Just got a RROD, NOOOOOO Page 52

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  • Lyserberg 28 Jul 2012 18:34:12 349 posts
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    I bought the XBOX 360 S 250Gb version, and i have no trouble what so ever with it, played GTA IV for a whole afternoon, and despite of the fact that the fan inside kicked a fair amount of heat, the console didn't fail.
    I hope that they'll overcome these issues when next-gen consoles are launched.

    Edited by Lyserberg at 18:34:52 28-07-2012

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  • caligari 7 Nov 2012 01:37:08 16,986 posts
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    Heh, I thought that my spare Arcade model (used by my girlfriend's little nephew and niece) was completely screwed - the thing just wouldn't power up.

    I was close to arranging a repair, when I noticed that one of the USB ports at the front of the console was completely broken. On closer inspection I could see that the metal pins were so badly bent that they were touching the metal casing - possibly causing it to 'short' in the process. Used a paper-clip to bend them back and powered up the system - BLAM - it's working again. That's saved me at least £40! £40 which I can now waste on Lego or 'puter games.

    I'm going to tape up the USB ports at the front so that they can't do any more damage - but does anyone know if a standard USB splitter will work in the single USB port at the back of the console? I need it for a wired controller AND a USB stick with their profiles/saved games etc. I also bring around my profile on a USB stick for co-op action.

    Edited by caligari at 01:39:00 07-11-2012
  • BryanAKADJ 7 Nov 2012 02:13:54 284 posts
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    My friend got RROD last week, he is now switching over to PS3 or Nintendo, he hasn't decided yet.

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  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 16:07:05 6,521 posts
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    Howdy folks.

    Is there any reliable alternative to sending back to MS for repair?

    Had mine since 2007 so not under RROD warranty, and because their call centre appears to be in India they have no power to do anything but follow a script sheet.

    I am left with three options:

    1. MS repair £75
    2. Pre-owned machine of same spec from Game £75
    3. Another method of repair ?

    I can't really afford the first two at the moment so any suggestions welcome!
  • Deckard1 23 Nov 2012 16:11:48 27,074 posts
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    The towel thing eaked another few month out of my first one
  • RobTheBuilder 23 Nov 2012 16:16:03 6,521 posts
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    They said £90 over phone or £75 online, so I hazard they will just tell me it's £90 if I can't fill it in. Thanks though.

    As soon as it went to an Indian call centre I knew there would be no chance of a free repair. Which is frustrating given it's a flaw that has been there from manufacturer.
  • dancingrob 23 Nov 2012 16:25:05 1,154 posts
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    There were assorted dodgy shops / small ads offering a repair / the ability to play 'backups' for £40 or so when mine broke down the other year, so that might be worth a look depending on where you live?
  • PearOfAnguish 26 Nov 2012 11:38:45 7,137 posts
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    My original 360 looks like it's finally giving up the ghost. Not up on the latest hardware, what's the deal with buying an Arcade model - can you transfer the contents of the old hard drive to a USB stick or something and use it in the Arcade? Or would I be better just getting a new slim?
  • PenguinJim 26 Nov 2012 11:53:59 5,754 posts
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    You can pull your old HDD out of its case and plug it straight into your new 4GB Arcade. It will work and it will fit imperfectly. If you're worried about it not being a nice fit, you can buy a 360S HDD case for US$4.50 delivered, but unless you're playing EDF2017 with the Queen next week it's probably a waste of money. :p
  • creepylizard 19 Dec 2012 15:39:31 786 posts
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    Quick question I should probably know the answer to and yet don't. I want to put my x-box account, ie everything thats on my HDD onto my shiny new 250gb blank HDD. How exactly do I do that?
  • dancingrob 19 Dec 2012 16:05:54 1,154 posts
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    you need to transfer it from your existing HD, either by using a succession of flash drives or buying a transfer kit (approx £15)
  • creepylizard 19 Dec 2012 17:34:29 786 posts
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    @dancingrob
    Was not even aware of the existence of a transfer kit...
    Ta muchly
  • Deleted user 29 December 2012 18:05:55
    WOW!!! I just got a free Xbox live codes at http://www.disney.com

    Edited by MrTomFTW at 18:44:13 29-12-2012
  • Mr-Brett 29 Dec 2012 18:35:24 12,723 posts
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    Spammer is deleted but the spam remains? weird.

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  • Benno 29 Dec 2012 18:39:31 9,761 posts
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    it must be returned from whence it came

    EG Hearthstone Tournament

  • Whizzo 29 Dec 2012 18:40:56 43,033 posts
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    If the spammer deleted himself the messages would remain wouldn't they? Sneaky tactic or just strangeness afoot?

    This space left intentionally blank.

  • MrTomFTW Moderator 29 Dec 2012 18:44:49 37,302 posts
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    Can't GI him, but he can't change my edit now :)

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  • quadfather 1 Jan 2013 13:56:39 11,814 posts
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    Hi all. My original launch 360 is starting to play up - very loud fan noise after 1-2 minutes of powering up, and last night I got the first overheat rrod.

    I was thinking of buying a replacement fan unit, as they're only 5 quid or so, but if the unit is really loud, surely the fans are working and something else is causing it to overheat?

    Anyone had an overheat rrod and got round it somehow?

    (I've done the starting things like keep it horizontal, plenty of space around it etc etc)

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  • PenguinJim 2 Jan 2013 00:42:47 5,754 posts
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    You can try applying suction to the holes. Use your mouth or a vacuum cleaner and suck it off real good. Then pick it up and bang it with the holes at the bottom to loosen some crap. Then suck again. Then blow compressed air into the holes to dislodge more flumininumpt. Then suck again.

    If that doesn't work, try paying to get it repaired by Andre of Astora.
  • Goban 23 Jan 2014 20:28:23 9,051 posts
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    Hey ol' buddies!

    My original 360 just gave me a rrod, switched it off and on again and it's working ok. It's been a bit flakey recently but I'm surprised it's lasted this long. Does an rrod mean certain impending doom?

    Cheers
  • DUFFMAN5 23 Jan 2014 20:41:07 14,387 posts
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    @Goban
    Wow in Xbox years your machine must be 200 years old ;) and yes it will die very soon, just let it go...let it go!

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • spindle9988 23 Jan 2014 20:42:24 3,490 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    Hey ol' buddies!

    My original 360 just gave me a rrod, switched it off and on again and it's working ok. It's been a bit flakey recently but I'm surprised it's lasted this long. Does an rrod mean certain impending doom?

    Cheers

    I'm afraid so mate. Normally it works for a bit, you will then have permanent rrod.
  • Goban 23 Jan 2014 20:44:12 9,051 posts
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    Sniff...sniff...

    After all this time I feel slightly daft buying a new one, especially with all the shiny new hardware around.
  • Moot_Point 23 Jan 2014 20:47:17 3,912 posts
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    As you say new hardware is here, but on the upside there will be plenty of cheap secondhand 360's.

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  • Goban 23 Jan 2014 20:49:53 9,051 posts
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    Are all the more recent models ok?
  • DUFFMAN5 23 Jan 2014 20:53:04 14,387 posts
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    @Goban
    Yes (fingers crossed)

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • Goban 23 Jan 2014 21:20:33 9,051 posts
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    Anyone got one kicking about that they don't want? :)
  • bobmar360 23 Jan 2014 21:31:10 882 posts
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    Goban wrote:
    Anyone got one kicking about that they don't want? :)
    I got one, elite with 250gb hd
    How much you willing to pay
    Got some pads but they ain't like new.....
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