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And another one bites the dust......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Nipper, Aug 30, 2007.

  1. Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    My xbox has died, although not actually die properly, more of a coma really...

    The problem is it isn't reading discs anymore, where it says the game name on the dashboard it now just simply says 'Unreadable Disc' (or along those lines)

    It does this on EVERY game/CD/DVD i put into it's tray of never ending chaos

    Anyone got any tips on how to fix this or is it a 'send off to MS and wait several weeks' job??

    cos if its the latter i aint gonna bother, just gonna sell it and move onto PC or sumin (mainly cos i aint paying for all the DLC AGAIN so i can play offline if i ever need to, cos internet can sometimes go a bit screwy and not let you connect)
     
  2. Nodz86

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    Try one of those laser cleaning discs, I used one in mine a while back and it sorted it, you normally have to do it a couple of times over a week or two but it sorts it out, well it did for me. Not sure MS says anything abo9ut not doing this so it might be worth checking incase it voids something.
     
  3. Nipper

    Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    Thanks for the tip Nodz, can't believe i didnt think of that myself (as I used it all the time on my PS2, and more recently my mates PS3)

    I am gonna + Rep your post if it doesnt give me a msg about too much rep or watever.

    MS can't do jack about me putting a disc with a brush on in my xbox LOL....

    Thanks :)
     
  4. Nodz86

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    Not a problem, glad I could be of some help.
     
  5. Nipper

    Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    Yea it let me send you +rep, click on User CP at top of page to see what comment i put with it XD
     
  6. Nodz86

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    I know just looked, lol
     
  7. Nipper

    Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    Well it hasn't worked, and i think i know what is actually wrong now, it appears that th disc isn't even being spun round...

    I guess it's an MS jobby, which means all my DLC is screwed for offline play, and the fact that teh F1 LM can't be redownloaded without a code, so I'm royally screwed on my TDU save.... brilliant

    Thinking of just selling it all and getting a new Elite (My XBL subscription is up soon anyway, and the 360 was out of warranty since last thursday, unbelievabley bad luck all round)
     
  8. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    Not so

    Micro$haft increased the warranty to 3 years because they know that the xbox is about as reliable as a metro...
     
  9. Diablo

    Diablo Administrator
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    That was only with the 3 Red Lights of Death (3RLoD) failure, nothing else unfortunately. Sorry to hear about your box, nipper.
     
  10. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    couldnt you force it to have red lights somehow?

    if you pull the plug on it it flashes 3 reds before it turns off for example
     
  11. Pherelas

    Pherelas I'm Going Slightly mad

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    Do the towel thing for about 5 hours, that'll fri it.
     
  12. Nodz86

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    You should be able to get the Exclusive cars back, if you go to the account management section on your 360 it shows everything you've ever downloaded and it gives you the option to re-download it even on the exclusive cars.
     
  13. Nipper

    Nipper \/ The REAL TDUCk \/

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    OK guys, thanks for all your input, gonna call up MS later today and give em hell..

    Dodgem, shut up about the metro :p

    Diablo, thanks for that, didnt know they increased warranty lol

    Nodz, that **may** work.. but it didnt on my RS4 and SKyline pack when the last box died, so its a maybe lol

    thanks all :) My G25 and LFS have been treating me kindly since the box died
     
  14. Who

    Who It's not a tumor.

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    Don't worry, i've moved on from insulting your metro. I've Moved onto My Best Mate's one now :D
     
  15. SupermAnthony

    SupermAnthony Man Of Steel

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    I think that if you're within a few weeks of the warranty window, they will still give it to you. I was reading GameCentral on Teletext and a few people have been given a free repair because it is so close to the warranty. I don't think Microsoft want the hassle.
     

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