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    It's a general hardware problem so can be caused by many different problems. However a few new cooler chipsets have been released since. You are covered for 3 years against the RROD.
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    RRoD is caused by faulty solder. This solder was purchased by Microsoft's console manufacturer from three sources. Two of those sources outsourced their supply and lied to MS that they were actually manufacturing it themselves. That solder had impurities in the mix. What happens is that as the components (circuit board and chips) heat and cool, they do so at different rates. The solder is supposed to accomodate those differences. However, the impurities in the 360's faulty solder cause the solder itself to heat/cool non-uniformly. The end result is that the solder either pulls away from what it's touching (board or chip pins, etc.) or it forms cracks in itself and raises resistance levels and lowers voltage while also becoming hotter. The ONLY fix is to replace the existing faulty solder with new clean solder. Otherwise the problem will continue to reoccur.

    ALL non-Jasper 360's may be affected by that "2/3's" rule. Jaspers are the only consoles which positively do not have any of that faulty solder in them. From the years I have followed this, I have found no evidence that anything but the Jaspers have modifications to their design. Sure, Microsoft threw out the bad solder and resourced for replacement, but the old consoles still have the heating/cooling issue. Just the solder is better able to deal with the extreme differences without failing.

    The rule used to be "Don't want an RRoD, but an Elite 'Cause they're redesigned". Total BS. I fell for that. I bought one and it still RRoD'd on me. Hadn't used it for over a month, powered it on...DEAD!! Took me two hours dealing with Xbox support on the phone, email, digitial pictures, VIDEO!!!! before they admitted that Elites can RRoD. Fast on the replacement though, just 5 days. However, I was promised I'd get a Jasper and bastards sent me an Elite that's 6 months older than mine was and obviously a repaired unit. Noisey as frak. Mine was whisper quiet.

    Jaspers are just now hitting the street. However, there are still non-jaspers in warehouses, so watch out.
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    If you want to be sure about what console you're getting, look on the sticker with the bar code on it, if the lot number is anything higher than 750(?) you're getting at least a Falcon chipset, which was the first remake of the Xbox. This doesn't mean you're not going to get a RROD, but the chances are significantly lower. (Around the same chance as a Ps3 to crash).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roast View Post
    If you want to be sure about what console you're getting, look on the sticker with the bar code on it, if the lot number is anything higher than 750(?) you're getting at least a Falcon chipset, which was the first remake of the Xbox. This doesn't mean you're not going to get a RROD, but the chances are significantly lower. (Around the same chance as a Ps3 to crash).
    This is true, but the way I read was to check the amperage rating of the 360. Which is around the barcode next to 12V DC. The older consoles have an amperage rating of 16.5 while the Jasper amps is 12.1

    Here's what I found on the web:

    The thing is not every Arcade is a Jasper, some of them are Falcons. With some bad luck you might even pull out a re-used Zephyr board from the stock. So here is what you should look for in an Arcade model if you want to get a Jasper. Start on the outside of the box and look for a sticker with the lot number and team information. If you see a lot number of 0842X or above, chances are that it might be a Jasper. Team information isn't important this time. The lot number 0842X means the system was manufactured in year 08, week 42, of the respective year.

    Another criteria is to look below the top left bar code. If there's a string matching XGX-00019, you can add another few percentage points to the likely hood of founding a Jasper. Now look below the second bar code and see if the first line matches XBOX 360 ARCADE SYSTEM VALUE BUNDLE 2008 E. If this adds up to the above criteria, you can be pretty sure that the thing is a Jasper.
    Im gonna be sure to keep this in mind if my 360 breaks. Because instead of repairing it I think i'll just buy me a new arcade version since they're so cheap now.
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    I've had my elite since wednesday 25th march and i have had one red ring twice. Is this normal for it?
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    25th of march this year or 2008? or 2007?

    Because if you got it just last week then no that's not normal, but if you got it last year then that's normal I guess, if was manufactured a while back.

    Elites are not less likely to get RROD, they have the same chances as the normal ones. Except for the new new ones which are the Jasper's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T3kNi9e View Post
    25th of march this year or 2008? or 2007?

    Because if you got it just last week then no that's not normal, but if you got it last year then that's normal I guess, if was manufactured a while back.

    Elites are not less likely to get RROD, they have the same chances as the normal ones. Except for the new new ones which are the Jasper's.
    Judging by the post he made about getting one, he got it this year and that's just bad luck. Unless you bought a second hand one, if so, shame on you! The new jasper chipsets aren't eliminating RROD they're just lowering the incredibly high chance that the Xbox360 once had (~15% is I recall correctly). So the chances of you getting a RROD on a brand new console, is about 2 or so %.

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    I guess, like strom***** whatever the hell that name is said, with the 2/3 deal, it's hit and miss with the old consoles. If you want to be safe, buy brand new and make sure you're getting a Jasper. But you could always try your luck with ebay and get a used one.
    There are some Xenon consoles that are still going strong today. Mine is a 2006 model, and is still going strong. *knock on wood*

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