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Submitted by EBTpickle 773d ago | rumor

Newly Reported Xbox One Power Brick Issues Locking Up Consoles?

Dylan Z of iGR reports: "It seems a newly discovered issue with the Xbox One power brick is leading to the device freezing and/or locking up." (Xbox One)

Is this rumor true? Rumor votes 159
IRetrouk  +   773d ago
Feel sorry for the user if true, hope he gets a quick fix.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   773d ago
My Kinect died on me the 13th of this month. I contacted them same day, no hassles through and received my new Kinect camera yesterday the 23rd.

They're way fast on this stuff. Ahhhhh.. feels good to have my voice commands back. I use them all the time, and it works great. (unless it's broke!)
TheBurger29  +   773d ago
got mine broke right out of the DAY ONE box, wondering if i want to replace it or get ps4... hmm
IRetrouk  +   773d ago
Know how you feel man, my ps4 makes a mad grinding noise when you either put a disc in or take one out, compleatly silent when running though and the discs are fine, getting a replacment from game in the new year when they have more stock thats not preordered, did phone sony but they said as its not damaging the discs and is running normal they wont replace it either untill stocks are better :-( on the bright side I could only find one other person who has the same problem as me, he is in america so at least its not widespread.

@theburger depends on what you want from the console, both have problems here and there but none seem to be widespread, I think you were just unlucky, like me :-/
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miDnIghtEr20C_SfF  +   773d ago
Lol.. how funny. I have disagrees for something that actually happen to me. Ha ha.. Only here can that happen. :)

Go check my site. I reported what happen to me when it all went down and when I got it back yesterday.
IRetrouk  +   773d ago
Yeah I got loads of disagrees when I first mentioned my ps4 sounding like a lawn mower, funny how nobody asked me for proof though lol
NeoTribe  +   773d ago
Quicker to use buttons.
MasterCornholio  +   773d ago
So the article was right about tbs camera sensors as well. I didn't doubt them when they said that some disk drives were defective which is normal. But I had my doubts when they claimed that they had issues with Kinects sensor.

Anyways I'm glad that Microsoft did the 180 with Kinect having to be connected to the console. And I'm glad that they fixed your problem swiftly.
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Prime157  +   773d ago
My question to you is, why don't you think any Mic (headset, earbud, studio, ect) should have your voice commands?

I'm seriously just curious about why you are content with the fact that it has to be the Kinect (camera too) that enables you to VC.

I'm just asking, that's all. I'm not trying to start a fight; just curious.
irepbtown  +   773d ago
I don't have the Xbox one, but a question for anyone that does; Can't you just buy a replacement power brick?

That would be quicker than waiting 2+ weeks.
Charybdis  +   773d ago
At least the external power supply makes it easier to replace. Mind that both consoles ps4 and xb1 have experienced some isolated issues concerning power supply, disc drives etc. Neither has shown any mass problems yet.
I believe sony already has a 'how to'to detect if there are problems with power supply by looking at the ps4 ligth bar for the xb1 it seems like the external power supply will make noise or change collor.
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madjedi  +   773d ago
@midnight it is the poster that is getting the disagrees, not the post.

You have a post history, your judged on that in addition to your post.
TAURUS-555  +   772d ago
this is what happens when you dont buy a PS4
InTheZoneAC  +   772d ago
9 days to ship something=slow
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Magicite  +   773d ago
$h1t happens
BallsEye  +   773d ago
It's neogaf, a place where people will write just about anything negative about XO cause it's cool to do so. I could write a post my XO burns and pink smoke comes out and people would believe it and we'd have an n4g article. Write something is wrong with ps4 and you gonna get banned. Neogaf is not a reliable source of news.
medman  +   773d ago
Whatever helps you sleep at night, ballseye.
TAURUS-555  +   772d ago
keep on denying it...xbox1 is crap, thats the only truth.
otherZinc  +   773d ago
Plug it in tight.
Problem solved.
Mosiac77  +   773d ago
I have 2 XB1 and 1 PS4 and I have yet to have any issues with any of them. Maybe some users are doing something's wrong.
Blaze929  +   772d ago
its funny when the response to a Xbox One rumor failing is: "Hopefully"

..the irony in that.
ziggurcat  +   772d ago
The irony being that you jump into any Sony-related thread, and do the exact same thing while complaining about people that do it in xbox threads?

