The Xbox 360 is arguably the most advanced gaming system of all time. How hard can it possibly be to fix one with a $10 repair kit from eBay?
the Xbox 360 is arguably the most advanced gaming system of all time. Is it make me laugh day on N4G? My home built gaming system built 5+years ago is more advanced. Ahh collegehumor.com
watch the epic fail which is repairing a 360
LittleKev, is that the best you have for me? Pennywoman? lol
lol to be expected on n4g. i think some people need cheering up??
E3 is running out and it will be the first big conference I don't read about a 360 system failing in the middle of presentation or in booth, eigher it's a first or people don't even bother with it breaking at them anymore. "Most advanced gaming system of all time" my @ss.
hmm yeah...that's why you're fixing it, right?
Advanced and Reliable are two different things. An old Buick is reliable, but is it advanced? No. A Ferrari is advanced, but is it reliable? No.
"The Xbox 360 is arguably the most advanced gaming system of all time." LuLz College humor
"Most advanced" LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!LO L!LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!LOL!
I wonder if they truly didn't know that the stuff they were washing off was thermal paste. And I hope that they had applied new thermal paste. Because if not, then no duh the red lights are going to come back on. You need thermal paste to create a bond between a processor and a heatsink, so heat can be transferred efficiently. Buying some nice quality Arctic 5 thermal paste and applying it would have probably fixed the problem lol.
What an embarrassment the 360 is....
When you literally have thousands of online tutorials to fix your piece of sh*t system you call the Xbox 360, you can safely say its the biggest pile of cow manure to ever hit the hardware/gaming industry.
Well it really says something when the "biggest pile of cow manure ever assembled" outsells the PS3.
Its outsells the PS3 because of this reason. I've lost count on how many people I know have brought extra 360's to replace broken ones
That's an outright lie because of the warranty. I've had 3 broken 360s and they were all repaired for FREE.
Sorry to burst your bubble MurderDolls, but its the truth. I myself trash canned two 360's since they were over the 3 year warranty and broken. You only have to read the 'alt.games.video.xbox' newgroup and many members have brought an extra 360, so when they send one in they have a spare. As an added extra, did you know that there are still people out there, who don't know about the 3 year warranty. My sons friend is one of them, he didn't know until I told him about it a few weeks ago, by that time it was too late. The amount of close friends, who own either a 360, PS3 or both, don't even have internet access. Some of them don't bother buying gaming magazines either. So they wouldn't know much about the 3 years warranty. Ps..Do you really think thats something to brag about, having 3 broken 360's? Even though you had them repaired for Free, its still a joke.
thats not something you should brag about. i have a 2600 thats been working for 20+ plus years. thats like saying microsft kicks me in the teeth, but they pay my dentist bill so its cool. :)
On the other hand I had two ps3's that suffered ylod outside their warranty and i had to fork out more money to buy each. After that i said, enough's enough! In the end I am enjoying owning the console that has a three year warranty and improved reliability. It has performed flawlessy and cost less to purchase and costs less to run in terms of power bills. Thank god no-one has brought up the atrocious reliability of the ps2. yet.
"I've had 3 broken 360s and they were all repaired for FREE. " Proof that the 360 is built of sh*t quality?
"I've had 3 broken 360s ...". That's the reason why 360 sold more than the PS3.
I hope you guys don't think the PS3 is... PC was more advanced the day these consoles launched.
PC's already had blu-rays? and an unhackable (yet) OS?
were talking consoles, and the 360 is the worst piece of gaming hardware since the 5200. :)but i cant front it has an awesome software lineup.
Bad Joystick material. It's not even that funny.
My Ass !!!! Haa Ha
I think Microsoft should pick up the tab.
Just throw it in the bin You Stupid Dumb BoTs
LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! yea ok/sarcasm T___T
there is just some ductape and sega cd in here brilliant its actually true.
