A gamer suffers from the Red Ring of Death on his Xbox 360, 17 years after the launch of the console.
The Red Ring of Death or “The Red Ring of Death” is when three flashing red lights around the Xbox 360 power button instead of one to four green lights indicating normal operation represents an internal problem and alerts that the console requires service. This error was soon dubbed the “Red Ring of Death”, “Red Lights of Death” or “Red Ring of Doom” by users, echoing the Windows Blue Screen of Death error.
The Reddit User grilledcheesegobrr uploaded a video saying that after 17 years it finally happened. In the Xbox 360 era, this was a headache for users and even for Microsoft, which had to replace thousands of consoles due to this situation.
Warning signs can include crashes, mid-game graphics issues such as checkerboard patterns or streaks on the screen, and sound bugs, with the console only responding to pressing the power button to turn it off. These events may occur one or more times until hardware failure occurs, or not at all. If the console occasionally freezes, the error will not necessarily continue.