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    The inevitable has just happened - my xbox 360 is officially dead

    Ok so my xbox was playing up in the last few months - constantly freezing and crashing and i was all ready to send it back to boots for a refund when it started going ok

    Fast forward today to 10mins ago

    Turn on my xbox --- the ring of death appears - all i see is red -- the 4 quadrants are lit - now i know that means the av cable isnt in right BUT ive checked and checked and checked and its in right and if i start the console with it not in it still goes red -- its not the cable either as i have 2 and it does the same

    But it wont even work -- my tv isnt even registering it so i now have a dead xbox

    WAAAAA - my day off tomorrow was planned for an all day cod4 fest/gh3

    So anyone i play with online - sorry but my xbox is dead and will be contacting boots now so i can get my money back before the 12months warranty run out in march

    Daniel

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    OH TEH NOES DANDOC.
    Well just get another.

    No ps3 for you.

    you can go swap it for a new 360 with HDMI now, + ull get another 12months warrenty if you ask for another reciept:gift:

    Original Poster

    harvie316;1606140

    you can go swap it for a new 360 with HDMI now, + ull get another … you can go swap it for a new 360 with HDMI now, + ull get another 12months warrenty if you ask for another reciept:gift:



    Gunna pick up one of those arcade ones probs as im getting a hdtv so
    Well the refunds gunna take a few weeks which is gunna be a pain - oh well at least those 160 unwatched dvds will be watched

    Anyone know the cheapest bundle or sole console for the arcade -- dont need the pro console as have hard drive already and dont want elite

    Not sure if the Arcade has HDMI

    Original Poster

    ryouga;1606172

    Not sure if the Arcade has HDMI



    yep does

    John lewis do arcade for £194 with forza 2 - which i have already but can get £20 off

    will they give you a refund since its 11months old?

    Original Poster

    harvie316;1606184

    will they give you a refund since its 11months old?



    12months warranty -- and because they dnt sell the xbox anymore they cant gimme a replacement

    They can tell you they'll get in touch with microsoft of their behalf.

    I remember when the GC first came out and a guy returned it(boxed with manuals and games complete and unscratched) and the staff at my Game laughed and said since he gave them a laugh they let him return it.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1606195

    They can tell you they'll get in touch with microsoft of their behalf.



    nope boots are great site -- i contacted them about a month ago saying it was crashing and they said due to them not having any stock of the xbox they would happily refund me - its only after the 12months id have to contact microsoft

    Mine died the other day, just under 3 years old - sent it off to MS & got the motherboard replaced FOC, and got it back a few days ago - result

    If you paid buy Paypal, return it to a store and they will refund you on the spot.

    ah mate didnt even to have a game with ya yet!

    They all die in the end... that said my PS3 has started to make funny noises, what's the RLOD equivalent on a PS3?

    Any truth in the rumour it just couldn't face living with you any longer Dan & committed suicide??!!

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    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO;1606940

    Any truth in the rumour it just couldn't face living with you any longer … Any truth in the rumour it just couldn't face living with you any longer Dan & committed suicide??!!



    was 3 quadrants the other was lit a little but thats because the light came from the other ones

    Turned it on this morning and it started fine no lights loaded a game and it crashed so its def nackered

    EDIT
    Turned iton again 10mins ago and its 3 rings again - have recorded it to show

    HERES THE VID
    youtube.com/wat…NjU

    If you like lord of the rings there 2 vids of my impression on there which are a year old = i obv look alot different now

    Original Poster

    YAY just made my own website

    I don't know what to laugh at more?!?!

    .....your XBOX snuffing it!

    .....your Gollum impression!

    .....or THAT bloody hair cut!?!?


    Anyhow.....just to show i'm not totally heartless.....

    http://imgcash1.imageshack.us/img177/6139/3rlod1fl0.jpg

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    golfchip;1616190

    I don't know what to laugh at more?!?!.....your XBOX snuffing … I don't know what to laugh at more?!?!.....your XBOX snuffing it!.....your Gollum impression!.....or THAT bloody hair cut!?!?Anyhow.....just to show i'm not totally heartless.....



    my hair is enough thanks

    AGAIN ITS NOT LIKE THAT ANYMORE OVER A YEAR OLD VID

    Like the Gollum vids :thumbsup:
    All you need do is sit back & wait for a Sky One LOTR spin-off series and you're in there.

    Good luck getting a refund... they will just point you in microsoft's direction.

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    donbreach;1616459

    Good luck getting a refund... they will just point you in microsoft's … Good luck getting a refund... they will just point you in microsoft's direction.



    nah i returned my first 360 to them

    They give a years guarantee with them so im within my right to return it to them for a refund

    Has it already gone back Dan?

    Original Poster

    jayhab;1616779

    Has it already gone back Dan?



    no reply from boots :x

    dandoc2;1616539

    nah i returned my first 360 to them They give a years guarantee with them … nah i returned my first 360 to them They give a years guarantee with them so im within my right to return it to them for a refund



    That's alright then.

    Original Poster

    donbreach;1620265

    That's alright then.



