Monday, April 16, 2007

I've Officially Joined the Red Ring of Death Club

Yep, its finally happened. My brothers X Box 360 has just broke down and is now displaying the 3 flashing red lights. And so, now I am able to experience the same leave of joy that millions in North America have already experienced and the horrors that they have endured.

This past weekend, I went to the Toronto Comicon Fan Appreciation Expo, were I had a chance to talk to Agnes Garbowska about videogames. (By the way, if any of you ever gets a chance to go to one of the Toronto Expos, make sure you drop by and see Agnes. She is a very nice person to talk to and although she is not a big name, she has a lot of good stuff which you can see at Evilrabbit.) But anyways, when we got on to talking about the X Box 360, she became somewhat anger and explained that the X Box 360 that she had bought for her boyfriend had broken down, and so she called X Box customer service where she was told that she would be able to get a credit for the two X box Live accounts that they had on the system. But, when they called X Box Live they were told that they do not issue credits for X Box Live her situation. (Which is ludicrous, since it is Microsoft's hardware that is the problem.) Also, there was someone that was standing by who heard our conversation, and told us about his friend that had his X Box 360 breakdown, he had sent it in and was told that he would get it back in 5 business days. Well, 5 business days turned into a month, and he still hasn't gotten back his system.

So, hearing all of this I thought that it would be a good idea for me to ask anyone that has had problems with their X Box 360, What are your horror Stories? How long did you have to wait for your system? And did you get any credit for X Box Live? This maybe helpful to me and to anyone else that is sending in their system for the first time.

1 comment:

  1. I had the red ring of death myself, about 20 days after i purchased my 360. I contacted Microsoft and they sent me a box to place my 360 in and mail it back. I received the box about 4 days after i called,mailed the 360 and received it back about a week and a half later. smooth transaction.. until i hooked it all back up and got the same red rings.. then i tested it with a friends powerbric, has worked fine ever since.