Submitted by karamsoul 730d ago | rumor

Xbox One Consoles Smoking

Angie Santiago reports from SpawnFirst: "Two users on the Xbox Support forum have reported that their Xbox One had an amber light on the power brick and, when they plugged it into a different outlet, the console began smoking from the top. Sending the console back to Microsoft will get you a replacement console. One user said that the amber light appeared and, when they reset the power supply, the console made a buzzing sound and then began to smoke." (Xbox One)

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theBAWSE  +   730d ago
rrof .. red ring of fire

genuinely hope they get it sorted..
Xsilver  +   730d ago
I see the Xone is a HOT Topic it's http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o... :D I'm here all week.
GrizzliS1987  +   730d ago | Well said
so...leaving the console by itself until it finishes updating or installing a game is risking your house on fire.

Eonjay   730d ago | Trolling | show
G20WLY  +   730d ago
Smoke now?! Jeez, will it ever end? :/
Xsilver  +   730d ago | Funny
damn this is crazy I'm guessing next week it explodes :/
gta2800  +   730d ago
Damn, so one minute you could leave your house while your Xbox downloads and the next you return to a house made of ashes? That sucks!
amiga-man   730d ago | Trolling | show
Nekroo91   730d ago | Off topic | show
AlexanderNevermind  +   730d ago | Funny
Wow I was not expecting that... Hopefully its only a few systems. Don't want anyone to get hurt. In the meantime why pass up a good joke op:

Xbox one....Flame On.....Baddum Bum

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nukeitall  +   730d ago
I call BS just like these reports:


Point being, show us some pictures of the smoking Xbox One, or I call it fangirl agenda!
ThunderSpark  +   730d ago
XBox One: 4x better with the power of the Smoke Cloud!
AgitatedOcelot  +   730d ago
Xbone theme song...

Ring of Fire, by Johnny Cash.
fardan85  +   730d ago
If those guys listened carefully they would have heard the following:
Smoke wins, Fatality! /s.

I feel sad for them, I hope MS will respond to them and sort it out.
Kayant  +   730d ago

"I call BS just like these reports"

Did you bother to look at the source of this first? Did you see that it's from the official Xbox forums by a member with a very high gamerscore suggesting is a long time Xbox fan. No because you're too hang up in a bubble thinking XB1 has zero issues.
Shadow Flare  +   730d ago
I bet even the smoke is 720p
HammockGames  +   730d ago
Smoke 'em if you got One?

Or maybe BYOC? (bring your own cloud)
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XB1_PS4  +   730d ago
I'm done with this site.
ajax17  +   730d ago
@XB1_PS4 -- Ok, goodbye!
SolidStoner  +   730d ago

the smoke is real time 4K resolution!

if it happens, Dont say "sh*t" or "di*k" or you will still be banned when receive your replacement model!!
user5575708  +   730d ago
this was a problem with the original xbox. i remember getting a letter in the mail about it...really sad to see its still and issue 12 years later
Pintheshadows  +   730d ago
@nukeitall. Same thing happened with some PS4 reviews on Amazon. They were copy and pasted as well. I take things like this with a grain of salt right now. Hardware also has faults at launch. You take the risk (which is very very small).
CoolBeansRus  +   730d ago
Really? This website? no pictures or videos? Word of mouth? Why did this even get approved?

It takes two seconds for someone to take a video and upload it, but we are going off of no proof here, this article is bogus.
If you go to the link provided you can see this guy has been going around trolling, there is a picture of it.
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badz149  +   730d ago

"Point being, show us some pictures of the smoking Xbox One, or I call it fangirl agenda!"

That is a single dumbest comment EVER! Your console is pouring out smoke. So the 1st thing you do is? Take a picture??

(Insert genius meme here)
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ThanatosDMC  +   730d ago
^Why I hate the current bubble system.
Ritsujun  +   730d ago
mgeezy313  +   730d ago

You won the internet! Leave us alone! lol
Xer0_SiN  +   730d ago
its called xbox one or IED for short.
TheAwesomessMan  +   730d ago
The Xbox One wasn't smoking it was downloading his own personal cloud comes with a sub to Xbox live gold membership
jebabcock  +   730d ago
We are seeing alot of WMDs this launch. Weapons of Mass Disfunction... JK!

