The red ring of death!!! :(

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Naturaldisaster
10/20/08 12:15:29AM
I turned my Xbox on earlier and instead of flashing green it flashed red!!! NO!! I cant afford a new Xbox. Sorry I just had to rant for a minute!
Ordep
10/20/08 12:20:27AM


call them with serial # and receipts on hand, I'm a PS3 user but all of my friends have Xbox and this has happened to them. I think is call, they send you a box, you mail it and they fix it. It doesn't take long I think.
Lord_Lenny
10/20/08 12:20:42AM

Posted by Naturaldisaster

I turned my Xbox on earlier and instead of flashing green it flashed red!!! NO!! I cant afford a new Xbox. Sorry I just had to rant for a minute!


do you still have the xbox warranty? Call 1-800-4MYXBOX and ask for a real person, and they'll let you know if your warranty is still active (they renewed peoples warranties a while back due to this). They will tell you to send the xbox to them and they'll either fix it or get you a new one for free.
Lord_Lenny
10/20/08 12:26:20AM

Posted by Ordep



call them with serial # and receipts on hand, I'm a PS3 user but all of my friends have Xbox and this has happened to them. I think is call, they send you a box, you mail it and they fix it. It doesn't take long I think.


All i needed was the serial number, you'll have to read it to them over the phone and they'll check your info. They used to mail you a box but now they allow you to use your own to speed up the process. As for time, the first time i sent it in, it took about a week, the second time took over two weeks but they apologized and said it was harder to fix.

Keep your hard drive at home when you send the box away, unless they tell you otherwise

Even if you dont have warranty left, i think it's only $150 to repair it compared to buying a new one, then they give you a new warranty on the repaired one
CantAndleDaRiddum
10/20/08 12:26:28AM
i just sent off my 4th xbox bc of HW failure & they kept repairing it, until now. i finally get a new system

but trust me dude, ive been there
Naturaldisaster
10/20/08 12:42:57AM
unfortunitly for me i got preasured into trading Xboxs with my cousin and the xbox i have now is modified, so i cant send it in to get fixed. it pisses me off cuz i didnt want to trade it (i traded him about 6 months ago) but im one of those people who doesnt like to tell people no or argue so i decided to trade him anyway and now im screwed.
mrsumo
10/20/08 1:13:16AM
I work with some guys that buy broken xbox's and fix them to sell. You can get the directions to repair it yourself online. Pretty easy. Will cost you about 30 dollars worth of materials up front.
MMAcca
10/20/08 1:24:21AM

Posted by Naturaldisaster

unfortunitly for me i got preasured into trading Xboxs with my cousin and the xbox i have now is modified, so i cant send it in to get fixed. it pisses me off cuz i didnt want to trade it (i traded him about 6 months ago) but im one of those people who doesnt like to tell people no or argue so i decided to trade him anyway and now im screwed.



That's bad man.
Naturaldisaster
10/20/08 1:25:31AM

Posted by mrsumo

I work with some guys that buy broken xbox's and fix them to sell. You can get the directions to repair it yourself online. Pretty easy. Will cost you about 30 dollars worth of materials up front.



yeah Im gonna have to see if my cousin can fix it cuz im Stupid when it come to fixin stuff like computers or game systems.
Kracker_Jap
10/20/08 11:30:16AM
I would try and send it back anyways the worse the is gonna happen is that they will say no.......

And if that happens nothin really changes but if you don't ask you will never know
4u2nv
10/20/08 11:41:57AM
ya that happened to me and i sold everything to a friend cheap and he got it fixxed for free. i just didnt wanna go through with it. So i lost like 50 bucks but i didnt care i never played it. Now i wish i had it though.
Aaronno9
10/20/08 11:53:31AM
I got the rrod a while back, but me and my bro both have xboxes so i just switched the hard drives so it looked like his broke. So my mom took his back to where she bought it, and the guy messed up and gave her a replacement rather than sending it off. Anyways, next day and lord behold, the xbox i switched is freaking rroding to. I couldn't believe it. I got lucky though, my mom used the recipt from the xbox she took back the previous day, said she got it home and it was already broke, so i ended up getting a replacement on the spot to.
emfleek
10/20/08 11:59:23AM
I got the red ring of death once. I never spoke to that chick again.

It usually comes back about once a year and all it takes is a little ointment to make it go away.

postman
10/20/08 12:13:56PM

Posted by emfleek

I got the red ring of death once. I never spoke to that chick again.

It usually comes back about once a year and all it takes is a little ointment to make it go away.




Thats why I like you so much I read every post so I could make my std story up and who beats me to it but the one and only EMFLEEK! HAHA I guess great minds think alike!
emfleek
10/20/08 1:04:02PM

Posted by postman

Thats why I like you so much I read every post so I could make my std story up and who beats me to it but the one and only EMFLEEK! HAHA I guess great minds think alike!



cmb19932
10/20/08 2:56:39PM
mine did that why does it happen
Naturaldisaster
10/20/08 7:08:02PM
its all good now. I bought a new 360 and a few games, and my cousin is goin to try and fix the other one and sell it so i can get some money lol
iwannabesedated
10/20/08 7:21:15PM

Posted by Naturaldisaster

its all good now. I bought a new 360 and a few games, and my cousin is goin to try and fix the other one and sell it so i can get some money lol



Pick up PURE the ATV game..Pretty badass..

And the red rings happens from what i've read is that a sensor comes unattached from the motherboard.If you watch the towel trick video by heating up the console it melts the sensor back to the motherboard but is only temporary.It mostly happens to older 360's new ones shouldnt have any problem.
SpiderSilva
10/20/08 8:14:41PM
Its been about a year for me with mine I had a scare not to long ago they told me if it happens again they will send a new one
bigbubbano23
10/20/08 9:39:24PM
i remember the pain
Naturaldisaster
10/20/08 10:05:10PM
Mine actually over heated and melted some of the metal in the motherboard!
nastshabast
10/21/08 1:18:42AM
Happend to me about two months ago but it healed itself somehow. Harddrive crashed on my laptop though, ****** disaster. Lost 4000+ songs. I'm kind of in mourning.
Naturaldisaster
10/21/08 2:56:21AM

Posted by nastshabast

Happend to me about two months ago but it healed itself somehow. Harddrive crashed on my laptop though, ****** disaster. Lost 4000+ songs. I'm kind of in mourning.



I feel your pain dude!
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