So, my 6 year old Xbox 360 just red ringed out of nowhere...

#1 Edited by Tom1243 (52 posts) -

Long time Giantbomber...but a rare poster!

So, my replacement 360 (after my launch 360 red ringed), out of no where; after 6 years of bliss, just red ringed! So I went through everything and it is going back to MS after paying £70 :(. Are they going to fix it and send it back? Or just send me an S model? Wondering if anyone who has had a red ring recently could vouch for what is going to occur (heres hoping for a S model).

Appreciate the Feedback,

Tom

#2 Posted by big_jon (5788 posts) -

You can get a 360 S for 130$ right now in Canada and the US.

Hope that helps, look around for deals.

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#3 Posted by killacam (1278 posts) -
@big_jon said:

You can get a 360 S for 130$ right now in Canada and the US.

Hope that helps, look around for deals.

4 gb... besides, he already paid. 
 
i'm pretty sure they refurbish the box you send in.
#4 Edited by Akyho (1698 posts) -

I have had friends that sent the xbox back over 4 times and they just refurbished them before the fourth time and they gave a brand new one. A friends cousin on the forth time got a new slim from an old broken Xbox

Chances of a new one is likely low. However if it was a 6 year old unit they might just throw a new one at you maby a new one thats refurbished?. What model dont know.

However you should expect the same one back fixed and to break after a little while. However that was the rule of thumb for buying one back in the day. So good luck.

#5 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

To my knowledge they just fix it and send it back.

#6 Posted by sfighter21 (798 posts) -

@Tom1243: Out of nowhere??? 6 years isn't "out of nowhere"... it was due for one... lol.

#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@Tom1243 said:

So, my replacement 360 (after my launch 360 red ringed), out of no where; after 6 years of bliss, just red ringed! 

#8 Posted by jakob187 (21762 posts) -

Your Xbox 360 was one of the good ones.

I'll pour a sip when I get home. It is truly a sad day.

#9 Posted by Tom1243 (52 posts) -

Haha, aye it was due! Well as long as I don't have to pay again if it goes in another month... Fingers crossed for a slim!

#10 Posted by YukoAsho (2129 posts) -

Well, even if they send you "yours," it's entirely possible they might put a new motherboard in there. Makes as much sense: all the benefits of the S without having to give up a new unit.

#11 Posted by Ben_H (3439 posts) -

Ugghh I think you just cursed me. I just thought "Wow my Xbox has lasted 5 years, I wonder how long it will last". Now it will be dead in the next two weeks because I thought this.

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