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Xbox 360 Technical Problems Jesse Russell

Xbox 360 Technical Problems

Jesse Russell

Published July 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9785511962030
Paperback
138 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Xbox 360 video game console is subject to a number of technical problems and failures that can render it unusable. Many of the issues can be identified by a series of glowing red lights flashing on theMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Xbox 360 video game console is subject to a number of technical problems and failures that can render it unusable. Many of the issues can be identified by a series of glowing red lights flashing on the face of the console- the three flashing red lights (nicknamed the Red Ring of Death or the RRoD) being the most infamous. There are also other issues that arise with the console, such as discs becoming scratched in the drive and bricking of consoles due to dashboard updates. Since its release on November 22, 2005, many articles have appeared in the media portraying the Xbox 360s failure rates, with the latest estimate by warranty provider SquareTrade to be 23.7% nearly three years ago, and currently the highest estimate being 54.2% by a Game Informer survey. Most failures are the result of the use of the wrong type of lead-free solder, The Microsoft Ed Tech used lead-free solder as a result of a European Union mandatories, which critics say was imposed despite the fact that a small minority of people do not believe in the environmental benefits. However the whole industry switched to lead-free solder without it causing the kinds of problems Microsoft has seen. There has been legal action taken attempting to hold Microsoft responsible for the Xbox 360s failure rate and provide compensation for those affected.