I've lost three games since I brought my machine, all in the first two years, but not since I stopped using the plug and play charger. That was about a year ago, and I also had a strange malfunction with my original console, where the AV cable connection broke. Sadly it was out of gaurantee, so to save hassle with Microsoft's repair centre I just brought a new one in June this year. So it was either bad luck with the wire, or my old machine. However I was also advised by a microsoft Tech not to knock it at all when the game was playing, he also advised me to lay it down and not have it upright, this was back when I suffered a red ring of death about two years ago and I mentioned I'd had a game stop working, oddly later another Tech while chatting about another issue made the suggestion that one of their techs would have never advised this. Me thinks a cover up there?
So not had a game wrecked for at least a year. Might be luck, might be a combination of the three things above, not sure tbh, but one game Oblivion was defiantely scratched beyond repair when my son tripped over the wire while the machine was upright. The other two a second copy of Oblivion (aye, how unlucky is that) and a WWE game I can't remember exactly what happened when they got scratched, I think they just started getting disc read errors, but it was all happening while it was upright. So that might be the key factor in why it hasn't happened since.
Last edited by Druchii in Space; 11-08-08 at 05:57 PM.