Found 8th Dec 2007
Hi guys,

Bought a modded/flashedxbox 360 off here

hotukdeals.com/for…317

I have used it for around 2 hours, and now the console had 3 red lights.

What's the best thing to do?

Thanks for your help..

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well, i think you should contact the buyer and if he is not much help, get it fix priavtley

seller might of done the towel trick and thought it was fixed
towel trick only works for a few hours.

Contact the seller, but too be honest i think its just bad luck, doubt he will take it back, try and get it fixed yourself, if you cant afford it sell it on as faulty and get most your money back.

i have a how to fix it guide if you want a copy

So much for the modified cooling system :giggle:.

He's listed it with a false description:

The console has also had the x-clamps changed and a couple of cooling modifications (better airflow inside and grill on the fans clipped to allow the air out) to prevent the 3 red lights happening.


Start a dispute with paypal.

Looking through the selling thread I would have walked away from the deal without buying it, the thread went belly up quickly with a lot of confusion and beickering between the sellers op and two potential, the box itself was iffy from the start, "prevent red rings" you cant prevent them, the tray was dodgy too, no leads no power, it looked bad from the start, but the fact that its no longer working is probably sheer bad luck.

youll have to go private mate, unlucky thought but i suppose thats what u get for buying chipped/flashed, u do realise that some games when u put them in microsoft have put a searcher on to ban u for having chipped it, Halo 3 is one of those

Original Poster

Ban you from live?

yes, one guy got banned to 2999 lol, as if he will be alive

Original Poster

lol, the console was banned anyway, that didn't matter to me

yh that guy was the guy playing Halo3 early

Original Poster

anyone else got any advice?

Did you read what I said?

Original Poster

Yeah, thanks t0mm. I have sent the seller a pm, Ill wait until I hear his response. Thanks again ::thumbsup:

Original Poster

I sent the pm a few hours ago, he is online but not replying...

my first 360 i got on launch day i flashed the drive then got the ring of death i sent i back to microsoft and they replacedit i think they get thatmany of them being returned that hey dont even bother lookingat them. you can alo check wwhat the three red lights mean by doing a button combo i will try and find you a link to the error codes.

here's e link to check the error code of your 360. ]http//ww…htm

fairygodmother

yes, one guy got banned to 2999 lol, as if he will be alive



Wasn't he banned because he managed to crack the Halo 3 beta and was posting vids online not playing a modded copy?

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Tom69r

my first 360 i got on launch day i flashed the drive then got the ring of … my first 360 i got on launch day i flashed the drive then got the ring of death i sent i back to microsoft and they replacedit i think they get thatmany of them being returned that hey dont even bother lookingat them. you can alo check wwhat the three red lights mean by doing a button combo i will try and find you a link to the error codes.



cheers tom :thumbsup:

Jack, they wont change yours seeing as its been modded at the back, they can say the RROD is down to your own fault as its modded. [and flashed]

I'd still do a paypal reverse because he sold you an item undescribed, he basically guarenteed you a working 360 which would never get RROD.

It's got RROD.

Therefore its not as described which I believe can get you a refund..

I can't help no more, but I hope you get every penny back.

Original Poster

t0mm

Jack, they wont change yours seeing as its been modded at the back, they … Jack, they wont change yours seeing as its been modded at the back, they can say the RROD is down to your own fault as its modded. [and flashed]I'd still do a paypal reverse because he sold you an item undescribed, he basically guarenteed you a working 360 which would never get RROD.It's got RROD.Therefore its not as described which I believe can get you a refund..I can't help no more, but I hope you get every penny back.



Thanks mate, the seller told me to put the Xbox in a cold place/fanned place for the night. I will try it again tomorrow and let you know what's happened ;-)

edit : How do you do a Paypal Reserve?

Imo, the seller is just biding his time to think of an excuse to stop a reversal.

That's basically the same as the towel trick......... and that only lasts 2 or 3 hours.
niether are guarenteed.

