Reports of Xbox 360 hardware failures are already surfacing in some numbers, suggesting Microsoft may yet maintain its unrivalled reputation for producing quality hardware, despite cunningly removing the red LED from the unit in order to “solve” the RRoD problem.
Overheating problems seem to be the major issue, resulting in quite severe problems:
Possibly Microsoft would have done better to wait until the winter…
Another user apparently demonstrates the handy propensity of the unit to shut itself off in order to avoid heat damage:
The red ring of death has reportedly been upgraded to a green dot of death, just one of the many reasons the Xbox 360 Slim is fast shaping up to be an essential purchase.