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xbox 360 failure rate as high as 33%

Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by zachp18, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. zachp18

    zachp18 me two game systems below

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  2. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    wow, why are you posting this?
    this has no facts, and just random unnamed people saying blah blah, it could be true, but even the article says MAY, where you put it as though its just cold hard facts.
     
  3. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    although they're not facts, the issue remains that the failure rate
    is considerably higher than M$ will admit.

    here in the UK, micromart have stopped fixing 360's with the 3RLOD.

    link here
     
  4. BrandonMcAuslan

    BrandonMcAuslan Special Olympics Medalist

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    Well it is built by microsoft..!

    But that article is a piece of cr*p and based completely on speculation. Also speculation from people who work in video game stores..?! :wtf:
     
  5. ---Brian---

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    Its much higher than that,well a least for the first consles sold i read on a site where they had a survey of like 2'100 360s sold, 66% of the people had had 1 360 break, 23% said they where onto there 3rd+ Xbox and 11% had no problems. Pretty crap. Think these where bought before the start of 2007.
     
  6. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    you say that first line as though its some tradition that microsoft builds crap hardware.
    this is their SECOND piece of hardware theyve ever made.

    @brian, that survey just sounds incredibly stupid and false, but then again, those 2100 people who took the survey couldve been the people who had broken 360s, made about it, so they went online to see if anyone else had broken 360s, and took this survey they found on a website page related to broken 360s.
     
  7. FR3344LL

    FR3344LL honesty is my only excuse

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    there's obviously something amiss with the 360.

    i know the original xbox went through 6 hardware changes (mines a v1.6)
    but there was never this much fuss about failing consoles.

    the PS2 went through around 16 hardware changes iirc.

    let's hope they get it right sooner rather than later as i'm hoping to
    get a 360 elite for the kids around christmas time (that's if it gets
    released before then over here).
     
  8. gunsnroses

    gunsnroses No more stupid posts!

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    that stinks ny cousin has an xbox and it works] fine
     
  9. ---Brian---

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    Give me 2 secs Sovieto and il see if i can re-find the website

    http://www.360-gamer.com/news.asp?id=964

    Yeh, your probally right, i right here now can admit i hate the Xbox 360, Im a Sony fan but even i can't help but notice that 60% seems exagerated. I see what you mean, obviously this is only been seen by people with 360s that have broke and are looking for people with the same problem.

    Id have a guess and say at Launch the realibilty may have been in the 50% region or more, but now its more realible, id say 15% - 30% is a fair assumtion.
     
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  10. StevenNevets

    StevenNevets WiiChat Member

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    3/10ish people I know had/have 360's have had their 360 break. With that said I totaly belive it.
     
  11. IcedEarth81

    IcedEarth81 WiiChat Member

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    Microsoft is known for their products having problem when released.
     
  12. Sovieto

    Sovieto Banned

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    uh huh....
    xbox had some overheating issues that wasnt that much of a problem if you didnt leave your xbox on for a long time and kept it cool (if you had a launch unit)
    360 has problems
    zune has nothing out of the norm

    so is it really KNOWN for its products having problems, when its only released 3? and all its software is used world wide without problems?
     
  13. Jorge

    Jorge Television Consultant

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    It is pseudo fact. They polled the returns and such of retailers. It is true they have a high fail rate. I see alot come in for a return where I work, and when I'm in the back there is at least 1 or 2 sitting in the back for me to send back to the warehouse. Supposedly alot of 360s overheat and fry internals. In which case an inexpensive intercooler will save all that. Makes me very weary to buy one...I plan on getting an Elite this weekend.
     
  14. IcedEarth81

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    None of its software has problems? Are you kidding? Windows has tons of bugs when released. They release service packs to fix them. Internet Explorer is still pretty buggy.

    I still use Microsoft products. But, that doesn't change the fact that they release products that have bugs and problems.
     
  15. Sovieto

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    but theres no problems like this, every single thing of the sort is released with normal bugs, the wii, and the ps3, and just about every game. nothing is perfect, at least ps3 and 360 offer updates to fix games with bugs
     
  16. IcedEarth81

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    Windows has more than just some normal bugs when released. Again, they fix most of it over time but at release their stuff has a lot of problems, more than the norm. 360's fail rate is higher than PS3 or the Wii.
     
  17. bidzap.biz

    bidzap.biz www.bidzap.biz

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    I read about this today, its quite shocking:s
     
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    I think its higher than that, I owned a 360 I traded into gamestop for my wii, all my friends that have 360s all have lockups from time to time where you have to just power it down and backup. also mine couldnt play dvd movies you play a movie and then randomly it would just lock up, it didnt matter what movie new old movie and it seemed to be random when it locked up sometimes you could watch 30 seconds of it sometimes about 10 minutes either way it sucks and I sent it in for repair and it did the exact same thing whenI got it back so I just traded it for that reason Im not dealing with that.
    I repair and build computers for a living the last thing I want is for my console to need work. Consules are supposed to be put disc in turn on play. lol not put in reset 50x and hope you can play.
    Also almost everyone I spoke with who had need for speed most wanted had lock up problems, I also had the cooler and had it near a fan in a AC room so i know it wasnt over heating.
     
  19. Shiftfallout

    Shiftfallout shiftfallout.com

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    according to microsoft, they expect to spend over $1 Billion dollars on fixing broken 360's. They were considering a full recall because of the red ring of death.

    There was just a news article on the tele about it as well.
     
  20. JCpackers05

    JCpackers05 NiNtEnDoFrEakJMC

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    cause microsoft likes to send out broken xbox's that they think they fixed :lol:
     

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