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Old 26th February 2008, 09:43 AM
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Default Red Ring of Death + Towel Method

I got the dreaded RRoD over the weekend. I used the towel method on my xbox and it seems to be working fine again. Now it happens intermittently.

So I called MS and they are sending the box, but how do I make the RRoD permanent?
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Old 26th February 2008, 10:41 AM
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towel method??

to make the RRoD permanent, you must send it to me so I can perform some smashy smashy with my 20lb sledgehammer!!!

I guess I won't be seeing you online for awhile!?
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Old 26th February 2008, 11:56 AM
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Pretty bad when a "fix" is so common for the xbox that it's known as the "towel method".

Time for a PS3!
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Old 26th February 2008, 12:02 PM
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Yeah, I thought I was doing good 2 years into ownership. Never played it in a month and the first night back on it, it RRoD'ed.

I plan to own both 360 and PS3, most likey by fall/xmas 08.
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Old 26th February 2008, 12:07 PM
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I love my PS3 it's awesome, plus free online play.
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Old 26th February 2008, 12:52 PM
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I love my PS3 it's awesome, plus free online play.
Yes, but you can't stream divx like downloaded movies/tv, and music from your computer to your Home Theatre on your PS3 can you? That's why I need both, that and LIVE kicks ass.
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Old 26th February 2008, 01:05 PM
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Aaaactually the PS3 update from December allows you to play WMV and DivX
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Touché!
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Old 26th February 2008, 01:48 PM
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Aaaactually the PS3 update from December allows you to play WMV and DivX
You read my mind.
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Old 26th February 2008, 01:57 PM
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There's also a version of Linux available for PS3 now, allowing a lot of capability. Probably not the easiest networking interface with Windows, but..
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Old 26th February 2008, 02:25 PM
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Ya i guess u can't really have the perma RRoD once you've done the towel fix. Im sure MS will pop it open and check the soldering points that cause the RRoD anyway.
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Old 26th February 2008, 03:10 PM
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The procedure is a straight replace for RRoD, if it doesn't then reparid for $120.
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If you're looking to get a PS3, wait for this bundle to come out:

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/855/855057p1.html
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Nice! That looks too hard to turn down for me.
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Looks like June 12, 2008 for MGS4, and therefore that bundle.
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gah... beat me to it.. i was gonna post this

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/...lease-date-by/
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Old 26th February 2008, 06:17 PM
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Ya can't wait til June to get a PS3... GT5:Prologue and GTA IV are coming out in April!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111!!!!ONE! !!!
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Sweet RRoD, glad to have you back!
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