I am not a Forum poster at all so this would be my first so apologies if it is in the wrong area.
My Xbox 360 Elite died a while back, so now since I saw a deal I got the Xbox 360 slim [250 GB]. It just came in about a day ago I believe. I really didn't expect it to be absolutely glorious but I was still dissappointed to find.... that what I had... was no Xbox 360 is was basically a piece of crap hardware wrapped in a pretty black plastic casing. I first played this new Xbox with a brand new game and noticed it is surprisingly slow not only that... It froze... so I said well maybe its just warming up. Then I transferred my old xbox data to the new one [yes it was a licensed hard drive transfer cable] then I tried playing skyrim and it constantly skipped, and froze in random areas, then it said the dis was unreadable and another time it said the hard drive was corrupt and needed to restart so it did then it red ringed and had E 68 the hardware error. Apparently E 68 is a bit common so I shrugged it off let it cool for a while and turned it on and it was fine... but still it was slow and still skipped and froze and clicked a lot with this disc and did the same thing all over again. So I cleaned the disc making sure to check for any horrible scratches or breaks in my disc and it is completely fine a bit scratched but nothing at all severe so I put it back in and yet again more freezing and skipping and clicking. So I think well maybe it is not getting enough power for these graphics. So I try a few less high graphically packed games and they still eventually froze and clicked and all that greatness that people definitely want in a reliable console [sarcasm] So I thought well maybe something was severely corrupt in my old hard drive and got transferred into this new one. So I tried playing one of the games that was downloaded specifically onto the hard drive and had no disc [Minecraft] and it worked perfectly fine, still froze and still a bit skippy and slow but it was fine. So today I thought maybe my Skyrim will finally work... and it did... with minor skipping and freezing and then it happened... clicked,froze,skipped,then froze again, then had unreadable disc error then closed out, then the screen went black, then said hard drive was corrupt, restarted, then said E 68 yet again.
To sum it up it was brand new and had these problems
- Red ring
- E 68
- corrupt hard drive error
- Unreadable disc error
for all games
So I want to know...
Am I just SUPER UNLUCKY and got possibly the worst hardwared one they had in stock?
Or are they all typically this Horrible?
Either way I will be taking it back and asking about this stuff but I would like to know if its even worth it, if the next one I get will be in great condition or it will be just a repeat of this.