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Are the Red Ring of Death and 360 Malfunctions real?

#1JackyBoyJaneyGiPosted 9/21/2013 10:40:16 PM
My friend claimed that he had to replace his Xbox 360 three times due to the Red Ring of Death. I find it hard to believe that a game company would ever allow a console this fragile out on the market. There would be lawsuits like you wouldn't believe.

I never owned an Xbox 360 because I was worried about the console breaking down on me, so I stuck with PlayStation 3, I've had mine since 2008 and it still works perfectly. It is the most durable optical disc console I have ever owned. I had to replace my PlayStation 2 three times. But one time wasn't for malfunction, I originally had the thick console and I replaced it simply because I wanted the smaller version.

I really hate it when console break down, it leaves you with a very sick and angry feeling and I hope I never have to experience it again. If the stories about the Xbox 360 malfunctions are true, I would never have the patience or money to own one. I couldn't afford a $200 - $400 console three times. A video game console should be made like tanks.

Nintendo 64 is extremely durable, I dropped my Game Boy down the stairs and it still worked perfectly. Why are consoles today so fragile? I guess it's due to the fact that cartridge based systems such as Nintendo 64 and Game Boy have very few moving parts and that's the ultimate reason why they are insanely durable. Optical media consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox have moving parts and they don't age very well. I'm not sure why Xbox 360 malfunction, I heard it was overheating, but I don't really know.

Can someone please clarify for me what is the official story with the Xbox 360 hardware malfunction?
#2RainIsMyDrugPosted 9/21/2013 10:55:03 PM
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.
#3JackyBoyJaneyGi(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2013 10:59:27 PM
RainIsMyDrug posted...
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.


Well they released it like five years after people started having problems. Thanks for being late lol
#4Arucard05Posted 9/21/2013 11:00:50 PM
From launch in November 2005 to late 2008 (the release of 360s with the "Jasper" chipset) a malfunctioning 360 was essentially a guarantee.
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#5RainIsMyDrugPosted 9/21/2013 11:03:33 PM
JackyBoyJaneyGi posted...
RainIsMyDrug posted...
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.


Well they released it like five years after people started having problems. Thanks for being late lol


Your the one who is late for asking that question o_o all I did was give you an answer to your question.
#6JackyBoyJaneyGi(Topic Creator)Posted 9/21/2013 11:08:54 PM
RainIsMyDrug posted...
JackyBoyJaneyGi posted...
RainIsMyDrug posted...
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.


Well they released it like five years after people started having problems. Thanks for being late lol


Your the one who is late for asking that question o_o all I did was give you an answer to your question.


I didn't say you were late, I was saying Microsoft was late.
#7RainIsMyDrugPosted 9/21/2013 11:10:18 PM
JackyBoyJaneyGi posted...
RainIsMyDrug posted...
JackyBoyJaneyGi posted...
RainIsMyDrug posted...
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.


Well they released it like five years after people started having problems. Thanks for being late lol


Your the one who is late for asking that question o_o all I did was give you an answer to your question.


I didn't say you were late, I was saying Microsoft was late.


oh sorry then. I miss read
#8glassghost0Posted 9/21/2013 11:11:14 PM
Regular user and/or 10 years old, moving on....

Seriously just asked if the Red Ring of Death was a real thing or a fairy tale.....
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#92NIKNIMPosted 9/22/2013 3:28:02 AM
RainIsMyDrug posted...
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.


This.

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#10Dragon NexusPosted 9/22/2013 5:38:51 AM
RainIsMyDrug posted...
the early xbox 360 was prone to RROD. The slim model not so much well none at all cause they remove the red ring lol.


Removed the red lights and also solved the problem that caused the error in the first place.
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