Xbox 360 Slim's Ghost of Red Rings Past

reddotNow that Microsoft has removed the possibility of future red rings thanks to the redesign of the Xbox 360. (There are no red indicators on the power button anymore) You might wonder what will happen should the console overheat or exhibit similar problems. Well, wonder no more – the red ring of death has been made obsolete thanks to the message box of coma!

Apparently the Xbox 360 Slim detects when it’s overheating and flashes a nice new warning sign up advising users to turn off the box, go outside and play with your tetherball. (Ok maybe I embellished that last part). Now it’s amazing that folks have already discovered this with the hardware only in the wild for about a week.

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7 Comments on Xbox 360 Slim's Ghost of Red Rings Past

ducks

On June 21, 2010 at 10:49 am

Well thats just another great reason to get this for my bday in august!

havoc of smeg

On June 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

and microsoft shots themselves in the same foot AGAIN!

rabblrmac

On June 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm

howd they shoot themselves in the foot again??? ITS THE RETARDED OWNERS FAULT FOR NOT HAVING THE XBOX IN A WELL VENTILATED AREA IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!!!! I OUGHTA SHOOT U IN THE FOOT!!!!! WHICH ONE DO U WANT TO KEEP???

havoc of smeg

On June 22, 2010 at 4:27 am

where did it say in the article that it happened to a person that kept their 360 in a cooker?

SounAirwolf117

On November 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm

it does not matter if it is in a ventilated area or not because my friend’s xbox got the red rings in a very well ventilated area, so dont speak abot what you dont know little boy!

Scott

On February 25, 2011 at 3:14 pm

To the guy who said that its the owners fault for not having enogh room to give it good ventilation he is a f*&king . I treat me gaming hardware like my vehicles. I had my 360 in the open with a laptop cooler underneath it and the air around the 360 was cool nothing that would throw a warning sign that it was about to $hit the bed. Its just very shotty engineering, you cant say that the millions of Xbox users who got the 3 red rings were not taking care of their equippment. If we would see failures in the hundreds of people then maybe its operator error, but when the failures are in the millions do the math and try using that brick you have on the top of your shoulders. XBOX rushed production to make it to market.. I absolutly love Xbox, I would choose that anyday over the PS3 but I want to protect my investments. Just to show How loyal I am to Xbox is I have five Xboxes in my house. One in the Living room, one in the family room, my son has one in his room and I have two on standby for when the boxes break. Actually I have 6 now because I bought the new design Xbox and it has been working great for the past 6 months. (Knock on wood). On the old style 360′s its not all the user’s fault, if it was Microsoft wouldnt have issued multi billion dollar 3 year warranry. Now go suck on your momma’s b00by and let the big boys talk. Idiot.

Scott

On February 25, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Rabblrmac, dont spit words without an educated phrase coming out. You more then likely had Mommy buy you your Xbox and only allows you to play it 2 hours a day so you have no need to worry because you dont know what true gaming is, 2 hours tops Momma said. Why dont you go nanight now and maybe Mom will let you play tomorrow.