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Microsoft kills RRoD. Replaces it with Red dot of death RDoD

by Mike
Posted June 21st, 2010 at 6:41 am

Xbox 360 slim owners listen up: Forget about the RRoD. It is effectively dead and buried. In its place is the RDoD (Red Dot of Death). The new 360 slim units won’t make use of the colored ring of death any longer, as Microsoft has opted for a more straightforward and less cryptic hardware failure indicator — a simple red dot.

Yes, instead of one, two, three, or four red slivers, now all we’ve got to go on is a single LED. It’s easy for Microsoft from a manufacturer’s standpoint as they can simply label hardware problems as general as possible, leaving the worrying, guessing, and home-made repairs out of the loop and picking up the slack with pay-for warranty repairs.

Regardless, Microsoft made a lot of improvements in heat output, cooling efficiency, and sound isolation turning the once butt of many jokes Xbox 360 into a more serious and *hopefully* durable console. As is customary with this sort of thing, time will be the ultimate revealer of truth…


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