Submitted by karamsoul 583d ago | rumor

Rumor: Xbox One Leaking Liquid? Two Issues Reported

Karam Elahi from SpawnFirst reports: "A couple of users on the Xbox Support forums are complaining about quite an unusual issue with their Xbox Ones. Their Xbox Ones were allegedly leaking a liquid that was leaving a milky-white residue, from inside the console itself." (Xbox One)

Update Update: Cynical Anarchy has provided some pictures of the staining. The article has been updated.

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Kingthrash360  +   583d ago | Funny
dear god! really?!?
lol from green screen to disc grinding to smokeing to...leaking?!?!? lol xbox is truly all in ONE.
lol i kid, i kid.
but thats just nightmarish if true.
this is something i gotta see to beleive.
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ShinMaster   583d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(5)
gaffyh  +   583d ago
I think this one is BS honestly. Thermal compound that the console manufacturers use is usually very thick, and grey in colour.

Could it just be condensation from the environment thats gone into the console?
karamsoul  +   583d ago
That could be a possibility as well.
Insomnia_84  +   583d ago
They should update the page. The guy posted two pictures.


Mister_Dawg  +   583d ago

You're right about the compound. Plus very little is used and it would never 'leak'.
Another bullsh!t Sony fanboy article.
ajax17  +   583d ago
Definitely. If my console started leaking a liquid the first thing I would do is take pictures/videos. The fact that there are none proves this is bs.
DEIx15x8  +   583d ago | Well said

There is one major problem with those pictures. How does liquid drip up? Does the Xbox One now defy gravity and leak? The vents that have the stain are on the top of the console so those are clearly pictures of someone who spilled something on to their Xbox One, and I do not want to know what.

The Xbox One also says in all of it's documentation that the console should only ever be used in a horizontal position so having it vertical would not be a valid reason behind it and still wouldn't make a mark like that.

That console also looks rather filthy in general. It appears to have a lot of spots and sticky areas on the top of it in general which looks like a rather abusive or careless owner.
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Nafon  +   583d ago
I find it hard to believe that the fan sucked the "capacitor leakage" from the motherboard and deposited it on the plastic vent. Im more inclined to believe that he spilled something on it lol
trancefreak  +   583d ago
I wonder why the photos we get on these issues are shot from a cellphone camera from 2001.

I always take quality pics of my electronics when I get them. This is usually to protect me in the event of any said issue. Especially a motherboard with bent socket pins just in case.

I can't say one way or another if this guy has a real issue with his Xbox One or not, but crap photos will not cut it in 2013.

I can say this though that people will make up BS stories when the fault is caused by the end user as well. Perhaps an accidental spill landed inside the device and the fan (dunno the directional flow) kicked it out.

A capacitor electrolyte leak would not even come close to that amount. If it was an HVAC compressor capacitor around 5 μF would be believable but this hell no.


I have never seen electrolysis that bad on a computer component.

I don't own an XBOX ONE but this is highly suspicious.
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AndrewLB  +   583d ago
Funny how this "fluid" seems to defy gravity and somehow make its way up, through the fan, and then settle on the top of the Xbone. Even if the fan was powerful enough to create the lift necessary to do such a thing, it would be flung horizontally from the central fan motor.

Btw... there are no "wet" capacitors under that location, only solid caps. It also couldn't be thermal compound because heat dries compounds out, plus you'd need a TON of the anti-gravity type.

Lastly, someone said it's liquid from the APU heatsink's heatpipes. While it's true those heatpipes are filled with a liquid, it's only a liquid while under pressure in the enclosed pipe. Once you rupture a heat pipe, the fluid becomes a gas and disappears.
nukeitall  +   582d ago
More bad "journalism" (if you can even call it that) from spawnfirst.

This is highly suspicious with low resolution pictures, the fact that nobody else reported it, and the fact that the image leakage makes no sense coming out the top when gravity pulls down!
GameSpawn  +   582d ago
I don't know about the legitimacy of this issue, but I can speak about exploding capacitors from my experience.

