Don’t let the title fool you. I’m specifically talking Xbox 360 here, not PC’s.
According to a few sources including Major Nelson’s blog and this ZDNet Blog, Microsoft is going to make good on the hardware problems of Xbox 360 customers.
Nothing is certain yet, but it appears they will not only extend warranties to 3 years (They’ve already given a free year to everyone with first run systems), but will repay those who had to have theirs repaired in the past.
This supposedly covers all “three red lights of death” problems.
Unfortunately it sounds like disc problems may not fall under this scenario. This leads to another problem because internet reports and now two people I know are have rampant disc read issues. After 6 weeks of nearly everyone getting red lights, it appears everyone else is not getting disc errors. Microsoft can’t make anything without problems and/or viruses!
It also sounds like it could cost MS one BILLION dollars. Ouch.
Interesting story to follow over the next week.
I want to hear from everyone about your broken 360 experience.