Re: The Unofficial Video Game System Thread
Originally Posted by Yachtzee
Wow. My bad luck with Xbox360 consoles continues. They shipped me a new console that arrived on Monday. Yesterday I put in MLB2k7 to play a game and heard a loud grinding noise from the DVD/CD drive and it wouldn't recognize the disk. I tried another disk and then heard the lound grinding noise again, followed by a loud pop. So now it looks like the drive is fried. They're sending me another shipping box to send this one back now.
Ouch. Sounds like they sent you a faulty refurb box. But hey, looks like MS will be taking care of you for a while longer:
It appears the red rings of death might just be a bigger problem than anyone anticipated. MS is willing to take a 1+ billion dollar hit to extend everyone's warranty for two additional years while also reimbursing everyone who's ever had to pay for out-of-warranty repairs. That smells like MS is trying to proactively avoid a class action lawsuit. I also found this comment from the article interesting:
If someone already has a refurbished box, is this for repair? New Xbox 360s? What is it exactly?
We're going to send you a box. I'm not going to get into details of exactly what that box is, but our goal is to take care of you.
Are they going to start sending out new XBox Elite units to take care of folks who've had issues rather than refurbs? Let me know what you get the second time around.
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