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Thinking about getting xbox 360, has the 3 lights of doom been fixed?

Discussion in 'Games' started by JC316, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. JC316

    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Firstly, mods, I apologize if this is the wrong section, but I didn't know where else to put it.

    I haven't really kept up with the 360, so I am not too sure about the problems it has or the things you can do to prevent/fix problems. I have checked other forums and I seem to be getting older stuff from March and back, so I am wondering if the red lights have been fixed. Any input would be greatly appricated.

    PLEASE NO FLAMES OR TELLING ME NOT TO WASTE MY MONEY. Thanks
     
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    I haven't really heard of many people having problems with them recently. The biggest one I always heard was overheating, but I haven't even heard that lately. I haven't had any problems with mine so far. It's survived at least 5 different 5+ hour gaming sessions with no hiccups, but I've only had mine for a month and a half tho.
     
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    My Xbox crapped out on me 2 years after I got it, thats why I am a tad nervous. 2 years my sound like a long time, but keep in mind that I have working consoles dating back the the NES and I still play them too.
     
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    all the new consoles seem to have issues, pick your poison i say.
     
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    If I am going to spend $300+ dollars and I can't even overclock that item, it had better damn well work ;).
     
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    spend $300 on "the ket beer token fund" instead :D
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Ive never had a problem with my 360 and Ive had a few day long gaming sessions on it. I do have to admit that I replaced the stock fans with a nice green LED Talismoon Whisper Fan off ebay so now it runs a bit cooler and quieter ;) You can buy external fans that just slot on the back of the console if your that worried about overheating :) But Im sure you will be ok, it was the 1st batch of 360's that had the bad overheating problem :(

    Just take the plunge and get one m8, there are some cracking games out for it (Gears Of War, Lost Planet, Saints Row, Fight Night Round 3 etc etc) with more to follow soon (Halo 3, Alan Wake....I could go on)

    :respect: XBOX360
     
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    god dont your making me like the 360, ARE WE FORGETTING MICROSOFT MAKE THIS CONSOLE PEOPLE THEIR SOLE INTENT IS TO SCREW US ALL!! :eek:
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    LMAO, its hard to hate such a beauty of a machine :D
     
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    Thread moved to games, the Xbox360 is a gameing console ;).
     
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    I love my Xbox360

    I have had no problems with my 360 yet but I did fix the cooling problem with water cooling. I am using a Koolance Exos ls water cooling system works great.[​IMG]
     
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    Okay, thanks. The last ones I can find that were having problems were the March 06 ones, I have yet to see one with problems after that date.
     
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