GamePolitics asks: Could your surge protector be causing your Xbox 360 to go red rings?
"90% of the consoles they see have all failed in 6-12 months of being plugged into a surge protector." well i have had mine for over 6months now, and yes i have it plugged into a surge protector with my Sky box, DVD player, HDTV and surround sound speakers. and i am not changing anything. i once had the electric turn off then on very quickly, and it gave my Xbox 360 the red rings of death, i turned it off then back on and is still working fine to this day, so think what could have happened if i hadnt plugged it in a surge protector.
First year 10 million sold. Since ONLY 1.6 million. I smell a rat. 30% or higher failure rate... Bunch of losers. Rushed to be first and cheap. NO HDMI, NO HD-DVD, NO Wi-Fi, Mostly PC ports. Bunch of losers!! AFTER POACHING DMC4 and GTAIV and others NOT much PS2 franchises to POACH beyond 2007. What will MS do? Create NEW Successful IP? I doubt it! Nothing in the Pipeline beyond 2007. Sounds like a ONE TRICK PONY. After HALO and two other quaility titles at best nothing for 2008 and beyond. Oh wait...in 2008 or 2009 you will GET ANOTHER Xbox to buy. SUCKERS!!! There is a SUCKER born every second and he sends in his 360 for repairs. I still cant believe there are 360 owners out there. Oh wait...SUCKERS!! Keep giving Bill Gates your money. He appreciates it. And Bill Gates gives you a refurbished 360 for the FULL PRICE. You must be A LOSER or A MARK!!! I hope every 360 owner give me their money instead of MS...I would be SUPER RICH!!!
Of course coolmatrix. And buying a postpone station 3 for $600 just to looak at, you certainly can't play any good games yet, it a lot better. Frig Who is the sucker now? Like a C***k W***e you will go down on phony for anything
exactly what happened to me! saw three red rings and was terrified but after turning off and on it was working and yes....the surge protector saved me £279 and much more for my appliances.
post pone station lol thought it was the delay station.
Needs to STFU! MS man up already it's not due to surge protectors it's due to hardware issues.
huh . . .
I meant *man up*.
uhhhhh..... Silverwolf, did you even read the article? Why does Gamepolitics need to "STFU!" when they said pretty much exactly what you did? Wouldn't that make you redundant and useless? ::I could make a joke here about your girlfriend and your sex life, but I'm bigger than that, I'm only saying this because I thought of it and it's funny::
I don't think it's the surge protectors the problem. My friend has his Xbox 360 not plug into a surge protector, he has his straight into a wall outlet and he still got the rings of death. It could cause minor problems, but I don't think it's the main problem, I think it mostly hardware issues that cause it to fail.
Two of mine have broke and both were plugged straight into the wall, power brick suspended, out in the open in a dust free environment. No it's def hardware that is the problem here.
Anyone else think this sounds like one of those news stories you hear on a nightly basis? I wonder if I gotta tune in at 10 to find out the truth
what a load of b*llocks its cheap nasty parts used ask the manufactor there confirm it
I've had my 360 in numerous outlets and surge protectors... didn't notice a difference in running my system on any of them
wow double post
1st console plugged in a surge protector 3ROL. 2nd console plugged in the wall...3ROL 3rd plugged back in the protector...only had it for a week now.. There will not be a 4th!!!!!!!
I doubt you've ever even seen an xbox 360 douche munch
Its just made of Godzilla Sh1t!.
and no problems...EVER.
i remember this story a few days ago, it was basically proved to be fake. The 360 issue is internal.
an internal issue. Prob too much heat coming off the gpu or something. Honestly they needed to get Japanese guys to design this damn thing. As you can see american engineering sucks lol
If you have a CLUE about surge protectors you know this is BS. I have a killer Monster Surge protector / power conditioner and I promise you it is NOT the issue. Funny how it can protect my $4000 TV but some folks think it is hurting my 360 .... get a life. They balance power and protect again not only spikes but drops in power. How could it POSSIBLY be a negative impact .... easy ... IT CAN'T. TOTAL BULLSH!T BTW, the cheap bars you buy for under $5 at your local Dollar Store do not count as REAL surge protection devices.
Mine works just fine plugged into a surge protector. I think people would be a fool not to plug in any expensive electrical equipment into a surge protector. If your 360 or any other device didn't work because it was plugged into a surge protector, then something was wrong with it in the first place. Exchange it for one that works.
Overloading an outlet like that is going to burn his house down one of these days. My stuff is all plugged into a top-of-the-line Monster power cleaner and surge protector. No problems in 14 months of using it.
Mine is also into a Monster Power Center and I have a launch 360 from Dec 05. But the thing is not everyone is using Monster and not every surge protector is created equally.
Funny thing is, my first 360 was plugged into a wall outlet and died in less than four months. Its replacement has been plugged into a decent grade surge protector (not Monster calibre, but not bad) and has lasted longer, with none of the issues that plagued my first unit all the way up until its death. Sorry, but this guy is rehashing the same tired excuse that some people with MS were making. Yes, power supplies can affect a system's performance--or the performance of any piece of electronic equipment--but don't blame it for all those red rings. Don't blame the consumer when your product has a design flaw. FIX IT. (Which, it seems, they're finally doing).
what a load of crap. Even if it was in the slightest true, surge protectors were designed before the 360, if anything it`s the 360 design which doesn`t match the specs or BSA of the protectors.
This is a complete and utter load of bull!!! Any retard that believes this deserves to have their console brick on them. You can't ignore the laws of physics and make up something completely unfounded and non-factual - Maybe if you have too much power being drawn from a surge protector at any one time will you have problems, but even then that wouldn't be the cause of the bricking because nothing bricks due to lack of power....it just doesn't work!!! This [email protected] came from MS over half a year ago in responce to someone's bricked console.....i remember it, cos i was there with the god knows how many others on the Xbox.com forums educating people on how this is rubbish. (don't believe me and the many others, then just look at how surge protectors work - it's self explanatory right there)
I thought they said it was the consumers' fault 360s are breaking down? Bunch of losers who can't take blame for their own hardware design failure.
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