Xbox 360 Slim: Microsoft Finally Solves the RRoD


It has emerged that Microsoft has finally solved its long running RRoD problem in the new Xbox 360 Slim, in true Microsoft style – by removing the red light from the design completely.

The specification reveals the modest reduction in size the unit enjoys, as well as the removal of a certain red LED:


Whether this was done deliberately to terminate the RRoD for PR purposes or just to save a few cents on the unit cost is unclear, as is whether the Green Ring of Death will simply replace the Red.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    09:03 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    xbox really sucks

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    Comment by Reichi
    08:47 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, now see. I actually thought you guys were going to focus on something good about the 360. Good to see the bashing never dies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    SO, now its the red "green light of death"

    I see what they did tharrr

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Removing the red LEDs from this new slim model has to be the funniest and most lame-assed thing I've heard in a while.

    But the folks at Microsoft know only too well the strong stigma attached with the RRoD on the 360. This is their way of sweeping it under the carpet in hopes it will be forgotten. This concerns me a bit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:55 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, that would be ok if this was KoCocku, but it's Sankaku. There should be motherfucking lolis here, not Sony Defense force sponsored bullshit. And they have the same option, if they don't like the 360 the shut the fuck up. You don't hear me bitching about the PS3 and it's shitty ass pay service and half-assed online do you? No.

    Sankaku needs to get back to fucking news that matters, not passing out the Sony Kool-aid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, what was this good thing we should be focusing on? Microsoft iToy? Virtual Kitty Petter? How about the complete rape of the once proud Rareware? Rape stories are always good news here, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:21 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to the Microsoft Way(TM) of doing thins, I can fix my car's overheating problems by removing the red TEMP light from the dashboard.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:38 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "According to Microsoft's support team, while the console won't display a "red ring" in times of hardware failure, it will still clearly indicate an error by switching its power indicator (the light in the centre of the ring) from green to red. So we'll get a of death instead. RDoT. It has a certain ring about it, no?"

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    Comment by echelon64
    12:09 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Implying it isn't.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:45 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    @ Fan-boy Anon:

    Do you think to discover this error, people picked up their 360 while playing a game and started throwing it at walls?

    Of course people don't intentionally move their console while it's reading a disk. (Unless they're stupid or trust their hardware... You know, like PS3 and Wii?)

    My friend was complaining about his Rock Band 2 disk beind beyond recovery because of the movement of the console from God knows what. That was the original 360.

    Fact is, the console shouldn't have this problem at all.

    Good job, Microsoft :D

    To many years old crappy hardware *Cheers*

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to Microsoft's support team, while the console won't display a "red ring" in times of hardware failure, it will still clearly indicate an error by switching its power indicator (the light in the centre of the ring) from green to red. So we'll get a of death instead. RDoT. It has a certain ring about it, no?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:37 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    its not grod is G-unit
    4 signs of bad things (4 rapers or 4 red lights are the same = shit

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    05:44 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    there will be another problem weather rrod or not reading disc microsoft will always have it's faults. heck even the moving the xbox destroy's the discs oh well

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:48 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So they fixed the RRoD with the removement of the red LEDs.
    And interresting how all the buttons on the ne X360 were changed to the same type the older PS3 models had and how she even has the same finish.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:45 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    who wants to bet that since its smaller it'll over heat more often

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:47 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't think I can take this bitching much longer. If you don't like the 360, fine. Here is a thought, shut the fuck up about something you're not going to buy and post more loli.

    If there was another loli-centric site I'd leave this shit hole.

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    Comment by Ikuhisashiku
    07:40 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I agree with kamiru.
    Learn the lesson we're trying to teach the feminazis --

    If you don't like it, don't read it.
    Simple. ^_^

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    Comment by Artefact

    Ironic that he would even consider the content here "loli-centric"...

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    Comment by kamiru
    07:07 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you cant take it anymore? how bout click the X on the upper right and read other news?

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    Comment by Phantasm
    06:04 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should have taken the green light out. Leave the red one. That way every time you start your Xbox its a surprise whether it starts or not. Every day is a new adventure!

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    Comment by Niegol
    13:10 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Madness is eternal

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:25 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What is that Kinect port bullshit?

    As I understand it, the Kinect connects via a USB port. So either in the front or the back of the Xbox. Yet it seperately lists the USB port elsewhere in the feature list.


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    Comment by El Chaos
    23:20 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, it uses a slightly different connector, probably to prevent buyers from using it on computers or something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still believe laying it down instead of standing it up makes it last longer.
    (I've had mine 2 years now.)

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:05 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It does. Look at the console and the way stuff is packaged inside.... standing it up impedes airflow through the console and out of the console.

    Not many people have realized that and/or brought that fact up for some reason.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:21 20/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, wow...

    Well, there goes my chances of ever getting one...

