Need Help with 360

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

33 Comments

is ur xbox out of warranty?

I would get it fixed elsewhere if possible.

just do an online repair of 3 red lights

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 !!

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.

strike;4939422

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

hutchir9;4939431

Please remove this MOD'S if you think it is wrongi would wrap it in … Please remove this MOD'S if you think it is wrongi 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.

hutchir9;4939448

this only brings up 2 red lights so not covered by the warranty i had it … 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

Original Poster

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.

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strike;4939464

who cares, it still gets fixed. I got my xbox which had no video but … 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?

Met-Cast;4939475

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

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:)

kroozing;4939509

any place that does 360 "modding" will be able to make it have 3 red … 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

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strike;4939508

No, just completed the online repair, selected have 3rrod, got my label … 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?

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!

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zish_uk;4939565

The only problem with sending to M$ is that you will be without the … 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.

Met-Cast;4939535

But the problem is I can only do that if I transfer the ownership and to … 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.

Met-Cast;4939579

I can probably cope lol.But how would I go about transfering the console … 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

Original Poster

strike;4939626

Mate, mine took 2 weeks to be fixedjust phone up saying you want the … Mate, mine took 2 weeks to be fixedjust phone up saying you want the console to be in your namefirst 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?

Met-Cast;4939672

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

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strike;4939792

his address email, phone number or get ms to contact old owner to prove … 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?

Met-Cast;4939814

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:

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strike;4939849

yes full address mate neededif you got all of that say he gave it to you … yes full address mate neededif 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?

Met-Cast;4939870

What's the difference if I say I bought it?And would he be willing to … 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

Original Poster

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?

Met-Cast;4939931

Say I won it and if they ask the seller and he says I didn't win … 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!!

Met-Cast;4939931

Say I won it and if they ask the seller and he says I didn't win … 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:

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

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zish_uk;4940025

If you are thinking about repairing then you will be better off buying a … 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;4940093

these will all most likely be temp mateAsk them how they are repairing, … these will all most likely be temp mateAsk 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;4940244

Sent mine off with an e74 error ( before it was in the three year … 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.

Original Poster

Just to let you know I put it in the freezer yesterday for 15 mins and it now works :p.

Met-Cast;4969151

Just to let you know I put it in the freezer yesterday for 15 mins and it … Just to let you know I put it in the freezer yesterday for 15 mins and it now works :p.


wtf i mean WTF now you can help others and put it on youtube!!!

Original Poster

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.

put a tutorial go MET-CAST

Original Poster

brawlzzz;4969421

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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