Truthfully we have seen alot of crap articles like this for both consoles. It is starting to get old. 2 failed launch consoles is not a story. 200k failed launch consoles can be a story.. Never 2 or even 3...
indysurfn  +   730d ago
@Shadow Flare "I bet even the smoke is 720p "
You owe me one drink! I spit mine out laughing forget ROFL I SMOL!!! Its holiday season so, cider please.
shivvy24  +   730d ago
console smoking ? power of teh cloud !
G20WLY  +   730d ago
Is there any update on this situation yet?

OMG it's over a thousand degrees*!

*The article, not my XBone. Maybe both IDK..?
bakasora  +   730d ago
It's funny the rumor bar reads "hopefully" lol
tayz  +   730d ago
oh gawd lollll
7uff1  +   729d ago
There are so many haters that they bubble down Nekroo91's comment because he made a joke mentioning Wii U, this community is full of retards(nothing new), we see PS4 and X1 related comments on Wii U news all the time and nobody gives a shit, the same goes for PS4 comments on X1 posts, or X1 comments on PS4 posts.
Kidmyst  +   729d ago
With the fun error messages Xbone has, I wonder if Xbox would flash - Error: Play something else, I need a smoke break.
insomnium2  +   729d ago
'You know things burn'-Peter Moore
DAS692  +   729d ago
Did you guys not see the system specs??? That's just the smoke machine they added for extra immersion.... O_o
pyramidshead  +   730d ago
I honestly hope to god this is a joke article and this isn't true, because....holy...
G20WLY  +   730d ago
I do too, this isn't funny anymore, it's dangerous. Hopefully these are the only two such incidents.

Then again, as they say; there's no smoke without XBone...wait, dammit, I got that wrong :/

Or did I...? ;^P
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frostypants  +   730d ago
I'd chalk it up to outlet issues in the homes in question. Power supplies can smoke if they are plugged into the wrong voltage outlet. I know because I did it once when I was overseas.
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Why o why  +   730d ago
I agree...some things are just bigger than 'our factions'....like friends and family on the 'other side' who may actually own the xb1... lets hope this isn't true.. I don't mind a bit of banter and ms have given me months of material but this is something different imo.

Despite what I've just typed I couldn't keep a straight face after reading lannisters comment below..Some funny s#;+
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iiwii  +   730d ago
Well, I got a PS4 but for the sake of those who did buy XB One, I hope if it is true, it's a small issue. Nothing worse than seeing your $$ go up in smoke (not being funny).
frostypants  +   730d ago
Wow...10 disagrees? OK guys, fine...it's smoking because MS IZ TEH FAIL GO SONY YAY! I'm a PS4 guy, but god this site is full of basement dwelling fanboy jackasses.
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solidt12  +   730d ago
That sounds like a hot and a ground wire was touching somewhere. not good. hope this is a isolated incident.
dedicatedtogamers  +   730d ago
Sounds like an isolated incident, just like with the PS4 problems. It is curious to see, however, that there are a wider variety of *types* of failures reported for the Xbox One so far. *THAT* may be something to keep a watch on.
TheTwelve  +   730d ago
Woodpecker sounding disc drive, green screen of death, smoking consoles...

Dude the X1 is like 3 days old...
dcj0524  +   730d ago
Yeah. The PS4 has the RLOD the BLOD and HDMI pin problems whilethe X1 has Smoking, disc drive problems, not responding to controllers, random turn offs and green screen.
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Prime157  +   730d ago
At the store I work at, no ps4s came back, no ones either. However, two controllers for the one came back.
iiwii  +   730d ago
To be fair, I'm pretty sure the HDMI pin problem was some idiot trying to force a cable in incorrectly. But still...
GribbleGrunger  +   730d ago
Now THIS needs to be taken seriously. What if they hadn't noticed and it caught light?
gta2800  +   730d ago
I think the next batch of Xboxes are gonna start coming with a fire extinguisher.
Shadow Flare  +   730d ago
And then the fire extinguisher gets rrod as well
DEAD-DEVIL-DISCO  +   730d ago
i still have a microsoft force feedback steering wheel that was discontinued cause some caught fire. way to go microsoft.
TheRatedD  +   730d ago
Blachek  +   730d ago
I expect to see more and more "horrific" reports of system failure for both consoles, as users of each look to discredit and one up each other.

Prediction, tomorrow an XB1 Fanboy will take a photograph of their sleeping dog and post it with the caption 'PS4 Reportedly Killing Pets'... which will be followed the day after by a PS4 Fanboy videotaping themselves Fapping in the living room claiming their Kinect uploaded it without them knowing.