Capacitors CAN explode. Hell I was in the room when I witnessed one go in my power supply in my now ancient desktop. There was a nice loud POP, a flash of light from the power supply, a god awful sickening smell, and obviously a sudden powering down of my computer. I took apart the power supply to see just how bad it was and one of the larger main caps in the power supply popped its "cap" and spewed "ooze" straight out the top into the casing of the power supply -- the "ooze" is the insulating fluid they fill capacitors with that rests between two conductors to make a capacitor actually work -- ain't physics fun.

BTW, this is similar to what blew in my old power supply (big guy, huh?):

In computer repair I've also seen MANY a computer (laptops and desktops) come in with blown caps -- from motherboards, to graphics cards, and power supplies. I know the symptoms and the smells.

That said -- to anyone with an Xbox One or really any electronics device that uses sizable capacitors, if you smell something that makes you a little sick to your stomach and your device is acting odd or shuts off after short times of use, you probably have had a capacitor go. Capacitors are mainly used to regulate power flow and act as temporary "batteries" in electronics so power issues usually coincide with capacitor problems.
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P0werVR  +   582d ago
As the article has stated, the fact of the matter that this issue is rare simply because it's easy to take pics of these issues and post em' online or through youtube. IF it was as prevalent. With few of these articles the past month I'm always on edge about my console and checking in with family and friends if there's has had any issues. So far fortunately no one has had issues that I know of. Which questions these rare issues that happen.
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stellarock420  +   582d ago
sounds like it could be battery acid but i don't think that could be being that the only battery would be the bios like you find in common pc's
Deeke  +   582d ago
Yeah Thermal Compound seems the most likely culprit in this case....
Funantic1  +   583d ago
2 out of 2.5 million consoles ain't bad at all.
ZombieKiller  +   583d ago
Haha yeah not bad until it leaks all over your PS4....
LKHGFDSA  +   583d ago
I imagine most people wouldn't report it online.
lolCHILLbro  +   583d ago
Me and my 5 friends all have Xbox Ones, not 1 issue we had, sorry to inform everyone but the hardware is pretty good so far
ZombieKiller  +   583d ago
Then why are you sorry to inform everyone?

That's a good thing right?
AceBlazer13  +   583d ago
Didn't know you and your friend were the world.Someone call NASA.

Not saying the hardware isn't good, but don't just dismiss issues cause they don't affect you.

The issues with the xbone may not be widespread but they sure do vary. Each one is like a mystery box.
Kingthrash360  +   583d ago
well effing said *tips hat
Magicite  +   583d ago
No, its crap. There, I have said it.
creatchee  +   583d ago

"Not saying the hardware isn't good, but don't just dismiss issues cause they don't affect you.

Here's what you said in a PS4 hardware issues thread.

"you take the number of ppl complaining about failed ps4s to the ones saying it's working fine you sure as hell won't come to 40%. so put that figure back up your ass, where it came from. #1.1.4

42d ago by AceBlazer13 | View comment"

Ohhhhhhhhhh the hypocrisy
calis  +   583d ago
lol, how far did you have to troll his comments to make that desperately loose connection.

One is talking about dismissing the issue, the other is dismissing the percentage.
SLUG  +   583d ago
my xbox one is doing very good it has no problems
lifeisgamesok  +   583d ago
Yeah I bet most of these issues are from people that don't even own One

The only issue I had was the Blu-Ray audio synching and that has only happened once
karamsoul  +   583d ago
Yeah, my Xbox One has been flawless as well, ever since I purchased it at launch. But please don't downplay issues that other Xbox One owners might be having.
AndrewLB   583d ago | Personal attack | show
awi5951  +   582d ago

Its a bigger sample that this article has so its more important.
Magicite  +   583d ago
RROD will be a dream compared to what this marvel might show us in time.
mrpsychoticstalker  +   583d ago
So this is news? Lol, sony fanboys should just get a new game and play instead of dig and write this kind of articles.

