'Red ring of death' covered under warantee

March 9, 2009 5:30:32 PM PDT
The 'red ring of death' is when Microsoft's Xbox quits working and displays three red lights forming a ring around the power button.

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It became so common that Microsoft extended the Xbox's warranty to cover that for three years.

Now many consumers are finding what they thought was the red ring is actually another problem and those are not covered by the extended warranties.

Pressure is mounting to extend the warranty for all issues, but so far only the red ring of death is covered for the full three years.

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