My 2nd Xbox 360 just pissed itself and died.

#1 Posted by captainduncan (28 posts) -

My roommate and I went to go play some FIFA in celebration of MU vs. Bayern- lo and behold I found my Xbox's DVD drive to have simply ceased to work in the time since we last played it a few hours ago. The ps3 hardware doesn't exactly have a flawless record, but at least I won't be buying another time bomb. Any places like Newegg where I can find them cheap?

#2 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

^^^ wtf

#3 Posted by Th3_James (2579 posts) -

I have had 8 RRODs. 360 is not reliable... They will break.. It's only a matter of time

#4 Posted by Chaser324 (6716 posts) -

Unless you go used, you aren't really going to find anything under the suggested retail price on a PS3.

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#5 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Yeah the DVD drive busted on my original xbox too... I was amazed and let down that it didn't get RROD. I think it has something to do with a weak power cable either coming loose or overheating where it connects to the CD ROM board. It should still work as an XBL box for netflix and other things run from the HDD. No need to trash it or pack it away, unless all your TVs already have a media device attached.
 
I've been looking for the sub 250gb PS3 model for a couple months. I can't find it anywhere locally or online for the advertised $299 price. I think Sony's phasing them out for the 250gb and 500gb models... but I don't know if the 250 will get a price drop to match the 120gb.

#6 Posted by rubsnick (162 posts) -

You could Check Dell.com... they have deals sometimes.

#7 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

I've had 8 trillion RRods and instead of sending the system in, I just go buy a new one and throw away the old, I am single handedly the source of the 5 million + sales that the 360 has over the ps3 world wide.

#8 Posted by Vager (1654 posts) -

My 4th 360 RROD a few months ago and the refurbished they gave me is a load mother fucker. 
My 360 is on my desk right next to me and I can hear it through my headphones. 
I've resorted to installing one game at a time on my small 20GB hard drive to prevent the disc drive from running.
#9 Posted by ReFracture (107 posts) -

Back when I bought my PS3, it was $400. I strongly considered a 360, but in retrospect, I am so glad I didn't buy one.
 
I guess the only reason there are so many people who put up with this bullshit is merely because they have invested so much into it.
Physical games, DLC, XBLA games... poor bastards. If they tried to sell their 360 and games, they would never make enough to replace all the applicable games with ps3 counter parts.
 
This is the only reason a friend of mine still uses the 360, he has simply invested too much.

#10 Posted by Gamer_152 (14100 posts) -

The rather high likelihood of the console eventually breaking is the risk you take when you're buying that console (something I know only too well) but it's frustrating when it happens.

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#11 Posted by get2sammyb (6412 posts) -

Sad to hear about your system. If it's any reassurance, I haven't had one problem with the PS3 in three years, despite the odd crash; though obviously they are not flawless, like any electronics.
 
As for price, I suggest just shopping around. Find a good bundle, etc. Make sure you get LittleBigPlanet, Uncharted 2 and Wipeout HD too.

#12 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

Seriously, you should fight a black guy

#13 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

I have to side with the majority here and say that your problem will be solved if you fight a black guy.
 
And there are no discounts on the ps3 except for bundles or black friday. Which are not gonna happen for a while.

#14 Posted by AgentofChaos (1565 posts) -
@Th3_James said:
" I have had 8 RRODs. 360 is not reliable... They will break.. It's only a matter of time "
That just makes you retarded. If 3 of them broke on me I would STOP BUYING THEM.
Unless of course, this is an over-exaggeration (which is likely).
#15 Posted by JJWeatherman (14564 posts) -
@Th3_James said:
" I have had 8 RRODs. 360 is not reliable... They will break.. It's only a matter of time "
I've had my current 360 for a very long time. Very long as far as 360s go anyways. I'm holding out hope that this one will last at least another few years.
#16 Edited by WilliamRLBaker (4779 posts) -

what I'm confused by is that i've flagged this topic, its obvious it shouldn't be in the playstation 3 forum....
Edit: I flagged it yesterday....

#17 Posted by DCFGS3 (1054 posts) -

I'm sorry, but just to clarify, did it actually piss itself before it died? Because that is both horrifying and awesome.

#18 Posted by Th3_James (2579 posts) -
@AgentofChaos said:
" @Th3_James said:
" I have had 8 RRODs. 360 is not reliable... They will break.. It's only a matter of time "
That just makes you retarded. If 3 of them broke on me I would STOP BUYING THEM. Unless of course, this is an over-exaggeration (which is likely). "
Oh really.... well lets see here. I bought my 360 launch day in Nov 05. I payed quite a bit of money for it then, had invested hundreds of dollars in games, accessories, and content. That unit failed a year after I bought it. Then my replacement failed a year after that. Having been fucked over only 2 times in 2 years, and getting free repairs from ms I felt it was logical to stick with using my 360. Sometime in early 08 my console failed 2 more times. Then my console was out of warranty and failed again, I repaired it. Then I was given 3 more 360's from a friend, they all broke one after another. So then I went to the store and purchased an arcade, in october of 09... Hasn't failed me yet, I also purchased another console from a friend that gave me a really good deal. 
 
So.... My launch ps3 has outlasted all of my 360's, It's quite pathetic.... 
 

1 360, and 1 motherboard is not in it's case, but that is all of my failed 360's.......
#19 Posted by bitcloud (646 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker: I KNEW IT
#20 Posted by AgentJ (8778 posts) -

I just don't get it. I've never had an issue with my 360. Am I just lucky?

#21 Edited by bitcloud (646 posts) -
@AgentJ: Extremely, mine died twice back in 06.
#22 Posted by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -
@WilliamRLBaker said:
" what I'm confused by is that i've flagged this topic, its obvious it shouldn't be in the playstation 3 forum.... Edit: I flagged it yesterday.... "
only you'd be a big enough dork to go around flagging stuff like the forum chief. 

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