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My xbox 360 will not read disks any more so i think the laser has gone. My Warranty has run out so microsoft wont fix it. Does anybody know if i claimed to have the 3 rings of red would they extensive… Read More
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
My xbox 360 will not read disks any more so i think the laser has gone. My Warranty has run out so microsoft wont fix it. Does anybody know if i claimed to have the 3 rings of red would they extensively check this or has anybody else tried this?
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9y, 1m agoPosted 9 years, 1 month ago
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#1
i think they check all consoles. google 'how to get RROD' and see if you vcan find it.

Isn't it ironic, you can never get RROD when you want it.
#2
I'm sure they'd power it up... anyone know a way to create the three rings?

Suppose you could overheat it - pack stuff around the ventilation...?
#3
oh my gosh you killed it playing GTA IV
#4
I questioned him on how appaling it is that xbox 360 has such a high failure rate and he actually just laughed about it. If i did induce the rrod however, would they fix my laser problem as well.
#5
[email protected]
I'm sure they'd power it up... anyone know a way to create the three rings?

Suppose you could overheat it - pack stuff around the ventilation...?


That only gets 2Red lights.

and when it cools down they go.
#6
t0mm
i think they check all consoles. google 'how to get RROD' and see if you vcan find it.

Isn't it ironic, you can never get RROD when you want it.


Fraud warranty claims is not a good thing!
#7
Nemz
oh my gosh you killed it playing GTA IV


Iv actually hardly used it lol but my mate just got one i went to play pro evolution with him then bang none of my disks would load. Bloody typical
#8
I Got It To RROD in A Wierd Way I Heated It Up By Leaving It On Then Shock Freezed It By Hurrying Up And Putting It Into The Freezer
#9
qazim
Fraud warranty claims is not a good thing!


How's it fraud?

When they turn it on it'll have the RROD.
#10
mines just dies playing gtaiv, goit the 3 red rings, tried resetting it a couple of times and still got the 3 red rings.

So i contacted supprt and they have arranged to collect it, thing is it's working again now, should i cancel the collection or is it likely to keep happening?
#11
t0mm
How's it fraud?

When they turn it on it'll have the RROD.


Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by Microsoft.
#12
There apparantly if googled about is a grey area in the whole sales of goods act, goods should be deemed to last a certain amount of time, regardless of what so called "warranty" is placed on them. Exactly how old is the 360? What retailer did you purchase the item from?

Might be worth a shot with either the retailer or Microsoft, by investigating your consumers rights first, perhaps try some forums or even your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

As much as I love my own Xbox 360 Microsoft have hardly had a succesful track record with builds of the console, might be worth complaining and seeing if they would honour a repair outside the deemed "warranty" period, especially if its a 360 that is only just outside of warranty.

Sods law though that it hasn't failed on RROD where you would not have to even bother looking into consumers rights.
#13
qazim
Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by Microsoft.


To be honest though they should be repairing them anyway, its not fair they conk out so quickly
#14
qazim
Your trying to create a fault then getting it repaird for free by Microsoft.


If the faults there whats to complain, don't tell me you wouldnt do it if yours broke.
#15
Same thing happend to my boyfriend, put it on one day and it wasn't reading discs. He rang up his little brother (who bought it, got bored of it and 'leant' it to us) who said he'd bought it from Game with the extra warranty - however my OH took a chance and took it back to a different Game, without the receipt or any details of the warranty, and they just swapped it over for him.

Might be worth a try if you can recall where you bought it? You might have to be loose with the truth mind, not all shop assistants hate their workplaces as much as the guy that served my bf obviously did!
#16
mattb_1987
To be honest though they should be repairing them anyway, its not fair they conk out so quickly


That's true.....OP should phone up Microsoft tech support and get the claim escalated to supervisor who should get it done for free...if not OP could try writing letter of complaint, not breaking the console for a fraud claim....ita wrong.

t0mm
If the faults there whats to complain, don't tell me you wouldnt do it if yours broke.


No I would complain and if I got no where, I would buy another one, but this time the Elite version :)
#17
Lol mine wouldn't read disk properly, and microsoft wantd me to pay to get it repaired so i got a sledge hammer and smashed it to little bits he he. Stupid yes but now i can get a PS3 for MGS lol
#18
This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty and they said my refurbished model had 3 months cover. But its knackered after 3 and half months lol
#19
I was quoted £20 by the local flasher for a new laser to be bought and fitted.
#20
smudge616
Lol mine wouldn't read disk properly, and microsoft wantd me to pay to get it repaired so i got a sledge hammer and smashed it to little bits he he. Stupid yes but now i can get a PS3 for MGS lol


Nice idea, i fancy doing something extreme to mine. I already got a ps3 anyway so il prob just stick to that in future
#21
Then you know what to do.

*Cough PS3 Cough*
#22
mattb_1987
This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty and they said my refurbished model had 3 months cover. But its knackered after 3 and half months lol


Ok ring them up explain, it came with 3 months warranty but couple of weeks after ti broke, they will repair it, i have faith in Microsoft
If they dont listen ask to speak to supervisor then if they still dont listen get in contact with
Consumer Direct
http://www.consumerdirect.gov.uk/

But they will trust!
#23
t0mm
Then you know what to do.

*Cough PS3 Cough*


LOL!

PS3 has a 40/60GB HDD compared to the 120GB in the Elite. Xbox has a far better online community and with Blu-ray apparently going to 360 as well, it seems logical that the 360 is the console to buy.
#24
mattb_1987
This console is my 2nd one. They replaced my 1st while it was in warranty and they said my refurbished model had 3 months cover. But its knackered after 3 and half months lol


I would take it straight back to the shop - a warranty is in addition to your statutory rights and something as expensive as an x-box should not die after 3.5 months thus it's not really fit for purpose.
#25
qazim
LOL!

