OMGOMGOMG Xecuter Quoted Little 'Ol Me...
can't... avoid... responding...
We're Xecuter bro, we're not sitting in our kitchen with a homebrew soldering iron and a ratchet set lol - as soon as I decided I wanted to test ROD machines I just put a few words out and they arrived daily. Think about it
I'm not your "bro", you can pick your friends but not your family - and I don't have any friends that I haven't (to my knowledge) ever communicated with directly. And yeah, you missed my idea of "funny" in both respects.
I guess I should say though: fair enough, what I had to say wasn't backed up with any seeming thought at all the way you and likely most took it, so here goes (and the logistics still do not seem to work out in my mind in even this scenario, in which all 18 boxes piled in and back out in a matter of the days between xmas and new years; for all the info given, you could have gotten 17 of them in yesterday and rushed around to try your bit on them before posting this morning.)
you'd put together this kit (or a bunch of them), tracked down 18 ROD consoles with the specific/known error codes related to the common problem found with xclamp replacement/reflow candidates shipped priority to you to test this out on so you'd receive them before new years. Fixed them. Maybe got them back to whomever put their trust in you so they could actually be tested (presuming you didn't get any lots of them and had to do "let the disk run by itself and see if it's working later still" testing), and thus they have all
seen 6 weeks (OK, make that 5... or even 4 to be reasonable) of actual regular monitored use
making the fix to have proven itself at least somewhat sustainable/reasonable and the number 18 a substantiated fact to promote it as a worthwhile DiY repair attempt (regardless of whether you are in your kitchen, garage or bathroom
that said testing has included a secondary tear down of an after-over-abused fixed machine (assume your own, that'd give you about 7 weeks lead) to seek possible further damages related to using these parts (to treat the symptoms) that may prohibit other methods like a reflow repair procedures from working, all before considering selling something to customers.
I did think about it to a small degree before typing anything and believe it or not I know what you all at Xecuter are capable of; contacts, a loyal fan base and customer's $$ do wondrous things (just ask M$ how many of their loyal customers are willing to overlook these problems and purchase another 360) - though I can honestly say I am equally unimpressed with M$'s QA procedures that creates this opportunity for you to "help" people in this fashion
; where they'd use the end user to do that whole pesky term and quantity reliability testing bit for them (resulting in eventually revision 2 and 3 of the product leaving early adopters wondering why they didn't wait for the CE/SE to come.) That
is what I find funny (in both humorous and odd contexts regarding the availabilty of RoD machines, nothing
to do with the plausibility of actually getting them unless one assumes face value of the words is == retarded poster) - I mean, at least it's not a potential customer's $300 gadget that is at stake, now is it
So yeah, that's a pretty big leap in ROD consoles available to a guy in less than 2 months. Unless you didn't test them, just got em to go and sent them out the door.
At any rate I sure hope it is something unique (and perhaps useful even when not installed, like a towel) so that some new insight can be said to have been gained - regardless of how I interpret the initial announcement (in my books skewed/shady) a solid accessible product will always
speak for itself - and good luck to anyone trying any
fix to recover their RoD'd machine, though hopefully you won't need the luck with the persistence of tinkerers around these parts This post has been edited by cory1492: Feb 15 2008, 05:33 AM