Why does the Xbox 360 get the red rings of death?

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#1 Posted by mariokart97 (733 posts) -

I was playing gears of war 2 today and suddenly i get the red rings of death!!! My Xbox is only about a year old and it is kept in an open spot where it is cool. Can anyone tell me y i got the red rings of death.

#2 Posted by BlindfireMcgee (323 posts) -

inbe4lxbox360fanboydamagecontrol

#3 Posted by kidcool189 (4307 posts) -
to simply put it, bad design choices in the hardware with power usage and cooling, which leads to overheating, which leads to RROD :)
#4 Posted by gameofthering (9966 posts) -

Bad design



EDIT : My 360 just froze on DB:Raging blast.... Evil thread is a curse :cry:

#5 Posted by Phoenix534 (17774 posts) -

The hardware for cooling and power usage has issues, which can lead to overheating and, inevitably, the feared Red Ring of Death.

#6 Posted by asdasdrgr (489 posts) -

Because....

#7 Posted by MC3887 (1507 posts) -

Because....

asdasdrgr

The funny thing is that you are probably using microsoft OS.

#8 Posted by asdasdrgr (489 posts) -

The funny thing is that you are probably using microsoft OS.

MC3887

I am using linux :)

#9 Posted by MC3887 (1507 posts) -

[QUOTE="MC3887"]

The funny thing is that you are probably using microsoft OS.

asdasdrgr

I am using linux :)

Well self-owned, I am using mac OSX my self.

#10 Posted by Stats_ (2352 posts) -

'Cause MS decided they couldn't be arsed to waste time in making it well desgined.

#11 Posted by asdasdrgr (489 posts) -

[QUOTE="asdasdrgr"]

[QUOTE="MC3887"]

The funny thing is that you are probably using microsoft OS.

MC3887

I am using linux :)

Well self-owned, I am using mac OSX my self.

But i use Windows XP for games. Could care less about DX10 or 11 unless some GREAT games do not support DX9.
#12 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20018 posts) -
#13 Posted by SUD123456 (4350 posts) -

Because Bill Gate's wife, Melinda, was taking the kids for a walk in the park and one of them accidentally knocked intoa gypsy boy who lost his ice cream on the sidewalk. The problem was Melinda didn't have her puse with her so she couldn't replace the kids ice cream cone. This pissed off the gypsy grandmother who put the hex on her. Melinda saw this and tried to get rid of the hex by sacrificing 18 Microsoft employees. But alas, it didn't get rid of the hex it just transferred it to Peter Moore who was helping Melinda dispose of the bodies.

The rest is history.

Notice how when Peter left MS and went to EA, things started crumbling over there too :)

#14 Posted by kidcool189 (4307 posts) -

Because Bill Gate's wife, Melinda, was taking the kids for a walk in the park and one of them accidentally knocked intoa gypsy boy who lost his ice cream on the sidewalk. The problem was Melinda didn't have her puse with her so she couldn't replace the kids ice cream cone. This pissed off the gypsy grandmother who put the hex on her. Melinda saw this and tried to get rid of the hex by sacrificing 18 Microsoft employees. But alas, it didn't get rid of the hex it just transferred it to Peter Moore who was helping Melinda dispose of the bodies.

The rest is history.

Notice how when Peter left MS and went to EA, things started crumbling over there too :)

SUD123456



it all makes sense now...

#15 Posted by Lethargika (1666 posts) -

Because

1. Red is better than blue

2. Rings are better than necklaces

3. Death is only the beginning.

:D

#16 Posted by Arach666 (23014 posts) -

Because

1. Red is better than blue

2. Rings are better than necklaces

3. Death is only the beginning.

:D

Lethargika
How prophetic of you:P
#17 Posted by topgunmv (10056 posts) -

This should explain why. :)

Hexagon_777

Why does the "engineer" in the article recommend replacing your xbox after each year?

#18 Posted by qbell (1035 posts) -

its electronic! I've had my share of bad luck. first 360 got a bad video thing(no red ring) so that cost meh, then my ps3 goes after a week of owning it. and now last month my 360 finally got the rrod(launch 360). I've had two sony video cameras break. I've been lucky with my dslr's (nikkon). its the nature of the beast if your a geek. Oh and my macs are flawless victory! never fatality

#20 Posted by mixmax5 (2347 posts) -

Inability to manage heat

#21 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (24280 posts) -

it's called using the wrong hardware.

#22 Posted by Hexagon_777 (20018 posts) -

[QUOTE="Hexagon_777"]This should explain why. :)topgunmv
Why does the "engineer" in the article recommend replacing your xbox after each year?

He did say "If you're a serious player..." :P

#23 Posted by HavocV3 (7934 posts) -

[QUOTE="asdasdrgr"]

Because....

MC3887

The funny thing is that you are probably using microsoft OS.

so this was Sony last gen, correct?

DRE I see thee.

#24 Posted by muzik_mafia (1628 posts) -

Xbox 360 has... tech herpes.

#25 Posted by Epak_ (6761 posts) -

it's called using the wrong hardware.

LegatoSkyheart

Not necessarily. Bad design most likely.

#26 Posted by 13C (1024 posts) -

cause they rushed the product to market so they could get it out before ps3. This rush ment not properly testing their design

#27 Posted by pstripl3 (795 posts) -

I was playing gears of war 2 today and suddenly i get the red rings of death!!! My Xbox is only about a year old and it is kept in an open spot where it is cool. Can anyone tell me y i got the red rings of death.

mariokart97
what do you expect? xbox 360 has been known for its high failure rate of rrod because they rushed out their hardware without enough quality control. that is why i don't understand why people would buy a system that is broken like 40% of the time.
#28 Posted by wooooode (16665 posts) -
Most electronics that fail have a over heating problem. This is usually the 360's problem as well.