DON'T UPDATE Your XBOX - Update RRODING Units

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If You Own an XBOX, What Was the Result After Applying the New Update?

It Locks Up Constantly.
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It's Bricked (RRODed).
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It Works Fine.
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Other (Please Explain).
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  • SundayNiteBlackout wrote:Mine locks up constantly on Madden 10 now :(


    When and how often does it freeze up? Does it ever resume, or are you allowed to exit to the dashboard at all? Just curious... that's too bad though, hopefully it's just coincidental and it'll start working soon for ya.
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  • HawkRedhooker wrote:
    FPD wrote:Well, it looks like the update worked fine for everyone here that has applied it (as I'm the only one that said anything about it having issues). Fortunately, I have an exchange warranty. Unfortunately, I have a crap ton of DLC (XBLA games and Rockband/Guitar Hero songs, among other things) to re-download!


    Can you swap HDDs on the exchange warranty? That's where the downloads and game statistics are.

    BTW, my update went fine ... mine is only a 360 from the original release.



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  • Well, my 4th 360 finally succumbed to the Red Ring of Death. This one lasted almost a year, though, so I guess
    that is saying something.

    You definitely have to take all of your accessories off of your old one before sending it in. Most likely, you'll get
    a refurbished model. When all of this RROD stuff started, it was a major pain to have it fixed and get
    your downloaded content back. Now, MS updates your console id so that when you plug in your old HDD, your
    content is already fully usable. The RROD is a major pain, but at least they keep extending the warranty
    for that repair and are generally making it as painless as possible.
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  • Riley12 wrote:Well, my 4th 360 finally succumbed to the Red Ring of Death. This one lasted almost a year, though, so I guess
    that is saying something.

    You definitely have to take all of your accessories off of your old one before sending it in. Most likely, you'll get
    a refurbished model. When all of this RROD stuff started, it was a major pain to have it fixed and get
    your downloaded content back. Now, MS updates your console id so that when you plug in your old HDD, your
    content is already fully usable. The RROD is a major pain, but at least they keep extending the warranty
    for that repair and are generally making it as painless as possible.



    Where do you keep your xbox? 4 RROD might indicate your placement of the xbox has inadequate airflow. That is highly unusual to have 4 go on you like that. I know both times it has happened to me it was of my own doing. First one was when i turned it on the day after an 18 hour session. The second is when i had left it on overnight (accidentally), and at night we had a power surge....
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  • I know you love your Xbox Smurf... but those are hardly big abuses.

    Major design flaws. Computers and TV's don't have problems running for 18+ hours among many other electronics.
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  • sammyc521 wrote:I know you love your Xbox Smurf... but those are hardly big abuses.

    Major design flaws. Computers and TV's don't have problems running for 18+ hours among many other electronics.



    We dont agree on the issue and i feel that it is best that the two of us refrain from conversation regarding the subject.
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  • To answer the question, ever since my 1st RRoD, I've kept all of my other ones very well ventilated.
    I even keep it on it's side, because internet lore tells me that is best for it.
    What my friend now jokingly calls my 'XBox shrine' has the unit three feet from the rest of my electronics
    on one side, six feet to the wall on the other side, 3 feet from the rear wall and it's propped up on the curvy
    points with wood blocks so that even the bottom of the console is a foot off of the ground. I've done everything
    I can to ventilate the thing short of giving it a cool, refreshing beverage as it cranks away.

    I'm not saying it to bash the console. I love my Wii, PS3 and 360 equally, but it is a frustratingly poor design.
    I'm just glad that MS now admits to it and has a generous warranty period for the issue. That's a heck of a lot
    better than three years ago when you basically had to win a screaming match with a guy in India to get
    the repair done and win another one to get your DLC back.
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