My comment was to say that pirating a game (hence the quotation of backup, as you well know so lets not beat around the bush then) is negating the initial outlay for the 360 or any replacement. As there is no other reason to open your 360 within warranty period. The only reason for the new sticker is to stop fraudulent returns of the 360 within this period, so why would the cost of buying a new 360 versus the cost of about 5 original games in that space of time make this anything of a deterrent to someone who just paid nothing but the cost of a blank DVDR DL?
And... so which part of your post was not throwing piracy in to the debate.
You are intimating that everyone who opens a 360 would do so for piracy purposes.
To answer your question. people who pay nothing for games don't generally want to see the cost absorbed in another machine so yes that would be one reason.
Oh the You bit was a general you not you personally , but as you thought of it take it either way.
QUOTE(swampy @ Aug 30 2007, 05:17 PM)
I'd bet 90%+ of the opened xbox 360's with problems, are problems caused by defects that should be covered by the warranty, not because someone flashed the drive. So keeping the seal in tack is a way to protect your warranty, not fraud microsoft.
Don't try skirt round it. It matters not one bit why you broke the seal. the fact is if you open the box you void the warranty. trying to keep the seal intact with a view to returning it for a hardware fault later is still FRAUD
If you open it to flash it you void the warranty end ofThis post has been edited by Chancer: Aug 30 2007, 04:56 PM