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European Company Halts All "Ring of Death" Repairs

taken from my website, Xbox360Rally.com. I figured it'd be a fitting first blog post to break this thing in.

I love the Xbox 360. Obviously. I�m being paid to. But it goes without question or reasonable debate that there is definitely a problem with the 360�s hardware. I�ve gone through three different 360s because of those damned red lights. Some reports, like the one we spotlighted on the site from earlier this month, have the Xbox 360 failure rate at somewhere around 30%. I don�t care who you are, a 30% failure rate is awful in everything but baseball.

�So, how could this get any worse?� you ask. Well, what if I told you that the company who repairs the console are refusing to repair the ring o� death issue?

That�s right, folks. Micromart (NE) Ltd, the company that receives many of your coffins, is refusing to repair any console that has experienced the dreaded ring of death.

On their website, Micromart (NE) Ltd states that the problem that causes the ring of death error is inherent in the console, and the sheer volume of complaints has made repairing the problem non-viable.

Micromart has now withdrawn from offering a Repair Service for the dreaded 3 Red Lights fault.

This problem is endemic on the XBox 360 console and the volume has made this repair non-viable.

Other repairs to the XBox 360 are still being supported.

This is a major blow, if you ask me. This basically means that, should your Xbox 360 die, you�re practically SOL. The sad part about this is that Microsoft is absolutely refusing to acknowledge that there is a problem. If they just came out and ordered a recall (which I know would never have happened under any circumstances, but still), they could have avoided this whole damn mess. I swear, it�s almost enough to turn me to the PS3.


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About MaximusPaynicusone of us since 3:44 PM on 01.27.2007


My name is James. By day I am a freelance copywriter and editor. While the perks of this job are getting to sleep 'til 2pm and working in my underwear, I've learned far more about hemorrhoid cream and proper swimming pool chlorination than I ever care to.

I guess you could say I'm a "former" video game "journalist" (though I wouldn't call myself the J word). I am the former Editor-in-Chief of Binge Gamer and I spent time writing at other blogs. I gave it up because while I love gaming and the gaming industry, I just didn't have the constitution to run my own business.

Not at the age of 23, anyways.

Let's see... apart from that I'm prior service US Army (Military Police), a stand-up comedian, a connoisseur of soft drinks and I once wrestled a cheetah.

I was victorious.
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