Xbox 360 Slim Already Breaking Down


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.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:02 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't see any overheating in the video, unless the 'lines' on the screen are evidence of that.

    If so, man, Microsoft needs a class action lawsuit against them for this. They need to focus less on making the damned thing slim and more on getting enough fucking ventilation, just like in notebook computers which have discrete graphics and are HELL for overheating, like the Gateway P-7811FX that I have.

    Had to underclock the freaking graphics card and/or put it on 'constant performance' in order to get it to not overheat.

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    Comment by Inkydog
    03:46 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this happens in greater numbers I will believe that it is not engineered. If this were a major issue it would be way more than one video and a few snapshots of a supposed overheated 360. Just step outside of the angry mob for a minute and take a look.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:09 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only the crapbox fanboys to try to justify M$ shitty hardware and put the fault for it's crapness on it's consumers.
    Don't try to defend this piece of shit, if you ant M$ to keep raping your wallets that's alright but don't help them swindle other people

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:19 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    the last image is fake and everyone know it but sankaku, it happen when you remove the video cable while the 360 is on, god is this site even about anime anymore more like ps3 fanboys i guess

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    Comment by meiling
    05:49 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is not breaking down it is stopping itself as programed from breaking down due to heat. Also the pic shows a red dot not green.

    Not that seeing that video made by some unknown person with the unit connected in an unknown way is not true as all things I see on YouTube and the internet are true!! They have to be or all of reality would crumble. ^_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:27 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    microsfot does not have 20 years of quality control in hardware like nintendo or sony does, remember microsfot has been primarily a software company since 1985

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    Comment by El Chaos
    04:36 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Problem is, their very first console, the original late 2001 Xbox, didn't have this many technical failures. It did have some faulty power cords early on, but that's about it.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    01:34 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, that idiot put it in VERY close proximity to the Wii, it's logical that it doesn't have enough room for proper ventilation.

    Also, while showing that most typical graphical glitch, it keeps running and doesn't hang. And what's more, Arte's shot shows that the "Slim" stops dead on its tracks when it detects there's definitely not enough ventilation for it to run, it doesn't just keep running and eventually melting internally without a care.

    This is some fucking cool (lol) improvement, Microsoft has done. Not that any Sony idiot here will notice and/or comprehend, for this is beyond their understanding and runs contrary to their sad bias.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:16 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Y'know, this is just the saddest fucking thing I've ever seen. If I didn't know any better I'd say Microsoft was doing this on purpose for a few extra bucks in repairs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:17 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Holy shit, the fanboys are out in full force. A couple of unsubstantiated pics and video and you people go fucking crazy. If this turns out to be a real problem, then I'll point and laugh at the enormous amount of fail, but jesus christ people, have you no skepticism?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:06 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course not. The internet has two kinds of people: Proper skeptics (like you and I) who understand that the Internet is filled with scams, gimmicks, and fakes (as this might be), and the gullible, who believe everything shoved in front of them if it looks 'real enough'.

    Obviously, most people here are the latter type.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:10 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Blam the "master" for herding them all here over and over.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:21 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    okay so... now you're taking a sh|t on it for preventing itself from dying of overheat?

    it must be hard to breath with one's head so far up sony's ass.

    and is there a reason that you idiots keep assuming that the warranty doesn't exist with your "hurr buy 4x systems!" stupidity?

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    01:41 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My friend told me 2 yrs ago this :"I regret buying the PS3,I wanna trade in..."(Which he didn't after what i consulted him)
    2010,he thanks me saying thank you.For real.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:34 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    HAHA. Bullshit.

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    19:28 20/11/2013 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:46 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I understand how much people want the xbox to fail, but the video that shows an xbox with a loose video cable and a picture showing how microsoft has installed a new feature to actually tell someone that they are keeping their xbox in a dusty and poorly ventilated area hardly constitutes evidence that slim failures are surfacing in 'some numbers'

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:24 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    that just cod

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    06:05 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the video there's too many dot? The best way to deal with it is just imagine it's RAINY or SNOW....LOL!

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    Comment by Miriandandes
    06:31 23/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm more interested in that nifty clear case next to the failure.

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    Comment by Gligarman
    07:02 23/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So let's see. You can't put near anything warm, you can't put near any other systems, you can't put it on the carpet, you can't put it near the TV, you can't have it on for more than a few hours. It appears the 360 is the only system currently on the market that is best used when turned off.

