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Submitted by sub85 1483d ago | news

Xbox 360 Slim: Microsoft To Reduce Warranty Period

Microsoft will reduce the warranty period of the new Xbox 360 Slim, because the new model got a complete new hardware re-design. (Xbox 360)

adamx   1483d ago | Trolling | show
Roper316  +   1483d ago
hope that works out for them.
Jake360  +   1483d ago
It will $$$
BeaArthur  +   1483d ago
Yeah, they don't even send you a box anymore when you're console breaks. You have to provide your own box. I have an idea on how to make more money...start making a more reliable product.
ElementX  +   1483d ago
Who's to say the 360S isn't reliable? Just a sketchy photograph and a lame YouTube video with a super loud fan in the background, so loud it couldn't possibly come from the 360S? I own the 360S, I used to own a launch 360. The fan noise in the youtube video sounds like a launch console.
Shadow Flare  +   1483d ago
BeaArthur, i'd imagine the reason they dont send you boxes anymore is because they need the cardboard for the consoles themselves
Independent_Charles  +   1483d ago
so they have gone to the sony style of warrenty. lol im gonna get flamed for that one.
BrokenAnarchy  +   1483d ago
Independent_Charles
If the old 360 didn't have such a horrible failure rate it would have always had a 1 year warranty.
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Wrathman  +   1483d ago
i dont know why you would.but you will.even though wot you say is 100% correct.id rather have my xbox break than my ps3.tho its a wonder it hasnt.shoddy blu-ray drives and YLOD.costs 125£ to replace.
PCnPS3Gamer  +   1483d ago
hah wonder how long this will last
haha i bet you by christmas there will be a 3 year warranty for the xbox 360 slim....

last time i checked they didnt put ps3 hardware into a 360 slim case, so im pretty sure ms should just save themselves the extra trouble down the road and just keep it 3yr..ms im sorry but i love my windows 7 but you clearly suck at making hardware....my advise keep the 3 yr warranty..don't try to kid yourselves....
Kick-Ass  +   1483d ago
@BeaArthur
Yes they do. They sent me one last month.
Elimin8  +   1483d ago
@ Shadow Flare
LMAO.. Man, that was a low blow... Lethal and Illegal.
morkendo  +   1483d ago
dont worry it'll
provide GROD (green ring of death) pretty soon thats why warrenty is short.... MS need your money FASTER. we all witness online the vid if u tilt it it'll scratch the shit out of ur game disc. thats stage one.
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logikil  +   1483d ago
Seriously, who the hell moves there console while there is a game in it?? If you do and it scratches the crap out of your disc, can't say I feel sorry for you because its a stupid thing to do.
madmonkey0  +   1483d ago
it may be a stupid thing to do, but no other console eats the disc if moved, it truly is like a garbage disposal machine.
andrewsqual  +   1483d ago
True. Try moving a PS2 with a game in it and I can guarantee you will not have a game that looks like a scriber was took to it with multiple revolutions lol
InFAMOUS1  +   1483d ago
what Microsoft fails to realize is that they are not hardware manufactures. They are SOFTWARE. They should actually work on becoming an EA/Activision type of company. Flex their muscles and just MAKE games not consoles. Activision does just fine @ the stocks and M$ could become one of the largest publisher in 10 years. Let Sony,Nintendo and maybe Sega battle it out..
tyrex  +   1483d ago
That could work
But microsoft wouldn't wont to miss all the money they make on their on proprietary accessories, and services(xbox live). they would also lose all the license fees that other publishers give them to have games on their system. and the money for all the ads on the dashboard.
InFAMOUS1  +   1483d ago
Well I will say to that is look at Activision. M$ could still make money online. Gamers love games, therefore they will PAY to play them. M$ could simply set up dedicated servers for their games and do something what Valve is doing with Steam on PS3 for Portal2. They basically offer the people that buy their games a unique online experience they will win from software sales. Not to mention the fact that M$ pretty much invented the idea of paid DLC, so they will make tons of money there. They are just simply not a hardware maker. They never have been. Software and the machines that run it are 2 very different beasts, and so far every piece of hardware M$ has made has either fizzled in consumer interest, broke, or cost them too much money. Windows however has made them enough money to do what ever the hell they want, as long as they don't monopolize.
andrewsqual  +   1483d ago
But they aren't. Sony is the one with all the big development studios. So Microsoft should just do software with Rare and Turn 10. Here is something to think about. If Microsoft had have bought Rockstar San Diego back in the day, before they became huge, when they made the Midtown Madness games that is, that would be a hell of a studio to own.
BeOneWithTheGun  +   1483d ago
Why anyone relies on warranties PERIOD
is beyond me. Just buy the unit from Best Buy and for $30.00 you get a 2 year INSTANT replacement plan. All you do is bring it in, say it's not working and they send you to the isle to pick up a new one.

