Acording to the web page "Sankaku Complex" a group of hackers took apart the new X-Box 360 Slim and found that the internal parts thought to be associated with RRoD failures remain unchanged, causing
some to speculate that the new model may have the same problems which
plagued older revisions.
Here is the complete article.
Hackers dissecting the Xbox 360 “Slim” report a disturbing discovery –
internal parts thought to be associated with RRoD failures remain
unchanged, causing some to speculate that the new model may have the
same problems which plagued older revisions.
At the heart of the speculation is the
so called “X-clamp,” a part which is claimed to be one of the major
contributory factors to RRoD, and which hardware hackers quickly noted
with some consternation remains substantially
identical between the models.
An explanation given by “modders” (actually just pirates using the usual
euphemisms about “backups” and “modding”):
What are X-Clamps?
X-Clamps are metal brackets which hold the Xbox 360 CPU and GPU down
tightly onto the motherboard. There are two individual x-clamps within
the Xbox 360 which hold down the heat sinks for the CPU and GPU.
Since they have been poorly designed the x-clamps bend when
introduced to immense heat (if you’ve ever played an Xbox 360 you know
it gets hot), and with that bend the Xbox 360 motherboard and break the
connection between the GPU (sometimes CPU too) and the motherboard, thus
you will have a RROD.
Although there are many things that can cause the RROD this is the
Supposedly after-market clamps can stave off these failures.
Failure rates in the later revisions of the hardware are said to be less
dire than the
oft-quoted 54% figure, but the console still possesses an
apparently well deserved reputation for atrocious reliability.
As to what parts cause most of the failures, only Microsoft can say
(and they certainly seem intent on saying nothing), but excessive
preoccupation with cutting unit costs at the expense of quality
seems to characterise Microsoft’s gaming hardware.
Just how reliable the new version will be remains to be seen, but it
seems Microsoft’s cunning
removal of the red LED may have been its only effort at eliminating
lingering problems in the new model.
With this discovery made by the hackers, will Microsoft remain in silent or will take actions and say is lie about this?
Web Page: http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2010/06/19/xbox-360-slim-rrod-risk-may-be-identical-to-older-models/
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