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360 rings of death

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This has been a big issue for microsoft, and apparently it's down to some of the poor soldering on the mother board.. it's heats up and then cracks.

Is this something in the past that only effects old 360's or is it still current?

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The new ones have been reported to have sorted this issue, but there are reports that a few have started it already and they are putting it down to poor layout of the board.

Xbox 3 won't have this problem, MS have said.

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Extending the warranty for 3 years and repairing the boxes has cost them over that, but good on them for doing so. The 360 has a large fan base. If they didn't do something they'd erode customer confidence in the product.

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Extending the warranty for 3 years and repairing the boxes has cost them over that, but good on them for doing so. The 360 has a large fan base. If they didn't do something they'd erode customer confidence in the product.

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The warranty has been extended?

Is this for all xbox owners or for people who have had the rings of death?

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Is this for all xbox owners or for people who have had the rings of death?

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It is for all Xbox 360 owners regardless

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Is this for all xbox owners or for people who have had the rings of death?

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It is for all Xbox 360 owners regardless

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Well, unless you've modified your xbox 169144-ok.gif

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Well, unless you've modified your xbox 169144-ok.gif

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Ok ok...

Go on rub it in frown.gif

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Well, unless you've modified your xbox 169144-ok.gif

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Ok ok...

Go on rub it in frown.gif

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Yours is modified?

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Not my Elite no

But....

My original 360 was.

I changed the whole case to a black one 3 days after the original 1 year warranty ran out.

3 weeks after that I got the 3 red lights just a while before they announced that they were extending the warranty to 3 years smashfreakB.gif

(I went out and brought a core package as a stop gap until the elite was released)

So therefore as far as MS are concerned my 360 is modded so no free repairs frown.gif

Keep meaning to send the busted one away to Scotland to get repaired but haven't got around to it yet slap.gif

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I wonder if there is some European legislation on warranties/modifications, i.e. the mod you performed (case swap) has no bearing on the fault that MS have offered the extended warranty on, so they should still fix it free.

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Not my Elite no

But....

My original 360 was.

I changed the whole case to a black one 3 days after the original 1 year warranty ran out.

3 weeks after that I got the 3 red lights just a while before they announced that they were extending the warranty to 3 years smashfreakB.gif

(I went out and brought a core package as a stop gap until the elite was released)

So therefore as far as MS are concerned my 360 is modded so no free repairs frown.gif

Keep meaning to send the busted one away to Scotland to get repaired but haven't got around to it yet slap.gif

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I am on my 3rd repair with th guys in scotland ...

Just about to arrange another pickup

£11.90 chester post, who use parcel force

http://www.chesterpost.com/

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