How many times has your 360 died?

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#1 Posted by Johnman (34 posts) -

I think I'm one of the 360 owners with bad luck. I'm on my 3rd 360 right now. My other two died a painful death of RRoD. i don't recall if they found a cure yet. :(

How many times has your 360 died and how did it bite the dust?
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#2 Posted by MAV3R1CK (143 posts) -

My 360, the Core version, has only died on me once and then I switched and got a Halo 3 Edition console and it has never died out since.

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#3 Posted by pyromaniac (1757 posts) -

just once..glad its over with. My new one seems solid, i've had it for like 7 months now so its all good.

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#4 Posted by khit (161 posts) -

2 360's have died on me :(

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#5 Posted by suneku (3005 posts) -

Once... haven't used it much in past couple months though too

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#6 Posted by JDUB_XL (530 posts) -

Once, my launch day 360 bit the dust on April 5th 2008

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#7 Posted by BlindEffekt (920 posts) -

Once. In a powercut.
That being said its not the 360's fault.

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#8 Posted by Aiden (11 posts) -

I've had a few, all with different problems. My first one started locking up which eventually lead to the usual red ring hardware failure. I've had disc drives which can't read brand new game discs and I've just had to send off my current (4th) xbox 360 because the video output went all fuzzy red and green and then stopped working completely. Apparently (well, according to wikipedia) they've started doing this since mid 2007 and it's not covered by the 3 year warranty. Fortunately I've only had this particular console since October...

It's pretty bad but what can you do. At least all mine have been repaired/replaced completely free so far.

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#9 Posted by Jolly_Lolly (3593 posts) -

you know there's already a thread similar to this one with a lot of posts already in it...

but i don't want to be an a$$, so 2 of my 360's have "died"

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#10 Posted by Johnman (34 posts) -
Jolly_Lolly said:
"you know there's already a thread similar to this one with a lot of posts already in it...

but i don't want to be an a$$, so 2 of my 360's have "died"
haha...Yeah right after I posted this topic I went back to browse the 360 forum and I saw the same topic. Sorry people. lol
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#11 Posted by stryker98 (3 posts) -

I'm on #3.  This one has lasted almost a year!  

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#12 Posted by DARKIDO07 (926 posts) -

I'm on number three. First one got the three red lights of death after 6 months of owing it. Second one disk tray malfunctioned, and my 3rd has been going good for almost a year now.

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#13 Posted by twenty0ne (3056 posts) -

Only once.

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#14 Posted by daredevil (24 posts) -

   I have two 360's.  The one from launch red ringed about 4-5 months ago.  My second one red ringed tonight!

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#15 Posted by MagusMaleficus (1158 posts) -

I bought my first 360 in March of last year. I ended up selling that one for various stupid reasons, but I probably dodged a bullet--it was an older model that surely would have red ringed on me at some point. The 360 I bought early this year is the latest premium model, which should be fine ("should" being a very loose word here).

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#16 Posted by PaperPlain (253 posts) -

Twice. Once on CoD4. Once on Rock Band(WTF?!)

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#17 Posted by Blu_Magic (2026 posts) -

Once so far.

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#18 Posted by atejas (3151 posts) -

I'm on my second one, but it didnt die of natural causes. My mom knocked it over with her feet, loosening my CD drive(grinding noise), and destroying my Oblivion.

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#19 Posted by ImWayGooderest (77 posts) -

I've gone through 2 360s. One lasted1 year and died while playing Gears of War and the other lasted 2 months and died on Skate.

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#20 Posted by KnightOfNi (69 posts) -

my 360 red-ringed for the first time 2 weeks ago, they already sent me a replacement one though.

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#21 Edited by Cymatics (97 posts) -

My first 360 died on me once(GHIII), so I sent it in, bought a new one(since I read about the 3 months wait and stuff, but looks like its different in Europe, got it back within 7 days), got the old one back, and the new one has been going since then.

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#22 Posted by Irishjohn (623 posts) -

Back last summer my 360 got the red ring of death, I sent it off, got it back the day Bioshock was released, and within 24 hours of receiving my 360 back it died again, six hours into Bioshock.