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    Comment by El Chaos
    08:52 23/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thought this is relevant:

    Look at these pictures:

    Do you notice some similarities between the first one and the vid?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 19/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's great that they have a sort of fail safe for overheating but honestly it shouldn't overheat in the first place. 360 is trying to be a powerhouse system and clearly it can't handle it. Honestly it's bad when it becomes synonymous with failure. Here comes the green dot of death.
    Also you guys are absolutly crazy if you stand by the fact that it wasn't getting enough ventilation in that vid. There's clearly like 3-4 inches on either side sitiing on top of an open shelf.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:18 23/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why is it that people buy these things ? if you have to hack or mod something to get it to work how its supposed to isnt that supporting the company and telling them its ok to make things that are sub par, im ok with it and keep doing it ?
    apple and ms are doing this and people still keep buying there products. whats with that ?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:32 25/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still that doesn't excuse M$ for the two RDoD's in the article. I don't care if it's only two 360 slim consoles out of the thousands they've sold already. The 360 should have a 0% failure rate by now. But clearly M$ has learned nothing. I am disappoint.

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    Comment by Hinsoog
    07:40 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So a guy managed to bug-out his system once. That spells DOOOOOM on the proportions of the over one billion dollar price tag that Microsoft paid to deal with the three-red-lights. You know what happens when that guy secures his connections, stops messing with his box, and then resets his system, a perfectly healthy 360. As for the safeguard on poor ventilation, bravo Microsoft for taking more precautions, and who knows, maybe that user put their 360 in a tight place where it can't breath. Calm down spaz population!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Red Dot of death sounds boring, how bout Red Nipple

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:17 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Seriously sankaku? That first video is nothing but a graphical error. The pics are straight from the gamespot forums. In fact I was speaking with the exact person this happened to. It was a minor glitch with the temp sensor. He couldnt even get the error to repeat. I guess I should expect the Xbox bashing from this site, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:36 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Crack open. Void warranty. Submerse in a new, Custom sealed case full of Mineral oil and a cooling pump for the best low temperature. Disk drive and Imputes re wired to the top of the case. Mineral oil is not conductive and will keep the whole unit anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees cooler then normal depending on your cooling methods. 10 degs being no cooling pump.

    This is a very cheap. and Highly effective method to cool your system permanently and constantly keep it at a safe temperature across the whole board. No more lag from heat. no more slow downs.

    No joke. Look it up. There are plenty of Mineral oil kits and DIYs for Computers which can work just as fine with a 360 Mobo since, well it is just a computer.

    example :

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:33 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    it sounds like a viable option for the poor idiots who actually bought the 360 slim, but when i buy a console, i expect it to at least have a good enough cooling system to prevent itself from melting down in a slightly subpar ventilated area.

    microsoft has failed yet again, but that stopped surprising me years ago...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:46 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is again a common sense issue. I think it's great that it now has a program to shut itself down to prevent your xbox from FUCKING OVER itself.

    Now iwth that said, I'd like to look at these dumbasses that are having the over heating problems. I have had my new xbox 360 on 24/7 for the last 5 days without over heating. These dumbasses probably put it in eitheer a confined space, such as a shelf with only the front for airflow.

    Just like in the video, there were 4 or 5 consoles in a row... Now if one of those is running constantly, there will be a HUGE amount of heat both around and in back of the console. The name of the game is airflow.

    Don't put your console somewhere where it could overheat. period. It's very easy to make a space where it won't over heat. if it has space on all sides, and it's not next to something else that produces a lot of heat when in use (such as another console or a hot running blueray drive, then it should be fine.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    why would M$ about the quality?? their beloved fanboy will still buy no matter what.

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    Comment by Barbarian of Gor
    15:54 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    An Atari 2600 still works.

    It'll still work 50 years from now.
    It'll still work 100 years from now.
    It'll still be playable found in a box buried in the sand in some "Post Oil" mad max style situation and if you hook up enough solar panels to run it and some surviving LED monitor, you can play it. The joysticks sucked, but their pattern was so obvious it'd be easy to re-rig.

    So shall an Intellivision, a Colecovision, an old Commodore computer... Only thing that'll stop them is a sledgehammer. Really, even a lightning strike usually kills the power without cooking more than the exterior of the console, so a little basic electronics, duct tape and they are ready to go again. They work.

    So will an NES, a Sega Genesis, a SNES...

