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Xbox 360 Farewell - Red Ring of Death (RROD)

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Published on Feb 29, 2008

On February 15th, tragedy struck as my beloved Xbox 360 fell victim to the Red Ring of Death (RROD).

The purpose of this video is not to bash Microsoft. I primarily made this to brush up on my video editing. Still, I love my 360, and I look forward to the arrival of my replacement console. In fact, I have been quite impressed by Microsoft's devotion in providing replacement consoles in what must have been a substantial allocation of resources.

However, the fact of the matter is that these consoles were hastily pushed through the design/testing phase of development to meet marketing goals and Microsoft has yet to produce a stable and reliable motherboard.

I took exceptional care of my system. As you can see it's sitting out in the open on a cool tile floor (not on carpet or in an enclosed space).

Microsoft has announced plans to release a new motherboard with a new 65nm GPU alongside the recently-added 65nm CPU. Let's hope they finally fix the RROD issue once and for all.

On a side note, when I dropped my return box off at UPS, the clerk instantly recognized the packaging and said that they get 3-4 return drop-offs a day...

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