• RRoD: the t-shirt

    The Xbox 360’s achievement model has been incredibly successful, but there is one that no one wants to get. It’s also the easiest. The dreaded RRoD! Now you can display your achievement with pride. Read More

  • RROD is a thing of the past, says Microsoft

    OK, Microsoft didn’t explicitly say that the RROD is a thing of the past, but Aaron Greenberg wants you to think so. In an interview with Edge, Greenberg says that Microsoft is doing everything in its power to alleviate the situation many gamers have faced in the last few years with proper repairs. Many argue that such repairs have not dwindled the number of RROD cases, but Greenberg says… Read More

  • Oh great, my Xbox 360 is flirting with the red ring of death

    What a day. First Barnes & Noble is a jerk to me, then I get the red ring of death. Oh, and Sirius XM may be going under. Isn’t everything just peachy? Read More

  • What happens if the Xbox 360 NXE causes RROD?

    Flickr’d You know the upcoming New Xbox Experience that has so many people excited for some reason? Turns out that Microsoft call centers are bracing themselves for NXE-induced red rings of death. So while you’re gaining a [fancy?] new user interface you may also be losing an Xbox 360. Fun! It’s like this: Microsoft is afraid that its Frankenstein of a machine may have… Read More

  • Microsoft fires RROD squealer

    Some of you may recall the expose VentureBeat did on the whole RROD fiasco and VB is once again reporting that Microsoft went ahead and fired the guy you see pictured. Robert Delaware was let go last week and the 29-year-old Seattle resident plans to fight civil charges that are expected from Microsoft and former employer VMC. “I don’t regret it,” he said in a phone call… Read More

  • Unboxing: Lian Li PC-XB01 Xbox 360 cooling case

    Making the long journey all the way from Taiwan is the Lian Li PC-XB01 I’m not sacrificing my Elite to try this puppy out, but John Biggs has volunteered his! I mean, it’s not like he can even get onto Live anymore. My Elite will undoubtedly get a case of the RROD, so I’d like to have my warranty intact when that happens. My first impressions of this thing are that… Read More

  • Cheap GPU causes Xbox 360 red ring of death

    Flickr’d We now know what causes the red ring of death. It seems Microsoft, rather than having someone like ATi design the Xbox 360’s GPU, went the cheap route, going straight to a Taiwanese manufacturer with its own designs. In other words, Microsoft’s lackluster GPU design causes the console to overheat, leading to the red ring of death. In wanting to save a few… Read More

  • Red Ring of Death? Fix it yourself, void your warranty

    http://www.metacafe.com/fplayer/1271373/360_three_rings_of_death_fix__real.swf I keep waiting for the day when my Xbox 360 throws me the Red Ring of Death, cringing at the thought of having to call Microsoft, wait on hold, box up my console, and wait forever for it to get returned. Even though the above video tutorial likely voids your warranty, I’d much rather fix my Xbox 360 myself… Read More

  • Xbox Live owners getting content re-licensed to new Xboxes

    [photopress:xbox_360_red_ring_of_death.jpg,full,center] The Consumerist is reporting that Microsoft is making good on re-licensing downloadable content for Xbox 360 owners who got replacement machines. Finally. At issue is the fact that the Xbox Marketplace’s content is tied to each Xbox’s serial number. When you make a purchase the Marketplace checks your serial number and generates… Read More

  • Xbox 360 gets RROD at Game Developers Conference

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbcnewstechnology%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F684352&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Here’s a Microsoft-owned Xbox 360 at the San Francisco Game Developers Conference that’s supposed to be demonstrating… Read More

  • Xbox 360 shortage, RROD on the rise

    Here’s a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft. The Xbox 360 sold so well during the holiday season – 1.3 million sold in December – that you can’t find it on store shelves now. Apparently, MS didn’t anticipate the console being a hot commodity and retailers are not too happy with their misjudgment. The shortage is expected to last through the quarter and MS… Read More

  • Alleged MS source airs info about Xbox 360 problems

    The other day, I turned on my Xbox 360 to the red ring of death — or so I thought. It turned out to just be the one-quarter-but-not-full red ring of not-death. I was scared but after rebooting, everything was fine. Crisis averted. For a brief moment, though, I thought that I had joined the legions of Xbox 360 owners that have turned on their systems to the real-deal blinking red ring. Read More