The future is bright friends.
Ol_G  +   730d ago
Funny predictions
Prime157  +   730d ago
GrimbleGromble  +   730d ago
Well I fell into a burning ring of fire!
a411411  +   730d ago
LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Red Ring Of Fire
GT67  +   730d ago

now thats a new one haaaaa
GT67  +   730d ago
Ohio players should be X1 theme song: FIIII-RE DUDAUM-DUDADUM fiiii-re DUDADUM-DUDADUM FIIIIRE!!
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Sarcasm  +   730d ago
What do people expect when it uses a cheap $10 cpu cooler
Croc-A-Doodle-Doo  +   730d ago
Looks at smoke above Xbox One, "Ooh, is that the cloud everyone has been going on about?"... "hmmm, the cloud smells kinda bad... uh oh, that's no cloud, that's FIRE!!!"
Ashunderfire86  +   730d ago
I fall in the red ring of fire. And it burn burn burn from the power brick. Then I call Microsoft and tell them that they are pricks... For the red of fire, the red of fire.
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PaperClichePixel  +   730d ago
X1, casts Firaga!!
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   730d ago
Or Spontaneous Great Combustion
mikeslemonade  +   730d ago
haha "I bet even the smoke is 720p" That's clever.
JunioRS101  +   730d ago
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   730d ago
Told everyone that the XboxOne was all smoke and mirrors but they wouldn't listen.
DarkHeroZX  +   730d ago
Microsoft: kill the infidels!!!!!!
UltimateMaster  +   730d ago
rrof red reign of fire.
They played Crimson Dragon for too long. XD
PSX04  +   730d ago
WTF, is that a gaming device or microwave
Lykon  +   730d ago
My local Game was one of the few that had actually sold out of the Bone .. to be fair I understand they had very few to begin with .. but there were a handful of people there bringing back faulty boxes... I wish I'd asked what the problems were now.
Demster  +   730d ago
I bet the failure rate of last gen was at least the same as it is now. Just back then, we didn't have 13 year old fanboy kids (well at least not as many as there are now), who post shit like that on the internet all day to cause shitstorms, just to make themselves feel better about their lowlife..
like damn, this new generation of GAMERS is the actual problem here. not the consoles. my xbone is fine. i might get a ps4 next year sometime, because i've always liked both sides. i also asked the guy @ the store who sold me my console, if many consoles were returned because of failures..that was yesterday, so people had enough time to return. Guess what, the xbone was sold out there since launch day, no one returned theirs.
i don't understand how people can waste their time with this fanboy shit instead of actually PLAYING videogames.
rainslacker  +   729d ago
I believe the word you're looking for is anecdotal.

I agree a couple unsubstantiated reports is not indicative of a major fault, but many reports that may or may not come keep companies on their toes and make it so companies can't just sweep things under the rug easily.

RROD would have probably gone to court if MS hadn't seen that the community was upset about it. The PS2 disc drive issues went to court and they happened when the internet was rather insular and didn't include every random customer out there, and it was much less of a problem.

People are going to talk. People are going to make jokes. And people are going to speculate. The only thing that makes me shake my head are the ones that seem to hope this is true for the console war, but even they are a pretty small, albeit loud, minority. No one should want their fellow gamers to have to go through some of the troubles reported, because I'm sure they wouldn't like it if it happened to them.
BlakHavoc  +   730d ago
Looks like the X1 likes to get high off its own supply."I know you don't smoke, I know this, but ima get you high today" *chris tucker voice*
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lpc  +   730d ago
Microsoft ha hi lun
otherZinc  +   730d ago
I don't trust any site that would give Knack a 7.5.
If Knack were a $4.99 Indie game yes, a $60 game no.
Don't believe this site at all.
Lykon  +   730d ago
very sad .. XB ONE is a very poor quality piece of hardware. what a waste of plastic
SL1M DADDY  +   730d ago
Really? Smoke? Good gravy! Yet another reason why MS frightens me. How is it that they can justify this type of hazard? I would never put my house and family at risk for a gaming console.
Sirlancealot  +   730d ago
Smoking is bad for your health
MetaReapre  +   730d ago
Is it just me or is the xb1 breaking down in so many different ways... I mean if it was a consistent break down of each console that could be easy to sort out but now this? Damn.
josephayal  +   730d ago
dont breath this
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   730d ago
Leave it to Sony4G to have this rumor at a "hopefully".

Why would anyone vote this hopefully? I noticed that when PS4's were breaking down and the rumors were up to vote, of course on this site PS4 breaking rumors were shot down so fast and denied even though it was true.

