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I think some owners of the Xbox 360 forget that it is a sophisticated piece of equipment. You should take care of the 360 the same way you care for your PC - clean the dust out of it, don't let it overheat, don't leave it on for excessive amounts of time...
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I think some owners of the Xbox 360 forget that it is a sophisticated piece of equipment. You should take care of the 360 the same way you care for your PC - clean the dust out of it, don't let it overheat, don't leave it on for excessive amounts of time...
In other words, dont use it to play games (what it was made for) too much, or it will break?

I thought the days of blaming peoples care of the console for the RRoD was long over. It is far proven that the 360, at least the first few batches, are extremely problematic and have an inherent design flaw.
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I think some owners of the Xbox 360 forget that it is a sophisticated piece of equipment. You should take care of the 360 the same way you care for your PC - clean the dust out of it, don't let it overheat, don't leave it on for excessive amounts of time...
WHAT I leave my PC on for days at a time and play for up to 6 hours at a time on days off. My Xbox was on overnight a million times and never overheated. Heat is an issue but the end user has an equal affect as well. My friends Xbox360 just went out about 3 weeks ago and he had it from the day it launched. His always sat next to his TV about a foot away from anything, plus he had a fan for the back. It lasted this long because he did what he could to take care of it. Yes the old Xbox 360 will RROD eventually due to heat issues but you can prolong it with care.
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I just got a new pro (20gb) system. It's manufactured 12/11/07, got the 175w power brick, so i'm guessing it's about as new as they come.

One interesting note is that the 360 came with warranty information not noting anything longer than the 1 year.
    
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RROD is caused by overheating. The environment the machine is in will heavily affect it. For example someone who has it on hardwood is far less likely to overheat then someone on carpet or in a cramped area with no air flow.
Which is common sense. Its also listed in the manual of all electronics. That is why the consoles in closed displays left on 24 hours a day have problems. I'm also willing to bet that quite a number of normal usage problems are also related to poor care like very dusty conditions or enclosed areas or being layed on carpet. Doesn't excuse the original cooling/mobo issues, but it could very well be why the repeat issues are surfacing.

Nine broken consoles in 2 years is either really bad luck or shear stupidity. I'll place my bet on the latter every single time.

I also have a launch system, and another 2 years old. Niether one have ever had a RRoD or a single lockup. The newer one did need a drive replacement as it was having problems reading discs (the "dirty disc" error) at random times.
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I don't like this article much, because it says MS wants them to think the RROD is over. Everyone knows its still happening. WTH. The reporter should at least get his facts right.

I need to revise this post. x.x
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JESUS was it a Falcon console or not?! If it was a Falcon console, this is somewhat interesting. If it was an old console, then I'm not really surprised and no one else should be.

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I think some owners of the Xbox 360 forget that it is a sophisticated piece of equipment. You should take care of the 360 the same way you care for your PC - clean the dust out of it, don't let it overheat, don't leave it on for excessive amounts of time...
A proper metaphor would be, say, my sig rig with no fans except the stock CPU/GPU fans. Oh yeah and the heatsink isn't really put on correctly, and the case is as small as it can be while still fitting the components. Pretty sophisticated innards, with cut corners everywhere else = fail.

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I really do wonder why a small handful of people have such a long string of Xbox failures, while others don't? I'm still on my first after 18 months.
Maybe because 30% does not equal 100%.
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HEAT is the issue. It does not necessarily mean that someone did not take care of the console.
Heat is only the X Clamp's partner in crime. I can't emphasise this enough.
http://xboxchopshop.com/blog/index.p...planation.html

The biggest key to having a console that will last you is purchasing an sku that you KNOW will have a 65nm cpu. They're proven to run cooler.. and if the CPU is running cooler, that means less heat. Less heat means you have less of a chance of X Clamps completely fubaring your mobo.
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