My Second Red Ring of Death

Having to live through one RRoD is enough. Far too many people have had to live through two, and that growing list now includes me. My Elite did not last a year. August 2007 to May 2008.

This is rediculous. I payed $300 for the launch 360, and $450 for an Elite, add in all the accessories and games, and you have a rather substantial investment.

I can't wait to call Xbox Support in the morning. Matt and I bought our Elites at practically the same time. His Elite got refurbished a month ago or so, and now mine goes down too. This hardware is absolutely horrible.

I mean, I thought the Elite was a better built machine! My launch Premium lasted longer than my Elite did for the love of God!

This all started a few weeks ago when GTA IV came out. It was crashing my Elite really bad, but no other game was effecting it. Today I start downloading stuff from XBLM and watching the Inside Xbox videos, chatting with friends, and the Dashboard is crashing in the same exact manner that GTA IV was crashing.

So I unplug the HDD and the wireless adapter, and turn it on, RRoD. It also later RRoD with the HDD and wireless adapter plugged back in. It now frequently crashes during the boot process, not even getting past the startup animation of the sphere rotating around to the Xbox logo.

There is now a distinct sound of a motor going "reer" when it powers on. And when it freezes there is an 8-bit type sound and then the screen freeze. That sound and freeze thing was happening in GTA IV only for weeks.

I cannot say that I am surprised. Just very dissapointed.

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