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All I got to say is I love my PS3 can play blu-ray movies and not overheat
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It's entirely possible, as said by numerous people in this thread so far Kinect might be adding that little extra stress enough to cause a RRoD.

I'm not sure though, I don't like BBC News most of the time, poor coverage. Another site should go into testing and see what it is.
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Everytime a popular game comes out, it's somehow the 'cause' of a bunch of RRODs. LOL NO, the cause is crappy hardware getting a lot of use. The more you use it the more likely you are to RROD.
    
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This is why i would never buy a 360. I like stuff to last, i dont want it to burn out under normal usage. I refuse to buy something that is riddled with design flaws, and cheap, poor quality manufactuing materials. There is no way that they didnt know when the 360 was being designed that the gpu cooling was inadequate. They kept with it anyway, they knew it wouldnt last anything more than about 4 years or so, to keep it out of warranty, but within the lifetime of the console.
     
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pah! i have nuked 7 360's in 4 years.....they get hot,they die. im surprised at them having it 3 yrs with no problems...
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Originally Posted by B NEGATIVE View Post
pah! i have nuked 7 360's in 4 years.....they get hot,they die. im surprised at them having it 3 yrs with no problems...
I'm surprised at you going through 7 in 4 years.
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This is why i would never buy a 360. I like stuff to last, i dont want it to burn out under normal usage. I refuse to buy something that is riddled with design flaws, and cheap, poor quality manufactuing materials.
I couldn't agree more. I dislike consoles, but I've got to admit I would love to own a 360 to play some casual games with friends.

However I can't justify buying something that is (basically) disposable. It boggles my mind why people just buy one after another as they die like it's nothing... how dumb do you have to be to buy into something like that?
    
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post #18 of 59
I had my 2 year old Xbox360 RROD shortly after doing the latest update. Tore it apart and noticed the caps were bulging a little but not popped yet. Had nothing to do with software, it's the crappy caps used in my console. I desoldered and replaced the caps... it's running better now than before (obviously)
    
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Don't you guys know? The RROD is a feature, not a design flaw.
    
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post #20 of 59
Well with the update the "slim" there has been very little to no returns and the RROD is a thing of the past.

Now if only Microsoft did something about the disc drive scratching the discs.
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