This is hilarious!

Better yet, get an xbox one .... they have a vast variety of games to play.
Whymii  +   583d ago
Vast? I agree with you, but we obviously have different definitions of vast.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   583d ago
How would this not be news? There are consoles leaking for crying out loud. I agree to the "let's not bllow this out of proportion" stance, but seriously, if you think it's not news worth when something like that happens than you are the kind of guy that wouldn't care about a particular plane crash because all the other planes are flying just right.
AndrewLB  +   583d ago
Bishop- Please explain what fluid is present inside the Xbox one that defies gravity?

Hint: There are no "wet" caps below that location on the motherboard, and the fluid in the heatsink's heat-pipes immediately turns into gas when the pipe is ruptured because it's only a liquid due to high pressure. That only leaves thermal compound... which in my 25 years of building computers, never once have I seen thermal compound of any type run around the sides of the heatsink, up through the fins, then magically float through the spinning fan blades, to then stop floating and stay on the top of the box.

Even a 260cfm Delta fan, the type that will fly across the table if not secured, would never have the power to lift thermal compound that far.

This whole thing is BS. Made up by trolls or some kid trying to make a good excuse to avoid admitting his cat took a pi$$ on his xbone.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   582d ago

You mean beyond capacitors oils (i.e. isoquinoline compounds, which is compatible with "smoking" consoles making popping sounds, that's typical with a capacitor blowing up, you usually end up with that shit condensing everywhere as it's "liquid" at 28ºC) that could had been vaporized and condensed there as it's garthered by the giant air intake on top, or that could simply go up through capilarity (you know, the same way trees get water to defy gravity and go from the roots to the leafs without moving at all) or, even better, some idiot could have the system on vertical despite being warned to use it horizontally and it simply leaked, got to the fan and get slowly spilled there... Who the hell knows. I'm not even saying this is true. But guess what? When the first RROD or YLOD articles appeared they were also discredited and those are problems that became overwhelming throughout the years.

If we simply dismiss every problem claim, we would have no problem claims at all and things would never get fixed. That's exactly what I was saying with "let's not blow stuff out of proportion", this is the kind of thing that needs investigation, not automatic panic nor automatic dismissal.

It could be an important clue about what can be going wrong there. It's good for MS people report this stuff, they can discover if they have something simple like a bad batch of capacitors (which mean they can identify a falty lot to resolve the issue) or a bigger design/power fault that may require a better warrant plan to avoid legal headaches and to know how to implement a future fix. It even can be a good indicative if the system is simply too vulnerable to power surges, which can be easily prevented by owners themselves with UPS or surge protection...

