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Xbox 360 Kinect: Protected Against RROD or not?

Whilst reading through the leaked user manual for Microsoft’s upcoming Kinect motion kit, a few warnings from Microsoft particularly caught our attention, especially the part which says ‘make sure Kinect is well-ventilated’.

If case you haven’t seen it already, you can check out the user manual here thanks to VG247, who were handed the entire manual split up into images via their unnamed tipster.

It got me thinking, if Kinect isn’t in a well-ventilated area, would it be prone to fail more easily? Microsoft has seemingly killed off the RROD problem with their new slimline Xbox 360 consoles, but the Kinect warning messages included in the manual was far from easy reading.

The manual also warns against placing the Kinect sensor directly onto the console, while the trouble-shooting section displays the warning about keeping Kinect ventilated.

Hopefully, the RROD problems are well and truly over, but it does get you thinking. Do you think the Kinect hardware is adequately equipped to deal with over-heating problems should they arise? What happens if gamers fail to read the manual and just go ahead and place Kinect anywhere?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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