- Posted: Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:12:09 +0000
- so, as the title suggest, i'm now afraid to use our xbox.
on christmas, my sister and i got our dad's xbox as a gift. he never used it because he doesn't
like gaming which is weird because he was the one who bought it off of my brother a long time
ago. i'm not really sure how old it is precisely, but i can assure you my father has had it in his
possession for at least two years before giving it to us.
anyway, we got a few games for it, got it set up and played. it worked just fine, nothing about it
seemed slow or off. it was like it was brand new and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
and then about two weeks ago, my mother decided she wanted to teach it how to fly. she and
my sister got into this huge argument that i had nothing to do with and she was somehow
provoked to grab the xbox while it was on with a game running in it and chuck it on the couch.
the power cord was ripped out along with the video cord. from what it looked like, the console
survived it's trip because the couch was soft and there was no outside damage to it. however,
my Assassin's Creed Brotherhood game inside it suffered a huge a** ring of scratches on the
disc. we tried playing it again and it ended up just glitching and freezing.
my mother still owes me a new copy, or at least the money to get the game fixed.
and maybe ac: revelations as compensation but that is still under negotiation
alright, so that was a while ago. we assumed the game was just scratched because the power
cord was suddenly ripped out and/or the xbox was thrown and hit something when it wasn't
supposed to do that. after that we continued playing games on it and they worked just fine. and
then last night i decided to play the xbox with it standing up, which we've never done. but i had
moved it to my room and assumed nothing was going to happen if it was like that on the floor. i
was happy playing left 4 dead like i usually am and then my brother decided he wanted to play
the game too. while he was playing however, his foot hit the xbox and knocked it over on the
side. i of course freaked out, but nothing changed during gameplay. the game continued running
like nothing had happened. he ended up winning, it was awesome and then we called it a night.
this morning i tried playing left 4 dead and the xbox wouldn't load the game. it recognized the
disc, but then would simply go to a black screen when i clicked the play button. i opened the
cd holder to discover the disc had the same damn ring of scratches around it just like the first
one. so my question is this :
1. is the xbox possibly broken from it's previous encounter with my mother ?
2. is it normal for it to be so fragile that the slightest movement from it will destroy the disc
inside ? please keep in mind that the second time it fell, it was already on the ground and it
actually just landed on a few game cases so it didn't even make it's full 90 degree trip to death.
and of course, is there anything we can do to prevent this from happening ?
IF YOU WERE TOO LAZY TO READ THAT, HERE'S THE SUMMARY :
we have an xbox
my mother tossed the xbox on the couch
it ruined the game inside it because it was on while it happened
xbox still worked fine
my brother accidentally knocked it over a few weeks later
another disc has been murdered
i guess my ultimate question is, why did it scratch up my games ? and you know, maybe some
suggestion on how to repair them would be lovely as well. they don't seem too deep.
please be nice, no spamming, no name calling. i'm definitely not a gaming nerd so i can't pull
out answers for myself in thin air. i just want to go back to what made me happiest, whether it's
fixing the console or reviving the discs. thank you. ; w;