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http://money.cnn.com/2005/02/17/technology/personaltech/xbox_recall.reut/index.htm?cnn=yes

The recall covered all Xboxes made for continental Europe before Jan. 13, 2004, and the rest of the world before Oct. 23, 2003.
Consoles built after those dates were designed in such a way that the failures no longer occurred.
Based on reports to its customer service unit and warranty repair data, Bach said Microsoft had observed a failure rate of about 1 in 10,000 units.

In 30 of those, users suffered either minor burns or damage to property, including scorched carpets, he said.
 

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Is this like a veiled Canadaian Gun Registry, in which MS collecting names in which to determine who might have a hacked x-box? :eek:
 

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Not more than 28 million. The cord costs under a buck in bulk, and probably a buck or so to mail. Plus the savings in lawsuits.
 

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Is this like a veiled Canadaian Gun Registry, in which MS collecting names in which to determine who might have a hacked x-box? :eek:
it has nothing to do with modded xboxs.... You give them your serial number and they send you a new power cord.. that's it... how can then find out if you have a modded xbox?
 

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More to the power cord replacement than meets the eye?
>> North American Xbox owners have already began to recieve their replacement power cords. These new cords are on the bulky side, and plastered with warning messages and instructions which appear to be made for the kind of person who would stick a fork inside a socket.

However, there appears to be some discussion as to the true intention of Microsoft. G0t M4xx 21 explains his theory:


The real problem is the Foxlink power supply. There have been numerous reports of "loose power connectors" in xboxes, and the cause of this is that the solder joints on the PSU have actually broken where the connector mounts to the board, which can result in the xbox not powering on, or possibly even sparks, smoke, and fire.
So, instead of taking the costly duty of recalling all older xboxes, what do they do? They give you a power cord with this huge GFI thing. This in no way will solve the problem, it is merely a bandaid. So, when your PSU sparks and shorts out, it just trips a switch instead of catching fire, but your xbox still doesn't work.



http://www.xbox-scene.com/xbox1data/sep/EEpAEAylAluZlwSlOJ.php
 

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Okay, I have this X-Box (for real), which I know was built July 2003 (due to previous access to the label). Now, the bottom label is rubbed off, and cannot tell for sure.
I have the serial number, but when I enter it, it shows as unaffected.
Ehat do I do?

FWIW, the big device on the replacement cord is probably an Arc-Fault protector, and would plug in like any transformer device, and any good power bar would accomodate them.
 

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Yikes! That thing is big! I just ordered my replacement and it's lookin' like i'll have to built on an addition to the house to make room for that bad boy!
 

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well I just got mine... and I got the cheap one... No box at the end or the middle... Oh well... Anyone else got theirs?
 

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Xbox Users Question Power Cord Recall

http://www.betanews.com/article/Xbox_Users_Question_Power_Cord_Recall/1109603771

"The real problem is the Foxlink power supply. There have been numerous reports of 'loose power connectors' in Xboxes, and the cause of this is that the solder joints on the [power supply unit] have actually broken where the connector mounts to the board, which can result in the XBox not powering on, or possibly even sparks, smoke, and fire," one user wrote, calling the power supply a "timebomb."
I would say!!







http://www.pictures.xbox-scene.com/hsdemonz/MS-XBOX-DangerousPowerSupply/DSCF0079_edited.JPG
http://www.pictures.xbox-scene.com/hsdemonz/MS-XBOX-DangerousPowerSupply/DSCF0083_edited.JPG
 

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I got mine in today and it's a different one from all the pics I've seen. I have a launch Xbox. It has a "reset" button a "test" button and a LED light.

I don't know if what XboxScene is saying is true or not but I'm using the replacement cord. If people in the same region are getting different cords there must be a bigger problem than meets the eye.
 
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