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Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by The_Mitch, May 6, 2007.

  1. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    well yesterday i graduated. everything went awesome. it was one of the best days of my life. however i can never have a day that doesnt have something bad happen. well since ive had such an awesome day, i obviously had to have something bad happen. i was at my friends house and my mom called my up wanting to watch a DVD. well my 360 is our only DVD player in the living room and she doesnt know how to work anything electronic so i had to walk her through getting the TV onto the correct setting and turning the xbox on. well we got to the correct video setting (component 2) and the xbox was "on" but my mom said she didnt see anything. so i tell her to turn it off buy pressing the button with the green light in the center and she says " you mean the one with the flashing red lights." :mad2: i just sat their speechless. well when i can home today i checked it out myself. sure enough it was the ring of death :cryin: . i did the trick to get the hidden error code out of the flashing lights and it was 0020 which is a GPU error! a few things can fix it most of which you have to open the xbox which i was not about to do so my only option was to try wrapping it in a towel and turning it on for about an hour. idk why but that seemed to fix it (for now). however im thinking of buying an elite and selling this one after i transfer my data from the HDD. im just glad i can still get the chance to play halo3 on the 14th!
     
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    zeon9881 Slowly drifting away

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    yea........soo you think i should get 360
     
  3. The_Mitch

    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    yea. i know at least 5 other people with 360's and 3 had them since launch and not a single one has crapped out except for mine but thats only because im not allowed to have a 100% perfect day lol
     
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    King Wiired HITLER ME JEZ

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    Damn, what an attempt to screw up your day (hope it didn't though). Elite's probably the best way to go, as I'm sure any bugs have been fixed with that, or just do what I did and send it back to Billy Gates :]
     
  5. Yellow_Wii

    Yellow_Wii wii owner since release

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    unlucky! i would just send it back
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    Something MUST happen to spoil a good day. Its like the rule of the world or something. :lol:
    Anyway goodluck with getting the Elite. :thumbsup:
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    LOL..... All but one of my friends with 360's have had the rings of death. I wouldn't recommend the Elite unless you're a huge movie/demo kinda guy.
    Good luck on whatever you choose though.
     
  8. i think your mom was trying to sabatage the 360!! :yikes:

    i think for mothers day you should get her one of those 40$ rinky dink DVD players :D
     
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    Brawny Anglophobiphile

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    Yep, a new dvd player in exchange for a new xbox 360 lol.
     
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    Wow. Mitch think positively and good stuff will happen. Karma and all that.
     
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    ouch, that sounds like it must've been pretty scary to see
     
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    lolz, ring of death
     
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    dude boy noob at heart

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    i feel sorry for you man

    hope your 360 gets better
     
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    Wii_Smurf No.1 Smurf

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    OMG!!!!! It's Teh Ring Of Death, Unlucky Mate!
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    ericlewis91 im McLovin

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    yesh

    my prem console got replaced 4 times! then it was red lights and my dad threw it in the trash and smashed it! he was so mad! i said to sell it! but he just destroyed it! hahah but now i got the elite so its all good~
     
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    well its still working after wrapping it a towel nad keeping it on for about an hour and then letting it chill for another hour. man my xbox was toasty after keeping it on while wrapped up lol. idk why that worked but it did. played some GoW yesterday for like 3 hours and no errors! however im thinking about selling it to my uncle cheap because my cousin really wants a 360 so i may sell it to him for $150 or so after i get an elite and transfer my HDD contents over to the 120 gig
     
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    Manny21 Born to be a Legend

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    was urs a launch 360? i just heard that mostly the 360's before august 06 get the ring of death most of the time, thats the reason i got the intercooler.
     
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    yea its a launch but mine is the only one i know of that has broke
     
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    dammit it happened again. well im probably going to buy an elite if this keeps happening. i probably would normally just send it in for repair but seeing as how its really close to the Halo3 beta and the beta is only 3 weeks long, i want to get the most time out of it as possible so i will probably just get it working and then either see if my uncle wants it (after i tell him that it doesnt work 100%) or see if i can sell it to gamecrazy
     
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    ^^ the launch models have what can only be described as 'dogey soldering' on the GPU which is what causes this error... stupidly amazing Microsoft with their quick botched jobs =|... they could've waited another couple of months... they'd still beat sony's release date ^^

    all newer consoles have better soldering on ^^ - but there still is a chance -keep the console well ventilated... or buy one of those cooling thingies (i've seen one for £15 on play.com)

    i'm definitely getting a new one now... i never considered the possibility of somebody selling a 'temp fixed' ring of death to Gamestation =( - BAD NAUGHTY PEOPLE!

    also... sending it back to MS isn't a good idea they usually just 'attempt' to fix your old one and stick a new serial over it... it doesn't work well =|
     

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