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    Red Ring of Death!

    I turned my xbox 360 on last night only to see the dreaded 3 red lights! Its 14months old so i will need to send it back to Microsoft oh well looks like i will be with out it for a while

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    sent mine back... had it for 2 weeks and it did it again. They are sending us a free wireless controller as sorry.

    I went out and bought a ps3.... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    I turned my xbox 360 on last night only to see the dreaded 3 red lights!
    Only when you ring up Microsoft to complain, the soft but persuasive voice on the other end of the phone tries to convince you there's actually four lights...

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    nah they were ok with me... probably because i am very insistant that it doesn't work!!

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    ps3 all the way!

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    lol@ "the red ring of death" ....you know you've been f***ed in the a*se by microsoft

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    There is a very funny video about this floating around..

    http://www.digg.com/xbox/Xbox_360_Ring_of_Fire_parody

    Is just one example

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    Ha ha! Thats brilliant.

    The parody, not the fact that your Xbox's keep falling over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    lol@ "the red ring of death" ....you know you've been f***ed in the a*se by microsoft
    Shouldn't that be 'Microshaft' then?

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    Great song...

    Mine died after about 10/11 months and I had to send it back. It took about a month to get back which I wasn't happy about but at least since I have had the box back it's been fine. Altho saying that the last week the fan started making a bit of noise when I first turn it on ...... Once its warms up tho it's fine I mite put a tea cosey on it when I first turn it on in future LOL

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    lol, well at least microsoft extended the warrenty on the consoles so u do not have to pay for anything.

    Also take your consoles serial number, so when they send yours back you can see if they have actually changed your console.

    See you back online soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyChimpboy View Post
    lol, well at least microsoft extended the warrenty on the consoles so u do not have to pay for anything.
    Don't let the MS marketing machine take you for a ride on this one, the product is inherently faulty and MS know this, thus not replacing it would be in breach of the your consumer rights. It would be up to the purchaser to prove the manufacturing fault, but given how common the problem is, it wouldn't be hard to prove.

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    I've been wanting an Xbox 360 for ages but this red ring of death malarky has put me off ever buying one. I know so many people who have had it happen to them. One friend is on his fourth console. Microsoft have simply swapped it each time without question.

    Shame because the Elite is a beautiful looking bit of kit.

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    Happend to my 6 month old 360 just before half term, MS CS were very helpful and it was replaced with a recon unit in 13 days door to door. New unit has a much quieter DVD and heat sensitive fans that actually work this time too lol!
    The driver who picked mine up said it was his 6th that week, my friends who died a week earlier was the 15th collected that week, so, a VERY common problem
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    Had this happen to my 360 before Christmas. Credit to Microsoft 11 day turn around and some free MS Points to boot!



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