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    bazboyz's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    here joe take a look @ theese up and coming xbox 360s :D [url]http://www.xbox.com/en-US/community/promotions/2008/spring/[/url]
    Posted 04-01-2008 at 06:17 PM by bazboyz bazboyz is offline
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    Usurper's Avatar

    Well, that didn't work.

    Sorry dude. :(
    Posted 03-30-2008 at 04:45 PM by Usurper Usurper is offline
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    JobivanHiob's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    you really have no luck Joe.
    I can feel what you must feel. Tech that doens't work as it is supposed to be is just horrible.
    hopefully my ps3 still works in 4 years. the recent rumor that the 40 GB PS3's have a failure rate of 40% shocked me. But I guess thats a lie. 40% is incredible high.
    So good luck this time with your repaired 360. :)
    Posted 03-28-2008 at 04:27 PM by JobivanHiob JobivanHiob is offline
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    SHIT! Mother PUSS BUCKET!

    The is the old tech. I figured out a way to tell after hearing from someone at Microsoft. I see copper tubing inside, which is the dead giveaway. The newer footprints don't have that.

    So the countdown begins as to when this one will have to go back for repair. Sigh.

    There is the possibility that it's been upgraded somewhat - I know some of the latter original footprints had more heat sinks in there, and other things in an attempt to keep things cool. So hopefully it's not a "true" original.
    Posted 03-28-2008 at 03:43 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
    Updated 03-28-2008 at 03:52 PM by Joe Siegler
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    I decided to Google for the part number, which is B4K-00001.

    This shows up on Google as a core system. So OK, it's officially a core, which explains why there's no HDMI port (which is OK with me, don't need it now).

    But the question remains - what's inside. I cannot fathom why they'd still be putting out the original footprint from 2005 & 2006 with a manufacture date of March 2008.

    The search continues.
    Posted 03-28-2008 at 03:33 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    http://forums.xbox.com/15804553/ShowPost.aspx

    A post with pictures, but good Lord, they're blurry. Not sure how I'm supposed to tell anything with that.
    Posted 03-28-2008 at 03:26 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    Thought of something else. Technically my original and second 360's were Core units. They had the white drive cover (which I liked better than the silver one on the Pro).

    Anyway, the one I got back is also white like that. If you go to the Xbox hardware comparison page, the Arcade has a white cover, and the Elite & Pro units have the silver one.

    So what I got sent fits none of the descriptions of the three available hardware sku's that Microsoft sells now. This has to be something for repair only. It would appear this is what they used to sell as the "Core". When they dropped that and went with the "Arcade" nomenclature for their low end unit, they added an HDMI port which I don't have.
    Posted 03-28-2008 at 01:50 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
    Updated 03-28-2008 at 01:59 PM by Joe Siegler
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIb

    OK, the Xbox 360 Arcade units (the replacement for the Core) also have HDMI ports. So I don't have an arcade box, since mine has a manufacture date of this month, yet no HDMI port, it would appear they're still making them without the HDMI port, if at least for no other reason than to fulfill these red ring repairs.

    The Pro/Regular and the Elite both have HDMI ports too, so all three new hardware sku's have HDMI ports when you buy them new. This one does not, yet has a manufacture date of three weeks ago. So that's kind of odd. Makes me think even more so that what I received was something manufactured just for repair replacements.
    Posted 03-28-2008 at 01:46 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
    Updated 03-28-2008 at 01:48 PM by Joe Siegler
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    Qbix's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    well they take too long to repair you know where to go with
    the 3D Realms gang ;)
    Posted 03-20-2008 at 11:50 PM by Qbix Qbix is offline
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    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    *Joe enters*
    Joe: I'm here to drop off my 360.
    Dude at desk: Your not the UPS delivery boy.
    Joe: And your not Bill Gates.
    Posted 03-20-2008 at 01:20 PM by evanazzo evanazzo is offline
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    ADM's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    I say you just drive down there and pay them a visit anyway with the box ;)
    Posted 03-20-2008 at 10:56 AM by ADM ADM is offline
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    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    Perfect scenario.
    Would to drop it off and get a replacement on the way out.

    However i got the same console back i shipped out.(same number)
    Unless they swapped shells.
    Posted 03-20-2008 at 09:05 AM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    It got worse when I googled this morning for the address on the shipping label. It's 8.2 miles from 3DR HQ. DAMMIT! I can get it there faster!
    Posted 03-20-2008 at 08:10 AM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
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    Steve's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    [quote]Although the temptation was there to drive over and say who I was.[/quote]
    You should have ;)
    Posted 03-20-2008 at 12:34 AM by Steve Steve is offline
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    Joe Siegler's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    Believe me, I thought about it. I considered driving there. But I suspect if Microsoft never sees a delivery via UPS they'll think something is wrong, and I don't want to screw it up.

    Although the temptation was there to drive over and say who I was.
    Posted 03-19-2008 at 08:48 PM by Joe Siegler Joe Siegler is offline
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    My Xbox 360 Died Part IIa

    You can always drive over and deliver those pictures
    Posted 03-19-2008 at 08:33 PM by evanazzo evanazzo is offline
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    Steve's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part II

    Well, I've had TWO die on me as well. It's a real bitch :o I have the elite and it hasn't given me any problems...

    Yet :eek:
    Posted 03-18-2008 at 08:32 PM by Steve Steve is offline
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    Llama Gibbz's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part II

    The "one ring" image gave me a good chuckle.:D
    Posted 03-17-2008 at 06:35 AM by Llama Gibbz Llama Gibbz is offline
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    bobthefish's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part II

    [quote] Let me be more clear. Very few good games *I* like. I have three games for my PS3. Two of them were downloaded from the Playstation Store.

    And the one "real" game I have just came out a week and a half ago. Mine came with Motorstorm. Sold it. [/quote]

    well, if your farmilliar with the playstation store, i suggest you go get the free gt: hd concept game. i quite enjoyed that, and it cant hurt, cause its free. (its under downloadible games>racing. i think its the last page, but im not sure.)
    also, i dont tend to like adventure games, but uncharted blew me away.

    and yeah, i got that same ps3 pack. the 80gb that comes with motarstorm. i didnt much like it either. one of my favorite things about the 80gb is that EVERY ps1 and ps2 game works with it. (in theroy, tho i have not come accross one ps1 game or ps2 game that doesnt work, and i have about 50 ps2 games, and 60 ps1 games)
    Posted 03-16-2008 at 04:10 PM by bobthefish bobthefish is offline
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    Kalki's Avatar

    My Xbox 360 Died Part II

    [IMG]http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/1212/360redringlotrmj3.jpg[/IMG]
    Posted 03-16-2008 at 02:09 PM by Kalki Kalki is offline

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