Microsoft Took Red Ring Out Of Redesigned Xbox To Prevent Red Ring Of Death

There were two ways for Microsoft to scuttle the whole Red Ring of Death thing that plagued previous iterations of its Xbox 360: Either fix the problems that cause the consoles to malfunction at a legendary rate or just take the whole red ring out altogether. Microsoft went with plan B.

Joystiq dug through this spec sheet and found that Microsoft eliminated the red lights from the slimmed-down console, replaced with green lights. Hopefully whatever mysterious problems caused the RROD plague have also been phased out, otherwise gamers will need to come up with a new nickname for epic failure.

Xbox 360 slim 17% smaller than original, incapable of RROD-ing [Joystiq]