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Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , on September 1, 2009 by jayngo26

That’s right folks. The super awesome, totally beautiful, undeniably fashionable RED RING OF DEATH (sounded out like PIGS IN SPACE!) struck my xbox 360 last night. Now, I am a veteran. This is the SECOND time I have been hit with the dreaded RED RING OF DEATH. This version of the xbox 360 lasted for about 1 1/2 years. So, things are getting better!! Instead of 6 months it’s now 1 1/2 years between 360’s!

For those of you who do not know, the RED RING OF DEATH is a GENERAL HARDWARE FAILURE in the xbox 360 unit. The way I understand it is that the first generation 360’s had cheap chips/glue/motherboard’s in them. When the 360 was on and producing heat, the heat would melt the glue holding the chips in place and fry the motherboard. The “term” RED RING OF DEATH is because when your 360s’ insides get fried like an egg in a pan it looks like this:

You don't want to see this

You don't want to see this

If you see this (see picture above) you are done. No ifs ands or buts. Fini. The End. Time to file a repair order on!! Now, you have to send the xbox to Texas in your own provided box! Then, once you deliver to UPS you must wait 2 to 3 weeks for a new (haha, refurbished) one to arrive!! The enjoyment keeps on coming! Because, no matter what-when you get your new (oops, sorry-refurbished) xbox 360, it will always be in the back of your mind when you turn it on…WHEN WILL THE RED RING OF DEATH STRIKE NEXT?!? Such joyous times!

Seriously. Microsoft, you outta be ashamed of yourself. Yes, yes. I know. My new ( there I go again-refurbished) xbox 360 will have a new 3 year warranty and I will probably get a 1 month free gold membership AWARDED to me. That still does not change the fact that I cannot use MY xbox 360 for 2-3 weeks. All I needed to do was solve 2 more riddles in Batman Arkham Asylum!!! 238 out of 240! Why couldn’t the RED RING OF DEATH just wait a few more hours to strike?!?

I thought that Microsoft had fixed this problem. Apparently not. Here is what I want and what Microsoft SHOULD DO. I should receive either 1 year free gold membership, the bigger hard drive ( I have the useless 20 gig), or let me choose a GAME OF MY CHOICE for free. Maybe then Microsoft would really fix this problem. Unbelievable.

Voice your opinion! Tell me what you think or how you feel. Please, no cursing though. I know you are mad like myself, but if you swear your post will not be approved. Thanks, and try and make the most out of the RED RING OF DEATH!!!