XBox lockup.

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  1. Darren K Price

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    I received an XBox for Xmas and I have one question....Is it acceptable that my XBox locks up, at least once, each gaming session? I play Splinter Cell, Mech Assault and Madden. At least once a game it locks up and has to be turned off and back on in order to continue playing. Should I return it because it is a real annoyance? But, being Microsoft, does the system behave like the Windows operating system and crash for no reason? Any info would be much appreciated.

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  2. Carl Johnson

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    no, you should return it because it is defective. I've had my X Box since the day the console was released and i've never once had a lockup. Considering it's a universal format that has to deal with dozens of variables i can forgive windows for an occasional crash but it should never be the case with a video game console.
     
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    Yep, it's defective. That's TOTALLY unacceptable. My xbox has never had a hiccup in the 4-5 months I've had it, even with very long gaming sessions.
     
  4. EdR

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    I wonder if the lockup you're describing is related to the disc reading problems. I've had a few occasons where the game I'm playing starts to stutter, literally freezing intermittently, the audio screws up. If I let it go on long enough, eventually I get the 'dirty disc' error, but I usually just reboot because I know it won't recover.

    Are these the kinds of symptoms you're seeing, or is it different?
     
  5. Jeremy_Nelson

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    I've had it lock up a couple of times on NFL2k3, but I think it might be just the dirty disk error. But yeah if it is locking up on every session then you need to return it.
     
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    EdR,

    So, if one was getting this sort of thing, would one be reasonable in wanting to to get their Xbox replaced or repaired? Sounds like you're living with it...

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    It could be overheating. Do you have it placed and a ventilated area?
     
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  9. Darren K Price

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    All of my discs are brand new so I doubt it's dirt. It doesnt stutter it just locks. It's going back. Thanks for the help guys!

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