Irony, indeed.
Blaze929  +   772d ago
@ziggurcat the hell are you talking about? Do you know me?
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Omegasyde  +   772d ago

I agree blaze929 is the n4gs biggest hypocrite. Everyone is entitled to an opinion but blaze constantly complains about n4g yet often comments. He was also a very strong defender of DRM.....
BIGBOSS08  +   772d ago
shut up.
Old McGroin  +   773d ago
Is this an isolated issue? I haven't heard of this one before! Like the way the author added the whole sob story part of the users life as well, very X-Factor. Almost seemed like he added it to beef up a non story.
Funantic1  +   773d ago
You'll only hear news like this on N4G where they try to gather all the bad news on Microsoft. You won't see this news on any major gaming site, only on sites never heard of. And NeoGaf have made it a mission in life to come with whatever negative info they can on the X1. I wouldn't trust anything they report.
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Utalkin2me  +   773d ago
Kind of like the RROD for the 360? It was only related to this site and unheard sites?
SpitFireAce85  +   773d ago
Take ur bubble and exit that way ----->

Btw..look back at this site in 2007/2008 For
All the ps3 is doomed articles...;/
morganfell  +   773d ago
Bubbles Spitfire. It was relentless. And I have never seen games attacked the in the manner which some PS3 exclusives suffered.
MRMagoo123  +   773d ago

I too remember that crap, i was here in 2007 it was like a friggin none tsunami of hate against the ps3 from every site known to mankind. Every xbox fanboy jumped at every thing they could like POG and theMart.
BallsEye  +   773d ago
Well said. Kids here got nothing better to do than exchange these no source stories to feel more secure about their opinion (which they see as a fact).
The Great Melon  +   773d ago
@SpitFireAce85 & morganfell

People think that the Xbox One is being lynched here, but compared to 2007 and 2008 it is quite tame. The flame wars ignited by people like TheMart and Zhuk were unyielding back then. It didn't help that this was 2 bubble systems ago when it took much less effort to achieve 10 bubbles and it was a simple matter to crush the opposition to 1 bubble. I still miss my 10 bubbles that I actually earned from calm discussion. :'(

Despite the fires, I do kind of miss those days as it was sort of fun to read the clashes from the big fanboys. Nowadays there aren't too many strong characters on N4G to follow. Oh well, I am just having a nostalgia rush here...
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morganfell  +   772d ago
I bookmarked plenty of those posts. It is humorous to see, just as I predicted, how many of those people closed their accounts and either left or came over to the dark side.
jackanderson1985  +   773d ago
At the moment it seems isolated but probably affects a small percentage of the overall users.
sAVAge_bEaST  +   773d ago
Why has xbox closed it's blogs/forums????

It's been like this for days, it's not Maintenance,
KillerByte23  +   773d ago
The Forums are still up and running and the Blogs has been replaced with Xbox Wire
dannphou  +   773d ago
PS44444444444444!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) And yes, I'm a fanboy!!!
cyclindk  +   773d ago
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dannphou  +   773d ago
Lol... You seriously made my day!!!
MegaRay  +   773d ago
RUN! Zeta is after you!
cyclindk  +   773d ago
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XiSasukeUchiha   773d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
whoyouwit04  +   773d ago
I think sony fans are just trying to keep posting Bs about the xbox one to hurt it's sells, and it's just pitiful. They keeping posting all this crap but then block any thing negative about the PS4. If you are so confident the PS4 well kill the xbox why keep posting BS. To top this off this is posted as RUMOR meaning no evidence. Now I guarantee if this was for PS4 it would've been blocked. I have posted stories of bad PS4 problems, and they often get reported as duplicate. However, at the same time the story it has been linked to is also been reported as duplicate, and neither gets approved. Now what kind of shit is that? And the moderator for this site continuously allow this to happen.

