Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by Sack of Chisels, Feb 14, 2008.
Bullshit! I'm on number four in less then a year, and I don't play a lot either.
i heard closer to 30%
Which means it's closer to 60%.
naaa I dont think that high... 30% is a ridiculous number for hardware failures.
I mean there is a reason the 360 has a 3 and a half year warranty
PERHAPS MORE THAN THAT.
Seriously, that figure is bullshit. 16%? Fucking hardly. The failure rate is at LEAST 30%, with it really being more likely around 35% or so.
The 360's big advantages are game library and online community. If the PS3 could fix those things, it would be dominating the field.
Unlucky lottery or sucks to be you?
I've had mine a year and a half with no problem.
def sucks to be you... same thing with every third person.. sucks to be the 30%
My bro had had his a year and a half and besides the constant disc read errors no red ring, yet I know almost 10 people personally who have had to send their 360's in for service in the last two years, some multiple times
Nope, got the extended replacement plan with BB and fifty bucks on a gift card last time.
only thing extended warranty is good for is getting it back right away.. microsoft offers 3 years for free but it takes a while sometimes to get the unit back
The problem is making them in China. South Korean is so much more experienced in electronics, they should have worked with them instead. They probably would have had significantly less failures.
16% failure on ANY mass marketed electronics equipment is unacceptable.
Which is ridiculous. Maybe 30% in the first run, but each generation has got better and you'd be hard pressed to find a machine break that's been purchased in the last year.
Check your power block, if it's 203w chances are your system won't have a problem ever.
Mine is -- and I have not had a problem in a year of ownership.
there is more than one person on this board who has had problems since this xmas.
Actually, you want one with a 175w power brick. Only consoles made september or later have a possibility of containing the falcon chipset. However, there are reports of falcons running on a 203w brick, so the inductor test is the only surefire way to tell.
The older xenon and zephyr chipsets CANNOT run on a 175w brick.
Im glad I just bought mine a month ago, so hopefully I wont have any problems.
Plus the newly added HDMI port is nice.
That number is a crock of shit. Everyone I know who has a 360 has had the red rings of death, 3/4 of them multiple times.
I got mine on Christmas, manufacture date 10/26/07, and it shit on me after three weeks (Saturday will be one month, still waiting for the POS to get back from Microsoft). I should have known something would go wrong with a system that sounds like a goddam vacuum cleaner when its on.
Buy hey, this is Microsoft, they are notorious for this type of shit. If this was some small company they would have been out of business years ago.
If you are deciding between a 360 and a PS3, just go with Sony, eventually they will catch up with the 360's game output, and you won't have to worry about the fucking thing dying. I've only played the PS3 once online, but from what I've seen, aside from aesthetics, its the same experience, and its free.
So there are periphial incompatibilities within the same generation? Ho do you know if your box absolutely needs the 203w?
My 360's is atleast 3 years old haven't had any problems with it yet... I won't be surprised if the p.o.s doesn't work in a few hours when I go online to play.
My 360 is at the repair center right now...it lasted a year and 2 weeks before it took a shit...but I believe its at least 30% failure rate.
its way over 16%, i am also on my fourth console. i do use it daily but not enough that i should die all the time.
I'm sure the 360 will ship with whichever brick you need. They may have just had a surplus supply of the older bricks, which is why they are putting them in with the newer consoles. There is a tab on the older power supply plugs that isn't on the new ones that prohibits you for even plugging in an incompatible brick into the console, so don't worry about causing any damage.
Also, I encourage everyone to get a warranty at whichever store you get your 360. Microsofts repairs are awful. The reason you see people with 4 or 5 RRoDs is because you get a refurb. Someone else's broken console. Very rarely will you get your own console back, but MS does this to save time, at the expense of good craftsmanship.