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New Xbox 360 Slim shuts itself down if it overheats

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According to a post on Neogaf your new Xbox 360 Slim is possibly more intelligent than we gave it credit for.

We heard previously that Microsoft had removed the ability for the console to display the RROD due to the horrific impact that error message had on the original Xbox 360 but it looks like they have done more than just change the error message.


As you can see from the image above, the Xbox 360 now has some internal detectors measuring the temperature and once it gets over a certain limit you will see the error message stating that it will now turn itself off.

I always love the simple solutions and something as simple as this is going to save a ton of consoles that have been placed on shaggy rugs or inside plastic containers, but at the same time if my Xbox starts turning itself off on a regular basis it will quickly find itself implanted in my wall.

Source: Neogaf

PS: Didn’t anyone else notice the RDOD on the top image? (Red Dot Of Death)

Last Updated: June 24, 2010


  1. Q121

    June 24, 2010 at 13:26

    HAHAHAHA Just change the RROD to an on screen message, priceless.

    Well hope it protects the xboxs from serious harm.


  2. AC!D

    June 24, 2010 at 14:18

    I read about this last week and if it works as advertised i think its brilliant and i hope all future consoles have a similar heat sensor built in. As long as it doesnt pop up every 20 or 30 minutes and gives you an adequate play session then im all for it.


  3. BigBird

    June 24, 2010 at 14:45

    I think my PS3 once did the same thing after playing GTA4 for the entire day. It displayed a message that it was shutting down because it was overheating, then did so and then I was unable to turn it on again until the one light stopped flashing. Something like that.


  4. riezo

    June 24, 2010 at 14:56

    Yes, the PS3 had this feature since day 1.

    When it gets too hot, he power light flashes, and the system shuts down.


  5. Bobby Kotick is an angry bastard

    June 24, 2010 at 15:23

    We’re finally getting the console we should have had 5 years ago. Good God Moneysoft!


  6. AC!D

    June 24, 2010 at 15:23

    WOW i didnt even know that because ive never seen it. This is coming from someone who has kept his PS3 for hours downloading, Folding and playing games online. Good to know.

    I have to ask though if that is the case with PS3 then what is YLOD about? I thought it was over heating. Is it not?


  7. Nick de Bruyne

    June 24, 2010 at 15:26

    A buddy of mine who was also in Los Angeles covering E3 actually told me that he is already on his third PS3 due to the YLOD. Mine’s never given any issues at all, hopefully it will continue that way


  8. AC!D

    June 24, 2010 at 15:36

    Touchwood i havent experienced any problems with my launch PS3 either. I just keep blowing the dust out and have it well vetilated and it keeps going. Although my 320GB HDD is nearly full. I need to buy a bigger one or start deleting a lot of shit.

    I must say also that ive had 4 RROD’s with 360 but since MS let us install to HDD i have never had a single problem with RROD since. Just keep installing those games guys no matter how long it takes. It helps!


  9. Fox1

    June 24, 2010 at 15:48

    As per yesterdays article by Geoff, it seems that the YLODS are mounting up.


  10. riezo

    June 24, 2010 at 15:54

    YLoD is a result of either overheating or BD failure, people just believe its only overheating. See the YLoD as a sign of terminal illness lol.

    My 2007 60gb has been running since launch, and the automatic turn off hasnt happened to me either, and I put the heffer through her paces.


  11. Bobby Kotick

    June 24, 2010 at 15:59

    @Fox1 – Considering that it’s the first generation (of practically 4 year old consoles) that are now slowly starting to die out, I would say it’s actually a pretty good statistic that they’ve lasted this long or that the YLOD statistic is still so low. Now if the problem is found to be more prevalent amongst the newer slims, than Sony has some explaining to do.

    Sad thing is, that even with the newer xbox elites the same RROD issue persisted, which probably culminated in Moneysoft pushing for those additional vents, but we’ll see how reliable they are in the coming months. There are already one video of an Xbox 360 S dying due to either overheating or a faulty GPU.


  12. Bobby Kotick

    June 24, 2010 at 16:06

    I regularly clean out dust of the consoles, hopefully it’ll help fend off any future problems. I do the same for both my old PS2, my PS3 and the current elite (I wish I could torture).


  13. Ryan

    June 25, 2010 at 07:36

    Its going to be pretty annoying, if you are in the middle of a game and this message shows up.Microsoft is not solving the problem. They are supposed to prevent the console from overheating….


  14. Simon

    June 25, 2010 at 09:29

    One would have thought that after all this time that Microsoft would have used some of their profits to build a more reliable console. Instead its just smoke and mirrors. :pinch:


  15. eXp

    June 25, 2010 at 10:43

    As I said on another forum: I’m pretty sure that if I stuffed my left toe in a cupboard for 12 hours it would overheat and shut down. Still no reports on the 360 overheating under normal conditions, which is great news.


  16. Fox1

    June 25, 2010 at 11:57

    Um…like duh what happens when your PC overheats? :tongue:


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