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    Xbox 360 dead again

    Today my 4th Xbox 360 has gone tits up! Wont read any dvds/games and as out of the warranty microsoft wanna charge £65 to repair. So far have had 2 break with the red lights and this is the second where the drive has stopped working.
    Was wondering if paying them to repair would be the best option or if buying a new console would work out cheaper if I sell the extras ie hard drive, power brick, cable, old console as spares/repairs,game/s & pad?

    Part of the reason im leaning towards getting a new console is that if/when it goes wrong again I can just go in the shop and swap it over rather than sending back off to microsoft to wait a month for the repaired console to come back.

    Lastly whats the cheapest price for a new console (dont care about accesories/hdd etc)
    Any suggestions much appreciated

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    This could be a close call, with the arcade now selling for £129-99, with a new 12 months warrenty and a new starting point for 3 years for the RROD.

    You could use your existing hard drive on the new xbox, sell your old power brick and poss get a few quid for the duff xbox and have some spare cables and controller for the new one.

    New xbox's are now:

    Arcade £129-99

    Xbox 60gb £169-99

    Elite £229-99

    or cheaper if you shop around.

    While you say you are not interested in accessories there are some good deals out there at the moment.

    I just bought the elite at gamestation on one of their in store offers of the elite + the wirless adaptor + a 3 months gold card for £229-99.

    Buy a new one and also buy a new drive on ebay. Then you can sell the old one or keep it as a backup.

    Yeah going the 'new one' route is best as you can get an arcade with a new release game from 'game' for £129.99, 3% Quidco and 1300 reward points.. Sell the new wireless pad, the 256mb card, your old psu, and the game it comes with and it will cost you no more than the £65 Microsoft want.. and you will have a new 12 month warranty (and 3 years rrod) and a slightly more reliable console with a newer chipset/cooler/hdmi etc.. :thumbsup:

    (This is exactly what ive just done due to yet another console dying on me, video problems this time.. :viking: )

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    Thanks for the replies.
    Definately going to get a new console now then-best bet seems to be from game with 1 new release title for rrp. Not sure whether to go for the core or the 60gb-currently have the old 20gb premium. Am I right in thinking that the actual console itself on the core and 60gb 360s are both exactly the same? Would consider getting the 60gb xbox and keep the hdd myself but think you need to buy a data transfer cable to transfer my data from the old hdd to the new one Not sure if its worth messing around with as I only really use the hdd for saved games and the odd demo-wouldnt be interested in paying inflated prices to rent the films on marketplace so would it be unnecessary to get the bigger hdd for the coming months?

    Yeh all the consoles are the same, the only difference between them is the accessories bundled with them, and in the elites case, the colour.

    merlin123;3030033

    Thanks for the replies.Definately going to get a new console now … Thanks for the replies.Definately going to get a new console now then-best bet seems to be from game with 1 new release title for rrp. Not sure whether to go for the core or the 60gb-currently have the old 20gb premium. Am I right in thinking that the actual console itself on the core and 60gb 360s are both exactly the same? Would consider getting the 60gb xbox and keep the hdd myself but think you need to buy a data transfer cable to transfer my data from the old hdd to the new one Not sure if its worth messing around with as I only really use the hdd for saved games and the odd demo-wouldnt be interested in paying inflated prices to rent the films on marketplace so would it be unnecessary to get the bigger hdd for the coming months?



    The Arcade (core) and the premium/elite all come with Hdmi and are the same apart from the disc tray colour.. The Arcade even comes with a wireless controller now, unlike the core before it..

    The only thing u may need a larger hard drive for is the new dashboard update in the fall, which will allow you to copy games to your harddrive and run them from there to save wear on the discdrive (and noise i guess) but yeah you are right about the transfer cable.. Not sure if you can still get them for free from Microsoft?
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