Seems every forum I go to is full of rants and random issues ranging from PSU, GPU and CPU issues. Some overheating, and some not~ before I sift through the randomness of these issues, I wanted to give the wise heads here in Tech Talk a crack at this since I seriously doubt this is too uncommon of an issue. I’ll take what I can get.
I’m currently experiencing some pretty serious issues with my Xbox 360. I’ve owned this system from 2007, it was brand new when I purchased it. Has the HDMI port, the 20gb drive. Pretty much pain free system for the first few years. Around 2010 the optical drive started having issues~ I managed to swap it out for a Hitachi drive with no problems after that. Things have been golden for some time.
MvC3 hits stores, I load up the game and have been playing it for quite some time without faults until yesterday, when suddenly the game would lock up with a loud glitchy screech and artifacts drawn on the screen. Parallel lines of fuzzy code, and wild colors. These are the symptoms, historically, of an overheating GPU on a computer~ which would lead to a bluescreen on Windows systems.
In this case it just locks up the console~ no RROD, and instructions from the controller are ignored. A single press of the power button on the console shuts off the system. At first I thought this was caused only by MvC3, as when I played CODIV, Burnout Paradise, Oblivion and Street Fighter 2: HDR~ I had no lockups. Only on MvC3~
However today, after testing again and making it as far as 10 minutes in training mode~ I had the lockup, and following that lockup, the system is now glitching up on the Xbox 360 boot screen. The system has the latest updates. Won’t even make it to the main UI.
System is of course, out of warranty~ I’m not afraid to crack it open but I am not happy about working on a system that is dead to rights. If the system is hosed, just let me know and I’ll trash it and do the PS3 thing while I *consider *a replacement~ but if this problem has been seen by any of you and a solution is known (it’s 2011, I’m banking on it~) then I’d love to hear about it.
Thanks for the support, if any that you can share. <3