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Ring of Death on Xbox 360

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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
Hi, can anyone help, the switch on the xbox has turned red in colour instead of the normal green, apparantly this is called 'the ring of death' and means its not working, i have no warrany as bought it second hand quite a while ago, has this happened to anyone? Any adivice?
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8y, 9m agoPosted 8 years, 9 months ago
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#1
If it hasn't happend to everyone it eventually will. Simply contact Microsoft, explain the ring of death and they will give you the details to send it to them for repair.
The fault is inherent and repaired by Microsoft regardless of time and ownership.
#2
I ended up replacing the motherboard, got a brand new one for about 70 quid on ebay last year, im imagining they will be a lot cheaper now with the 360 price drops, last i heard it was about 60 quid for MS to fix it, along with postage etc could be more like 75, replace the mobo maybe best option but you will need to know about flashing the dvd drive to match the new mobo. guides online.
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kungfu;1890474
I ended up replacing the motherboard, got a brand new one for about 70 quid on ebay last year, im imagining they will be a lot cheaper now with the 360 price drops, last i heard it was about 60 quid for MS to fix it, along with postage etc could be more like 75, replace the mobo maybe best option but you will need to know about flashing the dvd drive to match the new mobo. guides online.


Why? Microsoft warranty covers RROD for 3 years without proof-of-purchase needed - you've paid good money for something Microsoft would have repaired for free - as said above, simply contact them and they will tell you what you need to do :thumbsup:
#4
Yes if it is 3 red lights then check the manufacturers date on the back of your console. If less than 3 years old then give Microsoft a call on 0800 587 1102 and they can sort it out for you for free
#5
Seeing as the console was released Nov 2005 its likely to be less than 3 years old :giggle:
#6
I don't know if this has happened to you, but if the console has already been registered or repaired by microsoft before then it can be extremely hard to get it repaired again.
I know that they are all still well within the 3 year warranty, but microsoft can be extremely picky if the console isn't registered under your name!
#7
This happened to my son-in-law's xbox and so far as i know there is nothing you can do but return it for repair.

A free repair included free delivery and collection and my son-in-law removed his hard drive as well.

Going by his experience it was easy to sort out and organise but its just the hassle and you will be without it for two weeks.
#8
it costs £60 i think if you have no warrent
#9
also if the seal has been opened then the warranty is null and void. the 3 years is only for unopened consoles with the rrod fault
#10
Thanks for your advice, have just rang microsoft and they are going to collect it and repair it free of charge, apparantly if the light is red and there are 3 lights on its a problem to do with hardware that is down to them, will take 2-3 weeks for repair
#11
That sucks. I am not trying to annoy anyone here but this hardware failure issue is the only reason I am not buying an XBOX 360 until I know Microsoft has truly sorted out this fairly common problem. 3 year warranties doesn't cut it if you ask me, I would hate to be on my 2nd or 3rd XBOX 360 which others have reported they have. I don't think the Playstation 3 is totally perfect either I have had quite a few instances where my Playstation 3 wouldn't run a saved game or it wouldn't play a certain game full stop one was Heavenly Sword, very annoying.
#12
jah128
Why? Microsoft warranty covers RROD for 3 years without proof-of-purchase needed - you've paid good money for something Microsoft would have repaired for free - as said above, simply contact them and they will tell you what you need to do :thumbsup:


Bought before the 3yr thing was brought in, warranty was voided anyway by opening it up. Oh.. and a repair centre had it 3 times before refunding me the money saying they cant fix it permanantly (fault kept coming back) new mobo for 70 notes and im still laughing a year later ;)
#13
kungfu;1891064
Bought before the 3yr thing was brought in, warranty was voided anyway by opening it up. Oh.. and a repair centre had it 3 times before refunding me the money saying they cant fix it permanantly (fault kept coming back) new mobo for 70 notes and im still laughing a year later ;)


Ah I see - unfortunate... From what I gather, whilst opening up/modding does technically void the warranty M$ many people have got their modded RROD consoles repaired free of charge since the extended warranty has been put in place.

kungfu;1891064
Oh.. and a repair centre had it 3 times before refunding me the money saying they cant fix it permanantly (fault kept coming back) new mobo for 70 notes and im still laughing a year later ;)


I suspect they have dramatically changed their repair procedure since admitting the original design was flawed so that probably wouldn't happen now (they would instead send you a different repaired console...)
#14
jah128



I suspect they have dramatically changed their repair procedure since admitting the original design was flawed so that probably wouldn't happen now (they would instead send you a different repaired console...)


yeah i think youve hit the nail on the head there mate, in the early days the repair process (everywhere not just MS) was a shambles i think as they actually didnt really know the fault, 100%.

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