Sad But True I’ve Got the Xbox Blues – Red Ring of Light

So its official… after about a year or so, my Xbox 360 has officially crapped out on me. I turned it on last night and had a flashing red ring of light. I guess this is a fairly common problem, after having searched the internet for a solution, but it also sounds like microsoft is usually more than willing to fix the problem promptly.

This morning I called Xbox customer support (800) 4-MY-XBOX and they informed me that I have to send my console in, which they claim that they will fix within 10 business days. We’ll see about that.

Looks like I may have to hook up my original Xbox so I can keep on playing Halo 2 until my Xbox 360 gets repaired. What a hassle!

Has anyone else had this problem, or am I the only lucky one?

Stay tuned to see what happens with my 360…

Xbox 360 Repair Update

On Tuesday morning, January 30th – I packaged my Xbox and sent it into the Repair Center. What can brown do for you? I’ll tell you what they can do for me… they can hussle that ass up and get my Xbox delivered to Texas ASAP! I miss Gears of War!!!

Xbox 360 Repair Update 2

On Friday, February 2nd, I got notice from UPS that my package had been delivered to the repair center. On Saturday, February 3rd, I got notice from Xbox / Microsoft letting me know that they had received my Xbox360 and it was in their system for processing. Here’s a copy of the exact image:

Dear Customer,
We have received your Xbox at our service center. It is our priority to process your Xbox in a timely manner and to get it back to you as good as new. We will contact you as soon as we are finished so you can get ready to get back into the game!

Xbox Customer Care

Xbox 360 Repair Update 3

On Wednesday, February 7th, my Xbox was returned to me. Not a very painful process at all. I understand that Microsoft will send you a box for shipping if you request one, but I just packaged the xbox myself in order to get it sent out faster. They fixed the problem in a day and had my console back in the mail the following day (shipped via UPS – 3 day select service).

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