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Tag: Overheat

Xbox 360: a Space Odyssey

Xbox 360: a Space Odyssey
Has your Xbox 360 ever overheated? Do you dread the three Red Rings of Death? Have I got a t-shirt for you. Inspired by the demented HAL9000 computer from the classic science fiction flick, 2001: A Space Odyssey, it shows the inimitable RRoD symbol along with the saying “I’m afraid…

Xbox 360 Warranty Extended to 3 Years for 3 Red Rings

Xbox 360 Warranty Extended to 3 Years for 3 Red Rings
In response to all the recent buzz about the high failure rate of their Xbox 360 console, Microsoft today announced that they will be extending the manufacturer’s warranty on many consoles to three years. If your console suffers from three flashing red lights on the “ring of light,” you’re covered.…
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PS3 Copies Xbox 360 and Overheats Too?

PS3 Copies Xbox 360 and Overheats Too?
While it’s way too soon to know what kind of post-launch issues Playstation 3 users will encounter, a video has surfaced of a new PS3 console which has died a tragic death. Apparently these guys were playing Tony Hawk’s Project 8 for about 3 hours when the console died. The…

Nyko Intercooler Not Cool for Microsoft

Nyko Intercooler Not Cool for Microsoft
According to a post at GWN, Microsoft clearly does not sanction the use of the popular Nyko Intercooler on the Xbox 360. The first Microsoft rep stated that the device simply drains too much power from the 360. He explained that the console requires a specific amount of power, especially…

Next Gen Games Increase Xbox 360 Failure Rates

Next Gen Games Increase Xbox 360 Failure Rates
A couple of months back, I posted about my concerns that my Xbox 360 had overheated and died as a result of the next-gen game Prey. Now Kotaku is reporting about an Xbox 360 developer who reported an esimated 30-50% failure rate on Xbox 360s used in the testing games,…

Another Powerbook Bites the Dust…

Another Powerbook Bites the Dust…
Not that this is the first time we’ve heard of a laptop exploding due to defective LI-ION battery, but this is one of the more spectacular examples of devastation we’ve seen. Clearly, leaving your laptop on and unattended has its potential consequences. Note that the machine got hot enough to…

Will Prey Kill Your Xbox 360?

Will Prey Kill Your Xbox 360?
Since buying my Xbox 360 console back on launch day in November 2005, I’ve been one of the fortunate 360 owners to never have a problem with overheating, disc scratches or freezes. My console is in a wide-open, well-ventilated area and had always behaved well. I’ve played just about every…
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