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#1 PS750-X on 7 years ago

My 360's power brick has a red light, and now the system wont turn on. I've only had the system for 6 months, and I'm already having to replace the power supply? I'm not even a hardcore gamer, so there's no way this thing overheated. I have to pay shipping to send my adapter to Microsoft, and wait until they replace it. Nice product, Microsoft! With PS3's blu-ray capabilities, free online gaming, and far less issues, my opinion now shifts from indifferent to PS3 > 360. Stay classy, San Diego.

#2 Mesoian on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=PS750-X;4414814]My 360's power brick has a red light, and now the system wont turn on. I've only had the system for 6 months, and I'm already having to replace the power supply? I'm not even a hardcore gamer, so there's no way this thing overheated. I have to pay shipping to send my adapter to Microsoft, and wait until they replace it. Nice product, Microsoft! With PS3's blu-ray capabilities, free online gaming, and far less issues, my opinion now shifts from indifferent to PS3 > 360. Stay classy, San Diego.[/QUOTE]

Kay. Meanwhile, you could have just defused the powerbrick. Even if the brick itself was bad, you could have just bought another one for 15 bucks on amazon. Hell, most of the time when this happens, it's simply because the fuse on the line it's connected to tripped and it's just stick in that safety mode.

Sometimes you just gotta weight the solutions.

#3 Zweihander on 7 years ago

Viral post is viral.

#4 sicdedman on 7 years ago

I Have had my Xbox 360 for 6 years and just recently It got the (Red Ring) which is what you have. Mine got it as soon as i tried to play a DVD in it.... Interesting huh?

but it is a easy fix that would only cost you around $5-10 and do it yourself. i did not do it myself i had my brothers friend do it for me while i was away at a con, but i got home and turned it on and works perfectly fine!

The First Xbox was known for their PowerCords to catch on Fire.
The 360 is KNOWN for the REDRING, sometimes it means the harddrive over heated, or sometimes its a chip that fried on the board inside. but all are fixable.

#5 Mesoian on 7 years ago

[QUOTE=sicdedman;4426952]I Have had my Xbox 360 for 6 years and just recently It got the (Red Ring) which is what you have. Mine got it as soon as i tried to play a DVD in it.... Interesting huh?

but it is a easy fix that would only cost you around $5-10 and do it yourself. i did not do it myself i had my brothers friend do it for me while i was away at a con, but i got home and turned it on and works perfectly fine!

The First Xbox was known for their PowerCords to catch on Fire.
The 360 is KNOWN for the REDRING, sometimes it means the harddrive over heated, or sometimes its a chip that fried on the board inside. but all are fixable.[/QUOTE]

This is actually not true, and this is coming from someone who used to bring 360's back from the dead. If your console has red ringed, you are running on borrowed time. The principle fix for the actual red ring is a temporary one and within 3 to 12 months, it will red ring again. Each time the fix is done, the time effected lessens.

My advice, if you have a red ringing 360 and managed to bring it back from the dead, sell it immediately and put the money towards one of the newer black 360's. The red ringing problem has been fixed on those consoles. But the old white ones are all problematic.

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