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Fan returns his Xbox 360 12 times

Keeps breaking
Fri Jun 29 2007, 08:22
HARDCORE GAMER Justin Lowe has returned his Xbox 360 12 times due to various faults, according to gaming magazine 1UP.

Lowe bought his first machine a month after the console launch, but, since then, he has not had a working system for longer than a month or two.

He has suffered almost every listed problem that could happen on the Xbox 360. He has seen three red lights of death three times, two boxes died with disc read errors, two had snuffed it during delivery, several with random audio and video-related issues and one that actually exploded.

It does not seemed to have occurred to Lowe that an Divine Being thinks that he should not be running an Xbox 360. You would think after that lot Lowe would be sticking pins in an effigy of Bill Gates and sacrificing kittens in the hope of bringing Vole to its knees.

However, Lowe is happy at the way that Vole has treated him. For the first six months, Microsoft customer service was polite and replacements sent very quickly. Vole gave him a month of Xbox Live service, replacement headsets, some free Microsoft Points and at least one free game were offered.

Lately Vole has been getting a little tetchy. When the third 360 broke, one customer service rep suggested he look into the wiring at his house. However there was no problem. Vole asked again when the eighth one blew up and Lowe double checked it.

He is currently on his 13th box. We hope that number brings good luck. µ


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