Hell, every time a new PS3 bundle comes out I take my old one in say it's freezing up and grab the new bundle. Got the Uncharted one that way, the Metal Gear, Infamous/Killzone 2....
enkeixpress  +   1483d ago
Heh...
Yeah... Thanks Microsoft! Just what I wanted. Doing that really helps me with knowing that the console is going to last me for a very long time. :)

Bull.
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xCaptainAmazing  +   1483d ago
Meh, if you're worried
Just get an in-store warranty. It kind of sucks, but at the same time 1 year is the standard. They seem to be confident in their hardware, but personally I don't think I'll trust them again this generation. I'm going to get one, but will probably pick up an additional warranty.
xCaptainAmazing  +   1483d ago
Can't believe people disagreed with my post.
I thought it was pretty fair.
cjflora  +   1483d ago
I think the disagrees are for the attitude you have about saying "oh well" to buying something you don't think will hold up.
TheOrion  +   1483d ago
Actually if anything the lack of any warranty just shows a lack of confidence on their hardware's reliability. But then its a new design so they are within their rights to go back to the standard 1 year warranty.

It just remains to be seen whether history repeats itself.
WetN00dle69  +   1483d ago
Yeah no doubt it has new hardware BUT that doesnt mean it wont F-up!
I have no clue why MS is doing this...... they should at least given us 2 years instead of 1.
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Excalibur  +   1483d ago
Here's the thing
Folks would just gripe if M$ kept the 3 year warranty saying they have zero confidence in their new product which in affect will hurt their sales so dammed if you do and dammed if ya don't ;)
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xCaptainAmazing  +   1483d ago
@Excalibur - That's true
That is a pretty good point, they kind of had to.
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jaredhart  +   1483d ago
if the new consoles
Start failing at a high rate they'll have to switch back to a longer warranty.
Excalibur  +   1483d ago
@jaredhart
True enough but they seem pretty confident they fixed it.
Given the fact they seem to have fixed it in the last generation chip set (jasper I think?) they may have.
cjflora  +   1483d ago
If the new consoles start failing at a high rate they had better fire their whole hardware engineer team, because they're all clearly working as double agents from Sony. That's the only logical reason they could end up with 2 massive hardware failures. The only other reason I could even come up with would be "Hahaha, are fans are so loyal we can sell them faulty hardware and they just keep buying more! We have hit the jackpot with these people!"
ElementX  +   1483d ago
My 360S has been left on for over 10 hours today. I've been playing games and leaving it idle. I have had no issues. I don't believe the photo of the red light of death and I don't believe the sketchy youtube video. Every store I've contacted is sold out of the 360S, which means that a lot of them are being sold. If this were a widespread problem, there would be more than two incidents considering the initial shipment (probably a million) is probably sold out.
Independent_Charles  +   1483d ago
nice to see someone with an educated post. :)
ChronoJoe  +   1483d ago
Not if he thinks they sold 1m units in a week. lol
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radphil  +   1483d ago
@Independent_Charles

That's in no way educated. I could outright say the Wii and PS3 is sold out of system. Does that mean a lot of them are being sold.

