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I’m in the new dashboard preview – but there is a problem

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Late on Friday afternoon I received an email in my inbox that should have made me a little happy, you see I was chosen to participate in the Xbox Live update preview (along with half the planet).

But at least I was going to be able to post some first hand reports on the incoming dashboard update… but there is a problem.

I don’t have a Xbox 360 anymore, I am once again a victim of the shoddy quality of the Xbox 360 with my second RROD. So at the moment my white and red box is somewhere in the postal system which is a terrifying thought really.

What’s worse is that when the thing is finally returned I still won’t be able to participate since as far as I am aware they send the update to the console ID which will now be different thanks it being a refurbished unit that is returned to me.

This refurb unit will be my 4th Xbox now with my first being stolen and having 2 break on me, it’s even more depressing to think that I am no where near unique in this situation. How many Xbox’s have you gone through?

Last Updated: October 26, 2009


  1. WitWolfyZA

    October 26, 2009 at 08:48

    First Xbox = RROD
    Second Xbox = E74 (repaired and E74 again after a month)

    On my 3rd Xbox now its a “Jasper” so i’m hoping it might be different.


  2. SH

    October 26, 2009 at 08:50

    I’m currently on my 5th console, which is a falcon model. It’s been going well for about 9 months now.

    My brother’s console just RROD’d the other day. Once he gets his swapped he will be on his 3rd machine.

    8 consoles in one household in three years = fail imho.


  3. Fox1

    October 26, 2009 at 09:00

    I’m on my 3rd Xbox. One 20gb Pro and one Elite RROD on me.

    My little bro is on his 3rd Xbox. One Core had RROD, another Core had a faulty DVD drive. Now he got a Pro.


  4. Nick de Bruyne

    October 26, 2009 at 09:09

    I have never had an RROD, ever. On my fifth and almost entirely because of issues reading disks after a while.

    To give some props to MS, my first Xbox went flying out of a bag and it hit the ground hard and rolled it’s ass down a brick driveway and still worked for another 9 months or so (eventually had disk read errors like the others) the scary thing is that I am still using that same HDD, chip-marks and all


  5. darthdad

    October 26, 2009 at 09:15

    Sorry to hear Lazy. I’m still on my first, granted it is only 1 year old. Previously I played on my brothers old core, and that is still going strong in his household.
    My 360 did make a horrible screeching noise last night though, for about 5 seconds. And then carried on as normal. Has anyone had that before?


    • LazySAGamer

      October 26, 2009 at 09:17

      Start looking for a box 😉

      Seriously mine started acting up in the last 4 months.. ever so slowly getting worse and worse


    • Fox1

      October 26, 2009 at 09:50

      Sure that noise wasn’t your consoles going at each other? :biggrin:


      • darthdad

        October 26, 2009 at 09:52

        LOL, probably. :silly:


  6. ewie

    October 26, 2009 at 09:26

    My first Xbox drive (Kids and disc drives are not friends) give in after 1.5 years, So I bought a new one as this was a new zealand model.
    Bought a second hand one which rrod on me without the
    slip, had to pay in , sold the new one and upgraded to a elite, the disc drive on the elite packed up 8 months
    in and had it exchanged, Got a second Xbox for 2nd tv, and this seem to have been hit by lightning or something last week, as the brick work but the box is dead. Nada nothing does not even want to be switched on.



    October 26, 2009 at 09:30

    im on my 5th console and have now exceeded my 3 year warranty, so im guessing my next visit to the shops wont be to swap it but to buy a new one


  8. eXp

    October 26, 2009 at 09:58

    2nd Xbox. First one the drive failed.

    I’m not sure if it’s just because I have a PS3 Slim that it *seems* louder, but I could honestly swear my Xbox is making more noise than ever.


  9. Super_Bonk

    October 26, 2009 at 10:05




    Microsoft for the moomish of the past 4 years….


  10. bo0m!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:48

    • LazySAGamer

      October 26, 2009 at 11:00

      awesome thanks… hopefully I get a new Xbox in time 🙂


  11. Someone

    October 26, 2009 at 11:36

    Bought 3 XBOX360’s and only one failed once.
    It had the 3rrod but only failed after 2.5 years.
    In warranty and was replaced after 1 week.
    Like nothing ever happened.


  12. WitWolfyZA

    October 26, 2009 at 11:42

    its ironic really i have an Xbox 1 that’s like 7 years old now and t still reads discs.. If my first xbox that only lasted 9 months was so full proof… just goes to show hey?


    • ewie

      October 26, 2009 at 16:13

      I blame the greens!.


  13. killer

    October 26, 2009 at 15:15

    Im on my 3rd xbox 360. First one “elite” rrod on me after 5 months 2nd “pro” lasted 8 months currenly 3rd “exchange unit” has been 9 months now and no major issues. Holding thumbs.:ninja:


  14. Hamsterjie ZA

    October 26, 2009 at 16:15

    Why after so many years can they stil nt fix the problem.makes me think they choose nt 2 fix it 4 sum reason


  15. trickykid

    October 27, 2009 at 10:19

    I’m still on my 1st… and I bought it in May 2007 😀


  16. TheMostAwesomeDude

    October 27, 2009 at 11:40

    What is the process of getting your rrod’d console replaced?


  17. AL360

    October 29, 2009 at 12:14

    never had a xbox fail on me yet and neither have any of my friends
    “touch wood”


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