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altairrocks
11-11-2007, 04:52 PM
So two days until Assassin's Creed comes out. I'm all excited, I get bored and decide to play a little American Wasteland because it's freerunning is the closest I'll get to the uberness of AC. Anyway, I put in, start up my speakers, turn the tv on, and to my surprise I get The Red Ring of Death.

Now I'm stuck with a non working 360 two days before the release. I've had the Xbox 360 for almost three years now.

Is there ANY way to fix this by then? I'm getting it the day it comes out (Limited Addition), if I have absolutely 'no' choice I will get it for PS3, but I really don't want to waste that money because then I would also have to get it for 360 (downloadable content, achievements, ect.)

spazzoo1025
11-11-2007, 04:57 PM
umm buy a new 360

lol the RROD r like chicken pox, once you get it, u'll probably never have it again.

Jobo511
11-11-2007, 04:58 PM
there's this thing where you over heat it and it starts working again, but it's only temporary. I tried it with mine and it only lasted about an hour until the red ring appeared again. I don't think there's any way you could have it fixed before wednesday. Sorry bud. Your probably going to have to send it in to get repaired which takes about a week and a half.

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 04:58 PM
Heh, thought so. Well I am going to try to get a new 360, hope I'll be able to.

iPlunder
11-11-2007, 05:00 PM
Duh, don't buy a new one, call 1-800-4myxbox and tell them you got the RROD. they send you a box, you send it back via UPS and you get a new 360 in 4-6 weeks.

spazzoo1025
11-11-2007, 05:05 PM
....he said any way he can get it back in 2 days

welll....i know dis guy, he'z real good at fixin stuff ya knowww so u call im up, tell im vinny sent chu he'll giv u a special "discount" ya get itt?


lol but no im not part of the mafia, i wish!

Jobo511
11-11-2007, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by iPlunder:
Duh, don't buy a new one, call 1-800-4myxbox and tell them you got the RROD. they send you a box, you send it back via UPS and you get a new 360 in 4-6 weeks.
4-6 weeks? it only took around 2 weeks for me.

olendvcook
11-11-2007, 05:17 PM
i got the RROD once, i just turned off my 360 for an hour and ive never seen it again (and it is a launch system)

iPlunder
11-11-2007, 05:17 PM
Oh. the go on 4myxbox was like, "i'm not gonna lie to you, its gonna be a while, like 4-6 weeks."

I guess it depends where you like.

iPlunder
11-11-2007, 05:18 PM
My friend punched his 360 when he got it and its worked fine ever since. Then again that was just yesterday.

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 05:22 PM
I'll take these ideas in http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I'm a little skeptic on punching it though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

iPlunder
11-11-2007, 05:24 PM
I wouldn't recommend punching it.

AspectShadow
11-11-2007, 05:33 PM
You do seem to be taking it pretty well =D

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 05:37 PM
Well, I've had a little time to cool down but deep in my heart it seems like it's all a dream, I'm getting dizzy, the world around me is shattering into several pieces. Soon I will be falling to the ground... Inanimate, lifeless.

AspectShadow
11-11-2007, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
Well, I've had a little time to cool down but deep in my heart it seems like it's all a dream, I'm getting dizzy, the world around me is shattering into several pieces. Soon I will be falling to the ground... Inanimate, lifeless.

Aww, don't.

ThePheonix1030
11-11-2007, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
I've had the Xbox 360 for almost three years now.

spazzoo1025
11-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
Well, I've had a little time to cool down but deep in my heart it seems like it's all a dream, I'm getting dizzy, the world around me is shattering into several pieces. Soon I will be falling to the ground... Inanimate, lifeless.

drama queen...

ThePheonix1030
11-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
I've had the Xbox 360 for almost three years now.
That's not possible...


EDIT: Oops, double posted. Forgive my PS3...

sightl3ss
11-11-2007, 05:46 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:

Is there ANY way to fix this by then? I'm getting it the day it comes out (Limited Addition), if I have absolutely 'no' choice I will get it for PS3, but I really don't want to waste that money because then I would also have to get it for 360 (downloadable content, achievements, ect.)

Well i do know 1 way. it is a TEMPORARY fix but will at least hold u off until u get ur box but this is the guide that i did to my friends after i found on the net ( i made up these steps after reading info about it on the net) this works, it made my friends work for 1-2 days but u can repeat it to get it to work longer..steps are

1. Take your 360 ONLY!! remove hard drive, game and AV cables, only have 360 and power supply

2. Place a towel on the ground (folded in half for more thickness *they should be bath towels*)

3.Place your 360 on the towel, hook up the power supply to an outlet and ur 360 but DO NOT turn it on yet.

