My Xbox is dead... already

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  1. Mark Hamilton

    Mark Hamilton Stunt Coordinator

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    I must say, I'm a little bit frustrated. I was a little reluctant to buy a console at all, but when both the PS2 and the Xbox dropped to $299CDN, I couldn't help but pick one up. I decided to go Xbox simply because of the beefier hardware. I'v regretted it since because their have been so many great titles released in the last 18 months for the PS2, but I'v always kept a close eye on the upcoming Xbox release list because it to will have some great titles arriving soon (SegaGT 2K2 for example).

    But the other day I went to play a demo disc in my Xbox and I got the typical error declaring that the disc is either not a game, DVD, or audio disc or is scratched. No biggie... I popped in an Evangelion DVD. Didn't work. Dropped in the Friday DVD. Didn't work. Dropped in my most scratched AudioCD... it worked. Once. So now I'm stuck with an Xbox that won't play game, movie, or audio discs. It is only 3 months old and I'v logged less than 20 hours of playing time on it.

    Thank goodness I bought the service plan at work on it.

    Has anybody else suffered any problems with their Xboxs? We get a lot of them returned at work and even 2 of our demo units have died the same fate mine has.
     
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    I hear ya brother. I bought mine on launch day. It's been fine up until a month or 2 ago. It's been getting worse with the bullshit read errors.

    I put in Enclave last night. Brand spanking new. Not a hair on it. "read error".

    I told my girlfriend if I was rich I would've thrown the fucking thing out the window and shot it.

    Unfortunately, I don't have the xtended plan. Bend over, for me.
     
  3. Mark Hamilton

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    I sell the machines at work so now I have extra incentive to push our "service plan." Hell, it isn't really even a "service plan..." we just give them a new machine when theirs brakes...
    I feel bad for you though, I'v heard that the average cost of repair is $150US. For that you might as well just buy a brand new machine! [​IMG]
     
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    Go by another one and swap them and return the bad one. tell them you go the XBOX as a gift but you need the money, or just tell them the XBOX doesn't work and you have no faith in that system and don't want another one. Buy the second one from a store with a good return policy.
     
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    I bought a 1 year plan for $20. The guy who sold me the plan said I could bring it back for any reason, even implying that some people bring theirs back near the end of the warranty period for a new one. Which is what I'll do.
     
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    All this talk about Xboxes dying is actually starting to scare me. I've had mine since last December, and still no problems. Can't say that I've EVER had a console break on me, but I've heard about Xboxes and ps2s dying left right and center. I guess that the current generation of machines has more moving parts to break than previous ones, but still, is it just that we're hearing from the 5% that have problems and not the 95%, or are there really that many problems with the hardware.
     
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    Make that 10,001. Bought it at launch, no problems what so ever. Not even a read error. I've never had a problem with any console though, of the ones I've owned. NES, Genesis, and PSX.
    The same problems come with computers. I constantly hear friends or family or random people complaining that their computers suck, or windows bloze and that they constantly get errors. Having built every one of my computers over the past 6 years I never have had those kind of problems. There is the occasional glitch but nothing earth shattering like some of these people mention. Just makes you wonder if some people are putting out some kind of electrical disturbance causing their equipment to fail. [​IMG]
     
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    the swap idea someone suggested wont work. check the bottom of the box, it has a hole so the units serial number can be read and scanned at the time of purchase.

    if you try to return a different unit that what you originally bought, you will be SOL.

    sorry, good idea though. ; )
     
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    That's right. I know in a sense it's wrong, but isn't it just as wrong to buy something that konks out right after 90 days?
     

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