My 360 11-22-2005 -10-8-2007

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#1 Posted by xxxWigginsxxx (1181 posts) -

I knew it was going to happen, my 360 finally died on me. Looks like i'll be playing PS3Wii for the next 3-4weeks. This sucks, first day of my vacation too. I had plans with my 360 this week, oh well.

#2 Posted by YourLastDay86 (1073 posts) -
ouch
#3 Posted by zero9167 (14554 posts) -
Well you're lucky it lasted that long honestly.
#4 Posted by xxxWigginsxxx (1181 posts) -

Well you're lucky it lasted that long honestly.zero9167

Yeah that's true. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Today it kept freezing when i was trying to plat skate. I kept restarting it, then thestart screen froze when I turned it on. I had a feeling I was going to get the red ring, turned it one one last time and bam, died. But like you said I'm lucky it lasted this long

#5 Posted by jstarzyk (3507 posts) -
Mine was 11-22-2005 - 10-2-2007. Halo 3 killed it, out of nowhere... I used it so much less on Halo than I did comparatively with Guitar Hero II. Lots of Wii for me now!
#6 Posted by gp19 (4247 posts) -
my condolences
#7 Posted by true_apollo (350 posts) -
any plans for a memorial service?
#9 Posted by BigDaddyChacon (404 posts) -
Sorry to hear about that bro. Hopefully it won't take MS too long to fix it. For mine, it only took 10 days.
#10 Posted by eddieg15 (7 posts) -
12-23-06 to 09-26-07 DAMN!!!!but its coming back in a week
#11 Posted by the_animals (329 posts) -
that sucks but atleast its free repair now.
#12 Posted by billyforde (596 posts) -
My respects and deepest condolences to the widow.
#13 Posted by ronnet (9637 posts) -
Mine stil lives, bought moments after launch. Which means it lasted longer then my first (original) xbox and PS2 so I always found the 360 to be an incredible strong lasting console but that says more about the lastgen garbage that I owned.
#14 Posted by klactose (1167 posts) -

Mine stil lives, bought moments after launch. Which means it lasted longer then my first (original) xbox and PS2 so I always found the 360 to be an incredible strong lasting console but that says more about the lastgen garbage that I owned.ronnet

Hmmm... My original Xbox still works like a charm. I play San Andreas from time to time on it.

#15 Posted by Coulda-Been (261 posts) -
I fell victim to the 3 rings of death out of nowhere(I also tend to call it the Red Light District). I must admit that I did kind of see it coming from a far distance because I have had my system since launch back in Nov 05 also. So with that said I figured that it was only a matter of time until it happened to me but I had no ideal that it would have arrived so suddenly...

It came out of nowhere like a stray bullet that exploded to my console. I have read forums on here about random people that have been attacked by this same plague but I had no I deal how it exactly happens to people until it happened to me. Mind youI had played my system earlier that morning with no problems...But around 10:30 pm I went to turn it on and then it happened. There was no warning that my system would crash or anything. It left me rather upset actually because in this same month I was contacted by Microsoft in regards to extending my warranty for my 360. At first I was not going to extend it because like I said earlier that I have had my system since launch and there were no problems, but from reading about all of these 360's having the whole red light special I decided to spend the 20 bucks and extend it for an extra year...Just in case...And long behold just as soon as I extend the warranty THIS HAPPENS...It kind of feels like a conspiracy to me

Don't start flaming me now OK because I love my 360, I wouldn't have brought one if I wasn't a fan but its just sad to see your systems being shipped of to the Microsoft Hospital via UPS and there wasn't and thing that you could do about it to PREVENT THE Problem From Happening To You. I take good care of all my systems : PS3, WII, 360...I kept them in cool places etc... and again I felt helpless when the red lights blinded me. I called Microsoft and we went trough the trouble shooting steps but to no avail...Now my 360 must take its journey to rehab for a slow but steady recovery. While I was on the phone with the Microsoft tech i told him since I cant play my 360 I guess I will have to play my PS3 and he busted out laughing so with that said I was at least glad that I could put a smile on someone else's face that evening.

I just wanted to share my experience with you guys R.I.P 360 Nov 05 - May 07

#16 Posted by cjgangsta (1088 posts) -
my first 360 only lasted a few days. But when i got another one in april the same month my first 360 died. my new one has been working ever sense.
#17 Posted by sirkel28 (347 posts) -

I end up voiding my warrenty and trying to mod my 360 for better cooling. I have that Pelican fan stand and where it blows into the 360 I drilled out an clean opening so the air blows freely through it into the 360. I was hoping it would improve air flow through the 360's case and thus cool it better. The fan also blows onto part of the CPU heatsink as well. We will see if it helps keep it from dying.

So far I haven't had any lock ups since I did this little mod, where as before I would have lock ups now and then if I played for a few hours. Maybe it is just coincidence, who knows.

#18 Posted by Trickshot771 (12686 posts) -
That's unfortunete. Just be thankful it lasted as long as it did. I'm on my third one.
#19 Posted by Darth_Tigris (2506 posts) -

My 360? 12/22/2005 - ?

Yes, nothing can kill it. No matter how many games I play or marathon sessions of Halo 3 or Viva Piñata or APF 2K8 or Forza 2 or ANYTHING!!!!!!!!

But your story has given me hope. Maybe I too can get the RRoD in the near future. Maybe my Best Buy warranty won't go to waste and I too can get a new, better 360 with HDMI and a new heatsink and 65nm chip. Well, a guy can always hope and dream ...

#20 Posted by joey101010 (7521 posts) -

[QUOTE="zero9167"]Well you're lucky it lasted that long honestly.xxxWigginsxxx

Yeah that's true. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. Today it kept freezing when i was trying to plat skate. I kept restarting it, then thestart screen froze when I turned it on. I had a feeling I was going to get the red ring, turned it one one last time and bam, died. But like you said I'm lucky it lasted this long

fjskahgkjsa ahhh. The same thing happened to me today and instead of trying to play skate one last time, I decided to just turn it off and leave it alone for a while. I'm scared of skate now D:
#21 Posted by SadExchange (1865 posts) -

Feel sorry for you man, but I went through the same thing and it didn't even last half as long...

3-16-2007 - 9-17-2007

But I do get it back this Thursday thank goodness.