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PostSubject: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 3:08 pm

hello all, im hoping im posting in the right place.

Welp ill make this short, 2 christmas's ago i was given the holy grail which is the Xbox 360 =D.

but not any kind of xbox 360's, a halo 3 xbox 360!!! special edition!

now flash forward 2 years.

Got the e74 error )=. my warranty no longer covers e74's at all and i cant coax microsoft support to wave the 100 dollar repair fee.

And honestly, even if i had the 100 bucks to send it in i wouldnt. I know all microsoft does is send a refurbished xbox360 back. i dont know about you... but i love my green halo 3 xbox, and i wouldnt trade it in for nothing.... however, if the 100 buck fee was waved i would have no problem sending it back lol.

but for now, no. i heard of temporary fixes like the towel trick and such that im looking into right now.

i know, i know... the towel trick is completely stupid. but whats the worst can happen? i guess if im not careful i could start a fire...lol. Other than that, worst case scenario, my xbox 360 gets the red rings of death which IS covered by my warranty.

Ugh... im so pissed, feedback would be grately appreciated.

Edit:
btw, this happened 2 days before assassins creed 2 came out )=
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 3:22 pm

at this point i would suggest doing the towel trick and if it doesn't work just do it until it RRoD.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySun Nov 15, 2009 4:07 pm

CannibalShinobi wrote:
at this point i would suggest doing the towel trick and if it doesn't work just do it until it RRoD.

Yep thats what i plan on doing. its baking in its own stew as we speak. (=
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySun Nov 22, 2009 10:20 pm

I think you should get a 60GB model or 120GB model brand new and get the in store extended warranty. Its more expensive but is a good idea if you look at it in the long run.

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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 12:01 am

CannibalShinobi wrote:
at this point i would suggest doing the towel trick and if it doesn't work just do it until it RRoD.

Don't do it, bad idea. You'll probably just break it worse.

You have two options, buy a replacement and swap the case or send it it for repairs. I'd go with the latter becuase it's cheap and MS will send you replacement of the same model/case or repair your actual unit.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 12:23 pm

dreadraptor85 wrote:
I think you should get a 60GB model or 120GB model brand new and get the in store extended warranty. Its more expensive but is a good idea if you look at it in the long run.

study


Ithought MS provide 3 years warranty? Or is it just for RROD?
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon Nov 23, 2009 1:16 pm

pspvampire wrote:
dreadraptor85 wrote:
I think you should get a 60GB model or 120GB model brand new and get the in store extended warranty. Its more expensive but is a good idea if you look at it in the long run.

study


Ithought MS provide 3 years warranty? Or is it just for RROD?

yes its just for rrod. and do not do the towel trick it just fucks it up more BUT when i did it and sent it off they couldnt repair it and sent me a brand new one lol.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyTue Nov 24, 2009 1:41 am

if you dosend it to MS from RRoD they will send you a refrubed halo 3 edition console... i know a few people who perpously sent theres in to get a updated one... dont worry it'll stay green
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyTue Nov 24, 2009 4:08 pm

pspvampire wrote:
dreadraptor85 wrote:
I think you should get a 60GB model or 120GB model brand new and get the in store extended warranty. Its more expensive but is a good idea if you look at it in the long run.

study


Ithought MS provide 3 years warranty? Or is it just for RROD?

I'm talking about buying an extended in store warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyFri Nov 27, 2009 12:47 am

the error happened to me today. the towel trick works just do it a specific way.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyFri Nov 27, 2009 1:53 am

e 74 is under the warranty for three years believe me.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyFri Nov 27, 2009 8:38 am

Theres one thing you could do, but the warranty on the new one will also be "kaput".

The halo version is just a "mock-up" simply switch skins with the new one you buy, preferably an arcade, since they are cheaper.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyFri Nov 27, 2009 8:46 am

the RPG guy wrote:
the error happened to me today. the towel trick works just do it a specific way.

Its only a temporaly fix.In a week or so you should get the error again.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySun Nov 29, 2009 12:54 am

Arbiteris wrote:
the RPG guy wrote:
the error happened to me today. the towel trick works just do it a specific way.

Its only a temporaly fix.In a week or so you should get the error again.
your right...Q__Q
you think after...what 4 years? that the couldnt fix this stuff!!!
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyWed Dec 30, 2009 2:35 am

A brand new jasper unit (like my new one that replaced my broken xbox will be great for you.) Alot more eficient (yes I know I spelled that wrong) but it lasts longer and mine broke 4 damn days from being 2 years with me... Working
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon Feb 08, 2010 12:43 pm

The towel trick makes things worse in essence, you end up ruining the board, the damage is irreversible.

The heat you trap inside allows the board to flex, but that is the problem in the first place!

Some people spread this misconception around that the 'heat' made by overheating the 360 (2 red lights) melts the solder into place, that is garbage, let me show you guys some time how hot the no lead solder needs to get to actually melt, we are speaking over 600 degrees Celsius lol. The 360 itself hits around 90-100 degrees Celsius if not mistaken before it gets the 2 red lights, nowhere near the amount needed!

If you want to fix a 360; Low-residue rosin based flux, reflow, x-clamp mod.
The flux not only helps the solder balls flow and reform it also dries hard around the joints protecting and strengthening the bonds. This increases the chances of the reflow fixing any issue and also helps the repair last longer.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon May 03, 2010 4:48 pm

Sell your current 360 (console only) for $35-$60 on eBay, and buy an Arcade.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon May 03, 2010 4:54 pm

Zombl337 wrote:
Sell your current 360 (console only) for $35-$60 on eBay, and buy an Arcade.
u could do that, but is that fair to the one who buys it
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyThu May 06, 2010 12:06 pm

lol at the title
thats what she said?
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySat May 08, 2010 5:00 am

joe11 wrote:
Zombl337 wrote:
Sell your current 360 (console only) for $35-$60 on eBay, and buy an Arcade.
u could do that, but is that fair to the one who buys it
yes... he can say it is broken but can be used as a prop in moviemaking for example
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySat May 08, 2010 10:46 am

Madtoker wrote:
lol at the title
thats what she said?

ROFL!

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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptySun May 09, 2010 8:06 pm

joe11 wrote:
Zombl337 wrote:
Sell your current 360 (console only) for $35-$60 on eBay, and buy an Arcade.
u could do that, but is that fair to the one who buys it

Last I checked you can sell it but you have to say it is broken.
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PostSubject: Re: im in a bad position   im in a bad position EmptyMon May 10, 2010 1:50 pm

Ezekiel 703 wrote:
joe11 wrote:
Zombl337 wrote:
Sell your current 360 (console only) for $35-$60 on eBay, and buy an Arcade.
u could do that, but is that fair to the one who buys it

Last I checked you can sell it but you have to say it is broken.
and it can still be used as a prop....
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