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My Xbox 360 has just died…

RedRingOfDeathNotch another one onto the red ring of death count. My 360 started playing up last night with it freezing and distorting it’s display. It would lock up with lots of little squares displaying and fuzzy lines across the screen.

When I went to try it on the TV downstairs this morning (it’s normally in my office connected to a 19” TFT) it refused to boot at all and gave the red ring. Ah the joys of Xbox ownership.

I’m soooooo glad I didn’t buy Bioshock yesterday (and obviously won’t be for a while now!). I’d have been ever so slightly pissed if I had. Anyhoo, better go contact Microsoft to see what they can do.

Amusingly they have a direct link on the Xbox support home page called Three red lights flash on the Ring of Light, which links to this knowledge base article. Lets see if it’s of any use…

The irony of it is that I just got this email from Microsoft as well:

EliteEmail

Talk about bad timing!

Gom Jabbar said,

August 27, 2007 @ 11:11 am

Ahh crap, hope the Red Ring doesn’t happen to me.

Tell them to exchange your broken box with an Elite version, if you don’t want it you can always give it to me! :)

Paul said,

August 28, 2007 @ 1:56 pm

Yeah, amusingly my 360 started playing up exactly a year to the day that it was manufactured on. It takes some skill to build that kind of unreliability.

I’ll be doing a post in the next couple of days explaining the fun I’ve had getting it sorting.

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September 12, 2007 @ 12:13 am

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Xbox said,

July 5, 2011 @ 1:43 am

Seeing the Red Rings is one of the sadest looks.

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