It's not, trust me I've done it on my own system and a couple of friends. Mine got the RROD 8 months later and the one other friend got the disc read error, so after getting it fix you run into other problems the system is known to have. And the other friend well he is crossing his fingers everyday. The 360 is a P.O.S. there's no way around it, the games might be great but the system is a giant piece of sh*t. Look on the bright side though, that power brick doubles as a foot warmer on cold nights...
what did you do that didn't work? Cuz what they did didn't work. I think your not being honest with us, your just here trying to trash the 360, make it sound like it has all these problems. LOL nice try.
Seriously, what are you trying to defend here? That the 360 is a great system? That video alone should tell you that it's a P.O.S. hell any 360 owner will tell you this(ME)and if you don't think I have a 360, PM me I'll give you my LIVE tag, ask your mom about me. LMAO!!! "lie about the 360 problems", freaking clown... BTW every 360 who has had the RROD knows that's called the "X-clamp fix" and like I said, it's only temporary it might last longer then a official MS repair but it WILL RROD AGAIN just like an official MS repair.
did you do what they did on the video, and your saying it worked for a while then stopped LOL! it never worked for them you freakin troll. And news flash, PS3 is also a POS just less so, I know a LOT of folks who are sending them in for repair and losing whatever game is in them when they brick due to the stupid slot drive bluray. Look at Sony forums, lots of reports of failed PS3s, so please, we see right through you, your just trying to trash the 360, I dont care if you do have one, don't act like no one does that cause fanboys on both sides do it all the time, doesn't matter if they have both.
Where did that even come from? This is about the 360, if you wanna keep fooling yourself and thinking that it's somehow a well made system then go right ahead. LMAO!!! @ the rant about fanboys and PS3, look in the mirror... there's your fanboy.
The inside of the xBox 360 looks like the inside of a old black and white T.V!!! ;-D
he said arguably, and it is true. There are only two contenders, and since 360 is far more user friendly and has faster and superior online, many people see this as more advanced. This shouldn't even be the first thing you guys bring up, it has little to do with the video.
As an outsider who owns neither console but has tried them, I can say that what you said is fanboy bullshit. The 360 being more user friendly is objective. I'd say the PS3 seems more user friendly actually, especially with all it's extra non-gaming features. Online play for the PS3 is free, while your charged for it on the 360. Server performance is irrelevant also, since were talking about how well made a console is, not the servers it connects to. But none the less your claims of Microsoft's servers being faster is totally baseless. Not to mention it also depends on where you live in the world. You may live closer to an Xbox server bank than you do a PS3 one. Which would result in higher latency on a PS3. Both systems have good games. The PS3 has a few more CPU cores, but half the GDDR3 memory, although the 256MB of XDR RAM for main system use helps make up for this a bit. And even though there are people claiming their PS3's failed on some forums, that's hardly a surprise. There's always some consoles failing with every console that's ever came out. The only difference is that the Xbox 360 is failing a HELL OF A LOT more. -PC Gamer for life! lol. (If I had the money I'd buy the consoles also though, why limit yourself to the games of 1 console?)
Leave it to N4G to totally NERD RAGE unnecessarily over content from Collegehumor.
These guys are idiots. The red lights mean that it overheats. You're supposed to let the two red lights blink for TWO minutes and I've never needed to use a hairdryer to achieve overheating, you just unplug the fan. Either they're terrible at reading or they got a terrible set of instructions. I'll buy their system for $10 and fix it the right way. That was painful, not funny, to watch. I've repaired over twenty Xbox 360s with this method and it has never failed. The Xbox 360 I sold to my friend has been working for over 14 months now with no end in sight.
I fixed my brothers xbox 2 years ago and it still works.
I like how the vast majority of people that have replied to this post have completely missed the fact that the opening statement, "the Xbox 360 is arguably the most advanced gaming system of all time" reeks of sarcasm.
In the midst of all the E3 news this spews out on N4G as a quick bandage to the punctured wounds of those who feel useless because there proud system showed nothing worth granting appraisal. And I did that without saying any names.
Is fixing RROD as simple as putting on new thermal paste, making sure that everything is sealed correctly and getting a better cooling fan, or is there more to it? The whole problem IS the heatsink becoming detached from the processor, isn't it?
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