But you know what? Yeah, let's pretend this kind of crap is impossible and trow out stupid comments about gravity that have nothing to do with it and only show you completelly lack of understand on what you're talking about... I really hope your console breaks down out of warrant and no one gives a flying f*ck (been there and it sucks).
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   582d ago
Also, 25 years building PC and you don't realize what a true solid capacitor is to notice Xbox One (as most consumer electronics) have none of those.
Juangie3  +   582d ago
Why does it always have to be Sony Fan boys that attack Microsoft? Did it ever occur to anyone that a person that purchased an xbox one (or a PS4) could be dissatisfied with it because of something happening to it?
rambi80  +   583d ago
Reduced to tears already? JK!
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solid_snake3656  +   583d ago
"A milky white residue" could it be that when you bring the Xbone near the ps4 it has a orgasm.
Concertoine  +   583d ago
woah man, put that solid snake of yours down
Evilsnuggle  +   583d ago
Again in m$ l has a faulty game console . The RROD was the 360 Achilles heel. IM personally Now my 3 x360 .The x1 is having its own defects. This is New leaking milky liquid. But there's numerous reports of malfunction. a report came out that 10 percent of X1 are faulty That's 200000 Faulty x1. Like that wasn't bad enough m$ is replacing brand new game consoles with a used refurbished ones. It's obviously as before m$ cares nothing for its customers http://au.ibtimes.com/artic...
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shorty74a  +   583d ago
Where did you get 10% of XBone'S are faulty? From Spawnfirst website? If that was the case, then it would be on every gaming website. I have actually have an Xbox One and it does not leak white fluid. It does not make airplane noises when playing a disc. It has not spewed Grey smoke ever. Voice commands work amazingly well. RYSE looks next gen. The controller fits like a dream in your hands. You Sony Fan boys like yourself should cut out the middleman and go directly to Spawnfirst to feed your appetite for negative MS stories and hardware disasters.
Linwelin  +   582d ago
If you have bought 3 x 360's after them failing from the same thing, then that's your own damm fault lol what's that old saying, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, but you went and done it again hahaha
kayoss  +   583d ago
Power of the cloud is now starting to rain.
otherZinc  +   583d ago
LMAO! SONY fans will you stfu with this stupid sh*t!
Kingthrash360  +   583d ago
oh, no ..pics are up...smh
kayoss  +   582d ago
I honestly think he accidentally spilled something on the Xbox one. Now he's trying spin it so his warranty covers it.
Buff1044  +   582d ago
Agreed....these stories are ridiculous.
dale_denton  +   583d ago
the power of the cloudz must be raining or on it's period
Bhuahahaha  +   583d ago
Their Xbox Ones were allegedly leaking a liquid that was leaving a milky-white residue...

hmm let me ask those guys. 'do u watch porn in front of your xbone?'
MichaelLito79  +   583d ago
I have had this system for a month and some days. Never had these issues this article is flame bait. For those interested just finished RYSE and DeadRising awesome games. Go out and pick up xboxone if you don't have the system is awesome.
neogeo  +   583d ago
It's da wader fromz the powerz of de clouuuuudzzzzz
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daboosa  +   582d ago
Lets face it reliabilty was never microsofts strong point!
Mosiac77  +   582d ago
I didn't know liquid would rise like that. It sounds to me like they need to fix the ceiling or stop putting their drinks on top of the console.
ovnipc  +   582d ago
Some one drop cola in top of it. Stop looking for any stupid reason to trash the xbox. Maybe heat of the system with cold temp jn a room. Xone kicks ass loving it.
Docknoss  +   582d ago
Two cases just two! It's probably just some kid who spilt coke. This site blows with trolls
94jdh94  +   582d ago
This must be that "secret sauce" everyone was talking about!
TAURUS-555  +   582d ago

whats next ??

aliens coming out of the xbox1 ???
kenshiro100  +   582d ago
Wow...just wow.
Just when I thought I heard everything...
s8anicslayer  +   583d ago
It had a "Gamegasim" once it saw how beautiful the PS4 is in person.
Ron_Danger  +   583d ago | Funny
You were warned not to install the PornHub app...
shorty74a  +   583d ago
That was funny.
xDHAV0K24x  +   583d ago
ziggurcat  +   583d ago
Weird. Are there pictures of this milky liquid?

Edit: it can't possibly be the thermal compound because it's a thick paste...
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karamsoul  +   583d ago
Nope. Kinda fishy, actually. Rumor material unless any photographic evidence posted
karamsoul  +   583d ago
Could be thermal compound if it's sub-standard.
NeoTribe  +   583d ago
Yes, somebody posted two pictures in the comments above.
TAURUS-555  +   582d ago
its xbox semen XD
OverPaperSkies  +   583d ago
Thermal compound doesn't leak in the sense of how water does. It's very thick and dense. You would need to apply an insane amount to the Cpu to even be able too see it. That's after not fitting the heatsink right so it's able to heat up enough to escape. Lmao.

It's very rare it happens on ATX motherboards with common cpus and even then, 95% of companys these days use non conductive compound so if it does run on to the pcb it doesn't cause damage.

