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Bad Xbox 360s

I have now gone thru 8 (yea, eight) Xbox 360s fixed by Encore Services. True, they replace them no charge, but its been 6 months of total aggrevation. How can a company claim to be the worlds leading repair service keep shipping out junk. Two of the machines came out of the box with ROD and all the rest lasted less than two weeks. They are no bargain either. They cut 70 buck off the pice of a new one. (shoulda just saved a few more bucks, hind sight is 20-20) So, will the xbox problem ever REALLY be fixed???? Why is this ROD a continuing problem I have yet to meet anyone not touched by the failure of a 360.

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It's my understanding that the ROD was more common with the very first Xbox. It looks like they have a better cooling system.
I have one the old one and, I guess i'm just very lucky as my Xbox is doing just fine after all these years...

If you care to try to fix it yourself, you can check out this site:
http://xboxfamily.com/us/index.php/FAQs/How-to-fix-your-360-s-Ring-of-Death-FAQ.html

Good luck :)

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The new cpu die on the 360's help it run a lot cooler but the real problem is the gpu die which is not scheduled to change until next year. You could try adding a shim and screw replace the xbraces/stand-offs.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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