Majority/Minority of faulty "Falcon" 360s.

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Jul 3, 2008
  1. test84
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    Is there anything proven yet? any near-official statistics about RROD'ed 360s?

    Got mine and its a falcon and I'm constantly watching its front lights, waiting for RROD!

    I thought since its quite a while since they are out, maybe some fault reports rose on fansites that yours trueley is not aware.
     
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    About 16% failure, a statistic gathered from a 3rd party warranty service.
     
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    any source for that?
     
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    Since when did you hear this news test84?
     
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    err, no

    Falcon 360's.

    "Admittedly, SquareTrade does not track specific versions of the console, but it's fair to assume, as Abernethy does, that "most, if not all" recorded hardware failures have occurred with the original Xbox 360 motherboard."
     
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    seem its vague still.
    What do you guys do to help 360's air circulation and preventing RROD.
     
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    I've had my 360, falcon, for over 6 months. No RROD there, and nothing special done really.
     
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    Applies to any version of 360 (actually any console that can potentially heat up, a.k.a. all of them):
    Place the console at least 30cm away from an object (wall, TV, etc). Otherwise hot air from exhaust will flow back to the console's air intake which isn't going to help it cool down at all.

    Instead of focusing on getting hot air out, try supplying cool air. It's as simple as opening a window and running a fan in front of it so it blows outside air to your 360's air intake. Make the fan rotate and it'll double as a fan (uh.. well) for you too.
     
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    Uh, i say mod your 360. Put a fan or two inside it.

    Take a good look at the mods on this forum: http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showforum=132

    Or just leave it, like i've did and my hasn't RROD.
     
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    i have had my xbox 360 since launch. has been working great with ZERO problems, and i usually keep it on 4-5 hours at a time.

    just make sure there is a good amount of space in back of the 360 so it has room to breath.
     
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    i keep mine on a perfectly sized bakers rack. no kidding. didn't help my first one though..still got RROD after about 5 months. I've had this almost 5 months now so we'll see.

    i read somewhere that it's at 16% now down from 33% but that not including people that have done x clamp and never reported the rlod.
     
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    I doubt the piracy population globally is above 1/3 of the whole.
    Some pirates buy a new one when they get RROD, or do a private (as in non-Microsoft authorized) fix.

    So the worst case is like 1/3 of entire 360 users being pirates, and 1/3 of them getting RROD. That only adds 9% to 16%, 25% is still considerably less than 33%. (And since RROD rate including RRODs of hack-firmwared 360 are less than 33%, you can't add 9% anyway.. Oh quite confusing)
     
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    in august they will be releasing the "jasper" I believe. I imagine that will have an even lower %age of failure.
     
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    x-clamp doesnt work on Falcons since they dont have that X on back of the mobo.
     
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    Are you sure? I saw x-clamp on the back side of motherboard of Falcon unit.
     
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    As I'm aware of, Falcon's dont have that X anymore.
     

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