The funny thing is, I'm pretty sure they had sent me a new console and it still broke down.  I got Kameo for free when I complained.  Wow.
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#23 Posted by Kameraz (12 posts) -

I had 2 go down with the RRoD. The last one actually came back on after 20 or so tries and I just left it running 24/7 until the box came from Microsoft.

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#24 Posted by ElConnro (28 posts) -

Once, a little over a year ago. It wasn't the RRoD, but this weird thing where I could hear everything fine, but the screen was black with white dots flying over the screen. It was very weird and confusing...

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#25 Posted by kama64 (12 posts) -

Hasn't yet, bought back in January.

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#26 Posted by pbhawks45 (819 posts) -

Three times. My first lasted about a year (got it December of 2005), my second lasted all of one week, and my third just broke yesterday and had to be shipped off.


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#27 Posted by OblivionGuy07 (175 posts) -

My 360 died twice...I guess. It died,  I attempted to fix it, it worked for around 20 minutes, then it died again. So now I got a new one

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#28 Posted by mousemonkey (9 posts) -

Once because of the disc tray.

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#29 Posted by Nibbz (233 posts) -

didnt necessarily die. but the disc drive was being a dick. and it took forgayver to load at times. so i got a new one with my warranty

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#30 Posted by MOLE (331 posts) -

4th Xbox

Extremely sad for MS and myself

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#31 Posted by jNerd (2194 posts) -

Mine RRoD on effin July 4th... BUT I got it back on July 17th!!! So life is good again =)

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#32 Posted by sdodd02 (763 posts) -

5 now

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#33 Posted by Pygmahia (25 posts) -

only once, i heard that if u get ur original console back, its better than a refurbished one. why is this?

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#35 Posted by BrownBagga (25 posts) -

One of my 360's died twice and the other died once.

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#36 Posted by Bodycount (87 posts) -

I have a falcon elite and and a launch pro from December 05 both still work but the pro did have disc drive problems tht I fixed myself.

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#37 Posted by sephiroth1983 (116 posts) -

i am one of the lucky 360 owners i have had my system since day one of lauch and no red ring of death so far still i am always aware that one day it will happen

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#38 Posted by nezze00 (153 posts) -

4 have died on me. I didn't buy a new one and just use my cousin's.

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#39 Posted by Gobbles (5 posts) -

Im only on my 2nd Xbox but my first fell to RRoD right after warranty ended >.<

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#40 Posted by Spark (65 posts) -

Still on my first and I've had it for about 2 years.

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#41 Posted by Ossi (1289 posts) -

Had one die on me. The one that I got replaced spins the disc so loud - much louder than my first one, but no RRoD yet.

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#42 Posted by Porridgelad (97 posts) -

I'm expecting my first repair back tomorrow, was one of the elite versions with the 3 red rings hardware failure 

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#43 Posted by uglyjboz (8 posts) -

never, i've been lucky

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#44 Posted by backspace (17 posts) -

I'm on my 4th 360 now. the first 360 didn't read any discs, and the 2nd and 3rd got RRoD. the first two I sent to MS and got them repaired for free, but the 3rd crashed when I was 2/3 through GTA IV so I just went to the store and bought a new one because I couldn't wait 2-3 weeks to finish the GTA IV story.

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#45 Posted by ChocolateCoffin (224 posts) -

Only once. If yours has broken 3 times, it's probably your fault, no offense :P don't keep it on a shelf where it'll overheat easily, and try keeping it horizontally, to utilize those fans at the bottom.

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#46 Posted by Binglejilly (10 posts) -

Mine's died twice cause of the RRoD. After the second they sent me a free month of live gold.

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#48 Posted by atruthfulorange (13 posts) -

Twice, I went through it once, the 2nd time they still fixed it but I didn't want to deal with it anymore and traded for a 80 GB PS3 on craigslist. My PS3 just stayed on for more than 40 hours without skipping a beat last weekend.

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#49 Posted by Agodzo (21 posts) -

Once... and it better be the last time, don't want to go through that again.

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#50 Posted by GiantBomber (391 posts) -

Just recently had to purchase my 4th console. Really makes yout think

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