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Gaming Thread, RIP Xbox in Fun Stuff; My Xbox 360 died last night. RROD. He was 3 years old. I'm going to try and ressurect him but ...
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    RIP Xbox

    My Xbox 360 died last night. RROD. He was 3 years old.

    I'm going to try and ressurect him but I've tried a couple of the simple fixes and they didn't work.


    On a different note, Tescos and PC World currently have the new Xbox 360 S 250Gb consoles for 159. I will be picking one up later today.

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    159 is a bargain, especially as u get bonus clubcard points with them aswell

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    Mine died last week, couldnt resist the Tesco deal was perfect timing!

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    Unfortunately Tescos is sold out until further notice so I've reserved one at PC World. Same price but I don't get the clubcard points :-(.

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    Use the Team Xecuter PRO RROD Kit, follow the instructions properly and you will get it back to life.

    Dont mess about with towels or overheating the box - just take it apart, clean it up (dab of isopropyl), replace the heat sink bolts/pads - apply thermal paste - run it with the fans disconnected for a few mins to allow it to reflow and your be back up and running.

    Start to finish 30 mins at most for a first timer .

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    Yeah I was going to follow that through anyway. I can use it as a spare / sell it on.

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    How much do they usually cost?

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    RRP of the 250gb 'S' model is 199.99. Quite a few places are doing them "VAT Free" at the moment, so 20% off. You can get a 250gb model and Kinect for 239.

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    My Wii died a few weeks ago too ... over 3 years old and out of extended warranty, too costly to ship and fix and a luxury to replace right now. If we stop the gym membership for a bit and just use the Wii Fit I suppose I could justify it ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    How much do they usually cost?
    300 on special here, I really must move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    300 on special here, I really must move.
    Yhatzee always rants about how Australians and New Zealanders get shafted with game prices. I've seen Steam price comparisons and I feel so bad for you guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatmas View Post
    Yhatzee always rants about how Australians and New Zealanders get shafted with game prices. I've seen Steam price comparisons and I feel so bad for you guys.
    The perills of living at the end of the world I guess, 159 is an epic deal

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    Tesco have put their prices back up today although PC World and Currys are still at 159.20

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    Never having owned an Xbox I have to ask: Is the Xbox so good that people are prepared to shell out for something with such a high failure rate knowing that they may have to pay again to replace it in such a short time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Never having owned an Xbox I have to ask: Is the Xbox so good that people are prepared to shell out for something with such a high failure rate knowing that they may have to pay again to replace it in such a short time?
    I don't think they fail as often as people think they do: don't forget that you only ever hear people saying when one has failed, nobody posts to say "yup, still going!" lol. Admittedly, they are the worst console out at the moment in terms of hardware fails though, although I'm yet to hear of anyone having the slim model fail on them...

    I've had an original 15gb 360 Xbox for nearly 4 years now with no problems.

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