Xbox 360

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  1. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I've killed yet another XBOX. Admittedly I'm a little of zealous with my methods at dealing with the deaths, I can't be bothered trying to get somewhere with customer support so I make the kills count. That makes two for me, From the people I know they've had various numbers of boxes die over the years, one of them had Seven die in total.

    Anyhow the problem I'm having is that the actual problem was a 5 minute fix with a bit of glue. The Hitachi DVD drive has a small donut shaped magnetic metal piece that's suppose to align the top spindle with the centre of the moving spindle. Unfortunately for some reason the metal just got sucked right out of the moving spindle due to it's magnetic power and stuck to the top spindle, I had to crack open the case to fix this problem (and of course open up the DVD drive)

    The problem is now down to Microsoft's DRM methods of controlling the drive with the overall hardware, it no longer believes the drive (or XBOX in general) to be a true XBOX 360 so gives me some tall tale about 'Playing the disc in an XBOX 360'.

    Admittedly it's interesting to see that it doesn't have the three lights of death and can still play DVD's, unfortunately though it now has it's "Emperor's New cloths" on which basically mean it's no longer got a case, it's stripped bare.

    I admittedly Felt very near to flinging it against the nearest hard place for a destructive ends to yet another box, however I'm putting it off just in case I can resolve the problem. Anyhow I think I'm going to be back to PC gaming and Modification at least for the most part they are easier to fix and you can DIY all you like.
     
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  3. original sine Registered Senior Member

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    I have a problem with my XBOX 360 reading discs as well. It plays CDs and DVDs without fail but when it comes to XBOX 360 discs, it always comes up with that message "to play this disc please put it in an XBOX 360 console". Sounds similar to your situation... I am now on my second XBOX 360 after getting a 30% discount on a core package. I still have the old console with the disc drive problem and I would like to fix it if possible.
     
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  5. madanthonywayne Morning in America Staff Member

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    I bought my360 the day they came out. It's worked fine until about a month ago. Then the hard drive stopped working. I called microsoft, they sent me a box, I mailed in the XBOX, they fixed it, and mailed it back. It took about 2 weeks and didn't cost me a thing.
     
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  7. Tnerb Banned Banned

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    It's a shame though that the x box does this.

    Mine is now broken, and I must go through this trouble. Do they plan on ever actually fixing this?
     
  8. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    and this is why i have a ps3 100 dollars more yet it doesn't brake down
     
  9. Nickelodeon Banned Banned

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    Wii is fun.
     
  10. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    What a joke. Cheapass. I'm gonna pass on all the consoles this time around. We'll see if the xbox 720 or whatthehellever doesn't have a 50/50 kill ratio or they wise up and put an HD player in it from the start.
     
  11. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    I was going to do the same thing, but Mass Effect came out and sucked me in.

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  12. nietzschefan Thread Killer Valued Senior Member

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    I'm from Edmonton and now hate Bioware. In the MS back pocket. 360 exclusive - fuck them.
     
  13. Non-Logical-Idea-Guy Fat people can't smile. Registered Senior Member

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    ive had 360 yr and half nothing has gone wrong for me

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    guess i'm just lucky >.>
     
  14. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff, what's the connection between you being from Edmonton and Bioware?

    (Even if you don't want to give them any money, you should find a pal and borrow a 360 and Mass Effect, if you're into that kind of game. It's fucking fantastic!)
     
  15. Learned Hand Registered Senior Member

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    My brother had the meltdown problem with his 360. He also sent it in for a 2 week turnaround at the XBOX fix it shop with no charge (including postage).
     
  16. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    so....i shouldnt have bought my son a xbox 360 elite for christmas! ?
     
  17. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I managed to fix the error, I ripped the cables from my old broken one and used them to replace the other. It turns out I must of damaged one of the cables on removing the drive, so it's possible that just replacing the cables could fix the problem.
     
  18. Stryder Keeper of "good" ideas. Valued Senior Member

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    I think the XBOX 360 Elite is using different manufacturers or at least Quality Assurance. Since the failures with the first batches of XBOX 360, I'm sure they've tried to make sure that the quality is greater in the Elites. I could be wrong, but I think they would of learnt by now.
     
  19. pjdude1219 screw watergate i want to know about zaragate Valued Senior Member

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    do you really want to trust a company that put a product with a 30% failure rate on the market
     
  20. §outh§tar is feeling caustic Registered Senior Member

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    How is anyone able to afford two xboxes? Much less 7?
     
  21. ashura the Old Right Registered Senior Member

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    Ski mask, gloves, and a getaway vehicle.
     
  22. (Q) Encephaloid Martini Valued Senior Member

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    You might get lucky, but you better make sure you've got ample fire insurance.

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  23. lucifers angel same shit, differant day!! Registered Senior Member

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    oh yes,it is so insured its unbeliveable, theft, damage, water damage, it is even insured against the cats peeing on it, and if my younger child wants to put a jam sandwhich in the draw its also insured against that
     
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