No Red Ring of Death on the New Xbox 360
June 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm by Mike
Since the release of Xbox 360 there has been one huge problem with it, the infamous Red Ring of Death. Red Ring of Death would appear on your power button if there’s a hardware failure. Of course, your Xbox 360 would become completely unusable and you would have to take it to the repair shop or fix it on your own if you’re skilled enough. However, according to Microsoft there won’t be any Red Rings of Death on the new Xbox 360.
If you thought that Microsoft did its work well and that it has fixed Red Ring of Death issue guess again. Hardware failures are still possible but you won’t get annoying ring on your power button, because Microsoft has removed red LEDs from the front of the console. So how exactly will you know if there’s a hardware failure? Some users are speculating that we might see a red dot instead of the red ring, so the problem hasn’t been fixed it’s just reduced. Therefore, instead of Red Ring of Death we can now get the Red Dot of Death. Although new Xbox 360 comes with 250 GB hard drive and with built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n connectivity it still it’s not safe from the red rings or dots. In addition, new Xbox 360 comes with better cooling that will prevent overheating issues that may occur and reduce the chance of the red rings or dots.
So is the new Xbox 360 free from red rings and dots and how it will handle hardware failures? It remains to be seen.