New Xbox 360 Slim has been out for some time and already we’re seeing first results when it comes to hardware failures. As you know, the new Xbox 360 Slim won’t have infamous Red Ring of Death but instead it has red dot or red eye as some people call it. Red eye doesn’t have to mean that hardware failure has occurred but it means that something is wrong.
Back in the old days Red Ring of Death was something that you didn’t won’t to see on your Xbox 360. Red Ring of Death would take your power button and your Xbox 360 would become almost unusable. Only solution for Red Ring of Death was to purchase a new Xbox 360, or fix it on your own or by taking it to the repair shop.
Now as you surely know, Microsoft announced that it won’t be any Red Rings of Death on the new Xbox 360 S and in order to prevent them, designers have removed all red LED from the front of the console. As you might know, hardware failures are often caused by overheating and in order to warn you that overheating has occurred new Xbox 360 will give you a warning message before it shuts itself in order to prevent damage. It really works like Blue Screen of Death that we face on our computers.
As you can see there’s no Red Ring of Death, but instead we are getting warning message and a flashing power button if it comes to overheating, so that’s an improvement, in a way.