My XBOX 360 went down for the count a couple of weeks ago. The primary unit itself was okay – meaning it did not have the red light of death that you hear about. The DVD drive would not read any disks and it made a very mechanical grinding sound when it would try and read a disk. The support guy was good; he ran me through a couple of tests (primarily checking to see if the disk I had was in good shape and trying both games and DVD movies in the drive). After a few minutes of troubleshooting he arranged for the repair. I did not have to pay a dime and they even sent me the box to pack it all up in. I received updates via e-mail as each step in the process was completed. UPS even called me the day before (automated message) to let me know that a signature was required for delivery. On Thursday the brown truck pulled up and my 360 was back home!
But enough about the repair process, I am ready to get back into the game. If anybody reading this blog has an XBOX Live account I am looking for some online gaming buddies, my gamertag is Bottom9th (as you can see from the cool badge that I have on my blog pages). I just got Gears of War right before the drive failed on the unit, so I am up for some assistance on that one (Dave Bost told me in the campaign you can have someone from XBOX Live join you). That and I am always up for a game of Halo 2! See you online…..