To show how sad and brain washed Sony fans are this is what one of them PMed to me

From N4G user @speedforce131 to me

"well if you and your people weren't saying such stupid shit then maybe I wouldn't have to say shit like that. You deserved it and frankly I don't give a damn if you're not welcome. The less of your kind on N4G the better."

So now Xbox fans are a group of people that can be referred to in a racist way? That's how brainwashed some people are on both side. They literally hate people because of there console choice. Why I do hate Sony fan boys attitudes, I don't hate them as a person. If that was the case then I wouldn't be able to stand my brother or my best friend; or them me. When I say Sony fan boy attitude is because there are no other group of fans that wish that one of the console makers will just die off. No where on N4g will you read A Nintendo or Microsoft fan say I wish sony wiuld just kill off the Playstation. I honest to god hope this gen goes similar to last gen. Where neither console really had a over whelming amount of the market, and are neck an neck in sales. Seriously, what the hell is so wrong with that? It seems the only people that will hurt will be Sony fan boys.
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DigitalRaptor  +   773d ago
Yeah, launch consoles don't have any issues... Ever.

And your belief that a person would make up a story about him being bed-ridden and contacting Microsoft to send his console for replacement, just to slight the Xbone is pitiful and pathetic. If it makes you feel better, post all these negative PS4 issues right here, because i'll guarantee you, it won't make me launch into damage control mode.

Edit: wow, your edit there contains such hypocritical, unfounded nonsense.

Nowhere in that PM can "Racism" be inferred. If you actually had unclouded perspective and judgement, you would see that the person was referring to the stuff you make up and also insist on spreading that makes people like him dislike you.

"No where on N4g will you read A Nintendo or Microsoft fan say I wish sony wiuld just kill off the Playstation"

And it seems that people like yourself can't deal with the fact that people just dislike and don't trust Microsoft and the decisions they have made in this industry and especially over the past few years leading up to the XB1 launch. And based on their very rich history of lies, deceit and anti-consumerism, people have the right to complain about them, call them out, and call out those who support them and defend their disgraceful decisions.

No other console manufacturer has made conscious decisions that are severely and ultimately detrimental to industry and its consumers - as Microsoft has repeatedly tried and succeeded at doing.

However, your entire comment here is still an umbrella generalisation that you can't even back up with consistent facts, so no one, not even the Xbox fans will take you seriously, unless they run the same clouded mentality as you do.

That is what happens when you expose your insecurities and overreact on a valid, non-biased article.
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ssj4wolf  +   773d ago
" I think sony fans are just trying to keep posting Bs abourt the xbox one to hurt it's sells" I stopped reading there.
Utalkin2me  +   773d ago
As i said up above. Was the RROD stuff being posted, was it BS too?
Senzazu  +   773d ago
Well a quick search on this websites show a lot of 'problems' of the PS4, so it does go both ways.

- Call of Duty PS4 frame rate issues
- Red Line of Death
- PSN downtime and hacking
- etc

(Keep in mind, i love my PS4 to death, only showing that we can be neutral ;) )

Anyway from what i can tell, it's only a small number, not even identified whats at fault so for all i know the user might have bricked it on accident lol.
GamersHeaven   773d ago | Trolling | show
madjedi  +   772d ago
Clearly you were mia in 06-07 when the ps3 got 3 to 4 doom articles a day, the xbox ones treatment has been very tame in comparison.

Minus the drm backlash, sales won't be neck and neck this time, the xbox is at a disadvantage not sony.

Baring exclusives which is subjective to the individual it is a cheaper and more powerful system, it's just a better system for the general gaming populace.

