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I was thinkin of gettin a 360...but theres 1 problem

Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by CyanRussel, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. CyanRussel

    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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    How DO I NOT get the 3 rings of light....anybody know..:scared:

    Cause i will not get it b-cuz of that
     
  2. Ronald

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    Buy one at Walmart, usually their return policy is if its broke bring it in get a new one. Thats what i did.
     
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    Yah wal-mart is the best place to buy one
     
  4. CyanRussel

    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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    Really? I never knew you could do that!'
    Buy 1 at Walmart messes up, get another 1 for free?
     
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    Wal-Mart is the way to be..:)
     
  6. CyanRussel

    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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    So, the 3 rings of light is on every 360 system....cause that most suckk
     
  7. Syntax

    Syntax That Canucks Fan

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    The RROD problem only effects a few consoles, not every one of them. Also if you were to get the three red rings of death you could always return it to the store you purchased it from for a replacement depending on the warranty and or you could send it in to Microsoft and have a new console shipped to you.
     
  8. CyanRussel

    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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    So your telling me, only some of them have this problem....cause this the only reason why i dont want 1

    I know you said it....but i just want to be sure...you know

    Me buying it, only for it to mess up the next day, week...will only piss me off
     
  9. Ronald

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    Yes, only some consoles have it. Its basically you either get lucky or you dont. I got unlucky the first time cause in the first 2 hours of owning a 360 i got the rings, took it back to Walmart and got a new one... It has worked ever since.

    Take my advice, go to Walmart ask about their return policy, if you like it buy one. If you get the RARE rings of death then take it back get a new one.
     
  10. CyanRussel

    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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    ok cool...thanks
     
  11. blueovalboy7

    blueovalboy7 They call me Hammy!

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    It really isn't that rare with the older consoles, but these newer ones have had less problems then say mine which is almost a year old now. I would have to say you have less of a chance of getting the RROD now then people with older consoles.
     
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    CyanRussel 2062-8990-6509 GET READY!

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    Sounds pretty good to me....but thats if im lucky...right?
     
  13. Syntax

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    I would say that the chance of a new console having the RROD problem is pretty low. Also my previous console, which was a year or two old, never faced the RROD problem. The only reason that I shipped mine in was because it had a broken video port which was due to forcing in the cables too much I believe. However, other than that it had no problems whatsoever.
     
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    nah, id say its still pretty high, maybe but all the stuff about 1 and 3/4 consoles get it is all over. out of my friends list about 5 or 6 have gotten the red rings that i know of (i have 100 friends on it) there are probably more that have gotten it but they really dont mind since they know microsoft pays for everything and they each have a 3 year warranty. its more of a: woop i got the red rings i wont be on for a couple of weeks! than it is: omg red rings dooooooom! dooooooooooooooooooooooom!
    all in all its better now and even if you do get it within the first 3 years of owning your console know that microsoft has you covered.
     
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    JT. A glitch in life

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    If you use a windows, the red ring of death shouldn't be too new to you. You must have at some stage had the blue screen of death pop up. Microsoft products working as they do... (in other words: not working for you slow ones)
     
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    Yellow_Wii wii owner since release

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    BOLLOX! its a fact and everyone know's that from a year of buying it it WILL get the red ring

    it happen's to everyone's

    i've had mine for 7 month's, i'm waiting for it to die
     
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    If it's a fact then can you please explain to me as to why my console was over a year old and never suffered from the RROD?
     
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    i wouldn't say 'a few' of them have this problem, wasn't it like 33%?

    i might buy in way later, but probably not since ssbb will keep me busy, depends on my financial situation
     
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    daviduk200 The XBOX 360 Guy

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    iv had my premium console for just over a year now and stil havent had the "red ring of death" as its called,

    anyway i cant really help as i dont use my 360 only my Brother does,

    oh and guess what i got my PS3 today so i wont use my wii for a while either, even though imPlaying MP3 now lol.

    god dam system update for PS3 is taking ages 1 hour and its only at 35%
     
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    Gikoku Harakami ミュージック

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    I've had mine since November 2006... no RROD at all. It's not every console (as stated already), only some. The chances of you getting the RROD are pretty low, if you purchase one now. Most consoles to have suffered from the RROD pretty easily are mainly the 360 Launch consoles.

    The RRoD had a 30% occurrence with the older models. It's been very low since the newer models came out (Q4 2006 i think). But the chances of you getting it, is pretty non-existant.. but even if you do, your 360's warranty has you covered for 3 years i believe.
     

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