Microsoft Took Red Ring Out Of Redesigned Xbox To Prevent Red Ring Of Death

Microsoft Took Red Ring Out Of Redesigned Xbox To Prevent Red Ring Of Death

There were two ways for Microsoft to scuttle the whole Red Ring of Death thing that plagued previous iterations of its Xbox 360: Either fix the problems that cause the consoles to malfunction at a legendary rate or just take the whole red ring out altogether. Microsoft went with plan B. [More]

Man vs. Eternally Broken Xbox 360: A Novel

Man vs. Eternally Broken Xbox 360: A Novel

Being a jaded Xbox 360 owner who’s watched his console give up the ghost five times, it takes a lot for a tale of Microsoft customer service woe to move me. And yet a reader named Gower accomplished just that by sending a novel-length soliloquy about his maddening run through Xbox 360 hell. What follows is the Cliffs Notes version (grab your hankies):

Microsoft Deep-Sixes Red Ring Of Death Coffins, Makes Customers Supply Their Own Boxes

Microsoft Deep-Sixes Red Ring Of Death Coffins, Makes Customers Supply Their Own Boxes

Although we received an indication in March that Microsoft was phasing out its Xbox 360 return policy of sending customers padded boxes with prepaid return envelopes, gaming blog Joystiq confirmed that Microsoft quietly made it official in late May.

XBOX 360 Warranty Expanded To Cover "E74" Error, Refunds Issued

XBOX 360 Warranty Expanded To Cover "E74" Error, Refunds Issued

According to research by the gaming blog Joystiq, a mysterious new error has been affecting the XBOX 360. The “E74″ error, according to some non-scientific data compiled by the blog, has been increasing since the debut of NXE (New XBOX Experience). Now Microsoft is acknowledging the error and extending their 3-year Red Ring Of Death warranty to cover it.

Microsoft Tells Broken Xbox Owners To Find Their Own Shipping Boxes

Microsoft Tells Broken Xbox Owners To Find Their Own Shipping Boxes

Reader Zach’s Xbox 360 just suffered its second Red Ring of Death. He dutifully called up Microsoft customer support to get a shipping box to mail his Xbox in for repairs, and instead was told he’d need to find his own box and ship it himself.

EECB Over Xbox 360 Keeps Getting Bounced Back As Spam

EECB Over Xbox 360 Keeps Getting Bounced Back As Spam

Those wily Xbox 360 gremlins are at it again, and this time they’re cracking Michael’s game discs in little spokes along the inner ring of each disc. His customer service call went nowhere, naturally, so someone on the Penny Arcade forum where he posted his story suggested an Executive Email Carpet Bomb. The only problem is, it keeps getting sent back as spam.

Microsoft Left A Sheet Of Stickers Inside My XBOX 360

Microsoft Left A Sheet Of Stickers Inside My XBOX 360

Of all the good places to store a sheet of stickers, “inside someone else’s refurbished XBOX 360″ is fairly low on the list. Maybe even at the very bottom. Unfortunately for reader Nick, Microsoft appears to be using his XBOX as sticker storage. Read Nick’s letter inside.

"Red Light Of Death" Xbox Owner Wants Same Extended Warranty As "Red Ring Of Death" Sufferers

"Red Light Of Death" Xbox Owner Wants Same Extended Warranty As "Red Ring Of Death" Sufferers

Though Microsoft bowed to a gamer backlash and gave 3-year warranty protection for the widespread Xbox hardware failure known as “The Red Ring of Death,” it seems another debilitating malfunction, “The Red Light of Death,” hasn’t become enough of a PR fiasco to merit the same treatment. Let’s help it along with reader Steve’s story…

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I bought one of those Mexican Jesus candles and put it on top of you, hoping for a little divine intervention. Nothing. I opened your disc drive and blew into you, just as I did to bring back my old NES from the netherworld. Not working. Xbox 360, I wish I could quit you.