Anyone here still have a LAUNCH day system?

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#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14835 posts) -

So launch day systems. Does anyone still have one? I have to imagine the majority of these have bitten the proverbial dust by now. So curious if anyone still has a functional launch day system. Myself... I've gone through like 5-6 360's my launch system only lasted about 6-7 months.

#2 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

I do, well I don't, my cousin owns it now. Still works though.
 
Edit: My first 360 died within 3 weeks from December 2005, this one was from January 2006 so still a launch model

#3 Posted by phrosen (146 posts) -

I still have a launch day SNES and a launch day Playstation 2 that both work fine. I used to have an early 360, but that ate it half a year in. My current 360 is sounding dodgy as well.

#4 Posted by MetalBaofu (1383 posts) -

Not I. I remember mine lasted longer than other people I know, though. Overall I have gone through 3(maybe four, but I think three). I actually am currently borrowing my cousin's Xbox because mine busted again. The two times before this one the Xbox was still under warranty, so MS replaced them for free. This time I'm going to have to pay the 100 bucks, which is why I haven't sent it yet and am borrowing my cousin's, so I can play my copy of Mass Effect when it gets here Tuesday.

#5 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

It's not a launch model I don't think, but it is still the very first set of hardware. It has trouble running some games, and I'm still rocking a twenty gig hard drive. (My system also doesn't have an HDMI plug in, which is why I can't get a true HD signal without buying a doohickey.)

I've been looking at upgrading, but I need to do more research on how to transfer everything, and how to get everything set up.

#6 Posted by BonOrbitz (2193 posts) -

My first 360 was a refurbished launch day system that I bought off a friend. The piece of shit's disc drive went out less than a year later so I replaced it with a launch Arcade unit. I went on to sell that and replaced it with a Xbox S.

#7 Posted by Deinos (89 posts) -

I have a repaired launch day system. Probably just jinxed it by saying that... but oh well. That would justify finally buying one that doesn't sound like a piece of military hardware when it runs ;-)

Every launch piece of hardware that I still have (going back to the Colecovision) still boot up and function.

#8 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4915 posts) -

Yes, still have my launch 360

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14835 posts) -

@Napalm: Yeah, why Microsoft didn't launch the 360 with HDMI ports or support for 1080p blows my mind. Granted almost everything right now is upcoverted to 1080p but hey..

#10 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1639 posts) -

Oh I was going to come in here and be all "Yeah, I totally have one." then I read functioning... You've got me there. mine hasn't been working for about 2 years. The thing just kept overheating and since my warranty expired and I was tired of doing it myself, I just scrapped it.

#11 Posted by ZenaxPure (2569 posts) -
@Demoskinos said:

I've gone through like 5-6 360's my launch system only lasted about 6-7 months.

Holy crap, that is so many 360s. Every time I read something like this I get scared my Elite from 2008 is living longer than should have and it will break down any minute.
#12 Edited by Demoskinos (14835 posts) -

@Zenaxzd: Well, granted the 360-S that I have now I upgraded to voluntarily so... you could take that number down by 1 I suppose. Still, its way way too many...

#13 Edited by Nentisys (892 posts) -

@Zenaxzd said:

@Demoskinos said:

I've gone through like 5-6 360's my launch system only lasted about 6-7 months.

Holy crap, that is so many 360s. Every time I read something like this I get scared my Elite from 2008 is living longer than should have and it will break down any minute.

Elites are pretty safe from RROD, so not really any need to worry.

#14 Posted by StingerMK2 (386 posts) -

im only on my second, the first lasted 3 or 4 years, on the whole im really pleased thats the way its gone, might voluntarily upgrade to an S at somepoint though, 60GBs just doesnt feel enough in this day and age,

most of my friends have been through at least 3 in shorter time frames, i think i was the only one of us to buy from launch

#15 Posted by TobbRobb (4649 posts) -

I've yet to break a console. That includes a launch day Ps2 and launch 360, they have both worked perfectly since I got them.

#16 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

I have a launch 360, never had any trouble with it.

#17 Posted by I_smell (3924 posts) -

I had mine for about 5 years, then the first case of LA Noire killed it :(

#18 Posted by Demoskinos (14835 posts) -
@I_smell Haha that's some irony right there
#19 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

I never had a launch 360. I did buy an Elite, but that lasted only 2 years. However, I do have a launch PS3 and a launch Dreamcast and they're both still running smooth and quiet.

#20 Posted by Branthog (5562 posts) -

Nope. First system ran into an optical drive failure within about 100 hours of use (though it took about two years to reach 100 hours of use). This was not a "known issue" at the time, but later became one (just google it). Second system ran into an E74 problem. Third system was stolen in a home invasion. Fourth system ran into another optical driver failure (another known issue where you have to disassemble the system and work on the DVD drive to possibly get it fixed and it risks damaging your discs as well as being loud as fuck and not loading games 80% of the time). I'm on my fifth system. Plus, I've bought one for my brother. And my best friend. And a sick kid who had his shit stolen across the country. And for another friend.

I hope the next generation of consoles are more fucking robust out of the gate.

#21 Posted by GunnBjorn (2911 posts) -

I have a Sega Megadrive with the Sonic The Hedgehog pack-in boxset from 1991 still working. Technically, not a launch date system, since it originally came out in 1989.

#22 Posted by Poppduder (460 posts) -

mine is launch-month. The dvd tray doesnt open when its vertical and its loud as fuck. Over heats and shuts down every so often too. I have a slim in my office though, and use the launch day one as a streaming deal in the living room, not really for gaming.

