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Daily Bite: Red Brick Of Death

Matt Gardner
Daily Bite

Oh dear. Some poor fella across the pond eagerly unboxed his new Xbox 360 Slim and began running it safe in the warm assurances that the thing couldn't red ring (something we put down only half-jokingly to the fact that they'd removed the LEDs from the front) only for the machine to keel over and die two days later. Did he fake it? I don't know. Is it just a Microsoft hater trying to be controversial for the sake of it? Quite possibly. But is it also likely that Microsoft have, yet again, peddled a product that isn't quite up to scratch? The precedent doesn't look good.

Personally I couldn't care less if the video is fake or not, the Slim will still sell by the bucketload. But the scenario is perfectly, hilariously, believable. Approach with caution.

[via Gaming Bolt]

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dontasciime  Jun. 29, 2010 at 17:53

That's just bad luck. At least you / he have / has a scratched red one to play on

luke butler  Dec. 13, 2010 at 12:46

You do realize this is because of not gaining enough power so it does this to protect itslef from breaking, quite a few people have had it even i had it all i did was to turn the power switch by the mains on and of and make sure you power the xbox first or give it its own by using the mains not an extension bothe have these have worked for me the best one for me is the mains has not happened since it is not broken.


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