F**k you microsoft, you hear that?

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Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

After I had the RROD the 3rd time, i sent my 360 off for repair which I received back 2 weeks ago. 
45 mins ago, turned on the 360 and YET AGAIN, RROD.  Switched it back on and seemed ok until the screen froze just like the last time it.  
 
To say i'm a bit pissed is an understatement.  360 is a great machine when working but really microsoft, this is a complete joke!!!!

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#1 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

After I had the RROD the 3rd time, i sent my 360 off for repair which I received back 2 weeks ago. 
45 mins ago, turned on the 360 and YET AGAIN, RROD.  Switched it back on and seemed ok until the screen froze just like the last time it.  
 
To say i'm a bit pissed is an understatement.  360 is a great machine when working but really microsoft, this is a complete joke!!!!

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#2 Posted by dbz1995 (4962 posts) -

Play some manic miner.

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#3 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -

What did you expect? They send you a refurb unit which has most likely also flashed red lights. I have gone through my fair share of refurbs also. After my last one died, I said fuck it and bought a Jasper arcade.

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#4 Posted by spankingaddict (2956 posts) -

isnt it obvious, 360 is the worst piece of crap system ever released.......

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#5 Posted by MrRedwine (446 posts) -

Dude, that sucks.
 
I hope you can resolve the situation to your satisfaction somehow.  I think Stang has a good idea there.

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#6 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

Buy a PS3. I haven't yet since my 2nd 360 is doing fine atm (although I'm only playing Street Fighter IV on it now) but when it dies again the warrenty will most likely be out and I will just go and buy a system that doesn't fail so much.

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#7 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" Buy a PS3. "
Get that blasphemy out of here!
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#8 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

For me though it's the principle. How many more people are just going to bend over and take it from microsoft.?  That's what microsoft want the most, buy a console, RROD, try and fix it, RROD again so people pay for another 360.  Microsoft say thank you very much. 

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#9 Edited by Babble (1276 posts) -
@simon1 said:

" After I had the RROD the 3rd time, i sent my 360 off for repair which I received back 2 weeks ago. 45 mins ago, turned on the 360 and YET AGAIN, RROD.  Switched it back on and seemed ok until the screen froze just like the last time it.   To say i'm a bit pissed is an understatement.  360 is a great machine when working but really microsoft, this is a complete joke!!!! "

Should have asked them to send you back the same console, rather then some refurb one. That's what I did. 
 
@simon1 said:
" For me though it's the principle. How many more people are just going to bend over and take it from microsoft.?  That's what microsoft want the most, buy a console, RROD, try and fix it, RROD again so people pay for another 360.  Microsoft say thank you very much.  "
Also, do you realize how much it costs Microsoft to fix RROD? It isn't part of some diabolical plan to sell more consoles.
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#10 Posted by Illmatic (1380 posts) -

I'm on my fourth xbox 360 right now. I swear, if it RROD's again I'm prob either gonna get a Jasper. I won't like it and I'll be muttering "Fuck you Microsoft," all the way to the cashier but I'm a damn gamer so my hobby compels me.

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#11 Posted by natetodamax (19467 posts) -

If I see another one of these retarded threads, I'm going to punch a baby.

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#12 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -
@simon1 said:
" For me though it's the principle. How many more people are just going to bend over and take it from microsoft.?  That's what microsoft want the most, buy a console, RROD, try and fix it, RROD again so people pay for another 360.  Microsoft say thank you very much.  "
I hear ya man. The fact of the matter is Microsoft makes shit hardware. The Jasper is their last chance to redeem themselves (itself?), but for a lot of us the trust is all but gone. Sadly, I am addicted to SFIV as if it were heroine, and I had to do what I had to do.
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#13 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -

Luckily for me, I've already got a PS3.

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#14 Posted by Herreno (338 posts) -

Yay. Another "fuck you microsoft" thread.