Did it ever occur to him that stores could only get a few of the things like our store did? Want to know how many we got at the end of last week? 2....Friggin' 2 consoles. How many more are we going to get? We don't know because at E3 they just said "Ship them!", without any form of information as far as to how many there will be in the area. All we got was an e-mail stating that we'll get some more in.

Not only that, but he's just brown nosing in every article about this. It's as if people are going to forgive heavy past mistakes and flaunt into grabbing these right away. Hell the only ones that did grab the ones at our store were people that held out on getting the 360 to begin with.
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ElementX  +   1483d ago
I wish the disagreers would explain their point of views... are they afraid? Why don't they say something? It's soooooooooo easy to click "disagree", man up! Explain yourselves!

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@ 10.1.1
It was just an arbitrary number. All the stores I've contacted are sold out. Amazon is sold out, Best Buy online is sold out... I just guessed a million units shipped throughout the country, figuring stores receive 6-10 consoles? It's just an estimate. Fine, half that number, 500,000 units.... So there 2 "documented" cases out of 500,000? What about 100,000? 2 out of 100,000 is still a low number....
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Vip3r  +   1483d ago
People disagree with you because of you extreme biased view towards the 360. You endlessly defend it with such laughable vanity it's almost beyond words. Every article you're either promoting Kinect like a preacher or attacking "Sony fanboys" with flamebait.

Can't you see that for yourself?
JumpNPlayBon  +   1483d ago
I knew I wasn't the only one to see the truth about this guy
lol, I said the same thing in another post, yet he doesn't see it that way. It's very easy to see who is a fanboy and who is not. All you have to do is go back and view previous posts.
Tony P  +   1483d ago
Fanboy or not, he's the one with some kind of research.

You guys respond by calling him names. If he's wrong just tell us what *facts* about the new console make you think so.
JumpNPlayBon  +   1483d ago
@TonyP

What research? Where did he state DOCUMENTED DATA about how many units were shipped? Or how many units were reported faulty? The numbers he is using is purely a guess. And who contacts stores to see if an item is in stock when they already have one? A fanboy does.

Either to brag about how well it's doing or how poorly. There are no good fanboys and they all suck, making gaming worse for the lot of us.

We should ALL want more from these companies and demand that they give it to us for our hard earned cash. We will NOT accept overpriced and unreliable goods, from ANYONE. Fanboys ignore that and give these companies leeway and confirmation that we are all SHEEP to be sheared.

And as it was said, he asked why the disagrees and it was explained to him. It is about the total accumulated posts he's made in defense of a MS.

but I'm sure he's glad someone spoke up on his behalf, even someone not enlighten with all the details...
Independent_Charles  +   1483d ago
my game and gamestaiton are taking no more preorders until a further date.
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morkendo  +   1483d ago
from ELementX
My 360S has been left on for over 10 hours today. I've been playing games and leaving it idle. I have had no issues. I don't believe the photo of the red light of death and I don't believe the sketchy youtube video. Every store I've contacted is sold out of the 360S, which means that a lot of them are being sold. If this were a widespread problem, there would be more than two incidents considering the initial shipment (probably a million) is probably sold out.

HELL, MAN give it 6 months 9 days is not long enough.. keep it on 10 hours a day none stop like you claiming for 6 months i bet u 100.00 u'll be saying SH'T my 360S greened on me.
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ReBurn  +   1483d ago
I saw a half-dozen or so at Best Buy today. Was tempted to buy one, but I'm going to wait it out for a bit.

