Amez writes: "I decided to send in another Top 5 Tips list, to keeping your Xbox 360 Running. Many people don't understand why they are going through so many, or why they get the 3 flashing red lights."
Dont switch it on
there are no tips to keep the ps3 running smoothly because it always runs smoothly.
anyways, that a console runs smoothly should be a matter of course. All those nyko intercooler fan crap shouldn't be bought. the console has to run stable like a duck takes to water.
The 360 seems way too fragile. Why do you have to worry about so much? My PS3 is fine and I never have to worry about all that stuff. I am careful with it anyway since I always make sure my consoles have breathing room and don't put them on the carpet but his list just seems like too much. If you really have to worry about all that the 360 is in trouble. Most people just can't be bothered with so much stuff.
If you have a launch ... SURE
But if have one that is pretty new or even better, with the Falcon board ... other than don't box it in like a boarder hopper you should be fine.
Those tips seem helpful. I see too many Xbots accusing people of being idiots just because they expect their 360 to work and function like any other consumer electronics device.
We are trained to think that our DVD player, Ipod, TV, Receiver, original xbox are just plug and play, but MS decided to throw us all a curveball.
My PS3, Receiver, and HD dish box are all inside of a wooden cabinet. I just keep the door open on the PS3 side and it runs silent and without issue as any piece of A/V equipment should.
marinelife, how many calculations are your other devices doing? Probably not as much as a game console. The HD dish could come close because it would use advanced math algorithms to decode the compression, but a lot of HD boxes do that in hardware for speed. In that case the box would stay at a very reasonable temperature.
Don't play yours, play your friends!
I can think of 5 reasons too; oddly enough they're all the same thing! lol
Keep the dog; shoot the owner.
Agreed. That is one smart dog.
It doesn't matter, if it's going to RROD, it's going to happen. You can't stop it.
I'm pretty sure the author misspelled "Nycko."
Actually, this is what happened to my freind when he turned on his 360 and saw the red lights:
My friend RIP
first two comments on a 360-related thread are by two bitter ps3 fans.
those ms numbers have you all in a fiddle dont they? maddens i didnt see any input from you on the recent numbers ms released...
but you sure are quick to used the tried and true bash the hardware tactic.
But the Sony fans and 360 bad news postings and 360 fan boys with Sony bad news postings is getting ...
...... "R E A L L Y -- F V C K E N -- O L D" ......
Jealous of what exactly?
jealous of the 6.9 attach rate?
jealous of the 8.1mil copies of halo 3 sold(more than total ps3's)?
tip #6: "put it in the fridge, dont play games on it and that way it maybe, just maybe wont RROD, maybe stick a few ice packs on it just to make sure eh"
As soon as he started talking to his dog, I didnt bother watching.
I always go to the Dashboard for about 10 min. to give the chips a chance to cool before turning it off. 3 360's no rrod.
i have 3 360s and two got the RROD
You would have thought that by paying £200+ on a console you would have to treat it like a 2000 year old relic.
This is sad... taking precautionary measures just to keep your 360 running smoothly. This crap should not even be happening in the first place. MS pisses me off.
its getting ridiculous. there are NO 360 fans in this thread, other than myself, who i consider a 360 supporter, but no fanboy.
i hope you children are proud of yourselves.
sure guys. dont comment on the articles that make you feel insecure about your purchase, but the second someone mentions 360 hardware theres a dozen ps3fanboys commenting and giving eachother the circlejerk over something that was lame a year ago.
keep up the great work kiddies.
actually 360 fanboys are the ones getting all horny over rumors about ps3 exclusives going to 360 they are all like "i told you mgs4 will come to 360, xbox is best and now they are getting another great game as soon as my 75th replacement console comes il be sure to play it" and then the rumor gets killed by konami and then they are all like "yeah whatever didnt want it anyway, the game sucks splinter cell is better"
il leave you to figure who the real kiddies are (if you need further proof then you can just log on to XBL and count how many times you get called a fa.ggot just for beating someone in halo)
I am getting so sick of this $hit it is not even funny anymore.
The new 360 hardware is ROCK SOLID.
Maybe I should keep talking about the 2 PS2's I went through with crappy lazers. But why would I ... it is OLD NEWS. Maybe the hardcore Sony droids should start playing more and pi$$ing and moaning about a machine they hate a little less.
