Just an update and forewarning to others.
1 out of 2 of my Xboxes did not power after collecting them and driving back home, I had a look inside the Xbox and there was a loose green wire on the back centre of the motherboard. I contacted him again and was told he could fix it so I drove down again and was asked to leave it to have a check.
Was contacted back and was told the motherboard had been exposed to too much tension and the nand was unreadable. was told that it was my fault for exposing too much power to it
, I guess I did try 2 different power cables as it didn’t boot with its original cable before I had looked inside. I called back after getting that message and was talking about what happened and if he maybe could move the cool runner to a different console for free but was asked it would cost another (after haggling) £15 to move it over console.
Phoned back 2 minutes later after discussing it with family and made it clear on the phone that I would want a full £50 refund and that he can take out the cool runner. Was told its ok and was told to come tomorrow.
When arriving the day after he showed me the motherboard and he said maybe I knew someone who can fix it
he proceeded to pack it and when handing it over I asked for the money, at first he said no refund
then I began to talk about our phone call and he mentioned his English is not good and he thought he wanted me to put it in another console then proceeded to offer a £15 refund which I declined and asked for full and said I made it clear on the phone and told him to take the cool runner out.
After the cool runner was taking out he offered £40 and said what about his work (what about my Xbox?) I then persisted for the full refund which was finally given.
So in summary, when I went to collect he showed me fsd boot on one and xell (after a few boots) on the other (which is now dead). I guess the wire loosened during transport It was very difficult to get a refund as it seemed his understanding of the English language seemed to deteriorate as I asked for one. His tone fluxuated slightly from apprehensive to apathetic as I was asking for the refundI have got my older consoles (xbox1 etc) modded from modders from xboxscene and when these other modders came to my house and the mod failed in some way they offered to take it away and bring it back fixed otherwise they would give me a different console.
Now looking at my broken xbox there are some screws and an eject button missing. Other than that the other xbox works fine but in future I will get my RGH done via post\elsewhere somewhere where they have more experience\electronics knowledge as I spent as much traveling to this location. If you are a quite/introverted person and you get a problem you will get conned\be at a greater loss.
flymanxxx if you are unhappy with this review please tell me as i am willing to discuss it with you and other members here
Edited by RAAAMESH, 05 December 2011 - 10:24 AM.