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karkrash81
08-12-07, 04:41 PM
So my 360 dies (my second one...got the red lights of death) and I go to get a replacement from Best Buy (I have their replacement plan) and it turns out that there's a glitch at Microsoft that won't let any retailers return or sell Xboxes. So I'm stuck waiting until this is resolved.

Apparently no serial numbers can get through. The folks at best buy told me it was all retailers and not just them...anyone else have this problem?

And this was after I had to argue with the retard at Best Buy that the Premium Console with the Bonus Game was not a more expensive package. All the systems at Best Buy were packaged with Top Spin as a bonus game and he was telling me it wouldn't be a fair trade... Last time I checked Bonus means free and the price they were asking for the premium was 349.00 so it's obviously not a special package...sheesh.

a12ctic
08-12-07, 05:22 PM
I dont see how anybody could be buying 360's the failure rate is just unbearable. I like my devices to work, not burn up after a few months thanks...

Blackcat
08-12-07, 05:41 PM
If you get a premium 360 now, make sure it is made in July of 07 when they stated to ship the new falcon model. From what I have read it has a new motherboard, heatsink, and a 65nm chip(old was 90 I think), which should greatly reduce the heat and the problems. The elites have this too and started the change over sooner, but I do not know the exact dates for this one.

|MaguS|
08-12-07, 05:43 PM
Falcon model is not out in the wild yet. New units with HDMI do not include the new 65mm cpu.

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/08/12/no-falcon-technology-in-hdmi-premiums/

Blackcat
08-12-07, 05:56 PM
Falcon model is not out in the wild yet. New units with HDMI do not include the new 65mm cpu.

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/08/12/no-falcon-technology-in-hdmi-premiums/

Interesting MaguS... There are many people on the xbox forums claiming it is out now, but after seeing your article I would have to now lean towards not yet. Damn! my backup 360 is being fixed now and I was crossing my fingers that I would receive a "new" Falcon model that people are claiming to be receiving. Oh well, a new heatsink should help...

karkrash81
08-12-07, 06:01 PM
The new shipment that best buy got in today (but can't sell) didn't have the HDMI ports...

Right now, I don't really care if it breaks as long as I have the replacement plan. Like I said this will be my third 360. Of course, it would be nice if Microsoft put out a reliable product though.

I was kind of shocked that I couldn't even return or buy one due to Microsoft screwing up with the serial number issue. Seems like a pretty expensive problem to be having.

As long as I have one when Bioshock comes out I'll be happy.

Lyme
08-12-07, 09:30 PM
The new shipment that best buy got in today (but can't sell) didn't have the HDMI ports...

Right now, I don't really care if it breaks as long as I have the replacement plan. Like I said this will be my third 360. Of course, it would be nice if Microsoft put out a reliable product though.

I was kind of shocked that I couldn't even return or buy one due to Microsoft screwing up with the serial number issue. Seems like a pretty expensive problem to be having.

As long as I have one when Bioshock comes out I'll be happy.

Bestbuy is full of ****. For warranties through MS use http://service.xbox.com/servicesignin.aspx

Blackcat
08-15-07, 12:48 AM
Falcon model is not out in the wild yet. New units with HDMI do not include the new 65mm cpu.

http://www.xbox360fanboy.com/2007/08/12/no-falcon-technology-in-hdmi-premiums/

Maybe they are out after all.;)

http://www.engadget.com/tag/65nm/

six_storm
08-15-07, 10:18 AM
Quit whining you big babies and just get it repaired. I haven't had to pay a penny on either of my two repairs! I like my stuff to work as well, but still, but when you have the best game lineup (console wise), just wait it out for 2 weeks and STFU.