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Old 07-12-2012, 22:42
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i was given this xbox by my uncle who has gotten a new one
he said its had the red ring of death and it was repaired once already

its a black original style xbox

iv had it on for a good few hours today just browsing the menu and DLed 2 demos had a go but still no sign of the RROD so what actually causes it to pop up is it only when playing disk based games that it can happen??

and could i play games,run homebrew SW etc from an external HD and not suffer from the RROD
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Old 07-12-2012, 23:28
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Like that horrible feeling you get when you're about to shit your pants. Suddenly it'll just go on you, doesn't matter what you are doing or how long it's been going, it'll just go on you with sometimes no warning.
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Old 08-12-2012, 00:39
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On my first xbox, it went through a phase of coming on a few times a week. Usually turning it off and on would solve it. Maybe yours is at the same stage.. It will break altogether eventually.

My second xbox went during gameplay. The screen froze and looked on grainy so I rebooted it to get the RROD. Now I have a slim model and haven;'t had an issue.

I did repair my first one by the way but that only gets you a few more months of life anyway.
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Old 08-12-2012, 04:38
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i was given this xbox by my uncle who has gotten a new one
he said its had the red ring of death and it was repaired once already

its a black original style xbox

iv had it on for a good few hours today just browsing the menu and DLed 2 demos had a go but still no sign of the RROD so what actually causes it to pop up is it only when playing disk based games that it can happen??

and could i play games,run homebrew SW etc from an external HD and not suffer from the RROD
To run homebrew software or play games from an external hard drive you need to have your xvox modded. If it is modded and like you say have went online to download demos you will get banned.
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Old 08-12-2012, 16:45
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i was given this xbox by my uncle who has gotten a new one
he said its had the red ring of death and it was repaired once already

its a black original style xbox

iv had it on for a good few hours today just browsing the menu and DLed 2 demos had a go but still no sign of the RROD so what actually causes it to pop up is it only when playing disk based games that it can happen??

and could i play games,run homebrew SW etc from an external HD and not suffer from the RROD
It's on borrowed time ... once a system has ringed it's only fit 4 the skip ... As soon as it heats up BANG!!!!
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Old 08-12-2012, 18:19
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It's on borrowed time ... once a system has ringed it's only fit 4 the skip ... As soon as it heats up BANG!!!!
will having it repaired fix it??? or is it still on borrowed time?
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Old 08-12-2012, 18:55
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will having it repaired fix it??? or is it still on borrowed time?
u might get afew weeks (or @ best months) but eventually you'll be back where ya started ... with a knackered xbox ... #sadbuttrue
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Old 08-12-2012, 21:35
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u might get afew weeks (or @ best months) but eventually you'll be back where ya started ... with a knackered xbox ... #sadbuttrue
Eh? When my Elite suffered RROD it got fixed by Microsoft and I then had another 18 months use out of it until I upgraded to the Slim. Once it was fixed it was fine.
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Old 08-12-2012, 22:03
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Eh? When my Elite suffered RROD it got fixed by Microsoft and I then had another 18 months use out of it until I upgraded to the Slim. Once it was fixed it was fine.
In most cases a repair will only prolong the inevitable ... I've had 3 xbox ring on me so I would know.

(Besides if u wanna be clever Microsoft didn't actually repair your machine they probably just swapped the motherboard with a jasper instead cause its more cost effective then constantly sending ya machine back 2 them every few month)
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:02
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Mine wasn't away every few months to be fixed and I'm aware of how they go about 'fixing' the RROD issue in Frankfurt. My Elite went away once and was then hassle free for the remaining 18 months that I owned it.

Just because you were particularly unlucky (and I've had 3 Xbox's, too) doesn't mean everyone else will be.
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Old 09-12-2012, 01:09
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Mine wasn't away every few months to be fixed and I'm aware of how they go about 'fixing' the RROD issue in Frankfurt. My Elite went away once and was then hassle free for the remaining 18 months that I owned it.

Just because you were particularly unlucky (and I've had 3 Xbox's, too) doesn't mean everyone else will be.
Your a minority case ... Simple as that...
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