Before I recieve directly into Xbox repair I have to begin by saying I absolutely love my Xbox and wouldn't be without them for any minute. As a gaming platform It is first rate. Yes I believe its better than the ps3 but thats just my estimation and that i be aware of ps3 is another great machine.
Now to the purpose of this article. Xbox repair. If you have an Xbox or a friend of yours has an Xbox, no doubt you'll already be conscious of the numerous problems this equipment is having. It seems as much as one in three Xbox games consoles will suffer some kind of hardware problem during its life. Now that's a hell of the large amount of Xbox's that will need some kind of repair. Which seems like some embarrassment to Microsoft.
So how come all these problems happening, and what are the problems? Well it would appear the main cause of all of the Xbox's problems is heat related. You might have experienced this situation yourself, after a heavy gaming session of over 4 hours your Xbox freezes. You try the old trick of the reboot (switching them back after which on again). Then you obtain the now infamous 'Red Ring Of Death'. This for individuals who have no idea is where the once green lights on the front from the console are replaced by flashing red lights, the red lights can be flashing either in one or three from the four light sections. That my friend is game over and time for Xbox repair.
So its overheating causing the problems. Basically the console is getting that hot inside that a few of the soldered contacts are wearing down. Now this sometimes happens slowly with time or can occur after one long gaming session however the results are exactly the same. Forget about gaming for you until your xbox is repaired.
So what do you do for those who have this problem. First thing isn't to panic, it can be fixed. So this is the great news and today unhealthy. In case your out of warranty its likely to set you back about $150. Ouch. Let's focus on some the money isn't worst part. How about the truth that your going to be without having your Xbox for approximately 3 months. 3 years no gaming, imagine that.
My Xbox is in warranty I here you cry, well your in luck (well you are if you have the original purchase receipt in your name). There's more chance of a warranty repair now Microsoft have extended the warranty period to 3 months now. However, you need to meet a few of their strict warranty rules to qualify for a free Xbox repair. First of it obviously needs to be within the agreed warranty period (Three years). You need the original receipt in your name. Even the warranty only covers hardware faults that cause the red ring lights.
The major problem with getting Microsoft to correct your xbox in addition to the cost (if out of warranty) is the time it takes. As mentioned earlier this could be as much as 3 months. This is mainly due to the amount of xbox repairs being carried out.
There's another solution to your problem, it may seem at little daunting in the beginning but trust me its a piece of cake. repair your xbox yourself. but wait I don't know the very first thing about xbox repair. No problem an xbox may be easily repaired of these faults using only several readily available tools along with a repair guide. There are some guides out there but make sure you pick one which has video instruction as well as a manual. They're easy and easy to follow along with and you'll have you Xbox ready to go inside a handful of hours. No wait. Cost-free.