My 360 has been running beautifully since dec 10th 2005
-it stays on a table vertically(never been in a horizontal position before) free from walls or other electronic devices.
took it to west africa for 10months with temperatures of 30degrees average and was playing it with friends for at least 13hours daily and it still performed well.never even needed to clean the lense at all which was a mystery because my dreacast,xbox and PS1 and 2 needed constant lense cleaning while in West Africa.
For some people the 360 has been an absolute nightmare.but for me its the most reliable console i have ever owned.Maybe i was lucky and got one of the most well built 360s because i have never owned a system that never tanked befor3 2years(except XBOX),or never required lense cleaning.
Mine is loud when playing games but when using it as a dvd player its almost whisper quiet.Even more quiet than when i am just on the
most reliable console you have ever owned? man if you think the 3fixme is reliable then prepare to be blown away by the ps3 which has been reported to work for up to one week without failure (not sony's words, real people) and has a failure rate below 1% (i think its around 0.2% actually but i am not sure)
WHo ever disagreed with me is the biggest idiot the world has ever seen.
Mine never broke so deal with it.Why should i lie
PS1 - i owned 3 in 2years and 6 months.3rd one more reliable but still could not play games unless it was upside down
Dreamcast - had only one but had to send mine back to Sega under warranty when my lense tanked in Africa after 4 months
PS2 - Owned 2 in 2 years due to faulty disk drives.So got an XBOX and never looked back.
N64 - In 3 years i owned 7 controllers because the analog kept breaking .
There is something definitely wrong with some sony fanboys.The mere knowledge that anything positive can be achieved on the 360 gives them sleepless nights.
Be a games fanboy and not a console fanboy
I got a temporary RROD while watching season 1 of Martin on the 360 and falling asleep with it on...my tip is to never do that again.
Could someone please post the 5 tips he gave? I'm at work and cannot view the video. Thanks : )
I have yet to hear of a single PS3 failing. The 360's design is faulty, get over it already. Nothing can prevent this, it is inevitable.
I've only gotten the RROD once, and so have all my mates that own a 360, except for one. That makes 6:1 failing including myself.
I treat my stuff with almost disturbing care, and yet it fails. The real problem here is that MS is sending back refurbished consoles instead of consoles with proper design.
And what I find even more disturbing is that so many 360 owners are buying an Elite in the hope that it will "fix" this problem. Can you believe this? They go spending more money on a 360 because of the faulty design MS provided them? That's just the world upside-down.
my 360 puts off more heat than my pc, its amd 3000+ geforce 6600 gt 1gB ram, and i have 5 fans in there, and it still gets hot while playing games. my 360 is more powerful than my pc and it has 2 tiny heatsinks with no fan....go figure why my first one got RROD. now i have the intercooler but someday it still might die....
My PS3 releases just as much, if not more hot-air than my 360. And the PS3's are doing just fine.
I mean, the PS3 even has the power supply in the box, the 360 has...well...we've all seen them. It can be done, it's juts pure cheap/lazy design on MS's behalf.
I know I'm sounding like an anti 360 preacher now, but it's just so annoying. All my previous consoles have had no problems at all. Gamecube, NES, SNES, hell...even my original Xbox had no problems whatsoever, so where have you gone wrong MS?! Why am I taking a step back with the 360 all of a sudden?
the nyko intercooler makes everything worse, it takes the power form the actual console, causing it to malfuction
you obviously know nothing about electricity, the intercooler takes no power away from the 360. thats like saying your tv takes power from your refrigerator....
you know what you're absolutely right, if your tv was hooked up to your fridge
I noticed when I first got my 360 last November, that when I load a game from the dashboard with the game already being in the drive, the game runs a little slower, and the 360 makes more noise trying to read the disc. As long as I from the dashboard, eject the game and reinsert it, runs smooth 100%. I take my 360 back and fourth when I go home for holidays, granted I carry it in a laptop case. No RROD, five year warranty anyway.
Not that RROD isnt an issue, but lately is souly been used as flamebait by these Sony fan boys on here. PS3's don't break because your not playing them NEARLY as long as 360 owners are playing their machines. And I hope to god nothing ever happens to your PS3's, cause if you think M$ is bad on warranty replacement, Sony probably has one of the worst track records of service anywhere in the industry.
actually the ps3 can run for up to a week without fail and with a high quality drive you dont get any disk read errors so unless you are a retard who covers the fans then you dont really need a warranty anyway (but you still get one nevertheless)
Could some one post the tips in text, I can't view the video :(
Same here : (
as there has many tips number 6, i decided to name this number 7
tip numba 7: if you haven't bought the 360, don't get one just yet, i would highly recommend waiting for a 360 stress by a trusted source... in the meanwhile turn your eyes elsewhere...
