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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-07-2008, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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So....I think lighting struck my house

And fucking damaged the e-port on my xbox.......Nothing else is damaged here and I was on live last night when it happened. Big flash....big boom....and blank screen only to be followed by a "CABLE HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED/NO CONNECTION" error. Obviously, I am not using a router or anything......not exactly sure what kind of connection I have....Antenna on house....120v power supply with a cat5 cable coming from wall and plugging into a connector that has a square box with another cat5 cable coming from it. On the box it says for one cable to go to computer/x-box and the other from radio. It obviously works as I am here typing this bs. ANybody have any ideas.......?? Worst case scenario I have to file a claim on my home-owners but I would rather not unless I get upgraded for the trouble...
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Is your 360 not covered?

MS warranty that is.

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Is your 360 not covered?

MS warranty that is.
Luckily my 360 wasn't plugged in.....I was on the original xbox playing BF2-MC when it happened. Now.....thats not to say that it wasn't if I have to go the home owners insurance route.
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Luckily my 360 wasn't plugged in.....I was on the original xbox playing BF2-MC when it happened. Now.....thats not to say that it wasn't if I have to go the home owners insurance route.
It will prob cost more for the ded than fixing the xbox.

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It will prob cost more for the ded than fixing the xbox.
You sir are correct.....unless I show then the receipt of my Elite 360.
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I don't get it. .. why not contact microsoft, if it's under warranty, and say it's broken? They don't NEED to know it was lightning strike.

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I don't get it. .. why not contact microsoft, if it's under warranty, and say it's broken? They don't NEED to know it was lightning strike.
If it's an original Xbox and not a 360 it's probably pretty old and out of warranty I would think




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And fucking damaged the e-port on my xbox.......Nothing else is damaged here and I was on live last night when it happened. Big flash....big boom....and blank screen only to be followed by a "CABLE HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED/NO CONNECTION" error. Obviously, I am not using a router or anything......not exactly sure what kind of connection I have....Antenna on house....120v power supply with a cat5 cable coming from wall and plugging into a connector that has a square box with another cat5 cable coming from it. On the box it says for one cable to go to computer/x-box and the other from radio. It obviously works as I am here typing this bs. ANybody have any ideas.......?? Worst case scenario I have to file a claim on my home-owners but I would rather not unless I get upgraded for the trouble...
LMFAO! your homeowners isn't going to do you any good.


mainly because you have to meet your deductible before they'll pay for a covered loss... and I'm willing to bet your deductible is 1k or higher
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LMFAO! your homeowners isn't going to do you any good.


mainly because you have to meet your deductible before they'll pay for a covered loss... and I'm willing to bet your deductible is 1k or higher

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If it's an original Xbox and not a 360 it's probably pretty old and out of warranty I would think
Oh, missed that part. Nevermind.
Get a used one off of craigslist then.

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When I opened this thread, I thought it said lightning struck my horse LOL. I should have looked at it a lil better
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When I opened this thread, I thought it said lightning struck my horse LOL. I should have looked at it a lil better
lmfao.....now thats funny.
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LMFAO! your homeowners isn't going to do you any good.


mainly because you have to meet your deductible before they'll pay for a covered loss... and I'm willing to bet your deductible is 1k or higher
Since you seem to have the boobies and all of the answers Mrs. Hotshot.....What would you do in my situation?
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