PS3 has a 40/60GB HDD compared to the 120GB in the Elite. Xbox has a far better online community and with Blu-ray apparently going to 360 as well, it seems logical that the 360 is the console to buy.


Ps3 can be upgraded to 250 i believe?
PS3 is free online, i don't give a toss if xbox has a bigger community, if i can play online that's fine.

Bluray games? no. just dvds.

AND

apparently is the key word. go google its definition.
#26
superfran
I would take it straight back to the shop - a warranty is in addition to your statutory rights and something as expensive as an x-box should not die after 3.5 months thus it's not really fit for purpose.


ofc its not that's why Microsoft will replace it, but the store wouldn't really know if the OP had it replaced as he probably went through Microsoft instead of retailer :(
#27
qazim
ofc its not that's why Microsoft will replace it, but the store wouldn't really know if the OP had it replaced as he probably went through Microsoft instead of retailer :(


Ah, i see. Well I would still try taking it back to the shop, just in case. Worked for us.
#28
t0mm
Ps3 can be upgraded to 250 i believe?
PS3 is free online, i don't give a toss if xbox has a bigger community, if i can play online that's fine.

Bluray games? no. just dvds.

AND

apparently is the key word. go google its definition.


fine......free online community.....but Xbox is cost £40 a year and STILL is the bigger nuff said.....im not fan boy buts its logic to get Xbox 360

WOW! No Blu-Ray games so what ? If they fit fine on DVD whats the problem ?

I was thinking of getting PS3 but then when i heard MGS4 is going down the hill whats the point?

and
http://kotaku.com/339165/calling-it-the-xbox-360-won-2007

nuff said!
#29
superfran
Ah, i see. Well I would still try taking it back to the shop, just in case. Worked for us.


Might help the OP if you mention the retailer ?
#30
to get RROD just get some towls and pack it all around the little buger then put it in the smallest space you can find (make sure all holes are coverd!!! (i put mine in an empty fishtank and sealed it)

then after like 1hr take it our and istantly put in the AV calbe only and wiggle it a bit up n down.... dont damage the calbe your just breaking the connections inside....... now let it cool down and whola one RROD console. IE free repair ;-)
#31
qazim
fine......free online community.....but Xbox is cost £40 a year and STILL is the bigger nuff said.....im not fan boy buts its logic to get Xbox 360

WOW! No Blu-Ray games so what ? If they fit fine on DVD whats the problem ?

I was thinking of getting PS3 but then when i heard MGS4 is going down the hill whats the point?

and
http://kotaku.com/339165/calling-it-the-xbox-360-won-2007

nuff said!


If that isnt a fanboy, i don't know what is.
You're as bad as dandoc2!
I've had 5 360's and all have broken within the timeframe of the first one's warrenty!
You may have won last year but thats the past right?
Hasn't PS3 won the first 4 months of 2008?
#32
t0mm
If that isnt a fanboy, i don't know what is.
You're as bad as dandoc2!
I've had 5 360's and all have broken within the timeframe of the first one's warrenty!
You may have won last year but thats the past right?
Hasn't PS3 won the first 4 months of 2008?


no its just this month from what I have read.....lol 5 Xbox 360's man thats badd.......and if you look @ dont say "you" may have one as im not Microsoft!

and im not a fanboy, got a Wii & Xbox 360.....want to get a PS3 but dont see the point YET!
#33
qazim
Might help the OP if you mention the retailer ?


I have on the last page
#34
My first 4 360's had RROD
The last had DVD drive failure.
#35
vixygwim
:lol:

First the M$ fanboys declare that HD-DVD owns Bluray even though HD-DVD is now dead in its current form.

Then when a RUMOUR is spread around saying that the 360 MIGHT get a Bluray player of some sort the M$ fanboys declare that the 360 is still worth buying because it MIGHT get a Bluray player...!!!!!!

Ass backwards if you ask me.

Yes the PS3 internal hard drive can be upgraded to 250 GB for about £50, try doing that with the 360 (external doesn't count).


lol - better or not better there the same 2 me its just a dvd, that allows me to watch HD content :)

Why would yu need 250GB on a ps3?

and seriously i do think its going to get Blue-Ray......Microsoft wouldnt wanna loose out just over an optical drive would they? but Microsoft say there concentrating on digital downloads so meh maybe no blue-ray

t0mm
My first 4 360's had RROD
The last had DVD drive failure.


sad really.....never had a problem with mind :) ..... but o well anyone with RROS can get it replaced for free :) with 3 year warrenty on that

superfran
I have on the last page



my bad!
#36
vixygwim
I store Bluray rips downloaded off the net on the internal HD (~ 5GB).


Oh piracy
#37
I'm still on my release day 360, its been back twice for RROD (which went to Havant in posrtsmouth) and is now on its Frankfurt for a new disk drive, I dont think you'd get away with pretending it's RROD, they'd just post it back saying it works fine.
#38
ctuk
I'm still on my release day 360, its been back twice for RROD (which went to Havant in posrtsmouth) and is now on its Frankfurt for a new disk drive, I dont think you'd get away with pretending it's RROD, they'd just post it back saying it works fine.


Well this is what i was considering doing but like u say, im not sure id get away with it
#39
qazim;2057217

Why would yu need 250GB on a ps3?

For the soon to be released PVR perhaps?
#40
if you want to buy one, i would consider buying console only as i need spares for a console im reparing

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