Kinect Might Cause Xbox 360 To Fail And RROD

The BBC has received several complaints from Xbox 360 owners whose consoles malfunctioned after using Kinect for a brief period.

"We plugged it in the day we got it but only played it a few times before we got the red lights. The next day when we tried it again we still had the red rings of death and haven't been able to use it since," ten-year old Adam Winnifrith told BBC Radio 4's You and Yours.

The aforementioned red lights are the famous Red Lights Of Death (RROD) which plagued the Xbox 360 at launch and were supposedly fixed after Microsoft spent more than a billion dollars to repair and replace affected consoles as well as redesigning new consoles to avoid the overheating problems which caused the RROD.

Microsoft has responded to the BBC's report, insisting that the Kinect had been "designed to work with every Xbox 360 sold to date," and that "There is no correlation between the three flashing red lights error and Kinect. Any new instances of the three flashing red lights error are merely coincidental."

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