Over the weekend my boys went to have their XBox 360 fixed. They’ve been having trouble with the XBox for quite sometime now. They also have the original XBox, the older model. Over 2 years or so ago we had the old model XBox modified by somebody here in Davao that knows how to do it. The kids were really happy. They must have had almost a hundred games put into it. It worked fine for maybe a year, and then one day it just quit working. We just didn’t do anything then since they have the XBox 360 and a PS2, also each of them has PSP. So no big deal.
Well, my oldest son played some DVDs that my niece bought and it just made the XBox 360 quit working. So we thought being that its a pirated cd maybe thats the cause of the damage. We brought it to the guy that modified the other xbox and he said they won’t do repair for xXBox 360 here in Davao. They usually sent the unit to their Manila service center. I asked how long does he think they will have the 360? He said he is not sure of that. So, I brought the 360 home and just waiting and see to know somebody here locally that can fix it. Bob and I were even thinking of sending the 360 to our agent in Manila and just let her bring the unit to the service center there. We just didn’t get around to it.
Well, after the school started this year a game place not to far from Ateneo and NCCC mall opened. It’s a place that you can play XBox 360 with a flat screen TV. My son has been talking about it. I guess they have the rock band game thing, where you can play the guitar and the drum on the xbox 360. It’s like your doing a concert. My kids loved it. Since they know how to ride jeepneys now, sometimes they hook up with their classmates and meet there. They’ve been bragging and talking to us about it. One evening while the kids were talking, Bob asked them if the game place can fix our XBox 360 or if the game place people knew somebody that could fix it. My son Aaron got excited about it, so he went the following weekend to the game place and asked the guy that works there, they made friends already. He told my kids that they have a tech guy inside that can fixed it. My son of course called us and told us the good news. The tech guy said he wants to see the unit first and see whats the problem before he will give a price of how much he will charge. That day my kids brought the unit and showed to the tech guy. He told them that its just overheated and he can fix it. He said that he can fix the unit in just 2 hours. Of course my kids stayed there and played while waiting for the guy to finish working. By the way, he charged Php 1,500 to fix the unit. We forgot Aaron plugged the cord to a 220 volts and it fried the transformer. The guy fixed it and he charged Php 400.00. So all in all we didn’t really spend that much.
When the Wii first came out my mother-in-law was thinking of buying one for the kids. Bob and I convinced her to not buy one because the games were so expensive here. Not worth having one. We have to buy games for the XBox 360 and the Wii, wow that costs a fortune then. Our kids already have a lot of stuff to play with anyway. Our kids really liked the XBox 360 stuff. So no need for the others.
I’m glad that we already have places here in Davao that can fixed stuff, that we don’t have to send everything to Manila and wait forever.