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  1. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
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    Default What should i do?

    My Xbox 360 (as some will know) has been on the blink for a while. It makes a horrible noise when turned on, when a game is loaded or a game is finished and it often crashes with 'Disc can not be read' errors. The warrenty runs out on Monday 2nd April (next monday). My original idea was to continue running this console until the new version of the console came out. Yesterday, my xbox refused to play any disc at all showing the disc cannot be read error. We have tryed to get through to Microsoft but they are unreachable (surprise, surprise) If or when i do get through, i will have just 4 days to return it before the warrenty is up. Also the next 2 weeks are the Easter Holiday - the weeks of rest before my exams. Therefore i want to play my 360 through this time. So heres my dilemma, do i;

    a) Contact Microsoft and hope that they will take the console back with that ammount of warrenty period left. Doing this will result in my console being away for most of the Easter

    b) Buy an Xbox 360 Core and switch across my HDD but this will cost me a minimum of 194 and i wont be able to get an Elite as i will spend that money. Also my HDD is already full (less than a Gb left) so i will need to buy the 120gb (170) HDD at a later date. This option will cost around 370 - more than the Elite (prob)

    c) Wait until the Elite is released (could be a while) and buy one of these with the massive hard drive as my current HDD is already full.

    ahhh my head hurts so please help me...
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  2. TOOL is offline Hot Hatch
    Location: California
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    Default Re: What should i do?

    I would probaly go with option a, i found microsoft to be a pretty easy company to work with when i have problems(at least in the U.S). Im sure as long as you call them before your warrenty goes up they will take it back and give you a new or probaly a refurbished xbox 360. Option c sounded pretty good aswell, but i think you would not have a working 360 for a while, in the U.S the Elite is supposed to come out some time in April, i dont know about whrer you live? They are going to be super hard to find aswell, everyone is going to want them in that exclusive black color. But that is definetly a hard decision to make.

  3. craigie is offline I have the...
    Location: Hemel
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    Default Re: What should i do?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOOL »
    I would probaly go with option a, i found microsoft to be a pretty easy company to work with when i have problems(at least in the U.S). Im sure as long as you call them before your warrenty goes up they will take it back and give you a new or probaly a refurbished xbox 360. Option c sounded pretty good aswell, but i think you would not have a working 360 for a while, in the U.S the Elite is supposed to come out some time in April, i dont know about whrer you live? They are going to be super hard to find aswell, everyone is going to want them in that exclusive black color. But that is definetly a hard decision to make.
    i know

    i live in England and here Microsoft are a pain in the arse. We've already been on the phone for about an hour with the music playing saying it would be another 2 mins wait....

    Its weither they can pick it up in 4 days (considering its a weekend and all)

    And the Elites not supposed to be around here til after you guys so i guess it will be June/July but it could be as late as October or something
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  4. neil12345 is offline the mind is a dangerous t
    Location: Northwest England
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    I got through to M$ with no problem at all 2 minute wait max.

  5. Diablo is offline I'm Delicious!
     
    Location: Scotland, UK
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    Elite is in the summer for the school holidays coincidentally enough. lol
    I'm a bit mental.

  6. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
    Location: The Dark Side of the Moon
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    Default Re: What should i do?

    At least try option A as much as you can becouse if it dosn't cost you anything and you get a proper console out of it and then get an elite when it come out is what I would do.
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