Xbox 360 rev. 2?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Pistol Pete, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Pistol Pete macrumors 6502a

    Pistol Pete

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    is the version shipping today actually considered the second rev? This seems way to quick...

    If so has there been bug fixes that anyone knows about?

    The second rev i am assuming is the one that doesnt include the remote...

    Thanks I have just been lookin a lot on ebay...

    Peter
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Well I doubt there's any 'bug' fixes, bar maybe the updated backwards compatability list that came out in December.

    The remote was meant to be for a very limited time.. After all they get $30 for that seperatly and they already lose a crap-load of money per console..

    As for improvements in hardware reliability; I'm sure hardware problems will still inflict a small minority of users regardless of when they buy their 360.

    I also expect hardware problems on every new piece of kit, that includes the intel imac or sony ps3. It's ridiculous to not expect a small amount of problems. It's the follow up & aftercare that's important. In this case Microsoft have been very good.

    When my slim ps2 died a week after it arrived, I had to pay for shipping back to Sony and wait nearly eight weeks for a replacement. Not to mention a bunch of protracted and fustrating phone calls.

    When one of my 360's died, I rang Microsoft. They sent UPS to deliver a box/coffin. They then sent UPS to collect the coffin and then delivered a brand new machine also by UPS. They were quick to answer my phonecall and always very obliging and knoweldgeable of my case/problem..

    Both Sony & Apple and even Dell could learn from this...
     
  3. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    I've heard no news of a second revision shipping. Do you have a source?

    Any failures of 360s were:
    1) Overstated by the media ("there's a recal!")
    or
    2) Within the industry standard 3-5% failure rate for a consumer electronic device.

    Microsoft has not stated when they will discontinue the media remote, but have stressed that it is "for a limited time only."
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

    Mord

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    thats exactly how apple dealed with all my repairs/returns, got a UPS guy with an empty box.
     
  5. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    I suppose they're cooler (either 65nm or proper heatsinks), which helps
     
  6. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Friend of mine nuked his DVD player by sitting it ON TOP of his amp.

    Where its warm.

    Just a bit.

    Now i wonder where people have been putting there 360 power packs?
     
  7. JDOG_ macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like quite a horror story! :eek:

    Amazingly enough I have my power brick sitting behind a cabinet on carpet (e gads!) and have had no problems thus far.

    This thing is totally the PS2 of this generation though from the horror stories...
     
  8. Piarco macrumors 68030

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    I've got mine on a little stand I've made for it - keeps it off the ground and lets the air get to every part of it. Thankfully no problems yet!
     
  9. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    quite wise.

    Although given the amount of grief people are getting i dought it will be long before some sompany release's a stand for a 360 power pack!
     

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