The Xbox 360 is the second game console made by Microsoft, and was released November 22, 2005.

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What causes the Red ring of death?

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how come they would make a game system that you would constantly have to get it repaired i just bought my son the x box 360. i didnt know about this red ring of death till my son which is 13 told me about it. it would of been alot better to just by the playstations yea they break down too but not like this x box red ring of death thing and what i have read it really dont matter what you do its going to get the ring of death any way. its just another way for the makers of x box to keep getting more money out of people

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RROD is usually caused by a processor or RAM failure. What happens sometimes is that the constant heating and cooling of the chips can cause the solder balls to fracture and break. When this happens the chip effectively becomes disabled.

To avoid future RRODs, keep your xbox cool (avoid laying it on carpet, put it somewhere it can "breathe" and do occasional cleanings of the cooling components) and if you service any of the cooling components, make sure you use a high quality thermal paste like arctic silver. You can follow our thermal paste guide if you need more information on "how-to".

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