Have they fixed the "freezeing" problem on the Xbox 360 yet??

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  1. GoogleMe94 Registered

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    just wondering, cuz i remember when this first came out, ppl were haveing this problem, and i didnt buy a 360 because of it. so i waited about a year until now, and i think i would want to get one, but im not sure if this problem with freezeing and cooling is fixed yet. does anyone know if its OK to buy one now? or will it still freeze up if played a for a while? im really confused cuz i want to get one but i dont want it to break on me. any help or advice would be much appreciated over here!
     
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    Never had much of a freexing problem, tho im pretty paranoid about the whole red-ring virus stuff, I need my xbox for when Mass Effect comes out :(
     
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    wtf is a "red ring virus"?
     
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    Its when your x-box lights flash red and you have to send it to Microsoft to fix for like a month or so, its happened to four of my friends so far...
    Fu**ing Microsoft... apparently only effects like 30% of the systems already bought tho, so buying a new one should be fine
     
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    PHEW! i certaionly hope so! do you have any links to more of this problems, where i can find out more ab out this stuff?
     
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    I've had my system since launch and I've never had any issue with it. *knocks on wood*
     
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    Yeah me too, but that makes me all the more worried
    "General hardware failure
    When a Microsoft Xbox 360 console experiences a "general hardware failure", on the front of the console three flashing red lights appear. This is reported to be caused by multiple systems failing simultaneously.[citation needed]
    The Nyko Intercooler has also been reported to have caused a general hardware failure in a number of consoles, as well as scorching of the power AC input.[11] Microsoft stated that the peripheral drains too much power from the console and can cause the faults to occur[12] and stated that consoles fitted with the peripheral will have their warranty null and void.[11]
    On July 9th, 2007, CRN Australia (Haymarket Group) published an article claiming that Microsoft admitted a design flaw in Xbox 360 which could cause a failure of all Xbox 360 consoles produced so far.[13] Microsoft claims that the manufacturing problems have been fixed, although they did not elaborate as to what the problems were.[14] Microsoft executives discussed some of the manufacturing problems with their shareholders in their July 5, 2007 conference call.[15]"
    - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xbox_360_technical_problems
     
  8. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    They haven't fixed it at all. I just got my new 360 back from Microsoft. A friend of mine is on his 4th one.
     
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    so you Have had problems with it?
     
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    you mean he sent it back to microsoft 4 times, or he had to return it 4 times?
     
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    He's on his fourth 360. They don't actually fix it, they just send you a brand new one. I don't think thry CAN fix it.
     
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    No.
     
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    Lol is that what they're doing? Dam they must be loosing tons of money..
     
  14. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Give it time.
     
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    I don't know man, almost all of my friends who have a system have 360, and only a select few have had the problem, but I see what you mean about there being such a high risk for hardware failure...
     
  16. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Yeah. That's why the elite was made.
     
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    Everyone I know has either had or knows somebody who has had problems with the 360. The dreaded Red-Ring-of-Death.
     
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    The new Falcon 65nm chip models have been released into retail since August. There should be a very good chance of the one you purchase being the corrected model. If not, the ones you get back from Microsoft (for free) will be the Falcon model, so you won't get a Red Ring from an overheating CPU.
     
  19. Lord Doom the hero Hype! deserves

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    Where'd you hear this?
     
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    yeah im curious too. so every xbox they sell now should be the newer "safe" model?


    LOL! i bet
     
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    http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6938&Itemid=2

    Still, depending on the traffic the store gets for selling Xbox360 units will effect the likeliness of picking up a newer model. For specifics on that, go here.

    http://gear.ign.com/articles/824/824183p1.html

    Waiting a bit longer might be the safer idea, but the new, reliable units are out there with a little knowledge and a few moments of in-store searching.
     
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    No. Stores still have older Xbox360 inventory, it's just that the newer ones leaving Microsoft manufacturing and entering retail have been doing so for months. Stores with older stock are still going to want to sell those.

    The new "Xbox Elite" is black-colored and those are the only ones that are guaranteed to have the new Falcon processor. Unfortunately, they come with a larger hard-drive than the typical Xbox360s (they are aimed at the hard-core) and an HDMI jack so they are more expensive than a typical Xbox360.

    To answer the question of this thread: Yes, the problem has been fixed. Unfortunately, retailers are still possessing and selling the older products with the design flaw. Unless you're going to check individual boxes, I'd wait a bit longer to buy an Xbox 360 if I were you.

    Or, you could just buy one, play it until it gets a RROD (if ever) and then send it in to Microsoft (for free) and then they will send you a new Xbox360 themselves which will therefore be a new Falcon model.

    Sorry that's so complicated, but there you have it. :csad:

    During Christmas when there's a lot of 360 purchases, that ought to clear out the models with the design flaw. :woot:

    "After Christmas" is key. :cwink:
     
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    well....i dont know what to think looks like you will have to look on the box to see if its a good one. man, i just dont know what to do. i want a 360 but i dont know, is it at all safe to assume i'll get a good one that wont break on me? if i do get one, i will certainly be keeping thje reciept for EVERYTHING.


    and yes, i was planning until AFTER Christmas to get one, because i will have the money hopefully by then (Christmas cash, lol). that, and save a bit from work and i will try to get one and hope its not a bad model. where on the box do i look to see if its a newer model though?
     
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    If you're going to get it after Christmas, forget the worries, you'll be fine. Falcon's have been penetrating retail since August and with the increases Xbox360 sales from games like Halo 3 and Mass Effect the stores are being restocked with resolved Xbox360 hardware.

    If you were to walk into a big retail store today, I would say you have a 75% chance of getting the newer Falcon Processor model. However, just because of the impending Christmas sales-surge, the restocks will be flying in during the Christmas season and those will all be Falcons. It's all Microsoft makes anymore.

    Therefore, after Christmas gives you as close as a 100% chance as you'll ever get. Still, you're not screwed if you get an RROD. You can remove your hard-drive (keep your save-games and Xbox Live ID easily) and get new hardware for free.

    Anyway, there's a hole cut into Xbox360 packages which show the console ID numbers. You'll look for the manufacturing information in that slot.
     

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