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#15 Posted by MeierTheRed (5543 posts) -

Ah yes shitty hardware, isn't it glorious. There is no wonder why the 360 sales numbers are so high, when most people at least buy two of them, me included. Next time i´m  not going to bother getting repaired or buying a new one, i have given Microsoft enough money for faulty hardware, and my ass feels sore, it can´t take the ramming no more.

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#16 Edited by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

1 year and 11 months of xbox ownership..not a glitch yet.Keep it going microsoft.
Its a bit disingenous to say I'm on my fourth xbox, you're not really you've had 1 xbox and 2 pieces of shit.A brand new box hasnt failed on you 3 times.Only one brand new box has failed on you. It is crappy for Microsoft to send out badly refurbed boxes though and of course crappy that they completely ignored they own engineers and didnt put in enough cooling.

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#17 Posted by Agnogenic_delete (1044 posts) -

I personally found it easier to fix it yourself.

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#18 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -
@EdIsCool said:
" 1 year and 11 months of xbox ownership..not a glitch yet.Keep it going microsoft. Its a bit disingenous to say I'm on my fourth xbox, you're not really you've had 1 xbox and 2 pieces of shit.A brand new box hasnt failed on you 3 times.Only one brand new box has failed on you. "
So getting a replacement from MS, thats sole purpose is to work correctly but ends up dying just like all the others does not count? Huh? 
 
I know my grammar is 12 types of fucked up in that last sentence. Calling myself out before somebody else does.
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#19 Posted by Metroid545 (1839 posts) -
@Stang said:
" @Scooper said:
" Buy a PS3. "
Get that blasphemy out of here! "
they are actually a great system. As for the RROD I totally agree, we pay big $ for cheap pieces of crap but the games are soo good argh microsoft why!
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#20 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -

FUCK all you assholes that are criticizing people who are pissed at MS. If I go out and buy a $500 product I expect a company to stand behind it especially if there is a recurring problem due to THEIR shitty manufacturing process. That's what warranty is for. I expect nothing less than a lifetime warranty for something like RROD.
 
@Babble: I don't give a flying fuck about how much it costs MS to fix RROD. If they don't fix it and the consumer ends up buying another console out of frustration that's bullshit. They should be sent the newest model to prevent the same recurring problem from happening. Simple.
 
I guess this is starting to hit home for me too, because my first 360 RROD'd and the one they sent me works fine, it's only frozen once, but has a shitty ass disc drive that jams and has to be pushed down so it opens. On top of that I only have 3-4 months left on my warranty...so I'm kinda hoping it RROD's and they send me a newer, more reliable unit.

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#21 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -
@natetodamax said:
" If I see another one of these retarded threads, I'm going to punch a baby. "
Please tell me why it's retarded?.  Maybe we should all keep nice and quiet and just give microsoft more of our money.  It's Microsoft in the wrong, not us consumers. 
 
ps, 
I actually had the console repaired, not a refurbished one sent out.
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#22 Posted by chrisser665 (12 posts) -

Huh... and console gamers are always complaining that  PCs cost too much.  I guess they don't cost that much when you factor in re-purchasing a broken product as many times as some XBOX owners have... (like 3 or 4 times...)  I'm not attacking fanboys, I'm just sayin'... looks like initial estimates were off the mark, is all.

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#23 Posted by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

What I mean is that, if a person says that they are on they are on their fourth xbox many people will assume that they are on their fourth new xbox and will assume that the build quality is truly truly atrocious.The fact that two of them were shoddy refurbs means that the build quality is not as bad as the above statement might lead you to believe.
I'm not defending Microsoft I just was intrigued at how that statement could be interpreted.
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#24 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -
@Metroid545 said:
" @Stang said:
" @Scooper said:
" Buy a PS3. "
Get that blasphemy out of here! "
they are actually a great system. As for the RROD I totally agree, we pay big $ for cheap pieces of crap but the games are soo good argh microsoft why! "
Yeah, it's a shame the 360 hardware is badly made because the games are amazing. I want Japanese build quality in all my shit!
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#25 Edited by Babble (1276 posts) -
@RsistncE said:

" FUCK all you assholes that are criticizing people who are pissed at MS. If I go out and buy a $500 product I expect a company to stand behind it especially if there is a recurring problem due to THEIR shitty manufacturing process. That's what warranty is for. I expect nothing less than a lifetime warranty for something like RROD.
 
