Busted 360 update

I got home yesterday and found an Xbox 360 waiting for me.  The ups guy had dropped it off earlier during the day.  Turns out it’s not the same one I sent in, microsoft just swapped out another one in order to “get me back in the game”.  That’s directly off the paperwork.  Seriously.

So anyway, everything works great.  I plugged in my old HD and was back up and running, with all my settings and themes etc. in place in no time. I even have an extra plain vanilla faceplate now, as I was instructed to remove my original before sending in the 360, yet the new one had one installed on it.  Thanks microsoft.  Aside from having to pay for what essentially should be covered as a manufacturing defect, the turn around time and phone support was excellent.

XBOX 360 update

Microsoft got back to me withing 48 hours of my email to the support group. They basically said to call the phone line. Which was not much help, but at least they responded. I’ve put off the call for a while, mainly because I’ll be out of town next week and need to save money for the trip.

I’ll post more about what the trip is about another time.

Sick Xbox360

Flickr: Photos from Adam Brinson

As you can see above, my xbox360 is doing some bad things right now.  Honestly, it’s acting just like a computer with a bad cpu fan, so I may try picking up one of those intercooler things and see if that helps.  Even if it is a heat issue, that would still mean that there was a hardware failure somewhere.  Because the console has been in the same spot since I bought it almost a year ago with no problems until now.  So I think a fan has died.  This, along with the laptap crash recently makes me wonder what’s next?  These things happen in threes, right?

Oh, and remember how microsoft agreed to fix xbox360’s manufactured in 2005 for free?  Want to guess when mine was built?  I’ll put it in the comments so that I don’t spoil the fun for you.  🙂