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Microsoft Enhances Xbox 360 Warranty and Service

by Rainier on April 3, 2007 @ 11:41 a.m. PDT

Microsoft recently announced that it had changed the Xbox 360 warranty in the United States and Canada from 90 days to one year from the date of purchase, and now it's adding additional service enhancements.

Free Shipping:

In the event your console needs to be returned to us for repair your shipping costs are free. We will immediately send you a postage paid container in which to send us your console, and we will pay for shipping charges to return your console to you.

We are committed to delivering an improved Xbox customer service experience for our Xbox 360 console customers, one that is faster, more efficient and includes shipping free of any charge. From our customer service representatives to our executive team, the entire Xbox team has made delivering on this commitment a top priority.

New Post-Service Warranty:

If we repair your Xbox 360 within the original warranty period, you will receive either the balance of your original warranty, or 90 days, whichever is longer. In addition, we will now pay for the shipping both ways.

If we repair your Xbox 360 after the warranty period has expired, while you will be responsible for the repair costs, your repaired console will be returned to you with a new, one year repair warranty.

Return of Original Console

In either an in warranty or out of warranty situation, most customers will now receive their original console back from Microsoft.

Faster Service

We are implementing an expedited repair process; upon receipt of the console, Microsoft will repair it and ship it to you within five business days.

Enhanced Operations

We're increasing the number of Xbox customer care representatives, enhancing our training processes and further building out our on-site technical support, all so our customers will begin to experience a noticeable improvement in the quality of the service they receive when they contact us.

Xbox will be hiring a customer care champion who will be responsible for ensuring the end-to-end experience for all Xbox customers is first-class, evaluating and implementing new practices and policies to further enhance the Xbox customer experience. We are also adding more staff at the supervisory level, to ensure we serve you better.

Xbox Disc Replacement Program

If, for any reason, you have a damaged Microsoft Xbox 360 disc and like to replace it, please review the information below:

THIS PROGRAM IS GOOD ONLY FOR XBOX 360 CONSOLE OWNERS IN COUNTRIES WHERE XBOX 360 IS SOLD AT AUTHORIZED RETAIL LOCATIONS.

This program only applies to games where Microsoft is the publisher, and is subject to availability. To check and see if your game is available for replacement, please review which Microsoft products currently fall under this program here.

You will need to print and complete the program form. For additional terms and conditions on this policy, please review the Terms and Conditions. Once the products have been received by Microsoft, please allow four to six weeks for delivery.

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