This site... wow the Sony fanboys run the show here.
XboxFun  +   729d ago
Of course, would you expect anything different?

When the X1 breaks down the story jumps to 500 degrees and gets to the top of the site and becomes the number one most commented story.

A supposed two users get a smoking Xbox and everyone runs with the story.

No details either. Did the users have it in a closed area, did they have anything lying on top, a power surge, where they just completely inept?
rainslacker  +   729d ago
That just means people probably expect it to be true, not necessarily that they hope it's true. It's the option given for the voting. If they had it be "probably not" or "very likely" then it would make more sense.

I do believe that a couple reports doesn't mean that it's likely true at this moment though.
TBONEJF  +   730d ago
my friend told me bout this store some guy xbox caught on fire and was laughing so damn hard and have to read the story. sure M$ prob won't give him a new one
BallsEye  +   729d ago
Poll results showing immaturity of N4g community. HOPEFULLY - wishing another persons hard earned money will burn.
black0o  +   730d ago
sh!t happens ... no need to report on issues unless 1-10k users report the same problem
Kayant  +   730d ago
Sadly People just want to stir that fire for no reason :(
CGI-Quality  +   730d ago
Or the X1 is creating it's own fire(s)..........literally! :P

OT: Wouldn't stress it unless it becomes widespread!
BeathuberCH   730d ago | Spam
NatureOfLogic  +   730d ago
It happens to every hot item. No biggie. ;) Xbox One burning down houses in 720p glory.
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Hairy Chewie  +   730d ago
I'd be dissapointed if my house burned down in anything less than 1080p
teknx  +   730d ago
"XBOX, call the fire department"
KILLNSFUN  +   730d ago
Luckilly they were able to upscale the smoke to 900p. Full 1080p smoke caused framerate issues.
InTheLab  +   730d ago
A green screen is one thing.

A potential fire hazard is something else all together and is news worthy.
FITgamer  +   730d ago
...or until someone's house burns down while there family and pets are inside.
black0o  +   730d ago
lol .. +1 up
GribbleGrunger  +   730d ago
Fella, this isn't an issue you can just put down to 'stuff happens'. This could have had serious consequences for those two people.
black0o  +   730d ago
my old laptop -ACER- did that also an amplifier i used to own, electronic-devices sometime can burn buildings down and it happens

but it become a thing when it happens on large scale like the lithium battery explosions which was ban on airplanes and a lot of companies had to re-pull them from the market

i'm not defending M$ here but i don't like making a big deal out of any isolated incident
insomnium2  +   729d ago
Hey like Peter Moore would say if he still worked for MS. 'You know things burn'
JessiePinkmanYo  +   730d ago
BlackOo-Sh!t happens until you're the one with a pile of smoldering ashes, formerly your house. Blue lights of death or DOA consoles are one thing, but when a game unit becomes hazardous like this, it's a whole new category. Let's hope this isn't true. I'd hate to see the first massive game console recall.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   730d ago
I completelly disagree. Everyone having issue, doesn't matter how small or in which kind of product, should be reporting it. If anything, this makes more customers aware and manufacturers have to act faster on fixing issues. Imagine for one second if everyone that have a problem would just contact warranty and be done with it... I'm not simply talking about consoles still having over the charts fail rate all around, I'm talking about paint manufactures still using lead if researchers had not heard on the problem and further investigating it, forcing 'em to remove lead and/or find other safer components.

Also, what you expect makes to logical sense! If everyone were to wait on someone else report before they report their own issues, no one would be reporting at all...

What doesn't make sense is all those websistes overblowing stuff for the safe of hits. But that is a completelly different problem.
BallsEye  +   729d ago
There is a need to report every single issue that XO have. When there are thousands of ps4 consoles with issue, it's not a biggie...n4g
GamersHeaven  +   730d ago
Xbone is on fire
DCfan  +   730d ago
AmkOwns  +   730d ago
This article is gonna cause wild fire in a few hours
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eldeladi  +   730d ago
X Smokes One™
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AgitatedOcelot  +   730d ago
It's burning up the charts, and your house. Actually just your house.
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mk4002  +   730d ago
Its one of the hottest toys this holiday season!
BlakHavoc  +   730d ago
They mind as well bundle the X1 with a nicotine patch.
Mrgolden79  +   730d ago
This girl - I mean box is on fiiiiiirrrreeeee
ziggurcat  +   730d ago
oh dear...


