How come none of the news sources are covering this ?
Jasper chipsets too.
That so sucks for the 360 owners. Wonder when will MS will ever make a good hardware system for the 360.
Mostly because we have this every single update. Lots of 360s die all the time... then lots of 360s die around the time of an update so people blame the update.
I updated, and my 360 is fine.
"Mostly because we have this every single update. Lots of 360s die all the time... then lots of 360s die around the time of an update so people blame the update"
That's a very good point but this is kinda depressing when it's affecting jasper (i.e. the latest made) chipsets. Some of those fault reports are for 360s made last october. I thought ms had sorted this stuff out. Apparently not.
My PS3 and 360 have never crashed after an update. Luckily.
@10k - You do realise that even if they had an "industry standard" failure rate of 3% to 5% then 30k-50k machines would still die for every million sold. You can't get rid of electronic failures in hardware completely.
Plus of course, that's assuming that what we read on forums has any basis in truth. :)
Wasn't there something about Sony pulling an update recently, because it was supposed to be bricking consoles?
As has been said. People will blame anything on their consoles breaking.
The game that they were playing at the time... the update they just did... etc.
It doesn't necessarily mean that they are right.
I done a thread last night on my problem don't know if it was same thing.
disc wont recognise games just DVDs.
Just been on to ms 80 Euro to get it repaired mind you I get 12 months warranty with that plus I month live free.
There was an updated that crashed some PS3's, but it was patched the next day or two right after and as far as the PS3 crashing because of that updated, it was a joke compared to the 360's high failure rate for each update.
A software change absolutely cannot kill the hardware.
Most likely something went wrong during the upgrade which resulted in the machine "half-flashing" the update and then refusing to boot. Which could happen to any machine, at any time, during any kind of bios update. It's not exclusive to Microsoft.
I'm thinking maybe after the update the system "may" freeze and you shouldn't restart your 360, just leave it there. Maybe it is still updating in the background but the system "froze" to you. I wouldn't know tho'.
i have the same problem :(
From what I've read on the internet these kind of hardware failures don't faze the hardcore 360 user anymore. They just go out and buy another one so it's not really a problem.
...No wonder Microsoft has sold so many 360's.
Given this all seems to have died down now, looks like it's pretty likely it's just the usual co-incidence.
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