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News More details on Xbox 360 failure rates

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    So actually the RRoD only hit 102 out of 1040, which is 9.8% ish. To be honest, that's lower than I expected, less than one in ten. I thought it'd be up more like one in eight or one in seven.
     
  3. Narishma

    Narishma New Member

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    Bauul: As stated in the article, they don't count those broken consoles returned directly to Microsoft, which is what most people do I suppose (at least those people I know). So the failure rate is probably higher than 16%.
     
  4. hawky84

    hawky84 SilentModder

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    My friend works for a returns company he currently has 82 xbox 360s this week on a palet to be checked most of which have been the red ring, but he gets this kind of amount every week and this is just in the south west of the UK
     
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    <A88> Trust the Computer

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    :eyebrow:
     
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    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    haha...failinging....brings a smile to my face this dreary day!
     
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    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    damn that a lower failure rate than i would expect, microsoft have been working hard.

    it took me 4 attempts to find a ps3 that would actual play a blu-ray disc..... still waiting for this one to die
     
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    cyrilthefish New Member

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    i'd like to see what percentage of failed consoles are the older types or the newer versions with a different mobo + HDMI...

    I've got the latter and it seems to put out less heat playing games than my 2900XT does on it's own, can't see my one RRoDing anytime soon :p
     
  9. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    and appropriate cooling would have most likely prevented like 90% of those failures....
     
  10. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    thats like comparing a fire to an oven
     
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    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    is it that difficult to create an efficient cooling system with today's technology?
     
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    Lol nice one, mines the old one and Its still going fine *touch wood*
     
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    I'm on my third one now. First one had a bad dvd drive second was a rrod and the third one i have now is a piece of crap and i expect it to die at anytime.
     
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    Putting out less heat could actually be a bad thing depending on how much heat is being produced internally. The more heat it puts expels out of the system the less that is trapped inside. This is the problem with the 360, it does not expel heat well at all so a lot of it stays trapped internally. My 360 has RRoD'd once but I haven't had problems since then, but it never put out a lot of heat as compared with my ps3 that heats up my room in like 5 minutes.
     
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    my launch day premium is still going strong
    vell ventilated on top of a table Cheesecake
     
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    2nd 360 in 6 months here, when the UPS guy came to pick up mine he said it was the 6th that week that he had collected in my area and his mate was on his 15th!
     
  17. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    A 1 in 10 failure rate is horrendous, that sort of failure rate could put a small to medium company out of business.
     
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    1 in 10 is definitely awful, the whole RRoD thing is probably whats stopped me buying a 360 in the past, and there's no need these days as the PS3 is more appealing (at least to me)

    I wonder how much this whole ordeal has cost MS ....
     
  19. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    I've owned 2 360s. My first one I got the summer of 2006, it's a 1st gen box. It's still working pretty good, only a few quarks.

    I gave that one to my girlfriend since she didn't have a 360 and because I wanted the new Halo 3 360.

    The only problems with my 1st one is disk read errors and it scratched her Halo 3 disk. x_x
     
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    spellinging
     
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