misterx is probably going to go one about how this is "sony lie brainwash"... and it kind of makes those saying PS4 had heat problems look foolish.
theWB27  +   730d ago
With no context to where they had their consoles placed, how much room they allowed for ventilation etc....it's gonna be a different article everytime one of these systems break?
abzdine  +   730d ago
yes and no one is forcing you to post a comment.
AnthonyJrWTF  +   730d ago
Wow... Get your head out of your behind.
moparful99  +   730d ago
How exactly is console placement and air ventilation going to prevent faulty electronics from catching on fire? Use your brain not your fanboy.
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Lannister   730d ago | Bad language | show | Replies(8)
solidboss07  +   730d ago
This is why I don't leave electricals on all of the time, fully powered or in standby, when not in use I unplug it. My fridge freezer, my telephone, my alarm clock, smoke detectors and CO2 detectors are always on but that is it.
The potential fire hazard, and the waste of electricity is why the whole concept of XB1 is flawed.

(Whole concept as in XB1 powered on for 10 years, and with X amount of set top boxes and other things plugged in, also powered on).
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Outside_ofthe_Box  +   730d ago
***"My fridge freezer, my telephone, my alarm clock, smoke detectors and CO2 detectors are always on but that is it."***

Before I finished reading this sentence I thought you were gonna say you have all of those unplugged lol.
SpitFireAce85  +   730d ago
I thought the same thing lol
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   730d ago | Funny
These consoles nowadays think smoking is so cool. We'll see how cool it is when they have cancer.
Commodore_  +   730d ago
I lol'ed
BluRaven77  +   730d ago
Smoking what???
Shakengandulf  +   730d ago
Smoking hot
SwordandShield  +   730d ago
Oh dear.....
solidt12  +   730d ago
Didn't the original Xbox and 360 have an issue where a few fires was started.

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MasterCornholio  +   730d ago
Goodness gracious great box of fire


Back to the topic im sure this is a minor issue.
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KwietStorm  +   730d ago
Just in time for the winter season.
nameen  +   730d ago
The box, the box, is on fireeee, we dont need no water, let the madafaker burn, burn madafaker burn, burn! lol Hope this wont happen to future Xbox user tho.
solidt12  +   730d ago
It was the Burt Reynolds Smokey and the Bandit special edition. LOL
ChozenWoan  +   730d ago
Now your just showing your age... and mine since I remember those movies.
solidt12  +   730d ago
Great film!
AmkOwns  +   730d ago
We know what to blame if your house catches on fire
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DanielGearSolid  +   730d ago
Im sorry but the PS4 was not THIS bad
filipakos  +   730d ago
xbox one problems are colourfull.Whats next? blue screen of death?or is it green now?
AmkOwns  +   730d ago
By far the best feature xbone has to offer
dcj0524  +   730d ago
Now that's value
strickers  +   730d ago
There will be problems with any hardware. Both PS4 and XB1 seem within normal ranges to me. Just the net amplifying ever slight grievence. Nothing is perfect.
Good-Smurf  +   730d ago
But there's nothing normal about a console that's HOT lol.
gpturbo81  +   730d ago
good thing for home/renters insurance
PS3gamer4life  +   730d ago
Theres more problems with the 1 then ps4 $500 plus with all.these problems lol
lawgone  +   725d ago
Here, let me edit that for you:

There are (not theres) more problems with the 1 than (not then) [the] PS4...umm, no clue what the rest is supposed to mean.
OrangePowerz  +   730d ago
Reminds me of the 360 steering wheel.
DCfan  +   730d ago
It caused fires??
OrangePowerz  +   730d ago
It emitted smoke in a few cases.

GryestOfBluSkies  +   730d ago
amber light of....

keeping a fire extinguisher near by
LGM313  +   730d ago
Jump ahead on fire.
mydyingparadiselost  +   730d ago
Xone- Say d!ick and we'll burn your house down....
DigitalRaptor  +   730d ago
Hahah. Wow.
TRD4L1fe  +   730d ago
Thank God my XB1 is working fine. had it on all weekend with maybe 15hrs of shut off time so im glad nothing like this happened to mine
fattyuk  +   730d ago
I suppose, graphically the xbox one can now compete with good fire textures!
GamerX2  +   730d ago
Well it is supposed to be a cold winter this year.. So this could be a good feature.. lol
Phoenix76  +   730d ago
hahaha good One man :D
I_am_Batman  +   730d ago
When will n4g change the rumor bar terms? "Hopefully" just doesn't sound right on news like this.
ceedubya9  +   730d ago
Well, the way this site goes with stuff like this majority of the time, that term is probably pretty accurate.
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