The quickest way to have your viewpoint dismissed and ignored is to start scream blah blah fanboys blah blah. Actually they aren't neck and neck the xbox is 3rd last i knew.

If the xbone offers a compelling reason it can be tied with ps4 sales, given it's price, brand appeal and it's history of ms neglecting 1st development i don't see it.

So console war squabbling is somehow equal to racism, lord.
M-M  +   772d ago
You're a known N4G troll, not a fan. Stop trying to convince people otherwise.
GoodnessGreatness  +   772d ago
Microsoft fanboys are the one's brainwashed. It doesn't take much to know that PS4 is more powerful, cheaper and will have better support of better games just like past Playstations.
assdan  +   773d ago
I don't think one report means an issue.
thisismyaccount  +   773d ago
But what if, it´s very important ONE!
Hicken  +   773d ago
It's an issue, regardless of how many reports there are. Thing is: it may not be a MAJOR issue.

How widespread this is remains to be seen, as this appears to be the first report of its kind. But odds are that there will be others who run into the same problem, as that's just how the universe works.
assdan  +   773d ago
A problem happening to one person is not an issue, it's a fluke incident.
ziggurcat  +   772d ago
Dismissing it just because there has been only one report so far doesn't mean it's not a problem, either.
assdan   772d ago | Bad language | show
BZNCAPONE  +   773d ago
Mine has been perfect so far no issues
B00M   773d ago | Bad language | show
younglj01  +   773d ago
Really seems like the Xbox One was meant to release in 2014.Sony may have caught them off guard releasing this year.
SynestheticRoar  +   773d ago
I got red line of death, my Kinect can't hear me, power brick is freezing, the system is starting to smoke. Serious what the hell is next.
Brix90  +   773d ago
Punch it!...that will solve the issue lol
JohnnyTower  +   773d ago
Does it work on PS4 fanboys too?
T2  +   772d ago
Not when you have limp noodle arms it doesn't. do you even lift bro?
Brix90  +   765d ago
Ahh how sensitive the fanboys can be over a
BZNCAPONE   773d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(2)
cell989  +   773d ago
You must understand Frodo, the brick of power wants to be found, it calls for his master

The power of the brick, in the palm of my hands...

Over 9000 in power brick!!

Mighty Morphing Power Bricks
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Rivitur  +   773d ago
So many references I'm shitting bricks over here.
daboosa   773d ago | Trolling | show
RAGE91  +   773d ago
Why are people clicking hopefully?

As a gaming community, you want the best for people to be able to play games.
madjedi  +   773d ago
I wouldn't look to into the implications of users clicking hopefully, really it should be false and true. I believe people are implying thhat it's likely the rumor is true.
JohnnyTower  +   773d ago
There is no Community here. Just a bunch of lines in the sand. Pathetic.
GundalfDeGrej  +   773d ago
I like how there is a question mark in the title. Obvious flamebait. It really does seem like every "broken xbox one" article is about just one incident yet they are always the hottest topics here.

Ah well, after the rrod incident I guess I can't blame people for being a bit paranoid.
SLUG  +   773d ago
i'm ok with my xbo i had no problems at all
llMurcielagoll  +   773d ago
Honestly, If this is no rumor, I wouldn't wait two weeks for a Power brick replacement, I'd rather buy a brand new Power Brick this is assuming it is not too expensive.
MadMen   772d ago | Trolling | show
bligmerk  +   772d ago
Add another that remembers only too well how it was in 2007. And being a lurker at teamxbox (haha, never saw a site melt down that fast!), I was also an eye witness when RROD started being reported. That whole forum turned into a pack of sharks feeding on their own. Then, when one after another started going down with RROD, the realization swept through. Hilarious stuff. The XBO is a dud, plain and simple. Those external power bricks with a fan are just failure prone. As Sony has shown, power supply design is an art, not something done with brute force like a huge brick box with whining fan.
bornsinner  +   772d ago
this is just another poor journalism article

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