“…it just seems that having your XBOX 360 die on you is not a threat, but an inevitability.”
Sometimes I hate being right. I mention the RROD factor in all my XBOX 360 vs. Playstation 3 articles (check our Year 1 and Year 2), but until it happened to me, I didn’t have the true perspective of what a pain in the ass it could be.
And yesterday, on my 30th birthday, my 3-year-2-month-old XBOX 360 decided to RROD on me.
I’m going to spend the day trying to fix it, playing with the X-Clamp. If all goes well, I may document it here. Stay tuned! Will Carl’s XBOX 360 get fixed?
*Update* Unfortunately my efforts were in vain. After 2 attempts at installing the heatsinks using the “X-Clamp Fix Method” (here’s a decent enough guide), I am still getting the RROD. So until further notice, I’ll be PS3 and PC (and Wii) exclusive. Time to play some Trine! I’ll probably pick up an Arcade when some really good 360 exclusives start showing up.