The Red Ring of Death has been the bane of every Xbox 360 gamer as they've either experienced it or dread its unholy wrath.
Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg explains they've come a long way from those darker times, with the process much "improved". Engineers "may upgrade" the units and not just patch them up with a plaster anymore.
"It's very quick, and they may upgrade your system with the latest technology. So that works really well," Greenberg tells .
There was major uproar a while back now when refurbished units were being returned only for them to fail again and again.
"What it comes down to is isolating and figuring out the issue, fixing the issue, and the more that we can fix the issue, and know it's fixed, then we're good going forward. We've put the worst behind us on this, but we know there are a few lagging systems, and so we want to take those and make it right."
Microsoft has been determined to developer better hardware technologies for the platform to help it run cooler and prevent damaging internal systems. This also has helped reduce the cost of manufacturing the units.
"We're seeing great performance of the current systems, so we're really happy with the way they've been performing," he added.
Have you endured an RROD with a recent model? Units’ codenamed 'Jasper' are believed to be the best around at the moment.
RROD: Greenberg says "worst behind us", a few stragglers left
18 February 2009 | By Simon Priest