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Does the elite fix the red ring of death?

Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by FRuMMaGe, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Microsoft have apoligized many times for making such an unpredictable console. I was just wondering if the red ring of death was fixed in the new XBox 360 Elite?

    I have a 360 at the moment but I could get an elite for just £40 if I trade it in. I was wondering if the improvements are worth it.
     
  2. Krusnik

    Krusnik WiiChat Member

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    No it's not fixed.
    It's the exact same internal specs as any other 360.
    The only difference is that it's black and has a 120GB harddrive. If you have an older 360, the Elite also has HDMI.
     
  3. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Oh ok. You would have thought that Micro$oft would have siezed this oppurtunity to make a console that doesn't have a 50% failure rate within a year, but once again Mr Gates has squatted down and took a crap on the little guys.
     
  4. daviduk200

    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    trade it in anyway, if it only cost £40

    you have a brand new one, and much bigger memory, and Black, and hdmi

    well worth it
     
  5. Sovieto

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    agreed
     
  6. krisv2010

    krisv2010 WiiChat Member

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    and doesn't the elites come with 2 free games now?
     
  7. Krusnik

    Krusnik WiiChat Member

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    It will.
    Forza 2 and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
    That will come out within the next few weeks. Same with the pro/premium package.
    The core packack gets completely revamped with a 256MB memory stick, 5 Xbox live arcade titles, composite AV cables, and a wireless controller and the same two games also.
    Yep yep.
     
  8. FWELR

    FWELR Bonds Passes Hank 8/7/07

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    lol, Bill Gates
     
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  9. Krusnik

    Krusnik WiiChat Member

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    You should probably call them then. it should only take 4-6 weeks or something. I heard somewhere it went down a little, but i'm not sure.
     
  10. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    So, Go look at my thread over here for the answer. 360 at Target

    In short, No, it does not.
    They still use the same .98 nm chips rather than newer .65 nm chips, meaning they run just as hot and just as loud.
    They still use the cheaper solder that becomes brittle over time from heat changes, and develops micro-fractures causing increased resistance.
    And they still, apparently, have the same bad design on the disc drive, causing circular disc scratching.

    And yes Virginia, the do get the three light Red Ring of Death.

    But then again, they also play awesome games, and have a 120 gb hard drive, so, you know, whatever...
     
  11. Happy

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    I've heard elites have extra heat syncs, although my elite feels the same as premiums.
     
  12. Krusnik

    Krusnik WiiChat Member

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    Nope. They have the exact same internals as any other 360. I know they added another heat sync to the 360's a while ago to help witht he overheating problem though.
     
  13. TiwazTyrsfist

    TiwazTyrsfist Dubito Ego Sum

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    As Krusnik says, starting around the time of the release of the Elite, they upgraded the heatsinks in ALL XBoxes released. So, Elites have a better heatsink that the original XBox core and premium versions, but not better than the ones you can buy new now.

    Also, they didn't add more heatsinks, they simply replaced the existing ones with LARGER ones.

    So, less likely to overheat. AND less likely to, as a result of overheating, suffer motherboard deformation that results in having the CPU and/or GPU separate from the motherboard, causing the primary type of 3 light failure. But they still have them. They still fail, and they still suffer errors that brick them.
     
  14. SensesFail

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    lol, i was jsut about to link youre thread.
     
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    If they haven't fixed it by now... I'm not sure they ever will.
     
  16. GigaOni

    GigaOni Buy me a Wii!

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    Within a year? PFfttt.. I had mine for 4 months and I got hit with a red ring.
     
  17. FRuMMaGe

    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    I've had mine since launch and it's still fine :p

    I thought I got the red ring the other day but it turns out it was just overheated (I left a tshirt on top of it :lol: )
     
  18. GigaOni

    GigaOni Buy me a Wii!

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    :lol: Yeah, that'll do it. There's also a way that you can overheat your 360 and it'll get rid of the red ring.

    EDIT: Oh yeah, I got hit with a red ring at first then, I restarted it to find out the lazer eye actually broke. It was great....
     

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