4. Place around 3-4 bath towels all on your 360, completely covering it ** make sure u cover ALL of the vents* there should bbe no gaps where air escapes. The part where the power supply hooks up to ur 360 should be covered with very little to any air escaping.

5. Make sure the power supply brick (the larg brick that has the light on it) ISNT!! covered!!!

6. after making sure the 360 is wrapped up tight, fire it up and cover the front again.

7. leave it on from 20-35 minutes, maybe even 45 to be safe

8. after the time is up, cut it off it should be EXTREMELY hot

9. let it cool for 30 mins to an hour or cool it with a fan for 15-20 mins or so, it should be around normal temp.

10. hook it up to a tv and wala, it works!!

*this does NOT! void your warranty, they will still fix it if you do this.*

** this is a TEMPORARY fix only, you should call microsoft ASAP so they will ship the box fast**

***i did this to a friends 360 and it worked 100% and it stayed fine for 2 days, his box arrived on the 3rd day but if he wanted he could do it again.***

****you can do this AS MANY times as you want, each time it should still work, if it doesnt then, just wait for your box****

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 05:48 PM
I thought the same thing, I swear though I thought I got a good one, it never had any over heating problems, freezing problems, or anything. Then bam I get the ring from hell

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 05:51 PM
Hmm...
I'll try that, but first I'd like to just see if it can ever work again permenantly.

sightl3ss
11-11-2007, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
Hmm...
I'll try that, but first I'd like to just see if it can ever work again permenantly.

i saw this thing on google or sometin to make it permanant but they had to open 360 and do some high tech **** and it voided the warranty, this is the only fail safe way i know of to at least get it to work. my friends got struck by lightning and now his is like UBER FAST its crazy, he can dl stuff in like a second and his 360 starts up like 1/3 of the time of a normal one, its so beast

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:01 PM
Nice!
*goes on top of his roof with the 360*

sightl3ss
11-11-2007, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
Nice!
*goes on top of his roof with the 360*

lol too bad therees a drought down here (NC) or id go up there wit ya xD

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:05 PM
Wow, that sucks

AspectShadow
11-11-2007, 06:06 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
my friends got struck by lightning and now his is like UBER FAST its crazy, he can dl stuff in like a second and his 360 starts up like 1/3 of the time of a normal one, its so beast

I think god may be living in your friend's 360, if my science is right.

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:09 PM
Yeah if you don't mind, I'm gonna mug your friend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

sightl3ss
11-11-2007, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
Yeah if you don't mind, I'm gonna mug your friend http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

ok, his name is Matt and his lives at 18984 wide*** ureadinthis street , charlotte, nc

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:14 PM
Okay,
Thanks much, I'll look it up

A_Bird_Of_Prey_
11-11-2007, 06:16 PM
Originally posted by altairrocks:
Heh, thought so. Well I am going to try to get a new 360, hope I'll be able to.


Personally i will never get the red rind of death, since i have a ps3, but buying a new one isnt a bad idea. all you have to do is send in you xbox, go buy a new one, play ac all you want. and just take it back when they send your new one. Only problen relys on one question, do you have to send in your hard drive with the 360? If not then this plan work perfectly.

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:17 PM
I honestly don't think you have to but I'm not sure.

sightl3ss
11-11-2007, 06:17 PM
all u send them is ur 360, no cables hard drive or anything, i know cause i had the RROD =*(

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:21 PM
The RROD is truely a dark time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Especially when its two freaking days before the most uber game of all time is released...

Phillip011
11-11-2007, 06:39 PM
i would get it for ur ps3 man cause i think they said that theres not gonna be any downloadable content

and who really cares abpout gamerpoints the game will be great on any console

im getting it on 360 tho cause thats all i got


and it only takes about 2 weeks to get ur 360 back it took a week and a half 4 me and my friends just RROD and he got it back in 2 weeks

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:42 PM
Alright sweet,
I'm getting the collector's addition though.
Is it any different on the ps3? Does is still come with the figure?

Phillip011
11-11-2007, 06:44 PM
no clue man i've only got a 360 so i dont keep up with ps3 stuff

and i try to save my 10 bucks and never buy limited editions

altairrocks
11-11-2007, 06:48 PM
Same here, Assassin's Creed is an acception though because I've been watching it since it's announced and it's pretty much my favorite game, that I haven't even played.

Phillip011
11-11-2007, 06:51 PM
last year since christmas when i got my 360 4 me