Poor guy. A blogger calling himself Saruman has been waiting for Microsoft to ship him a box for his broken XBox for 6 weeks. Just the box. So he can mail it in for repair.
It took only 3 days to get mine.
for posting such trash, its a blogger! who cares! i can make up stupid storys too and it doesdnt make it news!
Isn't Microsoft terrible? ONE person has had this dreadful problem and it's all doom and gloom. Shame on you Microsoft, you'll just have to give up on the 360 now. (note the sarcasm)
Putting a note about the sarcasm at the end of your sarcasm makes it slightly less effective to be honest. Just a friendly tip. (note the honesty)
I had the same as ccApp. (only took 3 days) I suppose some ppl are just really unlucky like this guy seems to be. Oh well maybe the box will show up soon lol
Is it just me or does it seem that almost everyone whose gotten a 360 at launch has had to send it back for one reason or another? It's a good thing i waited for mine which i got for free with six games. Waiting has definitely proved good for me because my 360 has only show the ring of death three times and after each one, it restarted and never really bricked. My ps3 on the other hasn't shown any problems yet, which is a good thing despite it being a launch console. But like i always say, you get what you paid for.
give it time chumpy.... the three rings of death is just the beginning
Lacarious, what do you mean its the beginning? You mean eventually mine will brick also? or do you mean something else? If thats the case, i hope it bricks while its under warranty. Good thing my ps3 is showing no signs of anything as bad.
Oh Gamr, you must hate MS real bad don't ya.
Everyone that I've heard about here had a 360 back in a few days to maximum of 2 weeks.
If you search hard enough, you'll always find an extreme problem.
You know the PS2 DVD drives were so bad that they gave up shortly after they were bought? That Sony let the consumers wait for months and still charged them?
That was a problem that was not noticed by one, but by many customers. Now try to find thousands of people with this problem. You can't, because it's an isolated case. Which the Sony problems certaintly aren't. Just wait untill the BR laser of your PS3 gaves up. Sony's drive lasers are known to brake down soonish
@ Kamakazi (below)
it seems that you with 3 bubbles aren't any different then me dude. I may say like I want. You sound more like a dictator then me. I only say Gamr must hate XBOX and he does. Only posting positive news about the PS3 and negative about the 360. Yup I don't like Sony for some very good reasons, so I hate PS. I don't mind to state that clearly
youre are worse than gamer. who are THE last person who should be dictating who hates what on this site.
^^ Tru ^^
To Kamakazi ---> Learn to speak english before posting on here you stupid arab!
Back on topic ---> Whats up with this?! ONE person has to wait 6 weeks and suddenly its huge news!? Sure 6 weeks is a long time, but this is 1 PERSON out of god knows how many. GaMr, please do me a favor and dont waste any more space on this site with pathetic news like this. You usually post some interesting stuff. But this? Errrrrm no.
"Oh Gamr, you must hate MS real bad don't ya. "
oh the level of hypocrisy that spews out of you is astonishing. You should talk Mart, you should talk.
And to that little racist hateful son-of-a-b!tch douchebag "Sparco", fvck you! you little sh!t head
for the record my 360 is still working like a champ, aside from 4 times it froze on me from me going a lil too fast with the menu button smashing.
for the record i have an old big ps2, with no failed dvd drive, only experienced a glitch twice.
both systems just needed a restart
i thought sony didn't make the drives, that it was liteon rebadged as sony/toshiba/whoever
who all here is ready and willing to line up to purchase the XBox 720???
Us gamers neva forget when we are clearly being screwed over time and time again.
lol i got mine in 2 days because i called them early in the morning and plus I live in Texas and the repair center is in CalAllen or McAllen, lol one of those two and got the box and got in 2 days later
Does nobody know that this stuff happens with damn near everything when you have to depend on some massive company to send you something via snail mail...like for instance if you contact say Rogers or Telus and they agree to send you a replacement Cell phone..some ppl only wait a few days or weeks and some end up waiting a month or longer so I wouldnt just come on here and try and trash Microsoft like they are the only company on the planet that has problems like this happen.
Oh well at least people are buying them. I do not know any one person who has not had at least one console issue from Atri all up to the PS3.
We do love getting on each others nerves around here.
I'm glad my 360 has held up how about the rest of you happy game buying XBOX 360 owners on N4G. PLAY GAMES BABY
Let the haters hate because we have millions of fellow happy owners.
...dont shoot the messenger dude. This is a pretty recent article. They get delivered to my inbox and I post them here. Every console is going to have its horror stories. The worse thing you can do as a consumer is ignore them. None of these consoles are perfect. Even though fanboyism would make it seem other wise. I see plenty of failure articles on all platforms. It does happen. Its just that the 360 tends to have more floating around of any of the 3 next gen consoles. muahahahahahahahahahahahahahah aha...... just kidding dude. Its news Lighten up read it learn from if you dont like it dont read it. But ignorance is bliss.
