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Title: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 07, 2009, 09:30:32 AM
 :(

i was playing COD4 the other day and my xbox frooze up. I assumed it was a network glitch and turned it off.
I tried again this morning and, about 30 seconds into the game, same thing.
I turned it off.  It wont turn back on.

Instead, I've got the 3-light "General Hardware Failure" ring of death

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xbox_360_Error_codes.png)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: JaWiB on November 07, 2009, 10:02:39 AM
Service contract?

This may sound crazy, but you might be able to get more life out of it by wrapping it in a blanket and turning it on for several minutes. Then, turn it off, take the blanket off and turn it back on. Worked with my roommate's Xbox for a week or two.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 07, 2009, 10:34:17 AM
>>service contract?
Microsoft did extend their warranty to 3-years for this specific problem so I guess thats my best option.  Its been nearly 3 years since I bought it and I don't know if I registered it at the time... I might have thrown out the receipt too, I hope not.

>>crazy blanket idea.
really? I never heard of that it sounds crazy.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 11:08:59 AM
If you are out of contract there are ways to fix it yourself. Not very hard, just time consuming.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: JaWiB on November 07, 2009, 04:45:39 PM
The blanket trick probably ends up doing more damage to the xbox, but we figured we were sending it in eventually any ways. It just let us put off sending it in for that long

I had to send my xbox in a while back and they repaired it much more quickly than I thought they would

Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 07, 2009, 04:51:36 PM
I started to fill out the repair request online but after I entered the serial number it said that I was past the 3-yr extended warranty time period.  I wish I'd previously registered :(

It says you can call to dispute it, but I can't find my original receipt anywhere. I can't for the life of me remember when we bought it but I'm pretty sure it was just UNDER 3 years.  We had a bunch of expendable income at the beginning of 2007... and we bought our HDTV on 5/15/07 (so it was before than) but I can't figure out when it was.

In addition to scouring my files for the physical receipt, I've also tried searching through this forum and my old blogs to see my first mention of buying it... but I can't.  So frustrating!

They want $99 to fix it if its outside the warranty period  :mad:
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 04:57:28 PM
Dude you can do it yourself, i have done two of them for friends. The whole thing takes under 2 hours, the hardest part is getting the cover off because of all the stupid push clips and crap. I'll find the guide i used for it (don't go paying for any of them, thats bs) and post it up.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 05:01:30 PM
turns out i had it bookmarked. Up to page 3 is all fluff, but worth a read if u have time. If the drilling part makes u uncomfortable you can take the case and bolts to any local shop and for like $5 (if not free) they will hook you up.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-the-Red-Ring-of-Deathwithout-towels/
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 07, 2009, 05:22:26 PM
hmm, me and hardware. that seems like a good idea  :rolleyes:

The apparent cause of this issue (from both the tutorial in that link and other things I've read online) is that its an overheating issue?  Which seems weird, because bought those extra fans that blow air into it and I don't normally play for more than an hour at a time.

On a side note, when it first froze up a week ago, I had just installed some mandatory firmware update. I'm sure its a coincidence but I wonder if that has anything to do with it  :dunno:  probably not as I've tried googling it and not found any new info.

this is really shitty.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 05:48:08 PM
It's almost always one of two things (both heat related):

1) The solder connections at the cpu and/or gpu seperate, and require resoldering.

2) The weak connection between the chips and the heatsinks becomes too weak over time from the warping of the mainboard.

Both arent all that hard to fix. If you are uncomfortable doing it yourself pay the shipping and i'll do it for you, but insert the standard "if i blow it or myself up no liability blah blah" disclaimer here :p
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 07, 2009, 05:49:01 PM
oh and note that it will take me like a week to fix it, i tend to get really busy as soon as i have something to do. In fact go ahead and order MWF2 and send it when it shows up :p (kidding)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Jake on November 08, 2009, 02:33:55 AM
Both arent all that hard to fix. If you are uncomfortable doing it yourself pay the shipping and i'll do it for you, but insert the standard "if i blow it or myself up no liability blah blah" disclaimer here :p

and don't expect to ever see it again. It will most likely get lost in the mail. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 08, 2009, 03:13:45 AM
Fuck you dude, seriously.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Jake on November 08, 2009, 10:51:27 AM
Fuck you dude, seriously.


awwww - don't be sad little RoD.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: kermi3 on November 08, 2009, 05:09:10 PM
hehe nice Ax....

