Microsoft’s ‘'Red Rings Of Death'’ To Be Very Unlikely With The Xbox One

We can all breathe a sign of relief. Microsoft’s Xbox One is very unlikely to encounter the same overheating problems that led to the “red rings of death” problem with the last generation Xbox 360 video game console.

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Xaphy1815d ago

very unlikely? So it means theres a very small possibility still?

sobotz1815d ago

the rumor is, it can runs for 10 years straight, after they released the xbox slim, RROD wouldn't be a problem

saber000051815d ago

Didn't Microsoft say this with their last game console?

JokesOnYou1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

No saber00005 they didn't because no one of course had a reason to think it would be a problem since the original xbox reliability was solid. Now with the improvements lasy gen and the rock solid performance of the latest 360's revision it seems microsoft has put alot of emphasis on their hardware durability, the X1 size is an indicator they are keenly aware of hardware longterm durability as it was design with airflow in mind which as we know decreases heat and stress to reduce wear and tear on all the internals parts.

givemeshelter1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

"No saber50000 they didn't because no one of course had a reason to think it would be a problem since the original xbox reliability was solid."

The irony is consumers had reason to question SONY in this area because the PS1 launched with Disk Drive issues as it was a design flaw. The drive was made of plastic and close to the Consoles Chipset. So after time the heat dissipation would warp the plastic and you would get Disk Read error or your games would stop playing altogether. Later on Sony corrected this.
Then the following generation with the PS2 you had DRE with the launch consoles. Similar issues as above and the laser reading issues. Class Action Lawsuit followed. Sony settled.
Two generations in a row....

kreate1815d ago

Due to the xbone's large size, I think there's plenty of airflow in the unit.

There shouldn't be problems on a rrod scale. U just have to deal with the extremely large size.

Who wants to put that big box in a bedroom? I guess Microsoft really focused on the living room.

I'm sure it'll be a good heating unit during winter like the fat ps3/x360.

gaffyh1815d ago

@givemeshelter - Never had any of these issues on my PS1. Had DRE late in cycle on PS2, but just opened it up and bent the laser arm downwards a bit as it was not connecting to the teeth properly, which solved the problem for a few weeks. Then when it reoccurred, I would just do the same thing. The real solution was buying a metal laser arm for about £5, but bending the plastic one down was not so annoying for me.

ZodTheRipper1815d ago

It will be a red square now to match the shape of the console so a ring is pretty much impossible :D

HammadTheBeast1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

Actually it can "run" for 10 years straight. On standby mode. Just like PC's.

The reason there's no RROD is because they removed all red lights from the console, and replaced them with green.


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JBSleek1815d ago

There is always a possibility of console failure of course. To have a console have 100% success rate seems crazy.

bonafide7321815d ago

pretty much there will never be a 100% success rate

MWong1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

Well considering the RROD was basically caused by the motheroard overheating, unless that huge fan they put in the XBone I doubt we will see many RROD issues. But as mentioned to think a console or any platform will be 100% non-failure rate is crazy.

rela82me1815d ago

There is ALWAYS some possibility for hardware failure for any sort of technology. If I were to keep my ps4 or XO wrapped in a towel or some craziness it certainly wouldn't last long. I am not worried about it, MS has never been known for their great hardware achievements and they were still pretty new to the game at the time of the 360. However, it seems they learned their lesson, and after looking at high res photos of the console, it looks like 80% of the hardware surface is all open to release heat.

I know that I should, but I have very little doubt that the hardware will not RRoD or whatever the equivalent. Another plus is they don't have to worry as much about the disc reading failing this gen because they hardly ever use the blu-ray to actually play the games in. That being said I'm personally going to be going digital, and rarely buy Blu Rays, so I doubt it will ever be used.

ZeroX98761815d ago

I'm very confident that the Xbox one won't have this problem. It was the first HD console ever, but this time they got way more experience in the domain.

sure, there's a small possibility that the xbox one (or PS4) overheat, but seeing the improvement Xbox and Sony made in each of their respective slim version, I highly doubt so.