Isn't it awsome that every single broken 360 gets it's 15 minutes of fame.
This is not a news story. Maybe the guy states his address incorrectly.
I'm sorry, every person who approved this story really should lose thier contributor status. This is a joke.
Edit - The only thing you can do is report the story ? Can't you IM a Mod?
My xbox 360 is still working. I have 2 years of warranty. So, I can care less if it dies! What's the worst thing it can happen? I have to play on my PC (which is not getting love anymore) for a week?
My 360 can break every 6 months as long as the games keep comming and microsoft continue to repair/replace them for free. By the way, do you think it's on microsoft best interest for the consoles to brake when they have to fix them for free? Remember, microsoft is not the manufacturer, they buy the parts from vendors, it's not their fault if those vendors sell them bad parts, which is why they changed the drive more than once. That's the best they can do. at least they are trying to keep 360 owners happy by covering the cost of fixing them. Eventually all these issues will be addressed.
It's shady!!!!, it's the PS's pedigree snob mindset of PS fans and the collective malice driven spite that will always get out of hand no matter how many times they change this site. GaMr isn't fooling anybody.
Ofcourse MS clearly has more adults and people in general that don't think Sony's playstation is a way of life being threatend so you don't really see 360 fans digging up garbage and getting help from others to aprove sh*t that some fool dug up to make him/themselfs feel better about PS3.
Watch the quality of news post go out the window, WATCH!!!.
I could not agrre more.
This is a pathetic, lame attempt from a fanboy. It has gotten obvious guys we see right through this , we really no longer need news posts about a single broken console.
In closing Class Action Lawsuit against MS - News
Your buddies broken 360 - NOT NEWS !
please try to reply in english. it allows more people on this site to understand your point. Thanks.
Also, i dono, i honestly think some people are jus doin some stupid things again. I remember when everyone was complainin about ps2s failin, my one never did. psones, mine never did, and my psp better not cus then id have to fly back to australia to get it replaced(yes the sony warranty policy is brilliant)
I have an xbox360 since day 1 and never have had any problems with it. its weird. the only product ive ever had fail, was my 4g ipod, it was hardrive issue, and despite all the problems my friends have had with ipods, i had a new one sent to me later that week.
I was very impressed by apple to be honest.
I reported some news and appearently have caused a Stink in the 360 camp. Im a fanboy huh....lets look over my past posts... see how fanboy I am...
http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... http://n4g.com/NewsPending-... <--- Mega PS3 Flamebait even though that wasnt the point of the article people are just ignorant.
Now that may be a little uncessary but check out some of my past posts. If have no problem reporting somethin Anti-PS3 or Pro Microsoft. Again the bottom line is. You people dont want to hear that the Xbox360 is not perfect. Well news flash. ITS NOT PERFECT...Neither is PS3 Neither is Wii.
And Power of Green your not that mad. You have a problem with me. Now you try to sneak in a jab here and their and take every chance to have people rally against me. I dont have anyone approve my news. Leads are emailed to me. I post them here and leave em in the bull pen. If they get approved cool if they dont ohh well. You guys are the ones approving these stories. So dont make stuff up. Saying I get people to approve my stories. Thats bull. I hope their isnt anyone out there approving stories out of spite and I dont post out of spite. I post cause I like the feeling of knowing alot of people know whats happening out their in the gaming world because I took 2 minutes out of my day to send a news story over to N4G.COM. I post good stories. Flaming hot and keep people informed. Why are you trying to ruin that "Power of Green". Cause of your own personal agenda with Sony or your dislike for me or what have you. Thats real self fish man. Real F*ckin Selfish.
And to all the people out their that read articles to stay informed not to get your daily dose of ego boosting from the Downfall of another console. Keep reading. I'll keep the hot Sh*t coming.
ok im really going this time PEACE/ ; )
...but it took them nearly an entire week to ship out my pre-paid shipping box, on my second repair.
The past two months has been a nightmare for me and my Xbox 360. I sent it in once after the flashing three red lights, got it back three weeks later with a new issue. Sent it in again, got it back with the same exact issue. Now I gotta pick up my pre-paid shipping box tonight, so I can send my console off for the third time, only this time they aren't doing a repair like the previous two times, they're going to replace it, or so I was told.
he had the red light on his 11 month old console, He called MS, they sent his box out in I believe 3 business days, not counting weekend, but 3 bus. days and it was returned, then 4 bus,. days later he had his new console btw which has the newer drive in it and it's super quiet. I wish I had that unit.
This is just one kids supposed blog and it should of never goten posted on this site. Please people stop posting this crap on this site, and I mean whether it's fpr the ps3, nintendo Wii or the Xbox 360. Crap and obvious lies just aren't worthy of being posted.
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