I don't believe the sketchy Youtube videos either. Too bad so many people still think that because they saw it on the internet that it's true.
N4BmpS  +   1483d ago
Well I'm assuming they feel very confident that this re-hardware will perform way better. Ok MS, I'll take your word for it. Maybe I'll be getting my first XBOX.
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divideby0  +   1483d ago
"failure rates are within industry standards"

"I didnt have sex with that girl"

two of the biggest outright lies, dumped upon us..

and remember, MS is still using the xclamp which fails
ReBurn  +   1483d ago
I don't blame them for using the X-clamp. I would have too. I'd have every possible fix I could think of in the thing.
Cernunnos  +   1483d ago
Here in Norway we have a forced by law 2 year warranty on all electronics, and a 5 year "reclamation period" for most stuff:)
divideby0  +   1483d ago
couldnt link to the article to see what they are now doing,
but clearly MS does not have faith in the X-clamp like we all know its a band-aid, vs a real solution, which MS is fully aware about when the RROD reared its ugly head.
LeonhartX  +   1483d ago
yea that's why its using the old x-clamp
sigh......
ElementX  +   1483d ago
@10.3
I sold my original 360 over a year ago. I was PS3 only for over a year. I just bought the 360S and now I own all 3 consoles. I have my screen names for both consoles in my profile. If you doubt that I love my PS3 and own one, add me or send me a message.
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ReBurn  +   1483d ago
Exactly. If there's any doubt my ID's are in my profile.
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radphil  +   1483d ago
Anyone can make an account. It's not just exclusive to consoles. Just because you own different systems does not make you non-biased.
asyouburn  +   1483d ago
really i dont know why they bothered to fix it anyway
people have shown them time and time again that they dont really care about the quality of the 360 hardware, as they continually buy the product despite its failure rate. why spend money on addtional research and development to fix issues when 30 million plus people will buy it regardless
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SPARTANVI  +   1483d ago
FUD
The standard warranty was ALWAYS 1 year for both Original and S models.

Read the warranty information yourself: http://support.xbox.com/sup...

The extended 3 year warranty is an addendum, which covered RROD and E74 errors.
BYE  +   1483d ago
"I'm really happy for you, I'm gonna let you finish, but the PS3 is one of the most relieable consoles of all time.
Whetzel  +   1483d ago
Please tell me you're joking
"The PS3 is one of the most reliable consoles of all time"? There is a reason why my "PS3 YLOD Fix" video on youtube is doing so well. It's because the PS3 junk, just like the 360 is.

Consoles that came out when I was growing up were, by far, the most reliable consoles ever made and none of the systems sold today will last nearly as long.

Now, granted, both companies have taken steps in the right direction to make their systems more reliable, but the systems from yesteryear are way more reliable.
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ruiner4482  +   1483d ago
@whet
Even consoles of yesteryear failed! My NES didn't work after so long due to dust I guess. My SNES fried on me a few years after I got it. PS1, had to be turned on it's side. PS2 had DRE, at least that was an easy fix just clean it off. PS3 40gb lens just went out today :( Tried cleaning it but didn't fix it. I'll have to order a new one for 70 bucks and hope it fixes the problem, or buy a new slim.

Point is all pieces of hardware fail, or go wacky after a while. Only consoles of mine that didn't have any problems I can remember, were my Genesis and N64, but I didn't use either of those systems all that much. Genesis saw a lot MK on it due to the blood but that's about it! N64 all I played was Mario and Ocarina.
0oAngeluso0  +   1483d ago
IF there were to be huge issues MS would cover it
They did the right thing with the older models, offering 3 year warranties. I just got a new Model S 360 4 day's ago and it's solid. It runs about as hot as the PS3 slim and doesn't make a noise and is in general well built. It has a cutoff if it overheats, which all electronics should have.
People are expecting the same issues with the new models as the older ones, but that was a rushed out mistake. The first Xbox was a beast and never had any issues. I trust this new version 100%, or else I wouldn't have spent money upgrading to it. Same with the PS3 Slim, it takes up less Electricity and I felt that it would run cooler.
This is not bad news, it's good news.
Godmars290  +   1483d ago
So they're going from 3 to one year, or 90 days?
SPARTANVI  +   1483d ago
Reading comprehension
Try it: http://support.xbox.com/sup...
Magnus  +   1483d ago
I think I am going to hold off on the buying an Xbox slim untill it is proven and has been on the market for a year I waited on the PS3 slim and I will wait on this one.
Spenok  +   1483d ago
Sucks for the people who get the RRODot.

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