Xbox Power Cord Recall

Discussion in 'Console Gaming' started by muzikool, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that it is recalling 14.1 million power cords for its Xbox game console because they can catch fire.

    The software company said 30 customers have reported fire damage. Seven Xbox users burned their hands, while 23 reported smoke damage or damage to their carpets or entertainment centers, Microsoft said.


    I just read this in the news, everyone with an Xbox might want to check xbox.com to see if your console's power cord is being recalled.
     
  2. falconguard

    falconguard Carbon based lifeform Political User Folding Team

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    This only affects U.S consumers so far, the problem stems from leaving the unit on all the time, then it could catch fire. Unless you play with it for like 57 hours straight....oh well here is the link, you'll need your serial number and manufacture date. http://www.xbox.com/en-US/default.htm
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    According to this article, it doesn't just affect U.S. consumers.

    Everywhere except Europe, the recall affects Xboxes manufactured before Oct. 23, 2003. In Europe, it affects those manufactured before Jan. 13, 2004.

    I know people who leave their Xbox on constantly, so it would probably be a good idea to go ahead and get the free replacement regardless.
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Tis what the news post I did yesterday said to :)
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Saw that post, EP. I'll ask my brother to check his unit. Thanks. :)
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Took mine to pieces yesterday. Blown the warranty, but now it has a nice green (xbox limited edition one) case. Looks much prettier :eek:
     
  7. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    heh, ordered new cable :D
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Thought it would be good to post here for those who don't pay attention to the news postings.



    Actually, I didn't see it myself. :p
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    All's not lost, looks like there may be a new product on the way out of it:
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    More seriously though, bit nasty, good job the news of the re-call will (should) spread quite quickly :)
     
  10. sean.ferguson

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    pfft, i'l check later... or i'l wait for it to burst into flames. Either way im covered :p
     
  11. ~bk

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    I ordered mine a couple of days ago. :)
     
  12. mooo

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    just got one of them in the mail. I have no idea where the other 3 are. Just kinda odd you order 4 on the same day, almost same time infact and only 1 shows up.. /me starts to catch on mr mailman or woman!
     
  13. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    The first news post is about the cord and why they really think they had the replacement cords and a few pics of the cord. I hate the cords that have the big ass things at the end.
     
  14. Tuffgong4

    Tuffgong4 The Donger Need Food!!!! Political User

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    I don't know what happened with mine but I got a cord that looks exactly the same as the old one. no idea if it matters on when it was built but mine is no different
     
  15. mooo

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    yea me too tuffgong (the 1st one) but the 2nd i got today looked like a new one. So i dunno what to do.
     
  16. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Is there a reason that the cord has to look physically different?
     
  17. Tittles

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    Muzi: Its a safety reason...if something happends with the power supply or w/e like mentioned on the site it triggers a switch and turns the xbox off. I dont see why they would have that since your xbox still wont work.
     
  18. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    got an email last night to say it had shipped, arived this morning :D


    same as before just with a huge trip switch in it :p
     
  19. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Oh, I never read anything about it having a physical difference. The story I posted didn't mention that.
     
  20. Tittles

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    Funny how microsoft is to cheap to recall the xboxes to fix the power supplys but then again i dont think alot of people want to send in there xbox since alot of people have them modded.