Seems like more FUD from the Sony crowd.

To the disagrees. Prove me wrong about thermal compound. I've built more Pc's than you've had hot dinners.
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mpnothanks  +   583d ago
Let's assume I'm 70. Let's also assume I've had a hot dinner every single night of my life. Are you saying you've built over 25,000 PCs? lol
ZombieKiller  +   583d ago
...and I've had more hot dinner's than you have bubbles. Does that mean I win this argument?
Xsilver  +   583d ago
"it seems that it (Could Be) the thermal compound leaking out"
your acting like they said it was a thermal compound leak when clearly they didn't it was just an assumption so calm down before you pop a blood vessel.
Belking  +   583d ago
From inside the console, huh."lol

"As always, take these reports with a grain of salt, especially when there’s a lack of evidence."

We all know why these so called reports exist.
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FITgamer  +   583d ago
Maybe because it actually happened. Did you read his post? He has a pretty legit gamerscore and didn't make out to seem like a trolling attempt. http://forums.xbox.com/xbox...
donnieboy  +   583d ago
Doubt it....
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mydyingparadiselost  +   583d ago
Reports claim Xbox One users notice white substance leaking from consoles after saying 'Xbox: milk' into their kinect. Microsofts advice is to buy your dairy goods in jugs until a patch is released in early 2016.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   583d ago
Do you guys thinks its just a coincidence that all these sensational click bait articles are from Spawnfirst? After the Mariahelsfutura article about Microsoft charging 50 cents for a child account k would take everything from this website with a massive grain of salt especially when theres been multiple occasions of their journalistic integrity being exposed. Has FUD written all over it.
mhunterjr  +   583d ago
It's no coincidence
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shorty74a  +   583d ago
We should STOP clicking the link to Spawnfirst and giving their website hits that it doesn't deserve.
Dehnus  +   582d ago
For that we have Ad-Block and noScript ;). Making sure I only use their traffic and not their ads :). I only add websites that deserve it to the whitelist ;)
Aleithian  +   583d ago
Rhetoric aside, are there any solid numbers on failure rates and these sorts of issues yet? Because a couple of people experiencing odd problems is meaningless.
snookiegamer  +   583d ago
More lies! I don't believe it. I am PS all the way, but even i'm not blinded by this nonsense. I'll eat my slippers if it's true tho lool

@pinkdolphinyfg and certain others...

What's with the negativity against Mariahelsfutura? ..I like her. It's good to see 'Approved' contributors on N4G. There's always going to be misinformation. It's like a newspaper isn't it, you don't believe everything you read, do you?
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shorty74a  +   583d ago
Then Maria shouldn't be submitting misinformation. N4G used to be less volatile back in the day. I used to go here and get actual news about upcoming games, or release dates and such. But contributers like Maria are submitting their hate for MS agenda like this story from Spawnfirst. With 2 new consoles, there has to be more news than 2 leaking XBone'S.
IRetrouk  +   582d ago
This site has always been volatile, only diff is that now the xbox is getting all the crap, also I cant believe how many people in this thread are so quick to dismiss this problem, reminds me of the days of rrod to be honest, when it comes out that this person has been telling the truth a lot of peps will be eating crow, if it was fake why would he be posting on the official forums? Hes contacted micro for a fix so im sure we will hear more about it in the coming weeks.
shorty74a  +   582d ago
@ IRetrouk You may be right about this website always being like this, because I do not read PS4 articles or PS3 ones. I just read what I am going to purchase or actual news about things I am interested in. And I don't remember the hate for Xbox running rampant like it is now. And Xbox has been out for over a month now, sold 2 mil+, but 2 XBone'S possibly leaking liquid upward is news?
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IRetrouk  +   582d ago
No the hate was for the ps3, not micro, but consoles failing or having other problems is news, weather its one or one million, I have a problem with my ps4 disc drive, can only find one other person with the same problem, doesnt make it any less likely, and certainly does not make me a troll or someone lookjng attention, my main point was that people are trying to deny this could happen, just like rrod.
Max-Zorin  +   583d ago
Pics or it didn't happen.
inf3cted1  +   583d ago
The source is a support forum thread? So if I said my PS4 exploded in the community forums, would it be worthy to put it as news on N4G?
calis  +   583d ago
Compared to some of the other tripe that is considered newsworthy here, I would say so.
rainslacker  +   583d ago
If it actually exploded then I'd find that extremely newsworthy. Much more so than this article....and I'm a pretty hardcore Sony fan.