    Even a PS1 and very likely a PS2/Dreamcast/gamecube will still work 20 years from today's date if kept in a clean room temperature room. Just don't "Coaster" the CDs... The "Mad Max/Peak Oil" stuff it'd have to be in a sealed padded box and like in an underground bunker so it didn't get 120F for too long, but again it'd be very, VERY long lasting.

    IMO, the foolish thing is to even BUY such a system as the X-Box 360 if it'll "Die" once the company stops "Supporting" it. And die and die and die along the way. I confirmed from a buddy at a local game store RROD-tan does indeed visit more than half the clients. He, and his co-workers LOVED that image, btw! She's selling warranties better, I think;-)

    IMO, time to "Boycott" the 360 and be vocal about it so the investors will freak.

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    Comment by JAKKandJING
    19:03 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The fanboys won't go along with it. They will just buy a new 360, mostly to validate the year of gold live membership they paid for. if the 360 dies, they get a new one because they have another 7 months of live service that will go to waste if they don't. This is what i think makes them keep going back to the store to get new 360's,like moths to a lightbulb..........or a flame to be correct.

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    Comment by Peter Barton
    18:04 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    PS2 probably won't work by then. I've seen them break down quite a bit.

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    Comment by Kei-chan
    18:56 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess i was fairly lucky with my PS2, i still have mine, and i bought mine the day of the release. Perfect working condition. It's all about quality, surroundings, and luck.

    I don't think MS has ever cared about quality, if you look at xbox's with its 54% fail rate...its pretty obvious.

    That also reminds N64 still works, as does my SNES and NES...hell my sega still works. Maybe MS should take a lesson from the older models and produce a platform with a 10% or less fail rate.

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    Comment by Hyra911
    01:50 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My NES is done for , it's made in China however...

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    Comment by oh_shit_im_here
    16:03 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    man this website sure hates the 360. i mean everything related to the 360 is negative. im no fanboy but im tired of seeing biased articles.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are just stating the obvious.
    The Xbox 360 hardware have problems like this since the beginning, and MS did nothing at all.
    We can't praise something like that.

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    Comment by destructorv2
    15:50 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    So the 360 still evolves to a paperweight, huh. We can't press B to stop the evolution or something?

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    Comment by ThoughtCriminal
    15:48 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When will you morons get it!! The 360 is the definition of fail!! I mean come on who in their right mind would go and buy this peice of shit knowing the history behind micro$oft and that they're systems will inevitability go out? I dont feel the least bit sorry for the dumb jerk offs who went and bought this pig shit console and had this happened to them, serves them right.

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    Comment by vocaloidfan
    17:00 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can assure you... most of us get it already, we just prolong it so we can have a little more fun mocking MS

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    Comment by JAKKandJING
    18:53 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My favorite part in all this is pointing and laughfing at the 360 fanboys. come on lol with lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl.

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    Comment by RaspberryKisses
    15:33 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    MS really need to develop better cooling technic. overheating is the sign of poor design and materials. they need to take xbox back to drawing bord and try again. This design of hardware isn't working. don't get me wrong i love my xbox (i have 20gb old model) and i love games on it. but sometimes i really worried that it's life is at the end. and such worries force me to play only 4 hours until i turn it off so it can rest.

    Comment by Y0k41
    15:43 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I just don't get it. Is it really that hard for them to design a better console? Just how low is their standard for quality? I mean c'mon, this is inexcusable. They're only getting what they deserve if they're deciding to release this bs to the public. It's like they're not even trying.

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    Comment by Ciscotaku
    00:44 22/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think MS do it on purpose knowing that ppl are willing to buy a 2nd or 3rd or 4th console when the first one breaks. and they (MS) save money by making it crappy. for them is a win win. bastards...

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    Comment by JAKKandJING
    18:47 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Bill Gates/Microsoft is such a jew. It just sounds like the're spending as little as posible to make these, these, "thing" and chargeing as much as they can for it to make a profit.

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    Comment by Kei-chan
    19:05 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now theres an impossible statement. A rich person not pennypinching to make a profit? Hahahahaha.

    Sadly MS's standard of quality has always been pathetically low. Its like going to the store and looking for the tags that have "Made in China" on them, and when it comes to the Xbox its like everyone just sat on the exploding stool and went up their ass. But people buy it anyway due to the flashing lights and big button syndrome.

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    Comment by vocaloidfan
    16:58 21/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    my guess is their technician has exhaust all their ability to build the mechanical elephant at E3

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