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XBox 360 Our XBox 360 seems to need repair. Does Best Buy fix them?

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  • Elizabeth101 Apr 28, 2008

    does best buy fix xbox consoles?

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Hi Elizabeth 101,

Regrettably Best Buy™ stores do not actually process repairs on video game hardware.

If you are under your manufature's warranty through Microsoft you could contact 800-4MY-XBOX (800-469-9269) and they should be able to assist you.

Cordially,
Jon
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Posted on Apr 28, 2008

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