I've actually heard of the blanket trick too...suppossedly forces the sodders to melt, then the gpu/cpu can resettle into the proper place...there are some guydes out there...take their word for it, not mine...
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: KnuckleBuckett on November 08, 2009, 07:37:25 PM
Fuck you dude, seriously.


awwww - don't be sad little RoD.

Aren't you and haven't you been a bit of a dick to RoD lately?   :dunno:
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Jake on November 08, 2009, 08:31:19 PM
Fuck you dude, seriously.


awwww - don't be sad little RoD.

Aren't you and haven't you been a bit of a dick to RoD lately?   :dunno:

he can take it.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 08, 2009, 09:13:23 PM
hey, don't hijack my thread.

 this is about my shitty xbox and how pissed off I am that its broken and out of warranty (or, at least I can't prove its IN warranty) and how now I don't get to play modern warefare 2 on Tuesday -- or possiblly ever  :(
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 08, 2009, 09:16:19 PM
I'm telling you man it is so easy. Get a local shop to drill it for you
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 09, 2009, 10:16:51 AM
I researched prices on new Xbox systems, here are some options

1)   Repair existing xbox:  $99 + shipping = close to $150

2)   Buy New, “Arcade Version” system and attach existing 20 GB Hard Drive (HD) = $200

3)   Buy New, “60 GB” system with a 60 GB HD + a $25 cable to transfer our existing data to the new HD = $275

4)   Buy New “120 GB” system + transfer cable = $320 (comes with Lego Batman and some dirt bike game)

5)   Buy New “Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 themed ELITE 250 GB system + transfer cable = $425 (includes COD:MW2 game and console is branded with the modern warfare logos and theme)

#4 is probably the best value while #2 is the most economical.  Although, for any option other than #5, I will SOON want to buy COD:MW2 so the option costs are really more like
1) $200
2) $260
3) $335
4) $380
5) $425

Thoughts? (note I don't really have the money for any of these options yet and I must meet the wife's approval)

EDIT: I e-mail this to my wife this morning and she just wrote me back and said, "option 4 would be the best" so thats cool.  what do you guys think?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 09, 2009, 10:22:07 AM
I am officially offering to buy your dead one if you go with a new one. Cause i'll do the reapir and buy MWF2 lol
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 09, 2009, 11:21:45 AM
How much would you pay? :D

edit, the only catch is you'd have to wait 'till I buy a new one if you want the included 20GB hard drive because I want to transfer its contents to the new machine when I get one.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 09, 2009, 12:13:24 PM
PM sent
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 09, 2009, 03:23:52 PM
I figured out that I bought my xbox on 5/17/2007 at Best Buy (2 days after I spent $1,240.18 there on my TV)

I have a transaction in my old ledger spreadsheet showing $540.57 on that date at Best Buy.  I'm pretty sure thats when I bought the Game system and a game or two.

So that way less than three years and it SHOULD be covered by warranty.  Now how the hell can I prove that?

/although, now I kinda wish I could buy a new one... LOL
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 09, 2009, 03:40:11 PM
surely best buy customer case must have a way to view old transaction and issue a recipt....especially if u paid via CC then maybe the company can help
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: charlie on November 09, 2009, 03:47:55 PM
Yeah, your bank or credit card statement might help as well.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 09, 2009, 03:50:23 PM
I wonder if Best Buy would be so kind?  Do you think they have a central system somewhere in which i could just go to any store's customer service counter and ask them to search for transactions totaling $540.57 on May 17, 2007?   Also, my card number has changed several times since then, so it would be impossible to look up by that number.

I paid with my bank card, linked to my checking account.  I suppose I could ask a bank for a copy of my statement -- the best that would do is show I spent a shit load of money at best buy over a 2 day period 2-1/2 years ago.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: RobR on November 09, 2009, 04:16:09 PM
Just had my lads '360 done FOC for the same issue, and he got a brand spanking new one in return. Gotta be worth pushing for some proof of purchase from somewhere - I'd wager that MS don't push for too much proof...

edit>> :lol: @ micah's sig.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: RobR on November 09, 2009, 04:35:47 PM
turns out i had it bookmarked. Up to page 3 is all fluff, but worth a read if u have time. If the drilling part makes u uncomfortable you can take the case and bolts to any local shop and for like $5 (if not free) they will hook you up.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-the-Red-Ring-of-Deathwithout-towels/

