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Call it a coincidence and be done with it.
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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.
Back in the day, things were built to take worst-case usage scenarios and then some
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This just in, Xbox 360 that aren't meant to be put under full load are being put under full load when connecting on the kinect.

Maybe microsoft added something to the code that puts insane amount of load on the GPU causing it to overheat.

Microsoft 1, People 0. Wait, this isn't just microsoft to. Companys 1, people 0.
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This just in, Xbox 360 that aren't meant to be put under full load are being put under full load when connecting on the kinect.

Maybe microsoft added something to the code that puts insane amount of load on the GPU causing it to overheat.

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All Kinect processing is done on the CPU.
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It isn't even all of the old design that have the flaw. Pretty much all of the Xbox 360s after they added HDMI had the issue remedied. My very first one RROD'd, then I got it replaced because it was still under warranty, then i got an HDMI model a couple years ago and it has been flawless. I have had Kinect since December 23rd and have used it quite a bit with no issues thus far. I have a feeling I'm going to be fine. A lot of these people had the last ones of the original model. Is it fair? No, not really, but it also should be noted that Microsoft fixed most of the issues after the first generation failed so often.
If MS offers to repair or replace the old consoles if it was shown that stress on the internals from Kinect's extra requirements caused what 3 years of gaming couldn't, then I think that would be fair.
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Warranty expired dec 2010? So how old does that make the console? 2-3 year old console is why it got the RRoD, not Kinect.
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All Kinect processing is done on the CPU.
Also I thought all Kinect processing was done on its own CPU?
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Good that I sold mine
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Also I thought all Kinect processing was done on its own CPU?
Nope, the Kinect does some stuff but a lot is done on the cpu as well.
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It's not ok, since we would all like things to last forever, but it's normal. Name one thing that lasts 3 years these days. Cars don't
lolwut. 3 years is still under warranty bud, get your facts straight. I haven't even seen a LEMON that didn't make it 3 years, and i work on 'em for a living. All my family's cars are over 8 years old.

I built my computer 3 years ago i believe. It still works. So does my alarm clock. And my TV and DVD player and entire entertainment center. and almost all my tools.
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