Sunday, July 13, 2008

RROD'ed :(

So the Xbox 360 died the other day. I can't say I'm terribly surprised - in fact I'm terribly surprised it hasn't died *sooner*. This is the one that was a launch unit, went through the checked-baggage gauntlet that is air travel several times, and survived all of it, barring a slightly gimpy DVD tray.

It was entirely surprising to me when it died just standing there. Rock Band froze up at the most inopportune moment, I power cycled, and ahead stared the worst sight an Xbox owner can imagine :(

I was dreading the inevitable call to Microsoft tech support - oh boy, I thought, they must try to weasel their way out of as many of these as they can. Heck, even the vaunted Apple screwed me when my lemon of a laptop arrived.

Nope, I called them, and right away they shipped a box out to me to pack the Xbox in. Coolness. Never had THIS smooth of a customer experience with anyone, though I suppose they've certainly had enough practice...

And I only got a few days to use my new headset :( Slightly annoying volume control placement, but oh-so-sturdier than the piece of crap Microsoft shipped the Xbox with. Bah, now it has to sit here for the obligatory 2-3 weeks while I get no fragging done :(

Oh well, more coding time I guess.

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