Start a paypal dispute, if the trick works you can always cancel the dispute.

Not worth putting it in a cold place as its only a temporary fix, claim with paypal and take it straight to a dispute, good luck.

Original Poster

Thanks everyone, have asked the seller for a refund, will let you know what his reply is.

You don't need to ask him Just go into paypal, click details for his transaction and open a disupute.

Original Poster

t0mm

You don't need to ask him Just go into paypal, click details for his … You don't need to ask him Just go into paypal, click details for his transaction and open a disupute.



cheers, rep left and for you o'driscoll

No problems, if you need any more help, drop me a PM and i'll try my best.

Hope you get all your money back.

Wow how very quick to judge you all are. I have been nothing but helpful to Jack. I sent him games for free that were not part of the deal and paid extra for better delivery as I felt bad about the way the for sale thread went.

The xbox was not fixed using the towel trick, I changed the clamps as stated in the thread to stop the motherboard flexing.

It is normally caused by excess heat hence why I asked Jack to allow it to cool, it probably happened again due to getting too hot, I have used it as it is for over a year so it was most defiantly not bodged and sold on.

I find it rather amusing how you automatically think opening a dispute in paypal is better than giving someone an hour or 2 to reply to a PM.

He can cancel a paypal dispute, however you misdescribed the item he was buying. You said basically that it was impossible for the Xbox 360 to avoid the RROD.

It hasnt therefore he either should be offereda full refund, or he should be able to open a dispute, will you refund him?

t0mm

He can cancel a paypal dispute, however you misdescribed the item he was … He can cancel a paypal dispute, however you misdescribed the item he was buying. You said basically that it was impossible for the Xbox 360 to avoid the RROD.It hasnt therefore he either should be offereda full refund, or he should be able to open a dispute, will you refund him?




Yes, I offered a full refund upon receipt back of the xbox.

Its really unlucky its happened and prob due to where it was sitting as I said, I have used it for a long time as it is.

My own fault in the thread it should have said to help prevent the 3ROLD returning.

Anyway, a paypal dispute because I didn't reply within an hour or 2 is OTT and I have been nothing but helpful - so a thread and paypal dispute is a little offending.

The threads been up more then 2 hours.

At least you have the decency to refund him.

t0mm

The threads been up more then 2 hours. At least you have the decency to … The threads been up more then 2 hours. At least you have the decency to refund him.




I didn't know the thread existed until about 30min ago.

Your talking as if I have done something wrong mate, whats the problem?

There isnt a problem.

bmcn

I didn't know the thread existed until about 30min ago.Your talking as if … I didn't know the thread existed until about 30min ago.Your talking as if I have done something wrong mate, whats the problem?


I have to say the thread and the dispute were OTT, considering he hadn't even PM'd you. People are a little too millitant and jump to conclusions on threads like this, its like they want a problem to dig into lol.

MoneySavingG

I have to say the thread and the dispute were OTT, considering he hadn't … I have to say the thread and the dispute were OTT, considering he hadn't even PM'd you. People are a little too millitant and jump to conclusions on threads like this, its like they want a problem to dig into lol.




No kidding, I feel like the rope is already around my neck and there is a queue to kick the stool! I am the one who is now £100 out of pocket 2 weeks before xmas.

Fair play bmcn atleast there are some decent people left in this country, I got stung on ebay for a faulty mobile phone seller advertised it as working perfect got it next day and it powers on and thats about it lol unfortunantly in my own rush I didnt notice that he didnt accept refunds also i didnt pay attention to his feedback something like 5 negs in the past month lol

strike

well, i think you should contact the buyer and if he is not much help, … well, i think you should contact the buyer and if he is not much help, get it fix priavtley



Thats about the only thing you can do. Check online to see what it is you can do yourself and then go from there. Sometimes you can try a few things to correct the problem.

Well if you've noticed over the past few months alot of people have been mistreated in the FS forums, its only precautions, i'm sure you'd do the same if it was your money.
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