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Published on February 10th, 2008 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

The Dreaded RRoD Strikes Again

And this time, a bit closer to home. Today, after attempting a match of Call of Duty 4, my Xbox 360 died.

I wasn’t aware immediately, so I restarted and popped in Fifa Street 3 hoping not to suck as bad as I had previously. Seriously, my Fifa Street 3 game is lacking – practice should be an easy way to fix that, right? Unfortunately, it was not to be so.

Before I could close the drive, I saw them. The dreaded Red Rings of Death.

My Xbox 360’s coffin is en route and should be here within five business days. Repair is said to take two to three weeks. So at best, I’m due to not have any 360 gaming for a month.

It’s funny because I talked to a three die-hard Xbox 360 gamers within the past week who have had RRoD within the same week. It’s almost like a rite of passage for the 360 at this point because it seems that if you have a 360, you know someone who’s received the red rings.

I hope it gets replaced with one of the newer 360s with the Falcon chipset. That would rock hard.

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at GAMINGtruth.com, streaming at http://www.twitch.tv/deejayknight and teaching.



  • Ouch! Sorry to hear man. Will this delay the Old spice challenge as well?

  • Ouch! Sorry to hear man. Will this delay the Old spice challenge as well?

  • Hells NO it won’t delay the GAMINGtruth Gamerscore Challenge! That’s for everyone, regardless of my 360 situation!

  • Hells NO it won’t delay the GAMINGtruth Gamerscore Challenge! That’s for everyone, regardless of my 360 situation!

  • ouch 🙁

  • ouch 🙁

  • My condolences, good sir. Let us all join D’Juan in praying to the Arcadia Gods that MS sends him an Elite instead.

  • My condolences, good sir. Let us all join D’Juan in praying to the Arcadia Gods that MS sends him an Elite instead.

  • HAHAHA @ Mike!

  • HAHAHA @ Mike!

  • Sadly, my only saving grace to my two RRoD problems have been a continual up keep of a 2 Year warranty I purchased at Best Buy on my Xbox back when the Xbox first was released.

    I get a RRoD. I pack it up in it’s original box, drive out to the store, grab one off the shelf, and come back home. Just a few hours of downtime and I’m good.

  • Sadly, my only saving grace to my two RRoD problems have been a continual up keep of a 2 Year warranty I purchased at Best Buy on my Xbox back when the Xbox first was released.

    I get a RRoD. I pack it up in it’s original box, drive out to the store, grab one off the shelf, and come back home. Just a few hours of downtime and I’m good.

  • Oh no, the RRoD strikes again! 🙁

  • Oh no, the RRoD strikes again! 🙁

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