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Need Help with 360

Met-Cast Avatar
7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
I just rang up Microsoft and they said they would offer to repair my 360 for £78 to replace the video and sound card.
Why is it so expensive?
And is it better to go to a local shop? because the lady said if I get it repaired at a local shop microsoft will never offer to fix my xbox again as it would count as tampering with the console.
What do you think I should do?

Thanks
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
is ur xbox out of warranty?

I would get it fixed elsewhere if possible.
#2
just do an online repair of 3 red lights
#3
Please remove this MOD'S if you think it is wrong

i would wrap it in towels check out you tube this should get rid of the red ring then sell it to game and buy another one

yep i know its wrong but hey they can take the hit !!
#4
dont pay that. jus go buy one of someone for £60 console only and sell your one for like £20 as faulty. you will have all cables and stuff.
#5
strike
just do an online repair of 3 red lights


this only brings up 2 red lights so not covered by the warranty i had it but only cost me £60 approx a year ago
#6
hutchir9
Please remove this MOD'S if you think it is wrong

i would wrap it in towels check out you tube this should get rid of the red ring then sell it to game and buy another one

yep i know its wrong but hey they can take the hit !!


yes thats also a possibilty if your console is withing the 3 year period. you have nothing to lose you either pay the £78 to get it repaired or try this and get it repaired for free.
#7
hutchir9
this only brings up 2 red lights so not covered by the warranty i had it but only cost me £60 approx a year ago


who cares, it still gets fixed. I got my xbox which had no video but sound around 4 months ago by using online repair centre, i was quotyed 65 by M$. i done this and it came back fixed
#8
It doesn't bring any red lights I don't have the RROD or E74 error.
You think if I say it's red rings it'll work?
Thanks for all the help.
And no I don't have warranty on the RROD and E74 the mfr date is 2007/02/10 and that's on another name as it's a second hand console and she said I can only transfer the name if I do the repair otherwise she won't let me? bit stingy if you ask me.
#9
strike
who cares, it still gets fixed. I got my xbox which had no video but sound around 4 months ago by using online repair centre, i was quotyed 65 by M$. i done this and it came back fixed


So you told them it had RROD?
#10
Met-Cast
So you told them it had RROD?


No, just completed the online repair, selected have 3rrod, got my label mailed to me and got it picked up
#11
any place that does 360 "modding" will be able to make it have 3 red lights. so then you can send it back as the fault is real. just make sure they don't break the seals.
i did that and it cost me a tenner (for legal reasons i cannot say where :whistling:)
#12
kroozing
any place that does 360 "modding" will be able to make it have 3 red lights. so then you can send it back as the fault is real. just make sure they don't break the seals.
i did that and it cost me a tenner (for legal reasons i cannot say where :whistling:)


do it yourself block fans etc

justs says it had 3rrod frm time to time and they fix
#13
strike
No, just completed the online repair, selected have 3rrod, got my label mailed to me and got it picked up


But the problem is I can only do that if I transfer the ownership and to do that the lady said I have to get it repaired?
#14
The only problem with sending to M$ is that you will be without the console for anything upto 6 weeks.

Can you cope that long? Youtube is your friend on how to get 3 red lights!
#15
zish_uk
The only problem with sending to M$ is that you will be without the console for anything upto 6 weeks.

Can you cope that long? Youtube is your friend on how to get 3 red lights!


I can probably cope lol.
But how would I go about transfering the console to mine?
Looked on youtube all the videos are about fixing the RROD.
#16
Met-Cast
But the problem is I can only do that if I transfer the ownership and to do that the lady said I have to get it repaired?


is the console not in your name, say you got the xbox from a raffle and and get it transfeered in your name, then say you will phone up later.

Then go online and get free repair.
#17
Met-Cast
I can probably cope lol.
But how would I go about transfering the console to mine?
Looked on youtube all the videos are about fixing the RROD.


Mate, mine took 2 weeks to be fixed

just phone up saying you want the console to be in your name

first try the online repair and if it says an error has occured when your registering the serial number, the xbox has been registered to someone else
#18
strike
Mate, mine took 2 weeks to be fixed

just phone up saying you want the console to be in your name

first try the online repair and if it says an error has occured when your registering the serial number, the xbox has been registered to someone else


What details do I need from the original owner to transfer the console?
#19
Met-Cast
What details do I need from the original owner to transfer the console?


his address email, phone number or get ms to contact old owner to prove he sold it.