Interesting fix, but it's not really fixing the root problem. You really need to reflow the BGA-mount components like this http://www.instructables.com/id/Reflow-Xbox-360/
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 09, 2009, 04:48:52 PM
I started to fill out the repair request online but after I entered the serial number it said that I was past the 3-yr extended warranty time period.  I wish I'd previously registered :(
Turns out i'm an idiot!  :thumbsup:

their stupid user interface on the repair site is misleading and said, "Your warranty Has Expired. Repair Cost: $99.00"

What its means is, "Your 1 year standard warranty has expired but you still have time left on your 3-year red ring of death extended warranty and if you select that from the list of problems on the support registration it will magically change the repair cost to $0.00"

of course it doesn't tell you that so I assumed since I had clicked there from the "I have three flashing red lights" page that it KNEW that was my problem.  I also assumed I hadn't registered my xbox and when I entered my serial number it was "guessing" at when I bought it, based on the manufacturs date or something silly like that.  Turns out that I HAD registered on 7/22/07.

So Ta-Da! I have a repair order now  :D

sorry RoD, I can't sell you mine now but my boss told me yesterday he has his sons broken box. want me to find out if he wants to sell it?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: charlie on November 09, 2009, 05:34:13 PM
I love happy endings. :)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 09, 2009, 06:03:25 PM
I would rather you got the thing fixed and didnt have to buy another one man :)

@rob:

I bookmarked that link as well. The one i fixed using the instructibles guide has been running for a few months perfect, i assume the other one is as well
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 10, 2009, 09:25:09 AM
@RoD > thanks!

So I dropped it off at the UPS store this morning.  They charged me $16.71 for packaging. What a rip off.  I guess thats still better than spending $400 on a new xbox :)

I was so pissed this morning (I already posted this on facebook but I'll say it again here)  The UPS store website shows that the only location near me opens at 8AM so I left home at 7:55 and got there at 8:05.  They don't open until 8:30.  So I went accross the street to a 7-Eleven and got a soda and a muffin and then came back and waited for 15 minutes.

At 8:25 the store's employee showed up and started unlockign the door. I figured I'd wait till he turned the lights on before barging in after him.  Then, all of a sudden two cars pull in to the parking lot and the drivers jump out. And old man and a snotty looking woman grab their boxes and race each other inside.
They totally cut in front of me! So I follow them in and the guy was like "I don't open for another 5 minutes"  So it was 8:45 before I got out of there.  So frustrating.

I e-mailed the store and the websites customer service form to ask them to update the store hours online. 

Anyway, now the waiting begins!

Should it bother me that the tracking number on the UPS slip that xbox gave me shows that my package was already delivered on July 2nd of this year?!
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 10, 2009, 09:29:43 AM
UPS fucks up tracking all the time
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 10, 2009, 09:33:03 AM
I called the store and he read the number back to me that he has (which matches what I swear I typed in) and said his system shows the package is awaiting pick up at his location.

So i guess I'll take his word for it  :dunno:


Quote
Tracking Number:  1Z8W521V9099231398
Status:           Delivered
Delivered on:     Jul 2, 2009 7:05 P.M.
Signed by:        Shp Manager
Delivered to:     US

Service Type:     GROUND
Weight:           1.00 Lb
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: webwhy on November 10, 2009, 01:11:42 PM
i had the exact same experience with UPS while shipping concert tickets I sold on Ebay earlier this year.  i really wasn't impressed with the competence level of the guy behind the counter, so i was really nervous when the tracking number he gave me, which I provided to my buyer, was shown as invalid on the website.

I was told to chill by customer service; their screen showed  it was "at location awaiting pickup".  It all worked out; the next day the website was showing the proper tracking information.

I think it just just takes a while for the website to pull the correct information for orders placed at the retail locations...
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 11, 2009, 07:06:28 AM
So the UPS tracking now shows that my package left Hartford, CT last night and is scheduled to arrive in Texas on the 16th.  But it also still shows that it originally arrived in Texas on 7/2/09. I'm guessing the xbox people are reusing their previously created UPS package numbers? maybe? i dunno.

anyway, I must say, I am impressed with MS xBox's repair status tracking screen.  They make it very easy to keep tabs on your progress.  see attached screenshot.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 20, 2009, 11:16:00 AM
so, 10 days later, the xbox support site shows my console is fixed  :woot:

the only problem I'm forseeing now is that, the ups tracking number shows that its being sent back "Signature Required" but its more than likely going to come when I'm at work and no one's home to sign.  So this sucks.  Any work arounds for this issue? 

