My 360 woes revisited

Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

Is it just me, or is the S model Xbox just as broken as the previous model?
 
I'll state for the record that I've owned three different 360s so far, two old pro models, one which was broken out of the box, one which red ringed, and my current S model. My current 360 I got the winter before last and had no issues at all, until I put in Fallout: New Vegas last summer.
 
At first I thought it was the game, which is notoriously buggy. The screen and console would just freeze, and I couldn't do anything but force shutdown the console. This started very infrequently, but became unbearable, and I detailed it in my blog on the site. And then it disappeared. I played Arkham City, Skyrim and Dark Souls, and life was good. And then it started again and now it's worse than ever. It's been a gradual process, it's gone from once every day to once every few hours to once every few minutes. In the last 30 minutes it's frozen about ten times, three times during the xbox logo animation. It's even red ringed on my a few times this week. Luckily I still have my warranty.
 
I'm having far more problems with this S model Xbox than my old pro, and this doesn't fill me with confidence about their next console. If their hardware is as shoddy next time around, maybe I'll buy a Portstation instead, or a PC...
 
Anyone else having problems with their consoles in general, or S model 360 specifically?

#1 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -

Is it just me, or is the S model Xbox just as broken as the previous model?
 
I'll state for the record that I've owned three different 360s so far, two old pro models, one which was broken out of the box, one which red ringed, and my current S model. My current 360 I got the winter before last and had no issues at all, until I put in Fallout: New Vegas last summer.
 
At first I thought it was the game, which is notoriously buggy. The screen and console would just freeze, and I couldn't do anything but force shutdown the console. This started very infrequently, but became unbearable, and I detailed it in my blog on the site. And then it disappeared. I played Arkham City, Skyrim and Dark Souls, and life was good. And then it started again and now it's worse than ever. It's been a gradual process, it's gone from once every day to once every few hours to once every few minutes. In the last 30 minutes it's frozen about ten times, three times during the xbox logo animation. It's even red ringed on my a few times this week. Luckily I still have my warranty.
 
I'm having far more problems with this S model Xbox than my old pro, and this doesn't fill me with confidence about their next console. If their hardware is as shoddy next time around, maybe I'll buy a Portstation instead, or a PC...
 
Anyone else having problems with their consoles in general, or S model 360 specifically?

#2 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

I have my launch Xbox and my S that I also got on launch day and niether have ever had a problem. Same with my PS3 launch and PS3 slim launch day as well.

#3 Posted by alexl86 (621 posts) -
@Imsorrymsjackson: You're lucky then, because I'm on my third now and my 360 S is almost a year and a half.
 
The 360 is the first console I've had with so many problems. My PS2 has some trouble reading discs, but I got it in 2001. My PS1 is still working fine and I think maybe my NES is still working too. And it's not like this is an isolated incident, I know others who have suffered the dreaded red ring.

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