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My Xbox finally passed. It worked perfectly and then the dreaded red ring happened on Saturday. I attempted to fix it by the removing the xbrackets (screwing down the heatsinks rather than the funky clamp) and replacing the TIM with MX-3 and even tried baking it at 250 degrees for 10 minutes. It still blinks red. I bought the xbox right when Halo 3 came out so it did have the upgraded GPU heatsink. I think I proved nerdier than ever to my GF when we saw me insulating the xbox motherboard with socks and towels and baking it. :lol

 

Oh yeah, and now I have to open the disc drive to retrieve my MW3 disk. Boo

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And this is why 360's suck ass.

 

Sorry to hear it bro, I'd be devastated.. Hence why I just never bought one and let my console gaming side die..

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My Xbox died twice after the warrenty, both times we told them "we paid good money and now our kids have nothing" and we got a new one a few weeks later.

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My Xbox died twice after the warrenty, both times we told them "we paid good money and now our kids have nothing" and we got a new one a few weeks later.

 

That is a great idea.. And pretty decent of MS to sort it out after warranty.. I realise its more about reputation than actually caring but still, they have no obligation, so good on them!

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xbox sounds dead to me. I just watch this to see if there was anything you could do but i bet you already tried this already

 

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Just forget about it, and send the xbox to me for fixing..and then if I get it to work, I'm keeping it

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I did that same fix on my 360 and it worked. The first time turning it on it still blinked red, but I left it for a bit and it worked.

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My Xbox died twice after the warrenty, both times we told them "we paid good money and now our kids have nothing" and we got a new one a few weeks later.

 

Wow that's impressive. My neighbor tried and got denied. Did you open it up?

 

At least it's cheap relative to a PC. No argument on which is graphically better. It's actually the first console that I have ever had that has died and I've had a few. I've returned many high-end PC parts. I think I'm more disappointed that it didn't work after attempting to fix it..

 

I'd try a hot toast in the oven again 300-400F, but I think I'd rather shell out $180 than get lead poisoning or similar from the hazardous materials that the PCB is composed of.

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No red ring of death for my fancy PS3 ;) Was never a fan of the Xbox line. Halo never fancied me either. Love the Blu-Ray that the ps3 comes with, and its shape is better I think. As well as graphics. Although comparable, PS3 always wins.

 

You could always do one of these with it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jn3-uYUa1iw&feature=related

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No red ring of death for my fancy PS3 ;) Was never a fan of the Xbox line. Halo never fancied me either. Love the Blu-Ray that the ps3 comes with, and its shape is better I think. As well as graphics. Although comparable, PS3 always wins.

 

You could always do one of these with it...

 

 

I have a PS3, It's main purpose is Netflix. I love the PS3's menus. Shooting it may not be a bad idea. I may keep it just for this purpose. wlEmoticon-xbox_73DBF48D.png:camper

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Wow that's impressive. My neighbor tried and got denied. Did you open it up?

 

At least it's cheap relative to a PC. No argument on which is graphically better. It's actually the first console that I have ever had that has died and I've had a few. I've returned many high-end PC parts. I think I'm more disappointed that it didn't work after attempting to fix it..

 

I'd try a hot toast in the oven again 300-400F, but I think I'd rather shell out $180 than get lead poisoning or similar from the hazardous materials that the PCB is composed of.

 

No i never Opened/altered it, just told them and they asked for the number on the back and sent the E-Mail with the scan thing to us. Might have just been luck.

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Shooting it may not be a bad idea. I may keep it just for this purpose. wlEmoticon-xbox_73DBF48D.png:camper

 

Record it maybe..

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Well, Consolegaming is outdating hard now...

I use to be a consolegamer, but PC is now mine favorite gameplatform.

Mouse, Keyboard is all I need.

 

@Krayzie

Graphics are the same, the console can show 1080p, but games are developed max on 720p... no difference.

Edited by AlCapone :<

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