#23 Posted by Vexxan (4620 posts) -

Had one until one month ago, it was its time to go :/

#24 Posted by aldo_q (125 posts) -

My launch system got repaired and in that time I bought one of the first Xbox Elite systems. The repaired one I sold to a friend who still uses it and my Elite also later broke down and got repaired, it's still operational now. If anything fails, also still have a spare newer xbox my wife used to use before we got married :p

#25 Posted by cutyoface (544 posts) -

I have had 6 xbox launch system but now i have a slim.

#26 Posted by EVO (3908 posts) -

@Branthog said:

I hope the next generation of consoles are more fucking robust out of the gate.

You mean the next Microsoft console, right? Cause the PS3 and Wii have been pretty reliable.

#27 Posted by DillonWerner (1528 posts) -

I still have my original console, but I never had a launch console.

#28 Edited by WilltheMagicAsian (1545 posts) -

@pw2566ch said:

I never had a launch 360. I did buy an Elite, but that lasted only 2 years. However, I do have a launch PS3 and a launch Dreamcast and they're both still running smooth and quiet.

Dreamcast, quiet? Those words should never be together.

Edit: Oh man, old thread.

#29 Edited by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Nope! It first got the RRoD but I managed to fix that with the x-clamp fix and keep it away with a better fan. Then the disc drive decided to go crazy and destroy my Halo 3: ODST disc.

#30 Posted by Asrahn (552 posts) -

My baby broke down after a good 2 years of use, got it back, and then again after another 2, meaning my guarantee was finally out. Working with my Elite at this point. My PS2 had to be replaced no less than 3 times before I got one in a functioning condition.

@Branthog said:

I hope the next generation of consoles are more fucking robust out of the gate.

Amen to that, brother.

#31 Posted by Canteu (2821 posts) -

I sure do. It's sat red ringed in my cupboard under 5 more red ringed and drive failed boxes.

#32 Posted by clstirens (847 posts) -

@Branthog said:

I hope the next generation of consoles are more fucking robust out of the gate.

Pretty much how I feel. I've sworn off being an early adopter of any of the next systems, I just can't risk the same bullshit.

#33 Posted by NTM (7379 posts) -

PS3 yes (which is my dad's, so I have my own MGS4 Edition), 360 no; had to replace two, one of which somehow started working again months after I had thought it was broken. Flipped it vertically and it worked fine, but still not using it so it's in a box in my closet.

#34 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

Yep, don't use it anymore but it works fine.

#36 Posted by PenguinDust (12517 posts) -

Not "launch" but in that window. I picked up my 360 two months after release. It's red-ringed twice, but MS fixed it since it was still under the 3 year warranty. I haven't had any problems since the last RROD incident a couple of years ago. It's loud as all hell, but it works. I replayed Modern Warfare 1 and Gears 1 on it just last month.

#37 Posted by killacam (1284 posts) -

do older models actually handle some games noticeably worse? i've never had a problem with my close-to-launch 360 (though it is loud), but now this thread has me paranoid.

#38 Posted by Twiggy199 (498 posts) -

My first xbox was plugged in roughly 7 minutes before red ringing.

#39 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5144 posts) -

I do but it's dead.

#40 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8061 posts) -

I sold mine to my brother about a year ago, it only red ringed once and is still going strong.

#41 Posted by TooWalrus (13198 posts) -

My cousin has 3 that he's collected from various people in his household (there were like 6 kids living there). I don't know where they are now, but at one point they were duct-taped together and used as a footstool...

#42 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I have a launch Wii, if that counts.

#43 Posted by Khadyn (228 posts) -

Nope...E74 on the launch day of Fable 2 (had to wait 2 more weeks to play it..ugh). Still waiting on this one to just die already so I can get one of the newer X360.

#44 Posted by believer258 (11909 posts) -

I didn't get a 360 until Christmas of 2011.

My brother still has a launch Wii, though, if that counts for anything. Had no issues out of it whatsoever.

#45 Posted by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian said:

@pw2566ch said:

I never had a launch 360. I did buy an Elite, but that lasted only 2 years. However, I do have a launch PS3 and a launch Dreamcast and they're both still running smooth and quiet.

Dreamcast, quiet? Those words should never be together.

Edit: Oh man, old thread.

Well, besides the disc reading. Other than that, it runs great.

#46 Edited by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

I got my first 360 from my friend so I don't know when he got it originally but it still works... My PS3 still works perfectly, although I've had to delete a lot of stuff every now and then in order to install new games. And I presume my Wii still works although I haven't turned it on in a long time.

#47 Posted by eugenesaxe (199 posts) -

Nope, mine got junked after its second meltdown. Only video game system I've ever owned that crapped out (2600, NES, SNES, Genesis, N64).

#48 Posted by beeftothetaco (425 posts) -

Still have a launch day Wii. Works just fine.

#49 Posted by MonetaryDread (2033 posts) -

I own a launch system that has not been sent in to get a red ring fixed. I wouldn't say that it is a picture of perfect health though. The disk drive doesn't want to open anymore, I actually have to press the open drive button while pressing it in towards the console until the system gives up. Afterwards if I try and open the drive again things work like they are supposed to. I have to do this every time I want to put a new disk in my 360.

#50 Posted by Mechanical_Ape (251 posts) -

I bought mine not long after launch and surprisingly it had worked fine until a few months ago. The December dashboard update turned it into a giant paperweight. I guess my luck couldn't last forever.

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