Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The Xbox 360 Incident

I want to clarify the death of the Xbox 360 a bit. Some exceedingly generous offers have been made to resurrect the Xbox 360 capability within our confines. Trust me, those offers are hugely appreciated, but not necessary. Just a clarification here - the 360 experienced what is called the "red ring of death" on the front panel lights. It is a common problem which Microsoft acknowledged, and instituted a 3-year warranty of all 360's from the date of purchase for such problems. It's labled a "general hardware fault". Basically we called the Xbox hotline, and they just send a shipping box for the dead unit, we send it in, new repaired unit returns to us with a new warranty. All of this is done at no cost for the repairs or shipping.

So while we will be "Xbox free" for a couple weeks (not exactly a curse to some of us), the situation will remedy itself. It is a bit of bad timing, as Derry was all aflutter because Halo 3 is released TODAY. He'll certainly be the scourge of the gaming world at school and with his online playing partners. But he'll live through it, even if he gets a bit grumpy.

Again, thanks for the very generous offers. Lots of folks (and dogs) with big hearts around here.


Laura said...

Hang in there boys - I will hope that the Xbox comes back better than ever and in perfect condition for Halo 3. :)I hope you all had a nice day. I'm thinking about each of you!
Sending Smiles, Angel Laura

Anissa Mayhew said...

Doesn't it crack you up that in the face of cancer, the Xbox crashing can be the biggest problem in a boy's life? I'm so glad that it's an easy fix, Nathaniel would probably be writhing on the floor in misery if ours pooped out. If he knew you had a 360 WITH Halo 3 he'd be standing on your doorstep with a slighty desperate expression on his face! lol

The dox is such a powerful drug and it takes a while to bounce back from that one, but they DO bounce back. It's such a frustrating cycle of breaking their bodies down and then giving them the chance to build back up only to do it again. But I just try to remember that the weakness, the aches and pains and all the other crap side effects is just a sign that the chemo is actually doing it's job.

We're praying for relief for Scott, for strength for you all and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Lots of love,