@Babble: I don't give a flying fuck about how much it costs MS to fix RROD. If they don't fix it and the consumer ends up buying another console out of frustration that's bullshit. They should be sent the newest model to prevent the same recurring problem from happening. Simple.  I guess this is starting to hit home for me too, because my first 360 RROD'd and the one they sent me works fine, it's only frozen once, but has a shitty ass disc drive that jams and has to be pushed down so it opens. On top of that I only have 3-4 months left on my warranty...so I'm kinda hoping it RROD's and they send me a newer, more reliable unit. "

Hey, I've had RROD before as well, don't shoot the messenger.
 
I merely stating that the OP was insinuating that MS has consoles RROD on purpose so they can make money. That isn't true for obvious reasons. Read the post I quoted next time.
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#26 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@Babble: The freak out was more aimed at the people who came in here rolling their eyes at the thread.
 
Obviously MS isn't doing it on purpose (wouldn't it be great if they were though?), but it doesn't change the fact that they willingly made shitty hardware so they could get it out on the market sooner. There is no excuse for that and they should cover the consumer who bought their product 100% of the way. It's like telling your wife to get in shape and when she asks you to come along to the gym with her you whine and say, "But it hurrrttsss."
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#27 Posted by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

I'll go along with you some of the way.To not fix it was the worst crime though , they brought out a new mobo last year.But the issue should have been addressed immidiately.

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#28 Posted by RelentlessKnight (1132 posts) -

Should of brought a 360 cooler. Chill out.

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#29 Posted by I_smell (4220 posts) -

I've had mine for over a year and nobody I know has ever even heard of RROD.
 
You guys are weird, stay away from my Xbox.

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#30 Posted by EvilTwin (3316 posts) -

We're rolling our eyes at this thread because people only get up in arms about the RRoD when it happens to them.  Everyone knows the 360 is poorly designed, and most of us have probably had at least one RRoD ourselves.  You just don't have to make a topic about it every time it happens. 

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#31 Posted by Babble (1276 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" @Babble: The freak out was more aimed at the people who came in here rolling their eyes at the thread.
 
Obviously MS isn't doing it on purpose (wouldn't it be great if they were though?), but it doesn't change the fact that they willingly made shitty hardware so they could get it out on the market sooner. There is no excuse for that and they should cover the consumer who bought their product 100% of the way. It's like telling your wife to get in shape and when she asks you to come along to the gym with her you whine and say, "But it hurrrttsss." "
Yeah, I guess I just don't see the point at coming on to an internet forum just to say "Fuck you MS". It doesn't do anyone any good.
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#32 Posted by ht101 (1781 posts) -

I had the red ring about a year and a half ago but I think my Xbox right now is moving in that direction.  Fortunately, I still have a box from Microsoft since I thought I had RROD earlier this summer so I got a box from them before they discontinued that practice so if it does RR, then I can send it back in their box.

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#33 Posted by lilarchie232 (746 posts) -

Sorry bro, i got the E 74, and got mine back today, here's to hoping it lasts!  Unfortunately bad luck just happens.

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#34 Posted by LeetBalla (731 posts) -

Bought my 360 the day it came out and I have not had one problem with it yet.

