The red ring of death returns, possibly thanks to the Kinect

RROD - playwisegaming.comJust when you thought Microsoft had finally fixed the RROD — by removing the red lights, right? — the Xbox 360 console error has reared its ugly head again, and rumor has it the Kinect is to blame.

Microsoft’s Kinect peripheral for the Xbox 360 appears to be causing older, pre-Slim Xbox 360 models to overheat, leading to RRODs. According to Destructoid, a 10-year-old boy interviewed on BBC radio 4’s “You and Yours” program described his issue:


“We plugged [Kinect] in the day we got it but only played it a few times before we got the red lights. The next day when we tried it again we still had the red rings of death and haven’t been able to use it since.”

As this young gamer described, this is a problem occurring after only light use, and he’s certainly not the only one.  “I got the RRoD on Christmas day!!” wrote one angry consumer on an official Xbox 360 forum. “The very same day my kids got a Kinect!”

Microsoft has denied the accusations, stating that the Kinect was designed to work on all currently released Xbox 360 models and that these instances of RROD are merely coincidence. Maybe so, but the number of complaints certainly calls into question the amount of testing done on older consoles prior to the Kinect’s release.

Image Credit: Red Ring of Death Fix

1 Response to “The red ring of death returns, possibly thanks to the Kinect”

  1. May 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point. You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?Moreno Valley Roof Contractors, 22440 Mountain View Rd., Moreno Valley, CA 92557 – (951) 999-4300

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