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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 11:07
nin
 
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 11:07
Aug 24, 2009, 11:07
 nin
 

My elite is over 2 years old and I've never had a problem...
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 11:01
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 11:01
Aug 24, 2009, 11:01
 
Hmm. According to this picture:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y64/faranheit/Xbox360_Model_Guide.jpg

I have a Xenon. Oh well. Still runs fine.
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 10:29
Verno
 
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 10:29
Aug 24, 2009, 10:29
 Verno
 
You can tell by the power plug, yank it out and examine the connector. There's some pictures online you can Google. You can also look at the motherboard itself or the build #/date of the console on the bottom assuming the sticker is still intact.
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 10:19
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 10:19
Aug 24, 2009, 10:19
 
Is there an easy way to tell which iteration of the hardware you have?

I bought my 360 about a year after launch, so it may not be the first version, but it's still running just fine.
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 10:17
Verno
 
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 10:17
Aug 24, 2009, 10:17
 Verno
 
It's a shock to no one that the older 360's were unreliable pieces of shit. The really staggering thing about that report with the 54% claim was that less than 1% of users would switch consoles based on it. If my 360 failed three times I'd be buying the competition ASAP but thankfully my Jasper has been rock solid since day 1 and my ancient 360 died from a buddy spilling beer on it.

I'm always surprised at the number of people willing to tolerate those kinds of failure rates and I'm a pretty huge fan of the 360. I mean, I still hook up the old N64 once in awhile for Goldeneye. How many of those 360's will work in 5-10 years?
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 09:52
Beamer
 
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 09:52
Aug 24, 2009, 09:52
 Beamer
 
I've had experiences with 3 360s:

1) An old roommate bought an original shortly after launch. After a year and a half it died. We didn't know why. He was too lazy to ever send it back.
2) Another roommate bought an Elite a few weeks later. It's still running perfectly.
3) When I moved out of there I bought a Jasper Elite. Thing runs like a charm.

That one that died? The owner, not a techie by any means, played with the DVD drive a bit and got it open. Turns out it was a motor error jamming it. Thing has been running perfectly for about 5 months now. Shame that error happened, but it was resurrected.
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 24, 2009, 09:16
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Re: Consolidation Aug 24, 2009, 09:16
Aug 24, 2009, 09:16
 
Same. And I didn't get pay too much for a shitty library of games to play on it.
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 23, 2009, 22:52
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Re: Consolidation Aug 23, 2009, 22:52
Aug 23, 2009, 22:52
 
My PS3 is running fantastic!

So is my 360.

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Re: Consolidation
Aug 23, 2009, 22:17
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Re: Consolidation Aug 23, 2009, 22:17
Aug 23, 2009, 22:17
 
Man, Americans sure do love cheap crap. Next time MS needs to spend a few billion more on better hardware choices & charge maybe 100.00 more. My PS3 is running fantastic!
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 23, 2009, 20:11
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Re: Consolidation Aug 23, 2009, 20:11
Aug 23, 2009, 20:11
 
Obviously, anything Microsoft says will be construed as something it isn't and seen as affirming something that isn't true, which is why they didn't really say anything. Just look at the drivel StingingVelvet posted.
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Re: Consolidation
Aug 23, 2009, 15:37
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Re: Consolidation Aug 23, 2009, 15:37
Aug 23, 2009, 15:37
 
That's not a response... it barely addresses anything. It's a sales pitch, a tagline.

MS knows their hardware sucks, and they know gamers are too spolied to protest their machine when it has great games on it, so they can get away with it. End of story.

Sure hey have a 3 year warranty now, big whoop. After 3 years you know your machine will die, and you know there is nothing you can do about it.

In 15 years when someone wants to play some old 360 game they will need a million dollars to buy one of the last working 360 machines in existence, and it will probably die right after they get it in the mail.
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