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#35 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -
@EvilTwin said:
" We're rolling our eyes at this thread because people only get up in arms about the RRoD when it happens to them.  Everyone knows the 360 is poorly designed, and most of us have probably had at least one RRoD ourselves.  You just don't have to make a topic about it every time it happens.  "
Lets just say I decided to put it on my blog, more so out of frustration with microsoft than getting any replies.  it's my choice if i want to say something and if you are sick of these common complaints/comments, why 1) read them and even more 2) even bother to write a reply?
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#36 Edited by Stang (4755 posts) -
@LeetBalla said:
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Bought my 360 the day it came out and I have not had one problem with it yet.

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Buy a lottery ticket, now! I have had every hardware revision, each of which has mocked me with flashing red lights. Guess I am just an unlucky bastard.
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#37 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -
@Babble said:
" @RsistncE said:
" @Babble: The freak out was more aimed at the people who came in here rolling their eyes at the thread.
 
Obviously MS isn't doing it on purpose (wouldn't it be great if they were though?), but it doesn't change the fact that they willingly made shitty hardware so they could get it out on the market sooner. There is no excuse for that and they should cover the consumer who bought their product 100% of the way. It's like telling your wife to get in shape and when she asks you to come along to the gym with her you whine and say, "But it hurrrttsss." "
Yeah, I guess I just don't see the point at coming on to an internet forum just to say "Fuck you MS". It doesn't do anyone any good. "
maybe, just maybe someone from Microsoft reads these forums (long shot i know). 
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#38 Posted by addictedtopinescent (3634 posts) -
@Herreno said:
" Yay. Another "fuck you microsoft" thread. "
With stories like this, there shall never be enough imo
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#39 Posted by simon1 (159 posts) -
@addictedtopinescent said:
" @Herreno said:
" Yay. Another "fuck you microsoft" thread. "
With stories like this, there shall never be enough imo "
agree 100%
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#40 Edited by EdIsCool (1140 posts) -

hmmWha? none of the posts I've seen have been written in blood.. so no Microsoft employees dont read these boards or at leasr they dont post

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#41 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -

Whats the big deal? If it's a E74, or a RROD, MS will replace the console for free or repair it for free. Even if it is out of warranty.

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#42 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@Babble: Well forums are really just a place for people to get together and socialize. They're a good a place as any to vent.
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#43 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -

Do you people think MS actually gives a fuck about us? They know there are idiots like me that keep coming back for more, despite my better judgment. Why actually do something right when you can get away with minimal effort?

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#44 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@CL60: RROD is only covered for 3 years I thought from original purchase date. At least that's what I thought all that hoopla over extending the warranty a couple years back was about.
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#45 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -

Fuck 360's, all of them sooner or later will break, my PS3 will last 10x longer and thats not a fanboy statement, it's the truth. 
I was on my 3rd 360 and said fuck it, and I had my PS3 for over a year and have never had a single problem.

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#46 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" @CL60: RROD is only covered for 3 years I thought from original purchase date. At least that's what I thought all that hoopla over extending the warranty a couple years back was about. "
my launch 360 RRODed a month or so ago and they replaced it for free. Only took 5-6 days for them to send me a new one too.
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#47 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@CL60: Over 3 years AFTER you got it? If so I take back my complaints then. I guess they just said 3 years for no reason then? (honest question).
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#48 Posted by CL60 (17117 posts) -
@RsistncE said:
" @CL60: Over 3 years AFTER you got it? If so I take back my complaints then. I guess they just said 3 years for no reason then? (honest question). "
Yes, i got it the first day the Xbox 360 came out.
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#49 Posted by VWGTI (1946 posts) -
@Bucketdeth: 
 
Same here, dude. Well, as soon as my first 360 pooped out on me I went out and bought a PS3.
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#50 Posted by RsistncE (4498 posts) -
@CL60: Weird, well I guess I'm just gonna cite other users getting their 360's replaced after the 3 years if mine shit's itself after 3 years and they refuse to fix it.
 
Either way I have a PS3 which I barely use anyways, so I guess I could always switch over to that if necessary.

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