Of course, depending on the size of the explosion, a forum post may not be the best course of action. Seeking medical attention(if necessary) and calling a lawyer would probably be better. But be sure you take a video of your PS4 exploding, or else it didn't happen.

These kinds of failures are why we should have a 24/7 camera tuned in on our system while playing, or while not for that matter, recording everything on a 12 hour loop.
Dehnus  +   582d ago
HOLY FUCK! I just saw my Wii U riding a pig, flying in circles then blast off into space while saluting me! Apearantly it wants to plant a Reggie flag on the moon! I tell you It's true! I can't play my Wii U anymore! I'll make a support ticket right now and demand that N4G treats me seriously.

Stupid Nintendo and their Space Program. ;)
mydyingparadiselost  +   582d ago
In other news, Nintendo's Wii U sales quadruple in all the moon territories. Nintendo says the sales increase is partially due to increased stock of WiiU moon units....
whoyouwit04  +   583d ago
Sony fans are so disappointed that the PS4 is barley beating xbox one in sales, and so desperate for it do so they just keep spreading propaganda. How the hell can a electronic device leak fluid?
Ron_Danger  +   583d ago
It's so cute when mindless MS sheep just look at the headline and assume it's all Sony fanboy BS.

Read the article... It's an MS fanboy having the issue.
LogicStomper  +   583d ago
It's funny when mindless people automatically assume people who have Xbox's to be a MS fanboy.
ZombieKiller  +   583d ago

Same way the PS4 is BARELY beating the Xbox one.

Proof or we call bullshit.

The numbers are 2, if not, 3 to 1 in sales favoring the PS4. Barely? Gimme your proof or GTFO. Same goes for this xbox issue. Honestly, I don't believe this one. With all the rumors going around and all the crappy gaming journalism, not to mention damage control, it's hard to tell whats what. I'm going with what the majority of you guys are saying. Pics or GTFO but it's a tough call. God knows what it could be if it's true. Regardless, no xbox will be shooting it's load in my living room. No spank you.
DigitalRaptor  +   583d ago
Awww. Xbox fanboy can't deal with a potentially legit problem, so resorts to sales argument even though that's a no-go, especially once February 22nd comes around.

However, let's discuss the article. It CLEARLY says rumour. Where did the rumour come from? An Xbox Live user (with 38875 gamerscore) posted on the official Xbox support forums about a problem. What reason would an avid XBL subscriber/Xbox enthusiast have to justify lying about his purchase on the official forums?

Then let's take a look at the author of the article: read his bio at the bottom of the article. Karam Elahi: "By night he transforms into Aye Karamba (Live) or Aaqiloon (PSN)". Take a look at his Gamerscore (53358): https://live.xbox.com/en-US...

So another, Xbox Live subscriber/Xbox enthusiast is writing about and posting anti-Xbox propaganda?

Get real, son. Get real.
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rainslacker  +   583d ago
Capacitors, melted solder, grease used on any mechanical parts, etc could cause liquid in a system. Leaking I've never seen though, and most of the things I mention aren't in enough abundance to make a stain like that. Nor would liquid likely go from the motherboard, raise up over an inch, and make it's way through the vents like this.

However, it could be condensation if the room is cold and damp, and if the system gets hot enough. It's over the fan, which is where condensation would form due to that's where the heat is directed to. Not unlike when you breathe in cold weather. If the room was damp, it's entirely possible that moisture could form causing a stain like this. A leak though may be the wrong word to use.

