Xbox 360 Red Rings of Death and Christmas…

I have a beef with Microsoft, which is not a shock to the populace. This is the 2nd Xbox 360 unit returned for the “RED RINGS OF DEATH” hardware failure. Yes, they designed something inferior and are paying the price by hoping to make customers like me happy. They do things like offer Netflix and some cool new online features and I have to look at my blank HDTV screen imagining what finishing Halo 3 on legendary would be like. (The rings of death happened while in the middle of finishing the last level!)

I have contemplated selling all the games and expensive outboard gear and calling it a day with Xbox. But, on this day of thanks, I am giving a kudos to Microsoft for designing a website (screen shot shown) which will allow me and my 10-year-old son to freak out less as we see the progress of said repair happen. Now, if my console can arrive before Christmas break, then WHOOT!

You get the red rings of death yet?

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Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by Newsmax.com, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

24 comments

  1. 2 years with my 360 and I haven’t had any red rings of death. Touch wood. And they’d better not happen today, as I have an epic Guitar Hero competition planned for me and the extended family this afternoon!

  2. 2 years with my 360 and I haven’t had any red rings of death. Touch wood. And they’d better not happen today, as I have an epic Guitar Hero competition planned for me and the extended family this afternoon!

  3. 2 years with my 360 and I haven’t had any red rings of death. Touch wood. And they’d better not happen today, as I have an epic Guitar Hero competition planned for me and the extended family this afternoon!

  4. 2 years with my 360 and I haven’t had any red rings of death. Touch wood. And they’d better not happen today, as I have an epic Guitar Hero competition planned for me and the extended family this afternoon!

  5. I got the RRoD about a year ago. As I recall, the turn around time was less than two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised since they said it could be a month. Hope you have in before Christmas!

  6. I got the RRoD about a year ago. As I recall, the turn around time was less than two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised since they said it could be a month. Hope you have in before Christmas!

  7. I got the RRoD about a year ago. As I recall, the turn around time was less than two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised since they said it could be a month. Hope you have in before Christmas!

  8. I got the RRoD about a year ago. As I recall, the turn around time was less than two weeks. I was pleasantly surprised since they said it could be a month. Hope you have in before Christmas!

  9. My son and I were just the with the red-rings of death a week and a few days ago, Rich. It’s seriously disappointing, especially during this time of the year. This is really, really bad PR for Microsoft and the XBox wing.
    So, we are still waiting for the shipping box they sent out for us to come so we can pack up our fallen Xbox and ship it back to them.

  10. My son and I were just the with the red-rings of death a week and a few days ago, Rich. It’s seriously disappointing, especially during this time of the year. This is really, really bad PR for Microsoft and the XBox wing.
    So, we are still waiting for the shipping box they sent out for us to come so we can pack up our fallen Xbox and ship it back to them.

  11. My son and I were just the with the red-rings of death a week and a few days ago, Rich. It’s seriously disappointing, especially during this time of the year. This is really, really bad PR for Microsoft and the XBox wing.
    So, we are still waiting for the shipping box they sent out for us to come so we can pack up our fallen Xbox and ship it back to them.

  12. My son and I were just the with the red-rings of death a week and a few days ago, Rich. It’s seriously disappointing, especially during this time of the year. This is really, really bad PR for Microsoft and the XBox wing.
    So, we are still waiting for the shipping box they sent out for us to come so we can pack up our fallen Xbox and ship it back to them.

  13. I just got my first RRoD Saturday night. About to call to have mine repaired on tomorrow.

  14. I just got my first RRoD Saturday night. About to call to have mine repaired on tomorrow.

  15. I just got my first RRoD Saturday night. About to call to have mine repaired on tomorrow.

  16. I just got my first RRoD Saturday night. About to call to have mine repaired on tomorrow.

  17. My 360 had the dreaded rings…sent it in got it back with no problems and a month of free xbox live.
    I think an Xbox 360 link night is in order maybe on the big screens at Venture sometime in the future…

  18. My 360 had the dreaded rings…sent it in got it back with no problems and a month of free xbox live.
    I think an Xbox 360 link night is in order maybe on the big screens at Venture sometime in the future…

  19. My 360 had the dreaded rings…sent it in got it back with no problems and a month of free xbox live.
    I think an Xbox 360 link night is in order maybe on the big screens at Venture sometime in the future…

  20. My 360 had the dreaded rings…sent it in got it back with no problems and a month of free xbox live.
    I think an Xbox 360 link night is in order maybe on the big screens at Venture sometime in the future…

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