Red Ring of Death Explained

Posted by on Jan 23, 2008 in Commentary |

The Red Ring of Death has been plaguing Xbox 360 owners for years now. It’s comparable with the Blue Screen of Death in Windows, which is, in some cases, a recoverable problem. Unlike its software counterpart, the Red Ring of Death is to be taken literally: when it happens, your console is dead. No amount of homemade tinkering can be done to bring it back to life. Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and has offered a 3-year extension on Xbox 360 warranties. It’s a good deal, but it’s a solution that doesn’t tackle the problem head-on.

If you’ve ever wondered what causes the issue, then you’re in luck. A recent interview reveals information about the Xbox 360 hardware and gives out the probable reasons why the console fails. Be warned though: this is labeled as insider info, so take it with a grain of salt.

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