(other than watching the tracking data and guessing when to take a sick day to stay home and wait?)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Perspective on November 20, 2009, 11:18:27 AM
>Any work arounds for this issue?

It's not a big deal. They will usually make two delivery attempts and then leave you a note that says you have to pick it up yourself at their office.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 20, 2009, 11:25:37 AM
good to know.

looks like I wont be getting it back for a while. It took 6 days to get to Texas and I doubt it would be any faster coming back.  At this point it hasn't even been picked up from the repair place yet (UPS has just assigned it a tracking number) So I doubt it will make it to Hartford before Thanksgiving.

And of course, UPS doesn't deliver ground packages on Thanksgiving or the day after or on weekends.   Oh well, I guess I'll have it in early December.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: charlie on November 20, 2009, 11:56:08 AM
You can also call the local UPS office and I believe you can ask them to hold it there so you can pick it up (or just get there before they go out the second day or something). I've done that before to get something earlier than waiting for a couple failed deliveries.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 25, 2009, 09:39:37 PM
So I picked it up tonight at the UPS facility.  Microsoft sent me a "replacement console" so I can "get back to playing and enjoying" my Xbox.

I can't seem to get it working though :(

I put my hard drive on it, plugged in the AV harness (the other end of which is still plugged into the back of my TV from before), plugged in the power cord and turned it on.  I was able to sync the controller without a problem.  So that's all good except for one major problem.  Its not displaying anything on my TV.  WTF?   I rechecked all the connections  turned it off and back on several times and even checked all the input options on my TV in case I'd forgotten which one it was set to (AV1 AV2 S-Video HDMI CABLE etc...)

so this is a bit frustrating.  I'm guessing its the "replacement" console - but I suppose it could be my cables as well (although, what are the odds they'd break during the 3 weeks my box was out for repair.  Unless there's some other setting I'm missing  :dunno:

EDIT:  I took my Hard Drive off and turned the console back on and now it works.  So I know its not the cables or graphics card/port.   
Now its either my HDD or the HDD connection I guess.  thoughts?  I'm gonna go google...
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 25, 2009, 10:30:15 PM
Can someone help me google this problem, I can't seem to find anyone else with this issue on the whole interweb.

When I disconnect my old, 20GB Hard-drive from this "replacement" Xbox360 and power the console on, my TV shows the Xbox start up screen and all is well, except of course I have no storage device connected.

When I re-connect the HDD and power the console on, the Xbox appears to function normally (fans run and green light appears showing connected controller) but there is no A/V signal going to my TV.

help!
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 25, 2009, 10:33:16 PM
my initial thought is a difference in hardware compatibility between the xbox you previously had and this one. I am bettinbg MS overlooked this. Is there any software that installs to the drive that helps configure the xbox?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 26, 2009, 09:23:36 AM
I thought that too (and think it may be the case) but, to my knowledge, the OS on the xBox itself is independent from the HDD which, for all intents and purpose, is like adding a flash drive to your computer.  Its just extra storage and not a critical component to the device.  After all, the Xbox works fine without it being attached.

Also, the box they returned to me appears to be of the same generation as the one I had, at least according to this chart (http://media.photobucket.com/image/how%20to%20tell%20if%20you%20have%20an%20xbox%20jasper/faranheit/Xbox360_Model_Guide.jpg), they sent me back a 1st generation Xbox.

It would be nice if I had a 2nd HDD to test on the box (or a second xbox to test the HDD on) to see if its the drive or the machine. 

edit: I started a thread on the xbox forums: http://forums.xbox.com/30151486/ShowPost.aspx we'll see if anyone is actually helpful in that forum.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 26, 2009, 11:43:44 AM
It must be related to the hard drive or the connection on the xbox side. i just dont know why
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on November 26, 2009, 11:45:50 AM
I really want to troll you on that forum but I don't want to risk getting banned from XBL
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 26, 2009, 11:24:06 PM
I really want to troll you on that forum but I don't want to risk getting banned from XBL

Thank you for your restraint, even if it is only in your own best interest.  :lol:
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 26, 2009, 11:47:47 PM
Any luck thus far?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on November 27, 2009, 08:55:19 AM
not as of yet.

EDIT: So I called Xbox Support and told them the issue.  After a few steps to replicate the error and prove I'm not an idiot making this up they basically told me, "The Xbox is working fine, you need to prove its not your hard drive causing the error" and he told me to visit a "friend or relative" with an xbox and attach my drive to see if it works.  Well duh, I already thought about that. I was hoping to get some ACTUAL technical support.  oh well.

