Well, I have never had an XBox or an Xbox 360 before, and never really planned on getting one, but me and my friend are both getting one just for Rock Band. Now, I've known about the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" on my older computers forever. But now with the Xbox 360, people are saying "Dont get one used, you may be stuck with the dreaded red ring of death!" And all I can really afford is a Game stop "Refurbished" one
Now, I'm guessing this red ring is around the power button, which is supposed to be green. But when something is wrong, it goes red.
What I want to know is, what causes it? People are telling me to "Be Aware" of it as if it were a ghost or demon or something is causing it (That's a joke). But, what actually causes it, and is it common in 360's?