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Fuck. Red light on the Xbox

Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by ShooterMcGavin, Jul 12, 2007.

  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Well I didn't think this would ever happen to me, but it did.

    Flashing red light on the 360.

    I went to the website and none of the shit it told me to do worked, of course. And I know if I call them they will just tell me to do the same shit that the website told me to do, so it looks like I could:

    a) send it to Microsoft and wait 6 weeks for them to fucking repair it

    b) Just get a new one, since in the event that this happens again, it would probably be more expensive to keep repairing it.

    c) See if I can sell this and get an elite, that way I can use the HDMI cable instead of taking up room in the back of my TV.

    But, if there is a simple way to fix this, please, someone who has had this problem before, let me know.

    It's not the dreaded 3 flashing lights, mind you. It's just one. The one on the bottom right. And I get a system error message in like 800 different languages, as if some savage in the 3rd world could afford an Xbox.

    I'll search around Wackbag, but I know the most popular problem is with THREE flashing lights, which might be the same issue, who knows?
     
  2. krap

    krap complete tool

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    Do what I did and take it to wal mart and bitch like black people do.
     
  3. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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  4. Garyisajoke

    Garyisajoke I created FRED, fuckface. Show some respect.

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    good luck, bro

    wait, i got that when i noticed my copy of Gears was all fucked up. same screen, same light and everything. have you tried multiple games?
     
  5. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    It's called the red ring of DEATH. I'm on my third one (thankfully, I'm smaat and got the replacement plan) and it needs to be replaced. Good news is you can use your HDD with another unit.
     
  6. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    Took the disc out, actually. Still the same screen.

    Someone on paltalk told me to unplug the machine for a few hours. I'm trying that now.

    Thanks for the links Bogey
     
  7. SOS

    SOS ONA
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    Return it and wait the six weeks.
    Make sure you have all the paperwork to give and keep.
     
  8. Deadbent

    Deadbent You can go fuck.

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    it's only a matter of time for everyone.
     
  9. HumpX

    HumpX Character Assassin

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    I concur.

    I doubt you'll be waiting 6 weeks. I sent mine in about a month ago and I had it back in under 2 weeks. I give MS props cause they ask you a few simple questions after which they mail you a box and thats it.

    As far as paperwork goes they never asked me for any. You just need to copy down the serial number etc from the back of the box.

    It's been rumored that if you push a little they'll send you a new unit. Take that with a grain of salt but its worth a shot.
     
  10. Deadbent

    Deadbent You can go fuck.

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    I'm the ONLY person I know with a 360 that this hasn't happened to.

    Probably has something to do with the watercooling.

    On average, it's almost guaranteed to bust after 3 months of use.


    On a brighter note though, I'll agree with Humpie, MS is pretty good with their turnaround lately.
     
  11. Grem

    Grem Enjoying life one T-Cell at a time.

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    I have had the same 360 since launch, though that may be because I don't use it that much.
     
  12. thelord68

    thelord68 There's always time for lubricant

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    I had to send my nephew's xbox back. Took about two weeks round trip including the time for MS to send a shipping box. You're probably better off if they repair it or send a refurb unit, as opposed to a new-in-the-box unit. The repaired/refurbs are coming back with additional chip coolers which are not part of the factory manufacturing process.
     
  13. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

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    E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

    Wonder if buying new av cables would help?
     
  14. Garyisajoke

    Garyisajoke I created FRED, fuckface. Show some respect.

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    Ask Beeman99 about the fast turnaround...
     
  15. PDX909

    PDX909 Registered User

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    Microsoft are expecting 33% field failure of the XB360 And have agreed to extend the warranty period to 3 years and honor all out of warranty repairs related to the design fuck up... like someone said on this thread, if you pay for a repair locally keep the paperwork for re-imbursment.
     
  16. Bobobie

    Bobobie Registered User

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    Me either. I've spent a total of maybe an hour playing games on it. I just can't stand that damn controller. I've been mostly using it as a Media Extender to pipe HDTV from my media Center PC to my my big screen TV.
     
  17. Sct Ptersns Twn

    Sct Ptersns Twn Looking 4 a New 1st Mate

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    That settles it! I am going to Best Buy and purchasing my replacement warranty tomorrow!
     
  18. Beeman99

    Beeman99 Registered User

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    get it fixed by ms, it's free now, but you'll wait up to 5 weeks to get it back. I did.
     
  19. Aero 1

    Aero 1 Registered User

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    you live in the arctic next to eskimos stupid. stupid canada uses a delivery company with stupid dogs pushing it. you barely have a civilization up there, and you expect deliveries to get there in time? stupid.
     
  20. Slayback

    Slayback The Host has removed you from the game.

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    Do you have an Intercooler on the back of your box? I do and it gives me that one red light a lot. It has something to do with the cables but my always boots up on the second try. It's been doing it for 2-3 months. Typically if you jiggle the AV wire and make sure it's snug it comes back on.
     
  21. Sam_Adams

    Sam_Adams Banned

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    Xbox360 = piece of shit. Buy a PS3 and don't worry about red lights.
     
  22. Beeman99

    Beeman99 Registered User

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    when it comes to guns sir you know your shit.

    when it comes to consoles, you :greyalien:
     
  23. BlackNinja

    BlackNinja How'd your parents die?

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    enough with the fanboyism, just be loyal to good games you clowns
     
  24. LAX

    LAX [you]

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    I thought mine shit the bed for the 3rd time....But shooter I turned in on after a few days and it worked again...So good luck
     
  25. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    Don't get them riled up. You don't need any stalkers.
     

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