The Xbox 360 'Red Ring of Death' Apology Manual

The MinusWorld writes:

"Ah, the ill-fated Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death, how we fear thy ways. After all, with a 16% failure rate, it could happen to anyone. For some of us, it already has. Multiple times. And as much as we love spending a half hour coaxing Microsoft's customer service into sending us a "coffin" (the sad cardboard box used to mail back your deceased console) only to receive yet another broken replacement, sometimes its easier to just give up. Well then, the least that Microsoft could do is give us a few ideas of what to do with this giant, expired paperweight of failure. That's why we propose the official Red Ring of Death Apology Manual, printed and paid for by Microsoft themselves, of course. Besides, what else are you gonna do with the damn thing?"

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Shaka2K63781d ago

New lows? just like shamesofts gaming division.

Excalibur3781d ago

Has been fix.
Get over it and move on.

Breakfast3781d ago

...until it breaks again.

zo6_lover273781d ago

No it hasn't, its just less likely to happen.

Aclay3781d ago

You wish the RROD problem was fixed.

SL1M DADDY3780d ago

Has not gotten the famed RROD... instead, it has been giving me the disc read error. Yay for MS and their warranty on the RROD and not all of the other issue the crap-box 360 has. Great games but hear me folks, the console hardware is the worst I have ever seen and since I have been gaming since 1981, I can speak with all honesty.

IdleLeeSiuLung3780d ago

Wow Excalibur got 41 disagrees and zero agrees! I think the RROD problem is largely gone. I bought one last November and haven't had one issue and believe me I use it a lot.

I'm going to give you one agree....

Spread Butt Cheeks3780d ago

no....this site is just riddled with the sony defense force. since you guys have no games to play you stay on here all day and defend a poor purchase decision. :(

Infernus3780d ago

So it's 16% now?

lol does anyone honestly know what the failure rate is? It was 30% before, then 60%, now 16%, it could be 50% for all we know guys...

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morganfell3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )

Ha ha, that world's saddest kite had me laughing may ass off. And no, the problem hasn't been fixed until every single defective design has been removed from circulation. Considering that over half the 360's still sport the original design that isn't happening soon. Wait until this fall when the first of the 3 year warranties begin to expire. There will be some mad people this coming season. All in time for the busiest part of the gaming year. Ouch.

juuken3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )


*falls over laughing*

Pray for my brother guys. He has the regular XBox 360 and I would hate to see how pissed off he gets if he gets the dreaded RROD. O.o

Lol, @ the disagrees.

morganfell3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )

I had 3 so far. The second was the refurb and right out of the box I plugged it up and it was dead. My 4th 360, a HALO edition has hard locked on me twice in the past month or so. I had to unplug it to shut it off.

There are two kinds of 360 owners in this world. Those that have had a RROD and those that are going to have a RROD.

Chubear3781d ago

LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please, please can I use that one line? That was priceless.

juuken3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )

Oh damn morgan, how did you live?! How did you survive?!
Lmao, and I agree. That line was priceless.

uxo223781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )

"I had 3 so far...My 4th 360, a HALO edition...

Wait, I thought you said you had three so far. Yet your fourth was a halo edition.

Perhaps you meant you had 3 RROD's so far and not 360s?

Funny, this subject always seems to be a crowd pleaser for the PS3 fan.

morganfell3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )

Juuken's subject was the dreaded RROD and not 360s, therefore I am grammatically correct. I said I have had 3 so far - as in 3 RRODs. Then I clearly state "My 4th 360, a HALO edition..." There was a period before "My" That does have a meaning in grammar. Pretty simple to grasp really.

But an attempt at correction - where none was needed - wasn't your goal now was it. With that I am out of this side of the thread.

RecSpec3781d ago (Edited 3781d ago )

Never mind

uxo223780d ago (Edited 3780d ago )

Noted. But not buying it.

dantesparda3780d ago

Im on my 4th 360, 1st one died from freezing up, and next two red ringed, and the the 3rd one was a falcon. And anybody who thinks that 360's problems are over, is a complete and utter idiot, or a super blind fanboy.

And why is it that the 360 fanboys on this site always have way more bubbles than the PS3 ones? It seems to me that the 360 fanboys like to take away the PS3 fanboys bubbles, its like they want to just shut them up, so they cant be heard, whereas the PS3 fanboys tend to just hit the disagree more, but still will leave you your bubbles.

Take note of how the 360 fanboys always have way more bubbles. Something is going on there.

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