Dont turn it on.
is the intercooler good or bad for the 360? see many conflicting posts.
But most of the tips are, as he said: Common sense when dealing with electronic equipment.
The whole RROD has really hurt the 360 rep, i can imagine it puts of alot of people buying one.so heres a tip for the 360 Don't buy one. LOL
PlayStation 3 owners need not be on the thread if they are going to derail the actual subject matter of real advice, to derogative and provocative comments.
There are some people who love their 360's and are sincerely interested in how to keep it in good condition, they dont need to read comments like some of the things left by PS3 owners. It doesn't matter if 360 people do similar things with PS3 articles, try to distinguish yourselves from fanboys.
fanboyism will never cease unless people try to make themselves better than the fanboy.
i fear itll never happen. more of human nature type thing.
fanboyism is just another offshoot of prejudice.
eww dbl post gross
tips are ok but....what's with the lame jokes, it took up more time than the tips.
what's funny about this whole RROD situation is that i had my 360 for 2 years with no problems and i use to leave it on for days, (5 days was most i ever left it on and it gives me no problems).
I know i know how was it possible, i left it downloading 6 demos and 8 trailers,i had system stand by off and i had background downloads on, if your the kind of person who leaves his 360 on for days. it keeps the 360 on for in coming downloads.
i'm not to concerned with the Disagrees, 3 or more and i'll put ps3 is the best good luck trying to undo your disagrees.
the three red lights was only meant to give you error messages, you power on your 360, the 360 sends you a series of flashing red lights, then you call up MS or go online and speak to MS, and they help you decipher the message, from there they tell you if the problem is big or small.
ps3, wii, and pc have beep codes the red lights are the same thing.
If its going to fail its going to fail. I had two RROD's and yet I sat the 360 on its own shelf under the TV with plenty of ventilation all around it, I even stopped my son placing the controllers next to it after we had used it as to not disrupt any airflow that could cause it to overheat. As with all my games as soon as I stopped playing they went back in the case and were in mint condition yet my third 360 would get warm and then start failing to read disc's which was very frustrating in long Forza 2 races. I decided to sell the third one as to me 360 ownership was a lottery. Some people say they have had their 360's since launch without issues yet I lost two. There seemed to be now way of protecting them apart from maybe these 5 top tips:
1. Making a human sacrifice to the God Gates
2. Packing it in dry ice
3. Playing it for no more than a 5 minutes, allowing a cooling period of 5 hours between each 5 minute session
4. Keeping it in its box and never taking it out
5. Leave it switched off and draw the games onto the blank tv screen with crayons, Halo 3 multiplayer was more fun this way anyway
I've had my 360 since Feb 2006 and its been through around 2 - 3 powers and my PS3 went through one power cut and lived and so has my 360. I've gotten the 3 RROL's 4 times, the one red light once with the hardware system failure popping up across the TV screen which did scare me lol. All I did every time was to restart the console or take off the hard drive and then restart the console. I guess I'm lucky, I've experienced the RROD all them times yet I restarted my console and it worked fine, still on my first console so I hope it survies until Feb 2008 which it will then be 2 years old. =)
He should have said "you and me"
and this guy is really annoying.
How did he get a show or blogcast?
What a POS. The damn thing should work properly without having to babysit it.
I think its time Xbots "jump out" to a real gaming machine with an excellent game lineup & reliable hardware. At least Sony wont walk all over you like MS does, but then again, maybe you guys like it like that!
I've had 24 360's and they all RROD'd on me before I even started them.
i had 98 360s strapped to a Dildo and gave it to my girl friend, and then watched her burst into flames.
my joke was better.
Only if you used the dildo on yourself before you gave it to your gf.
fony people go as far as lying on this damn web page.
along with there [email protected]
Maybe when you're older you will understand irony.
Seriously I thought when the video started it was a joke of some sort. Then I realized this was an actual show. I still have to wonder sometimes how this hardware issue is acceptable in the gaming community.
What are you going to do in 3 years and 50-75 games later and your hardware quits performing? Pray the X720 is around the corner and is backwards compatible?
I would go out on a limb to say if the gaming community boycotted the sales of Xbox 360 and demanded Microsoft redesign the system to get under the acceptable 5% failure margin, it would have without a doubt destroyed the competition. Including the Wii. I and many other like me would own this system.
But it is way too late to do anything about it now with 17.5 million units sold.
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