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[BBC] Kinect blamed for 'red ring of death' Xbox 360 failures

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Owners of Microsoft's Xbox gaming console have blamed its new Kinect hands-free controller of causing their consoles to fail.
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Seems possible that extra power draw of the Kinect itself, or more demanding use of the XBox processors, could be causing some of the failures.
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BS. That family in the story has a 3 year old xbox. I am surprised it has not broken until now. I have a Kinect (I have gone through 6 xbox 360's since launch) and it has given me no problems with either my retail jasper or my jtag jasper.


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Seems possible that extra power draw of the Kinect itself, or more demanding use of the XBox processors, could be causing some of the failures.
The power is drawn from the outlet, not the console (unless it is a slim unit), and the 3 rings is commonly caused by error 0102, which is a GPU issue, not CPU.
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People are just jumping on the bandwagon, like they do at every major release. The RROD is caused by heating and cooling cycles, so I doubt something like the Kinect could cause it, and if people really are experiencing it as soon as they use it, wouldn't we have heard about it 2 months ago when the thing actually released?
    
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Buncha bologna I've been fixing xbox's for a few years now and just like MMansueto said, 0102 is seen on probably 75-80% of xbox failures. The GPU's solder joints are crap on the xbox. All it takes is 1 minute of heatgunning to fix a $300 piece of hardware. M$ FAIL
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Couldn't it be said that if the RROD is caused from a GPU issue, and heating and cooling, that maybe Kinect is putting a heavier stress on the GPU and causing it to heat up and cool down more often...causing a RROD?
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Couldn't it be said that if the RROD is caused from a GPU issue, and heating and cooling, that maybe Kinect is putting a heavier stress on the GPU and causing it to heat up and cool down more often...causing a RROD?
it could be what you posted

or its over heating the cpu.. as in its pushing too much more running kinect.
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This is like saying plugging a webcam into your hp dvxxxx laptop caused it to fail
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This is like saying plugging a webcam into your hp dvxxxx laptop caused it to fail
This
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Seems possible that extra power draw of the Kinect itself, or more demanding use of the XBox processors, could be causing some of the failures.
The kinect has its power supply when connecting to older 360s so drawing more power is not the issue. Like many people said here, its because the 360 was so old.
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