Red-ring-of-death meaning

A general hardware failure in an Xbox 360, which is signaled by three of the four LED quadrants flashing red. In 2007, Microsoft acknowledged the high rate of problems and extended a three-year warranty to users experiencing the failure. See Black Screen of Death and Blue Screen of Death.
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(video games) A fatal hardware exception in the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console characterised by 3 or 4 red indicator LEDs around the power button. Abbreviation: RRoD.
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Origin of red-ring-of-death

  • Derived from the phrase blue screen of death, a type of failure on a personal computer running Microsoft Windows.

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