: not anymore, they fixed the soldering problem which was the main reason, and they fixed most other reasons
    3: idk

    Everything in this signature except for this text was made by Wiired, he is my creator and almighty.

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