He asked me, "Is there anything else I can do to help you today." I said, "Apparently Not" as I hung up.  now to find a friend or relative.... hmmm...
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on November 27, 2009, 11:45:51 AM
Tech support at it's best
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on January 01, 2010, 12:57:51 AM
So, a month later and I finally got a chance to test my old hard drive. I gave it to my cousin's wife who was over for new years. She brought it home and slapped it on her xbox and it works fine, thus proving that the refurbished xbox they sent me back is a piece of shit!

So I guess I need to call Microsoft again. I hope they have a record of me calling a month ago complaining about this busted refurb.  geez.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 08, 2010, 12:18:50 PM
Oh hooray mine just red ringed too
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on February 08, 2010, 12:35:36 PM
Yours is pretty new isnt it?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 08, 2010, 12:44:03 PM
I've had it for a little over 2 years but it was one of the older models with the problems.  I'm surprised it's held up this long honestly
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on February 08, 2010, 12:52:53 PM
its still covered under the warranty than!  Anything less than 3yrs for RRoD is covered.    That sucks so much!
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 08, 2010, 12:59:09 PM
Yeah I already started the stuff for it - I just need to print it off and ship it out tomorrow.  did you take off the front cover of the console?  I didn't see a really easy way to do it without potentially breakin something
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on February 08, 2010, 01:05:17 PM
 The easiest way to remove the face is to use the finger hole at the bottom of the console and just pull. You gotta pull a little harder then you would think and it pops out. I used a guide, heres a pic from it

(http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/images/360_opening/360Dissassembly%20004.jpg)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on February 08, 2010, 01:35:57 PM
I didn't remove anything from my box except the hard drive and the inter-cooler fan I had previously added to the back (a lot of good that did).

If you have an aftermarket skin or face-plate you added you'll want to remove it, but if you just have a plain old white box just send it in as-is.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 23, 2010, 04:10:04 PM
They received it today, hooray!  I'm not sure why I'm so intently following this.  I didn't think I used my XBox obsessively, but then I realized that it's my primary DVD player and I used it for Netflix and other streaming things a lot.

I'm in Iowa all of next week so hopefully it's back when I get home :)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 24, 2010, 01:27:32 PM
Dang that was quick, they shipped it back today.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2010, 02:57:36 PM
wow
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on February 24, 2010, 04:07:41 PM
does the "ship from" address match where you sent it to? if not, its a refurb.  I sent mine to Texas twice and, twice, they sent me refurbished consoles out of Tennessee.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Steve on February 24, 2010, 06:14:07 PM
that would make more sense
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 26, 2010, 02:31:31 PM
WIXOM, MI, US     02/26/2010     12:55 P.M.     THE RECEIVER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO SIGN ON THE 1ST DELIVERY ATTEMPT. A 2ND DELIVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE


noooooooooo
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on February 26, 2010, 10:00:36 PM
Picked up my refurb at the UPS office today - works like a champ :)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: A Bit of Fruit on March 14, 2010, 10:24:24 PM
I just tried the instructibles fix for the red ring of death. When I tested it this morning, fans turn on but then go off again. Also the light on the power supply is briefly green then changes back to orange. Also im still getting the 3 rings. Do I need a new power supply?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: A Bit of Fruit on March 14, 2010, 10:29:02 PM
Ah, I also forgot to put on the thermal paste. Could that have done it?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: KnuckleBuckett on March 15, 2010, 06:25:58 AM
Yes, that could have done it.
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: A Bit of Fruit on March 15, 2010, 10:38:32 AM
I put the paste on...no dice. Anything else?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: Govtcheez on March 15, 2010, 10:56:37 AM
Why didn't you just send it in?
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: A Bit of Fruit on March 15, 2010, 07:04:19 PM
No warranty, its my work's old xbox that died about a year ago I thought it would be a nice project to get it running
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: JaWiB on March 16, 2010, 01:47:06 PM
Here you go (http://www.goodgearguide.com.au/slideshow/330509/xbox_360_died_send_it_off_style_rrod_coffin_accessory_/)
Title: Re: Red Ring of Death
Post by: micah on March 26, 2016, 02:54:32 PM
well it's been 6 years, and the refurbished 1st-gen 360 they sent me in 2010 just red-ringed as well.  Kinda sucks, because that's the only media player I have in our basement/playroom for the kids (and the TV down there is old so I can't hook any modern HDMI or Wi-Fi devices up to it.