My husband and I have been lucky that our x-box has yet to fail on us. It's that old white one that they don't even sell anymore! I think we've had it for 5 years? I'm unsure, but whenever people come over and see the white x-box, they freak out and ask if it's red-ringed on us yet.
I'm sorry that you had that "Red Ring Of Death" on your Xbox360, jessadia. But I'm glad you managed to repair the problem. I'm not sure if there are these types of accessories for the Xbox360, but you can actually get cooling fan attachments for the Sony PS3. They work like industrial heat exhause fans drawing the heat away from the PS3.Its the luck of the draw really. Somebody may have purchase a white Xbox360 with parts made by a inferior manufacturer, others may get one made with parts from a good manufacturer. The same principle applies to the Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3.The best thing to do is ensure that you store your games console in a place, which does not block the air exhaust ports, and be sure to clean it every once in a while.
yeah, they make 'em for the 360 but you don't understand... my xbox is CLEAN - like pristine- no dust whatsoever plus I hardly ever use it, it has good air flow on all sides, etc. It was just... dumb for lack of a better word. Stupid Microsoft. We are a family of video gamers, have a total of somewhere near 20 consoles (including handhelds) in our house and out of all the different ones, the Xbox's are the only ones we've EVER had a problem with. Sony, Nintendo, Sega, now THEY know how to make game consoles! Microsoft could learn a lesson from them! Seriously, we even have an Atari and a NES that both STILL WORK after all these years! and over the years we've had to replace 5 360s. 5!!! All of 'em Red Ringed. *Sigh* You think they'd fix the F-ing problem when it first started happening but No, that's too much work and pointless in their eyes, since they're still selling like hot cakes. I've thought about smashing my xbox into pieces but, for some reason that I can't explain, I have a strange affinity for Xbox over all the other consoles that actually work... I think they put some kind of mind altering device in their consoles that works somewhat like crack