Working Red Ring of Death Xbox 360 May Be Best Mod Yet

I wonder if this "Modded Xbox 360 with red LED lights" is actually a fully working Xbox—with modified LEDs permanently displaying the Red Ring of Death—or just a scam. Either way, this eBay auction is a winner. » 7/29/10 2:52am 7/29/10 2:52am

What Happens When the New Xbox 360 Overheats?

In short, it shuts itself down. One NeoGAF member discovered the new error screen and immortalized an inevitable meme by snagging this quick shot. » 6/21/10 8:35am 6/21/10 8:35am

Xbox 360 Coffin Is the Only Suitable Resting Place For Your Red-Ringed…

To serious gamers, the thought of just trashing a console—even if it's an Xbox 360 that's been claimed by the red ring of death—is just downright disrespectful. This coffin lets it rest in video game peace. » 3/20/10 1:00pm 3/20/10 1:00pm

Red Ring Monster Is What Keeps Big Kids Up at Night

Not much scares me these days. But the fearsome Red Ring monster, a horrible creature that can strike at any time? That one makes me need a night light. [Project Page via Kotaku] » 12/14/09 10:40pm 12/14/09 10:40pm

Insanity: Xbox 360 'Repaired' 3 Times, Returns Each Time With Red Ring

Andy Phifer, like many of us, faced a glowing red ring on his nonfunctional Xbox 360. Facing an RRoD warranty technicality, he sent Microsoft $100 to make necessary repairs. Things didn't go so well. Here's his story: UPDATE » 10/07/09 12:20pm 10/07/09 12:20pm

After Four Years, Has Microsoft Finally Solved the Xbox RRoD Problem?

Hey guys, have you heard? Xbox 360s die, horribly, almost without fail. In the wake of some devastatingly terrible survey results—54% failure rate terrible—a third-party warranty company is saying that RRoD troubles are on the wane. » 9/02/09 12:20pm 9/02/09 12:20pm

Microsoft Responds to 54.2% Xbox 360 Failure Rate Claim, Doesn't…

Remember the Game Informer survey that found that the Xbox 360 has a 54.2% failure rate? Well, Microsoft has responded, and it didn't even try to dispute that fact. » 8/24/09 1:50pm 8/24/09 1:50pm

Survey: Xbox 360 Failure Rate Is Over 50%, People Don't Care

According to a new reader survey by Game Informer, the Xbox 360 suffers from a whopping 54.2% failure rate. That's an insanely high figure, but I can't say it seems that inaccurate. And you know what? People don't care. » 8/18/09 11:40am 8/18/09 11:40am

Microsoft Skimps on Shipping Boxes For Owners of RRoD-ed Xboxes?

It's bad enough going through the hassle of shipping your Xbox 360 off to customer support, but now Microsoft won't even give you the box to ship it in. Updated. » 3/04/09 3:14am 3/04/09 3:14am

QOTD: How Many Times Has Your Xbox 360 Gone Down With a RRoD?

Earlier this month we learned that a California man has decided to sue Microsoft over RRoD issues » 10/30/08 5:00pm 10/30/08 5:00pm claiming that the company knew around 50% of the consoles shipped were defective (some claim the figure .) As you know, Microsoft extended their warranty plan at great expense to help cover their ass, but having to send…

The Shocking Inside Story of the Epic Defects That Killed Millions of…

Dean Takahashi, one of the most respected tech journos around, spent years putting together this mind-blowing expose » 9/06/08 3:00pm 9/06/08 3:00pm that reveals the truly epic scale of the problems that lead to . It really is one of the most stunning flustercucks in gaming history. According to his account, Microsoft willfully ignored deep,…

Microsoft's $1 Billion Xbox 360 Recall Problems Caused By Chip Cheapness

Microsoft's red ring Xbox 360 problems have cost the company about a billion dollars in warranty repairs, but the research vice president and chief analyst at Gartner said that the hardware problems were caused because Microsoft wanted to be cheap. Instead of using an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)… » 6/11/08 2:30pm 6/11/08 2:30pm

XCM Xbox 360 Casemod Glows Whether Console is Overheating or Not

Irresistible Xbox 360 red ring of death heatsink jokes aside, this glow-in-the-dark replacement shell from XCM is the bee's knees for gamers who like to do it in the dark. Even with the lights on the case is still pretty cool, as it sports a semi-translucent look, allowing onlookers to marvel at the melting… » 5/25/08 2:00pm 5/25/08 2:00pm

The Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death Shirt

Finally joined the Xbox 360 red ring club? Make it official with this Red Ring of Death T-Shirt from Split Reason. Besides the 2001 reference and the HAL-esque design of the lights, you'll also make a bold fashion statement when wearing this—one that says, "Hey, I'm not too proud to admit I play Xbox, but I've also… » 9/13/07 5:30pm 9/13/07 5:30pm