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« on: April 06, 2009, 06:42:04 AM »

So anyway, I got the dreaded E74 error on my 360. For those not in the know, it's kind of like the RRoD, but isn't covered by Microsoft's extended 3 year warranty. If I want to fix it I'd have to cough up $100.

So fuck that shit, I'm gonna cause an RRoD and have them foot the bill. So, ideas that don't include blowing up my 360, sticking it in a microwave, or anything similar that will make it obvious I tried to fuck with it are welcome.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 01:13:29 PM »

If I recall correctly, Red Rings are caused by the system overheating to the point that it renders some piece of hardware unusable. So just leave it on, preferably in a small, closed space, until it Red Rings.
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 01:32:46 PM »

I've heard of people putting towels on their 360 and leaving it on for a long time until it overheats.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2009, 01:38:55 PM »

I've heard of people putting towels on their 360 and leaving it on for a long time until it overheats.

This. However, you might be able to lie and get away with it, I even saw someone say that Customer Service told him to forget about the conversation they just had, call back, and say it RRoD'd.
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2009, 11:59:20 PM »

Heat the towel up in the dryer first, then wrap the XBox with it, turn it on and leave it crammed in a drawer.

That will royally fuck it up.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2009, 02:20:46 AM »

Yeah, what Losfer said.  I've always heard the best way to do it is to warm up towels and then wrap them around the system.  The E74 error seems like a bullshit way to get around the RRoD issue.
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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009, 02:55:41 AM »

Yeah, what Losfer said.  I've always heard the best way to do it is to warm up towels and then wrap them around the system.  The E74 error seems like a bullshit way to get around the RRoD issue.

It sounds to me like a whole other problem that just took longer to crop up. The 360 really is the worst made console yet.
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« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2009, 03:50:59 AM »

What is it...something like 40% of their consoles fail?
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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2009, 12:52:08 PM »

I think it's closer to 30%, but that's still way too high.
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« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2009, 01:48:54 PM »

I think it's closer to 30%, but that's still way too high.

Yeah exactly...about 29% too high.
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« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2009, 01:50:32 PM »

Yeah exactly...about 29% too high.
I'd say 29.9%, if not higher. One out of a hundred consoles failing is still kind of crappy, just thinking about applying that to the sales figures given out.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2009, 01:25:16 PM »

I was under the impression the 30% is only in regards to the first generation model.

...That still doesn't stop me from being paranoid about having a Falcon instead of a Jasper. :P
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2009, 10:56:17 PM »

Well, we run our current one into the ground and hope we get a refurbed Jasper.  :P
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