Elit3Nick1815d ago

There's technically always the possibility of any hardware failing, due to mistakes during it's construction, bad code, or an oversight.

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xReDeMpTiOnx1815d ago

It might be a new problem not RROD.

I'd still be worried about overheating problems given their track record with stuff like that but then again we will have to wait and see.

Foxgod1815d ago

The original Xbox didnt have overheating problems, only the first few batches of the 360 had it.

So you could kind of say lightening probably wont strike twice in the same spot.

xReDeMpTiOnx1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

Lets be fair shall we, older technology seems to last alot longer than current tech. Look at the ps2 as well was built like a tank and had a minimal failure rate with the only actual problem being the laser read error which was still small. Same with tech before ps2 it had alot less of failure rate.

The new tech gets seems like the more problems we get.

It's kind of like health/medicine. Yes we may be advancing in cures/medicines but new strains of viruses and old strains become more potent and adapt to modern medicine.

saber000051815d ago

That's not true Foxgod, and you know it. Xbox had a HUGE load of problems. Don't believe me? There are websites ALL OVER the net and multiple complaints to Microsoft (New and the Old).

Funnymonkey0131815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

U mean like the whole 5 years it had it cause MS has finally release A system in 5 years 2010 that doesn't have the RROD which is the slim. But like everybody says no system is 100% save that something won't happen at release. But I believe that X1 will be better then 360 upon its release sense MS had learned how to make a system that doesn't have the RROD. I have had 2 360s 2008 and 2009 and both end up RROD on me and I give up on 360 after words. my 60 GB still works great after owning it for 4 years. But I upgrade my ps3 to slim and super slim.

dazzrazz1815d ago

First few batches ? Thats a generous word

ZeroX98761815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )


after going through a couple of 360s and seeing it happen to quite a lot of my friends with revision way newer than mine, the old 360 had problems for sure. After sending it quite some times to MS, I finally gave up and called a guy near my place that was advertising he could repaired 360 and it would work for a long time afterwards. Repaired it in 2008 or 2009 I think and RROD never popped out again, ever!

I never even heard of a slim 360 breaking. not saying it doesn't happens, but the latest revision is way more reliable than the old ones.

Oner1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

True Saber. Foxgod just doesn't like to hear facts and the fact is the term "Red Ring of Death" came from the original Xbox (you know since it actually HAD a ring unlike the 360's 3/4 "ring") thus there had to be a problem for it to get a term like RROD. It just carried over to the 360 improperly.

Here is what the original problem looked like ~ it also had the term of Christmas Tree Lights as looks liked them. Actually when the 360 started having failure issues I was constantly trying to correct people by correctly naming the issue RLOD (Red Light(s) of Death), and at the same token YLOD/RLOD for the PS3 for its issue.

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YNWA961815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

It would be funny after that comment, xredemption, if Sony bricked millions after not tempt faith, I am getting both...!!!

Edit: I had 3 ring of deaths, but now remember, PS1 failed twice due to laser.... It was torture....

HammadTheBeast1815d ago

Lol. Laser problems sucked. I got one on my PS1 (after 6 years though) and another on my PS2 (4 years). RROD I got 3 times as well, the first time I used the blanket method to make it live for 6 months,

YNWA961815d ago

It bothered me that I got the RROD at certain game releases, Halo 3, Half Life Orange Box then Gears 2..... Impeccable timing.....

golding891815d ago

Come on MS. I don't want UNLIKELY.. I want "Impossibility" lol.

Don't disappoint me. Xbox one and ps4 day one for me. :-)

p0tat0stix1815d ago

Nice backup plan @golding89 but I don't think they can honestly say "impossible" because there's always a chance.
But did you see the pictures of the cooling fan?? Looks bigger than the old VW beetles lol.

jagstatboy1815d ago (Edited 1815d ago )

It's not likely because they changed the failure color to a different one.

givemeshelter1815d ago

These SOC CPU's run different then the chips before.

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