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Old 10-25-2008, 04:55 PM
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Default Major 360 Dilemma - need opinions

So a couple of weeks ago my 360 (which is replacement #3, maunfactured 2005/10/24) began having the unreadable disc issue. However I managed to fix it using the paper trick (it does not require you to open your 360).

But then last night my 360 started having the same problem again, but it seems this time its dead for good. I still works fine on the dashboard with demos and arcade games and such, but i cannot read discs of any kind.

So I've been trying to decide whether i should:

A) Send it in to MS and pay $110 CDN for a refurb with no HDMI that will probably die again soon, not to mention wait 3 weeks for it.

B) Buy an arcade for $200 and a two year in-store service plan for $60.

C) Do nothing and stop playing my 360, and try to sell off my games etc.

And since I have no warranty anyway, should i maybe attempt to open it up and fix the magnet in the drive (from videos online it seems to be an easy fix, even though I have no experience in any of this), or should I try and brick my 360 and hope MS will send me a refurb for free.

Advice please.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:13 PM
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Buy an arcade, put your hard drive on it and be happy you did it. Sell the defective unit "as-is" on eBay for $100 or whatever and be done with it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 05:27 PM
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Buy an arcade, put your hard drive on it and be happy you did it. Sell the defective unit "as-is" on eBay for $100 or whatever and be done with it.
I agree. Go with option "B"
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Old 10-25-2008, 06:40 PM
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Do people actually buy broken 360's on ebay?
That may not be such a bad idea then.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:09 PM
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Buy a new one, buying a refurb of anything is stupid especially the x360 they just send you back what they think is a fixed system thats bound to mess up again.

Put it on ebay or find a hustler to sell it to. Then use that money from that to add to getting a new one.

And actually if you can afford it buy the PRO for $250 it comes with lego indy and something else if you dont want them you can sell them and they extra hard drive to drop the price.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:34 PM
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I agree with the above posts. Find a nice deal on an Arcade unit (you can find some great bundles and discounts if you snoop a bit, Dell usually runs some) and stick your old HD on it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 08:51 PM
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that's funny. My manufacturer date is 10/28 and mine FINALLY received its first RROD. I was starting to get worried that this wouldn't happen before the 3 year warranty expiration. Unfortunately I'm can't afford to buy a brand new one right now so I'll just have to use the used one they send me.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:44 AM
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that's funny. My manufacturer date is 10/28 and mine FINALLY received its first RROD. I was starting to get worried that this wouldn't happen before the 3 year warranty expiration. Unfortunately I'm can't afford to buy a brand new one right now so I'll just have to use the used one they send me.

It should have the 65nm Opus mobo in it, though.

http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/forums/s...d.php?t=901401
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Old 10-26-2008, 03:27 AM
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Arcades cost $200 now. Skip on the in store warranty and be done with it.
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Old 10-27-2008, 10:10 AM
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I'd definately go the Arcade route as well.
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