I have an Xbox 360 Pro Model bought on 2009. I'm having some serious problem with this console. Maybe I can get over random freezes and disconnection with no reason from Xbox Live. BUT THIS NO
In a short timespan my Xbox scratched not one, but two of my disks. This disk were Call of Duty 3 (used, but working before the machine scratched it) and Halo 3 ODST.
Now before you jump at me saying "Don't move your Xbox when playing it" I respond to you that "I already know to not move the machine during playing, and I keep it strictly horizontal and in a big PC stand that can't be moved at all because my Xbox is placed near the drawers part so impossible to move if not pushed with some force."
Still my Xbox freely scrateched those disks. Starting from Call of Duty 3, game was working fine and the Xbox was vibrating a lot. I finish the mission, when the game autosave "error reading disk" came up. But the strange thing the message didnt' stay on screen, instead it fade in and out repedately like going crazy. Couldn't stop it even by opening the disk tray, neither from the power button so I had to unplug the power cord (very extreme measure). The game refuses to load past the first loading screen when you start it from the Xbox Dashboard, and the message still was going crazy pop in and out. Ok, fine! I had the game since a month before starting to play (was doing other games) so I couldn't go to GameStop to change it, the 1 week warrance expired. So I had to spend 2400 Microsoft Point to buy it from Marketplace, wasting 6 GB of hard drive. So here I lose other money.
But now comes the worst part. I'm an huge Halo fan. I have all games made for Xbox 360. My Halo 3 ODST is gone now. I lasted play the game on June, wanted to play it again and... THE XBOX DOES IT AGAIN. A thinky (but perfect) circular scratch prevent me to play EVERY LEVEL IN THE GAME. Intro has skipping music but it plays, main menu load but I can't choose any mission, firefight map or even go theather.
Here's what happens: I choose a mission, the loading bar jumps from 1% to 29% repedeately, then a message saying: "Failed loading contents. Players must clean Halo 3 ODST disk". If I try to start game from "Start Campaign" (the first option in main menu). The loading screen pops up but then a message saying: "Failed starting game" pops up. I'm stuck with a game I love I can't play thanks to this faulty machine. The game WASN'T USED. I bought it along my Xbox paying an outstading 60€. Ok, Call of Duty 3 was used so okay... but Halo 3 ODST NO! THAT NO!
This is the last straw. Seriously now I want a refund of 2400 Microsoft Point (for Call of Duty 3) and 60€ (Halo 3 ODST). Or at least having all my disks changed, I care more for my ODST disk BTW.
I hate how this problem is stil present, even on the new model. Seriously Microsoft, why you bother making a new slim model that looks cool but still have this manifacturing problems that YOU ACKNOWLEDGED BUT STILL NOT FIXED???
I have a PS3 and sooner or later, if my Xbox scratches the 3rd disk, I'm done with Microsoft and I'm not selling the Xbox (avoiding other people to have my problem) I will just dump it and sell all my games. I'm not a fanboy, I also have the first Xbox and that was a great console. You just messed up with Xbox 360.
Not to mention about my 2 mic that died at same day, and controllers with broken bumpers, but that's another story.