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Xbox Live Update – Halo: Reach

Halo Reach Preview Disc

How convenient! Look what I just got in the mail. I’m so friggin excited I can’t contain myself! I just got the Halo: Reach preview disc that allows me to update my Xbox Live! Whoop dee doo! I absolutely cannot wait to dig into… oh wait. My console is currently out of commission. Please see previous post. Nice Microsoft, nice.

Oh I forgot to post an update for the last post. To put it simply, they told me it’s out of warranty. I need to pay em 120 bones if I wanted them to fix it or I could go through the online hoops to get it repaired for 100 bones. This is of course sans shipping costs. I don’t think so. It can sit on the shelf and rot for all I care. Glad I hadn’t invested that much into the system but it still pisses me off cause my lady bought it for me as an out of the blue gift 😦

  1. Lisa
    April 12, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’m really, really sorry. I read the sad, sordid details in your last post. We don’t have an Xbox and the main reason is because hubby is a UPS driver and he sees them being returned sooo often. We’d love to play some Xbox games, but not at the expense of our sanity.

    What will you do now?


    • Gil
      April 12, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Well I guess I’m glad I really didn’t use it much anyway. Sad that I intentionally avoided overusing it just to hopefully evade the RRoD but apparently the console was cheaply built like most Microsoft products. You know, if I had used it more, it may have failed during the warranty and I could have gotten it repaired for free. Anyway it just means I will put more time into my Playstation 3 which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I just hope all the time spent on it doesn’t burn it out and give me the YLoD.

      Oh and I’ll probably just purchase an Xbox repair kit for $30 and try to fix it myself. Of course that means I’ll have to break the warranty seal. Also I could potentially damage it to the point of no repair but really… would I be out much? I don’t like the idea but I sure do like taking things apart and looking at electronic innards πŸ˜€ I hope my Xbox can at least give me that much entertainment.

  2. May 5, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    You could also try selling it to someone who might want to fix it up. Sorry for your loss lol… my PS3 broke and I was flippin out because I had hours of game saves on there… and then I smacked it. Really hard. It has worked fine ever since. I was like… I should have smacked it a month ago!!

    • Gil
      May 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

      Well I’ll be honest, I never really played it that much anyway so overall it’s not a big deal. Just seems like such a waste of $450. I plan to do some Xbox surgery on it eventually. I just haven’t bothered because I have plenty on my list of to-do’s and don’t really feel the need to spend $30 to try and fix it. Hoping to have more time… eventually. 😦

  3. June 23, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    This is rather unfortunate. Have you had any luck since you posted this? My 360 is on its last legs right now. I keep getting disc read errors, but Microsoft refuses to fix it for me unless I cough up $99. The only way I can play games is after repeatedly opening and shutting the tray, but even then it doesn’t work half the time. So frustrating…. I don’t understand how they can get away with making hardware of such poor quality.

    • Gil
      July 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm

      Well no luck with Microsoft. I went ahead and ordered a repair kit for $25. Seems to be working like a gem again no thanks to the cats at Microsoft. Lets hope it continues to function.

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