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In a nutshell, it occurs when your console overheats. In a design flaw by Microsoft, they bewilderingly attached the heatsinks to both the CPU and GPU with an X-clamp from beneath the board. The problem with this is that the board gets extremely hot, especially around those two processors. When the heat reaches a critical level, the solder around the connecting points on the chips liquifies, and starts to flow - in the wrong direction. It flows this way because of the enormous strain of the x-clamp on the superheated plastic board which flexes ever so slightly. Once this happens, the only way to get the console operational again is to reflow the solder joints, but unless you also replace the ill-advised x-clamp fasteners - it will inevitably happen again.

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Does the Red ring of death still happen?

yes, i have it and it is annoying

Why does the red ring of death happen on Xbox but not on PS3?

Because the PS3 doesn't have a ring, its just a little rectangle.

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Do PS3sget the red rings of death?

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How long does it take to get the Red Ring of Death?

mine got the red ring off death like in 4 hours or 5

How do you get the red ring of death on an Xbox 360?

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New Xbox slim or repair old Xbox?

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