No RROD display on slimmer Xbox 360

By Joe Anderson
17 June 2010 20:28 GMT


Microsoft’s confident enough with its latest console that it has took out the red LED’s entirely, meaning that the infamous Red Ring of Death is no more.

This, however doesn’t mean your machine will never break, it’s just when it does you won’t be greeted with those pesky red lights which spell the end for your machine.

In designing the new console, Microsoft decided that they would replace the LED’s for a new and still unspecified ‘messaging system,’ so when it does break you will still know about it.

“Now obviously, the box has a way to communicate to you if something has happened but yes, three red lights are not part of our sequence of telling somebody something is wrong,” Microsoft Game Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer told IGN.

“Obviously if you look at the success rate of the original 360s, we’re very proud of both the way the company stepped up to support the customers that we had as well as the success rate we have with the box today. I think we’ve learned a lot. That learning has gone into the development of this new box.”

Microsoft will be hoping that its latest machine doesn’t become famous for this new unspecified message, but only time will tell.

Thanks, MCV

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