Posted 10 January 2008 - 09:41 AM
People has mentioned problems scattered all over this board, so I thought putting them all in here would be a good idea. Let's start with me:
About a week after we got the console, from release date, the console started giving us 3 red lights. We figured out in the end that leaving the disc in the console while it was off, then turning it on was causing the problem. Nothing major there.
Next, just a week ago, our console threw us a big problem. It started playing up on me as soon as I turned it on. I turned it on several times to make sure it just wasn't a one-off thing - it wasn't - 3 red lights would appear or the console would freeze. Dad wrung up MS, followed the instructions he gave, and still no difference. The last theory the MS man had was that a gamesave file was corrupt (or out of sync with the console, can't remember). He said to eject the harddrive and see if it went away. It did. So the man said we had to delete some of our latest gamesaves so it would go away. This annoyed me a little, but if it's to fix the console, it's fine... So that was that, and it was fine for the last 10 minutes I played on it that night.
The next day, it packed up again. I got Dad to have a quick look at it, ejected the harddrive again and it froze without the harddrive plugged in. That blew MS's theory then. They then told us to send it into them to fix.
Luckily, we got our console back quickly. It was completely replaced! The serial numbers on the powersupply and console were different to the old one. It's quieter too.
So, what are your experiences?