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Old 11-22-2005, 08:58 PM   #1
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Xbox 360 Defective Launch Systems Common

Over at the official Xbox forums lots of people are writing in about their systems locking up every 10 to 15 minutes or a 3 red light error.

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My 360 crashes 15-20 minutes into gameplay or a dvd.Complete system lock up. Have to turn off the system and power it back on, only to have it happen 15-20 minutes later....

on hold w/ customer service waiting to speak to someone for about 45minutes now.

::UPDATE::

According to the Jason/Jacob (forgot Customer Service Rep's name), i was one of the first ppl to report the issue. Spoke with Tier 2 support and only way for them to trouble shoot the problem would be for them to look at the system psyhically.

got the extended warranty from EB but no one has them in stock, and i'd have to wait till they finished pre-orders to get mine.

so to wrap this post up

Microsoft is sending a prepaid box for me to ship the unit out. They'll Fix or Replace the system for free. Dont have to pay a single cent, just be without the system for roughly a week or two =\
I personally suffered this problem with my premium system, and my gamestop told me of the 4 systems they sold 3 were defective (2 with the lock-up problem, 1 won't even boot it just turns on and sits). They haven't heard from the fourth person, but they were going to call and ask him just to see if his was ok.

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Old 11-22-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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Heh, I could be wrong, but that sounds like an overheating issue to me.

I know that the display Xbox at a local WalMart doesn't work anymore. Hasn't for over a week now. I was there when the guy turned it on just to have it flash red. He looked around puzzled.... messed with the tv.... look at the Xbox again. Unplugged all of it's cords... plugged it back in. Tried again. Red flashing lights. He finally just shut it off and left it.
I've been there 3 or 4 times since then and it hasn't been on again since. I can only assume it's borked.

It'll be pretty funny if this is common occurance, heh. Sucks for the people who bought it though, if that turns out to be true.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:05 PM   #3
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haha, not up to snuff?
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:06 PM   #4
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I'm not surprised in the slightest, most systems these days have a shakey launch. But that said, I'm glad I haven't picked one up yet.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:06 PM   #5
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MS just had to fuck up the launch some how didn't they.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:07 PM   #6
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MS just had to fuck up the launch some how didn't they.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:07 PM   #7
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3 out of 4? OUCH.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:08 PM   #8
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Savok, I've always wondered were you offended by The Simpsons episode where they went to austrailia?
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:15 PM   #9
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I'm not surprised in the slightest, most systems these days have a shakey launch. But that said, I'm glad I haven't picked one up yet.
exactly, which is why i don't understand the mad rush to get the first run. I've been burnt too may times in the past. I'll wait...
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:17 PM   #10
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Ouch...

3 out of 4 unconfirmed issues from a single Gamestop...

that's anecdotal damnation.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:18 PM   #11
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MS just had to fuck up the launch some how didn't they.
You know, it's not just that they fucked up, it's that this is the second time.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:18 PM   #12
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Whenever Simpsons go somewhere overseas, it's the same parody everytime, the ignorant American sitcom family (along with the writers) going someplace they have no idea about, the show is designed to be as offensive as possible without being too obvious or too adult about it.

Put simply, it was a great episode, any Australia who gets offended by it isn't really Australian, they were just born here. Insults to show affection are an art form here. English ep was even worse though, crashing into the Queen was just so completely wrong it was hilarious.

Speaking of Australia, vindication brothers, we won't be seeing any shitty defective 360s here, should be fixed by our launch. Then again it's just as likely MS will dump the defective European units on us.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:19 PM   #13
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:26 PM   #14
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MS just had to fuck up the launch some how didn't they.
Savok, I'm sure you'll be pleased to see the lack of HD support on Australian Xbox360 too!


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I think this issue has more to do with people not properly allowing their consoles room to breathe -- X360 isn't going to fit in a cramped space like old consoles did (I don't think any of the consoles coming forth will be as forgiving heat wise, especially in the first revisions, as the previous generations). The rear fans are supposed to have a full 6+ inches of uninhibited airflow behind them, and I don't suppose it should be sitting on anything generating heat either (or having anything on top of it).

I just find it a bit hard to believe that this many consoles are actually faulty (I'm sure some are, because theres always going to be a few damaged ones that slip through the cracks).

I certainly wouldn't take a few forum goers rantings as any sort of measurement for how many are fucked boxes.

I'll admit though, it does make me chuckle and be glad I was a few people too late in the line I was in.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:32 PM   #15
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Aussies will be seeing the 360 in march.

So much for the worldwide release.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:32 PM   #16
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Someone is going to die for this.

And heat, in Australia? Hah, we're fucking screwed.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:33 PM   #17
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Whenever Simpsons go somewhere overseas, it's the same parody everytime, the ignorant American sitcom family (along with the writers) going someplace they have no idea about, the show is designed to be as offensive as possible without being too obvious or too adult about it.

Put simply, it was a great episode, any Australia who gets offended by it isn't really Australian, they were just born here. Insults to show affection are an art form here. English ep was even worse though, crashing into the Queen was just so completely wrong it was hilarious.

Speaking of Australia, vindication brothers, we won't be seeing any shitty defective 360s here, should be fixed by our launch. Then again it's just as likely MS will dump the defective European units on us.
Too bad The Simpsons went way downhill after Futurama (all the talent from the simpsons went to Futurama when it came out).
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Whenever Simpsons go somewhere overseas, it's the same parody everytime, the ignorant American sitcom family (along with the writers) going someplace they have no idea about, the show is designed to be as offensive as possible without being too obvious or too adult about it.
Damn straight.
200-odd episodes poking fun at America, and we should be upset by the one poking fun at us?
Pfft.

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Speaking of Australia, vindication brothers, we won't be seeing any shitty defective 360s here, should be fixed by our launch. Then again it's just as likely MS will dump the defective European units on us.
There are advantages to being ignored, this is true.
But we're also paying $650 or $500 for the fucking thing, so defective shouldn't exist.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:45 PM   #19
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Played it a little,and it crashed, played little more, and hated it....selling it...waiting for ps3, revolution...atleast those wont be a ".5" upgrade.
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Played it a little,and it crashed, played little more, and hated it....selling it...waiting for ps3, revolution...atleast those wont be a ".5" upgrade.
Yes, because a Sony product will be SOOO much more stable, and the ps3 will be just SOOO much more powerfull.
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