If you say you won it, m$ use the detals to trace the old owner
#20
strike
his address email, phone number or get ms to contact old owner to prove he sold it.

If you say you won it, m$ use the detals to trace the old owner


But if I say I bought it?
Email and phone number house number?
#21
Met-Cast
But if I say I bought it?
Email and phone number house number?

yes full address mate needed
if you got all of that say he gave it to you as a gift :thumbsup:
#22
strike
yes full address mate needed
if you got all of that say he gave it to you as a gift :thumbsup:


What's the difference if I say I bought it?
And would he be willing to give up all those details?
#23
Met-Cast
What's the difference if I say I bought it?
And would he be willing to give up all those details?


they say buying a 360 second hand, warranty is non transferrable :thumbsup:

If yu cant get the details say you won it
#24
Say I won it and if they ask the seller and he says I didn't win it?
Another thing I just rang up two local shops one said they'll fix for £40-£50 another sayin £35 or £45 and should get it same or next day. What do you think I should go for send it off to M$ or go to the shops?
#25
Met-Cast
Say I won it and if they ask the seller and he says I didn't win it?
Another thing I just rang up two local shops one said they'll fix for £40-£50 another sayin £35 or £45 and should get it same or next day. What do you think I should go for send it off to M$ or go to the shops?

If you are thinking about repairing then you will be better off buying a console alone for £50 - 60 and selling yours for 20-30!! works out the same but you couls get yourself one with warranty left on it and easy to transfer on your name!!
#26
Met-Cast
Say I won it and if they ask the seller and he says I didn't win it?
Another thing I just rang up two local shops one said they'll fix for £40-£50 another sayin £35 or £45 and should get it same or next day. What do you think I should go for send it off to M$ or go to the shops?

these will all most likely be temp mate

Ask them how they are repairing, just dont be scared, anyone could have brought it to donate to a raffle :thumbsup:
#27
Sent mine off with an e74 error ( before it was in the three year warrenty) said it was three red lights but intermittent so sometimes worked sometimes didnt, repaired and shipped back to me for free, and a free xbox live 1 month card, in 9 days!
Jack :)
#28
zish_uk
If you are thinking about repairing then you will be better off buying a console alone for £50 - 60 and selling yours for 20-30!! works out the same but you couls get yourself one with warranty left on it and easy to transfer on your name!!


But i'm afraid that these might be old and have a risk of RRODing?

strike
these will all most likely be temp mate

Ask them how they are repairing, just dont be scared, anyone could have brought it to donate to a raffle :thumbsup:


Also thought that too i'll ask how they are repairing, Will also try that.

spikeyjacko
Sent mine off with an e74 error ( before it was in the three year warrenty) said it was three red lights but intermittent so sometimes worked sometimes didnt, repaired and shipped back to me for free, and a free xbox live 1 month card, in 9 days!
Jack :)


Yeh they are giving refunds to everyone they charged for the E74 good news because my friend's got the E74 error and didn't really wanna pay the £65 but I kept urging him to because I enjoy playing on live with him.

I have 3 options
Send off to M$ saying its RRODed.
Take it to repair for £35-45.
Buy a console only and sell mines as faulty.
#29
Just to let you know I put it in the freezer yesterday for 15 mins and it now works :p.
#30
Met-Cast
Just to let you know I put it in the freezer yesterday for 15 minsand it now works:p.

wtf i mean WTF now you can help others and put it on youtube!!!
#31
put wat on youtube? lol it's kinda slow though kinda freezes a bit but i think it just needs to heat up a bit.
#32
put a tutorial go MET-CAST
#33
brawlzzz
put a tutorial go MET-CAST


Lmao, it's fine now don't experience any freezing etc. I think it's temp. but we'll see

Basically, wrap a towel around the xbox covering everything then whenever it gets hot move the towel away from the back and let it cool down a bit (to stop you from getting the 2 red lights and it shutting) keep doing that for a couple of hours then let it run for a while even until you get 2 red lights and then stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes might not fix your problem but worked with me I also put a game in to make it overheat faster and also heard a blow dryer behind the xbox speeds things up. :-D

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