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New Xbox 360 detects RRoD symptoms, shuts down

June 21, 2010

If a pic posted by some dude at NeoGAF is to be believed as cold, hard, unaltered fact, then Microsoft may have found a way to prevent the notorious Red Rings of Death problem that’s been frying their consoles since its launch. While the new Xbox 360s don’t even display a red ring anymore (Microsoft removed the red light in the console), the console still overheats easily. Instead of fixing that problem, it appears they’ve made it part of their Xbox OS to shut down the console if it begins to show symptoms of “insufficient ventilation,” which causes the RRoD.

So what’s more annoying? Getting the RRoD, or having your brand new, $300 Xbox 360 turn off on you because it might get the RRod? You tell us. And if you happen to be suffering from RRoD, or another console-related illness, be sure to check out our short piece on console repair.

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  1. Philippe Buteau permalink
    June 21, 2010 8:42 pm


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