First, let me say that the Xbox 360 is a great gaming console. Great dashboard, great games, great network of players. The console literally on the other hand, is a piece of SHIT! Why?
This is the 3rd time in 3 years I have had the red rings of death. No, I do not abuse the console. Yes, it has adequate ventilation. I even go out of the way to even have the console raised so that all the vents are breathing comfortably. I’ve tried having it stand on its vertical posture: FAIL. I’ve kept it on its horizontal posture: FAIL. I’ve had extra external fans blowing the console during warmer days (I do not believe in the intercoolers as Microsoft will say this will void your warranty): FAIL. Why does it keep failing? For Xbox 360 owners, they know why. Poor design of the GPU/CPU layout and poor quality and design of the cooling fins and craftsmanship. Yet they still return me after each warranty claim a release console with the same problem!!!???!!! F A I L
So the past 2 times I’ve requested a repair, Microsoft sends a pre packaged box with packaging and even tape to send back to their repair center with a shipping label for 3 day delivery to and from. Now it’s a whole different story.
Notice the box and label that I have saved from the last adventure. BOX and LABEL provided with 3 Day service. NOW? NO Box, NO packaging, NO 3 Day Service. Am I to assume they will not refund the 1 month that I will lose on the Xbox Live subscription? Time will tell. And in this case, probably more than a month before I see my console come back. 3 times in 3 years. FAIL RATE 3 for 3. AM I going to receive another doomed console when this is all said and done? Am I going to bitch about this again in a year or less? Microsoft, you FUCKING FAIL. SEND ME A FUCKING “JASPER” UNIT.