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    Comment by darknetwork
    15:54 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    changing red with green. now i see microsoft qualification

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:09 14/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *facepalm* I thought it was a REAL solution...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    gues the slim will sport a GROD (GREEN ring of death)

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    16:23 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So if you shake the X-Box 360 slim this time it won't scratch your disc?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:58 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The three year warranty was just for RROD cases, wasn't it? So now that the new model can't display the RROD anymore, does this mean they did away with that warranty?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:31 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bug marked FIXED - Feature Removed

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:31 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Huh... I always held out hope they'd actually fix the problem. I'm such a naive fool T_T

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:31 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh what a clever way to avoid being forced to deal with the court order 3-year. It can have the same problem's of physical hardware failure, but hey, no read lights means it's not the RROD, it's something different. Yep, not trying to weasel out of it at all.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:57 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    What court order 3-year? Are you talking about the 3 year warranty? That has nothing to do with the courts.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, it did. That 3 year warranty was part of a settlement against Microsoft.

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    Comment by ErdeKaiserSigma
    23:40 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    First of all. They didn't bother to even change the disc drive perhaps. The slot-loading drive is the most secure of the two types and PS3/Wii know it. Also, I love how they FINALLY put built-in Wi-Fi after ripping people off with their 100$ product. >.> Way to go M$.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    23:27 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, I hear you. I wanted them to redesign their system with a decent slot-loading drive real bad, they've let me down greatly on that one.

    Don't know what's so wrong about built-in Wi-Fi, better late than never (they certainly could have left it out and kept selling those $100 plastic POS, I guess the reason why they didn't include it to begin with was because it wasn't an essential function, they already overtaxed the system's power consumption as it was, wireless Internet was much crappier in 2005 than it is now, and its actual adoption was also much more limited than it is now), and it's actually much faster than the PS3 Slim's.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:24 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No more Memory Unit slots?
    That's a pain... {albeit not one that will affect .that. many people} Can't imagine that it would have been that big a deal to leave one port in Microsoft!!

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    Comment by cgrascal
    00:39 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It feels like I'm the only one who noticed other details including the fact that it uses LESS POWER, according to its schematics. Of course, no one would bother to look at the other information and just jump on the "Let's bash Microsoft!!!11" bandwagon.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:05 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    According to most readers here, Microsoft can do no right. Nevermind the fact that they have, mostly, actually solved the RRoD problem (the Jasper motherboard's rate of failure is extremely low). Nevermind that the 'disc scratch' problem is people doing incredibly stupid things (shaking the console while it's in use?)

    It's Microsoft, so it's open season. They might as well be calling for torches and pitchforks.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:44 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you never bumped a table or TV stand? The fact is that is NOT stupid stuff.

    Heck, even MOVING THE CONSOLE WHILE IT IS ON is not 'stupid stuff'. It's a common scenario.

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    Comment by Ikuhisashiku
    06:14 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This anon speaks common sense.
    It's not always a stupid mistake. Even a minor accident could possibly fuck up your disk for good. Seeing as I had small siblings around while growing up, I can understand also. It's not uncommon for one of them to accidentally bump into the table the console is on while running around.

    God knows I've had both my ps2 and ps3 fall off one too many tables...

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:24 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Anonymous, STOP with 'self-control' bullshit. CHILDREN PLAY! And while they are playing, they don't always watch where the hell they are going!

    That is why things that are made should TAKE INTO ACCOUNT that we live in a fucking world where children are A L W A Y S going to be around!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:03 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    No. I don't bump the TV stand (or in my case, desk) because when I'm playing a game, I don't sit that close to the TV. I don't move it, either. I have it set up where it needs to be, and that's all.

    I cannot see any scenario where you'd need to be moving your 360 while it's on.

    As for problems with children - teach them a little discipline, self-control, or don't let them near it while it's on.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:12 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    basically you can't have the slim around kid cause I'll destroy disks off of a minor mistake

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    Comment by thugangel
    01:35 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's expected to use less power when it's slimmed down, especially when they're trying to follow up Sony.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    07:04 19/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They aren't trying to follow up Sony, the Falcon, Opus and Jasper models ship with a power brick that outputs less power since the console itself needed less power. They've been doing this for at least two years now.!DA410C7F7E038D!4487.entry

    Also, it looks like full on tilting equals slightly moving, now. At least judging by uninformed people's comments that completely BLOW THIS ISSUE OUT OF FUCKING PROPORTION, but oh well... their loss.

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    Comment by TakedaDoujin
    00:39 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm a total Microsoft Loyalist, so I'm really being willfully naive when i say this. The problem could have been due to to the size and that LED, maybe now it will be okay!

    -_- I don't care that it's just casting pearls before swine, I have high hopes.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:50 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How about PS Move's ~new colors~

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    Comment by shiroki
    00:26 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe it'll just skip the formalities and burst into flames this time, vaporizing the unit to oblivion and requiring users to do a new purchase. Genius

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 18/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Will it take your home or at least your room to oblivion as well?

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