Robert McLaws: Windows Edition

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My Christmas Present: Another Xbox 360 RROD

The week after I got my Xbox 360 back from the repair depot the first time I got an RROD, Microsoft admitted that there was a problem, and announced a program to repair defective Xbox 360 consoles. Supposedly they replaced my console with a new one, but I don't think my new one had the fix they implemented. Because my Christmas Morning Halo 3 fragfest was cut short by the return of the Red Ring of Death. Fortunately, Microsoft has a new online system for handling repairs, which is really cool. Now I just have to wait for another plain white box to come in the mail, so that I can ship this one back.

I'd love for this 360 to magically come back with an HDMI port, but somehow I don't think that will happen. Good thing I just got a Spider Gaming system from AMD to review, or I wouldn't have anything to blow up as a stress-reliever.

Posted on Dec 27 2007, 12:21 AM by Robert McLaws
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  • December 27, 2007 2:38 AM
  • Matt Sharpe said:

    I wish mine had been a RROD, but sadly my xbox had a much worse christmas present for me - scratching game discs (second time this year).

    So not only do I have to get the console "repaired" again, but I also have to negotiate replacement game discs. EA want to charge me for a new copy of Skate. Fortunately Halo 3 currently has a free disc replacement service.

    December 27, 2007 12:55 PM
  • RL said:

    Robert, how do you position your 360? Is it horizontal or vertical?  The reason why I ask this is because of something I noticed from a friend of mine that had a near RROD.  I asked him how his xbox was positioned, and he told me it was vertical.  I reccommended that he switch it to horizontal and he has zero problems since.  I also run both of my 360's on horizontal postioning and have yet to see a RROD on a launch 360 or my elite.  I am thinking that the problem may occur do to the connections loosening with heat and then slipping because of gravity while with a horizontal deployment, gravity never has a chance to pull something loose.

    December 30, 2007 1:18 AM