    Usually boots are good and reply quick but they arnt this time

    I cant even call them as i work all day and by the time i get home theyve closed

    Original Poster

    [SIZE="7"][COLOR="Red"]GOD WHAT IS WITH BOOTS - WHY WONT THEY CONTACT ME BACK [/COLOR][/SIZE]

    is this one of them rhetorical questions?:|

    Original Poster

    harvie316;1624119

    is this one of them rhetorical questions?:|



    more of a shout

    Maybe because you may only be able to replace it once in the first year daniel?

    I'm not sure I know argos is like this.

    You get a years warrenty and if its faulty 11 times in that year they'll replace it, but if the 12th console goes faulty in say, the 13th month, its manufacturer.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1624658

    Maybe because you may only be able to replace it once in the first year … Maybe because you may only be able to replace it once in the first year daniel?I'm not sure I know argos is like this.You get a years warrenty and if its faulty 11 times in that year they'll replace it, but if the 12th console goes faulty in say, the 13th month, its manufacturer.



    Well i got a new order number etc so i should have got 12months new warranty -- i think i got my replacement in march or april not sure

    Im really annoyed as im desperate to play sum master league on pes

    But the pain with boots is their order dont track after 6months so icant find what i paid originally or any order number/ date

    Which is a pain and with them not replying i cant do anything

    You would have a new order number because they'd need to process you a new console.

    This happend with my N95.

    t0mm;1624681

    You would have a new order number because they'd need to process you a … You would have a new order number because they'd need to process you a new console.This happend with my N95.



    your warranty with store is only one year from original purchase. Tho, this shouldnt affect your statatory rights. spelling? lol

    Original Poster

    Well here are some messages i got from them 7th jan when it started to mess up and i was going to return it


    Original reply

    Dear Mr Crowley Thank you for contacting us about your x box 360 core. If … Dear Mr Crowley Thank you for contacting us about your x box 360 core. If you need to contact us again please quote reference number 4547913. I am sorry to hear that your replacement x box is now faulty. As we no longer sell this item I am afraid we will not be able to replace it for you. Please return the x box to us using the returns paperwork and we will arrange for a refund to be processed. Please accept my apologies for the disappointment caused. Thank you again for contacting us. Kind regards Jamie SturnhamBoots Customer Care.


    Now as i was unsure about the returns process and getting the correct amount adn payment i replied again



    I said something along the lines of could you find out how much i originally paid and could i be refunded by cheque as my dad originally paid for it and its stupid putting it back in his account as its closed

    Dear Mr Crowley Thank you for getting back in touch with us about the … Dear Mr Crowley Thank you for getting back in touch with us about the Xbox you bought from the website. I'd normally give an estimate of 7-10 days between sending an item off and a refund being issued. Unfortunately, we wouldn't be able to send a cheque to Daniel, however it would be done on the debit or credit card in which you bought it. The refund would be done at the price of which you paid for it. I hope you've found this information useful, Mr Crowley. If you have any further questions, please contact me on either the email address or telephone number below. Kind regards, Richard SmithBoots Customer Care.



    Now i have that all in an email so a month later they cant just say oh sorry we wont refund you when its knackered

    Mmh, goodluck, but im pretty sure they won't do anything. except apologise and ask you to contact ms.

    Only thing I can think of is ring MS and tell them it's getting RRoD.

    It could get damaged in courier [which i think atm means your chip for you to view it on your tv has overheated/broken] So who's to know?

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1624727

    Mmh, goodluck, but im pretty sure they won't do anything. except … Mmh, goodluck, but im pretty sure they won't do anything. except apologise and ask you to contact ms.Only thing I can think of is ring MS and tell them it's getting RRoD.It could get damaged in courier [which i think atm means your chip for you to view it on your tv has overheated/broken] So who's to know?


    I rang microsoft first when my first 360 broke they said theyd send me a box - 2 weeks laster not a single thing so just contacted boots and got a replacement after sending it back
    Well they said send it back so maybe i should find all the docs and return it -just worried about how id get my refund :oops:

    Ring them again.

    If its not here by mid next week, ring back


    I might need to send mine off already.

    Sticky drive.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1624756

    Ring them again.If its not here by mid next week, ring backI might need … Ring them again.If its not here by mid next week, ring backI might need to send mine off already.Sticky drive.



    Nah my friend got his 360 replaced took over a month --- and tbh id rather get the refund and get the arcade as at least its less pront to ROD

    Will ring boots tomorrow as they open still
    08456 090 055 (local rate)

    Opening hours:
    08:30 to 19:00 Monday to Friday
    08:45 to 17:00 Saturday and Sunday

    I might take my xbox back to cex tomorrow.

    They have an arcade for the same price I paid for my core.

    And I bet that's working too.

    Original Poster

    t0mm;1624772

    I might take my xbox back to cex tomorrow.They have an arcade for the … I might take my xbox back to cex tomorrow.They have an arcade for the same price I paid for my core.And I bet that's working too.



    Yours knackered too then

    (i think what i will do is just send my 360 back via royal mail recorded with all the info then they will process it quicker - if i ring up i might get **** about rining microsoft)
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