Are M$ unbanning consoles now???

JonnyTester

Well-known Member
A friend in work says that over Christmas his console got banned from Live, which he was annoyed at as he has never had it modified. He said that a few days later he got an email from M$ to say that his connection problems had now been sorted out and he was free to use Live again. I have been away for 3 weeks so I know nothing about what's been going on.
 

RandomLee

Distinguished Member
There have been reports of people getting banned in error so perhaps MS are just rectifying this?
 

p9ul

Distinguished Member
Maybe someone he played against filed a complaint - think it works like yellow cards in football - you get so many and you get a suspension.

Bannings are temporary IIRC, Blacklistings are permanent - although some people with a blacklisted console (one that has been identified as being modded) can get around it by sending it off for a RROD repair - MS automatically send out a complete replacement unit...
 

runam0k

Well-known Member
There are such things as suspensions. Maybe he was temporarily banned.

EDIT: Paul T beat me to it.
 

kaidiez

Active Member
was reading xbox-scene a week a go or so maybe? they were saying that the new round of testing xbox consoles for mods had errors in it basically so both modded and unmodified consoles were being flagged so they had to reverse the process.

If its true the email is prob a way to get away with it without having to say they made a mistake.
 

wellladida

Well-known Member
Maybe someone he played against filed a complaint - think it works like yellow cards in football - you get so many and you get a suspension.

Bannings are temporary IIRC, Blacklistings are permanent - although some people with a blacklisted console (one that has been identified as being modded) can get around it by sending it off for a RROD repair - MS automatically send out a complete replacement unit...

try telling to the man who got banned till 12/12/9999 saw a pic of it somewhere;)
 

DragonOfSilver

Active Member
ms don't seem to replace consoles anymore, they replace the motherboard, and program it to have the same serial no, so I'd imagine bans now would last through a repair
 

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