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post #31 of 2515
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Originally Posted by -sweetness- View Post

i got 4142 does anybody know what that is?
but the wierd thing is that they dont always come on. sometimes my xbox just works fine.

Assuming you mean 0102, the exact same thing is happening to me. Did you ever resolve your issues?

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post #32 of 2515
My son's hit the 3 red lights, pulled code 0110, memory error/memory overheating.

MS should think about a redesign, cooling seems to be the main problem with these units.

I'll hear today if they are going to replace it for free or not. MS' computers where down Sunday.

Just got off the phone, the box is on the way, no charge, unit was 1 year old.
post #33 of 2515
I'm not impressed. Brand new xbox 360 and errors right off the bat. I can't imagine how po'd I would have been if this was a christmas present for my kids and they couldn't even play it out of the box. MS really seems to have dropped the ball on this one in terms of quality.
post #34 of 2515
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Originally Posted by lastplace View Post

Just got off the phone, the box is on the way, no charge, unit was 1 year old.

Good luck with the refurb.
post #35 of 2515
Getting error code 0102. Why doesn't M$ have 1 year warranties on these systems? Is it because they know it's going to fail?
post #36 of 2515
I just got e.c. 0102 and it's a few days over 1 month old. At least it's still under warranty, but I'm gonna call MS now and see what happens.
post #37 of 2515
I'm on my 2nd Xbox with 3 red rings of light.
post #38 of 2515
well i am waiting for ms to send me my box as mine died a while back with the 3 ring of lights...heres to hoping the refurb runs smooth
post #39 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post

I just got e.c. 0102 and it's a few days over 1 month old. At least it's still under warranty, but I'm gonna call MS now and see what happens.

I spoke with MS and even though I bought this 11/1/06 (my 2nd one after the Fall update bricked my 1st brand new one, btw) they said it was out of warranty. I guess they go by manufacture date (4/28/2006) so in order to get warranty service I have to fax my receipt so they can update the warranty status.

After finding my receipt it turns out the store has a 90 day return/exchange policy and since this equals the MS warranty, I figure may as well just return it at the store for a new one!!!

The clerk does not seem surprised when I bring in my bricked 360 asking if it had red lights and I say yes, he just seems annoyed at the console and I get my new one manufactured 5/29/06.

Hope this one goes the distance!
post #40 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post

I spoke with MS and even though I bought this 11/1/06 (my 2nd one after the Fall update bricked my 1st brand new one, btw) they said it was out of warranty. I guess they go by manufacture date (4/28/2006) so in order to get warranty service I have to fax my receipt so they can update the warranty status.

I think they go by the first time the unit contacted Xbox Live as the default for the start of warranty. So someone might have purchased it, played it a little, then returned it when they didn't like it. Just a guess.

Swapping it out at the retailer did save you about 2 weeks though. I shipped mine back around Thanksgiving and I should be getting it back today.
post #41 of 2515
Great thread.
My Xbox 360 with manufacture date of 1/17/06 has code 0022. GPU error/GPU overheating. And since manufacture date is after 1/1/06, Microsoft won't pay for the repairs. Still, I'm going to call and ask. This is simply unacceptable.
post #42 of 2515
Add another one to the damn list. Good luck Centurion as I called them 3 times today, mine made 1/18/06 they could've cared less. Even with all the WELL KNOWN issues 17 days to late they want $140 to repair( from what I read replace with refurb).

Might be unaccepable but M$ could care less.

As for the person who said Good news they fix the ones before Jan 1 06, well duh whats so god damn special about repairing something in the 90 day coverage they offer. Was nothing more than a BS marketing stunt to save face. You should see the number of people having these issues.
post #43 of 2515
These repairs are the worst I have ever seen. I was on my 4th box when I finally had enough and bought a new one and returned the old one in the new box. This is a joke. MS says a 3-5% failure rate. Yeah right!!!
post #44 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Signia View Post

MS says a 3-5% failure rate. Yeah right!!!

It's a small sample size, but 60% of the people I play with regularly have had to send their xbox in for repairs.
post #45 of 2515
Mine went 0020 last night out of the blue after 4 months since purchase. Thank god I had an extended warranty, now I jsut have to wait to get it there and back
post #46 of 2515
0102 for myself today. How much does it cost to have this repaired by Microsoft?
post #47 of 2515
Around $140 plus shipping if you are out of warranty I beleive. That is until MS gets sued over this, seem to be a lot of boxes diein recently.
post #48 of 2515
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Originally Posted by schooner2000 View Post

Around $140 plus shipping if you are out of warranty I beleive. That is until MS gets sued over this, seem to be a lot of boxes diein recently.

Damn, it is almost worth it to go buy a new one.
post #49 of 2515
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Originally Posted by Underboss8184 View Post

Damn, it is almost worth it to go buy a new one.

Perhaps that is what MS would prefer as well.
post #50 of 2515
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Originally Posted by schooner2000 View Post

That is until MS gets sued over this, seem to be a lot of boxes diein recently.

Sounds about right to me. I wonder if there's a report listing the number of Xbox 360's being sent back to MS.
post #51 of 2515
my launch system just started acting up. my code is like the op 0102...
However, once it freezes a couple of times, after 5 mins or so, i experience no problems what so ever. I know the house has been cooler since its winter time (NY, warmer then the usual but still cold) ... do you thinking cooler temps are affecting something?
post #52 of 2515
Well, it got worse..Sometimes i get rings wwith error 0102, and it would stop...now it boots but i don't see anything on the screen. When I do see stuff on the screen (let it rest for 10 or so minutes) the major color on screen turns to either red or blue.

Mine is launch console so i'm covered for this repair...

Hope this info helps someone
post #53 of 2515
Great, 0102, i'm just so happy right now. I have finals this week and i was going to take a 10 min break to play a little, and bam, my heart sank. Seeing as i don't have a warranty and i'm only 16, i'm going to have to wait till late January to have that money saved up from my job. God this sucks.
post #54 of 2515
Sorry to hear some of you have dead and uncovered (by warranty) machines. I stood in line last November 22 (2005) for my 360 and got the 3 red rings the second week of November 2006. Microsoft repaired for free. Guess I just made it under the year warranty they gave on the very first batch of consoles.

I was laid up disabled since August so I bought another while mine was in shipping and am using that one now, but it freezes up playing Oblivion. Will keep the repaired original as backup. Don't have much faith in reliability....
post #55 of 2515
So, lets say i send mine in on january the 1 of 2007, how long till i get it back?( i will most def not be sending it in that early, but i just want to know how long it takes)
post #56 of 2515
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Originally Posted by longhorns View Post

So, lets say i send mine in on january the 1 of 2007, how long till i get it back?( i will most def not be sending it in that early, but i just want to know how long it takes)

Anywhere from 3 days to over a month from what I have read on the xbox.com forums, just depends how lucky you are. Keep in mind you will probably get a refurb and it could be dead right out of the box.
post #57 of 2515
Has that really happened? a dead replacement?! why hasn't Microsoft been hacked and slashed for all the defective units out there?
post #58 of 2515
Just to let you guys know, Microsoft has announced the 365 day warranty, including owners right now. so i called them up, they will send me a box in 3-5 days with the adress label on it, i send it back, get it back in "5-10" days, no charge! wow this is great.
post #59 of 2515
Well guys, my launch day unit died this week. I took it in to Gamestop and they handed me a new one.
I think I like their plan best,
post #60 of 2515
I am on my original xbox 360 from the day these things came out last year. Still going strong.

KNOCK ON WOOD!!!
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