I have seen something similar before on an old laptop I had, but I often used it outside when the condensation would form. There would be actual beads of water on the venting at the back.

However. To put things in perspective, it is reported that the X1 doesn't run particularly hot, so it's either BS, or speculation until more information comes out.
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bromtown  +   583d ago
I have a PS4, I don't really want an XBox One, but I have to say - this is ridiculous. The only thing I can think of in a games console that remotely resembles liquid is thermal paste as the article says, and that's not a leaky substance more of a sticky gloop.

£10 says some pillock spilt milk in his vent.
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Manic2014  +   583d ago
I don't know it just look's like a self made rumour. The dudes Xbox profile lists only 360 games and he has been online on the 26th december, which would of updated information if he had logged on to an xbox one. Same goes for the 2nd guy.
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   583d ago
This could be a capacitor on the motherboard they can leak fluid. Thermal paste won't do that as it's to thick and is more likely to dry up than run across the motherboard etc
karamsoul  +   583d ago
TIER1xWOLFPACKx, actually I didn't even think about that. It could be a capacitor as well. Do you mind if I add your suggestion to the article?
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   583d ago
Sorry for taking so long to reply yeah sure go for it
JackISbacK   583d ago | Trolling | show
frostypants  +   583d ago
Unless the compound was mixed wrong by the manufacturer. Never heard of it happening before though...
TIER1xWOLFPACKx  +   583d ago
Capacitors leak it's just hard to identify if they have or not, many factors can cause them to leak not just a wrongly mixed compound
karamsoul  +   583d ago
Done. Thanks for the input, bud.
rainslacker  +   583d ago
The capacitors in these systems wouldn't have nearly that much liquid in them though would they? I've seen blown and leaking capacitors, and the liquid is pretty minimal.

Maybe a power supply capacitor, but I doubt those would be placed right next to the CPU area of the motherboard where the pictures show the stain.

My money would be on condensation. But even that I'm skeptical of given that it requires just the right conditions, and the X1 doesn't run terribly hot. It's the best theory I have though since it's right over the fan and if the heat meets cold air, condensation could definitely form. Water in this area is a bad thing around these kinds of electronics, and if it is condensation, it could be a glaring design flaw, albeit probably unintentional. If that water were to drip onto the motherboard it could cause the whole thing to short out, or at the very least cause several fuses to blow.

A blown/leaking capacitor would likely render the system inoperable. That's been my experience with most closed consoles. They aren't an uncommon repair from any manufacturer.
mos6142  +   583d ago
what FUD, what does spawnfirst have against ms? like geeze
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SegaGamer  +   583d ago
Fanboys will do anything to make consoles sound worse than they really are.

Leaking my ass, they haven't even got any evidence.
ZombieKiller  +   583d ago
Your ass is leaking? Not good.

@below me: Yeah me too, those consoles are so leaky at launch!

Lol jokes aside, I call bullshit on this article.
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Sarcasm  +   583d ago
Ouch you should probably see a doctor
TheEnigma313  +   583d ago
that's why i dont buy launch consoles.
cesuf  +   583d ago
If it's a negative MS rumor on these forums, it must be 99% true. If it's a negative Sony rumor, it's 1% chance of being true. Just how it's goes around here.
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jessupj  +   583d ago
There we go again. Another whiny MS apologist complaining about all the sony fanboys. Do you manage to get any game time in with all that bitching?

If it's a negative MS rumor MS fanboys immediately blindly deny it without any kind of rational thought or analysis.
cesuf  +   583d ago
Nope Im a "pc elitest" not a msbot. Nice insult attempt, but it was ultimately a swing and a miss sir.
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Imalwaysright  +   583d ago
Milky-white liquid you say? I just finished watching Prometheus 2 minutes ago... we can talk to the box and it understands us... conspiracy theories?
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thexmanone   583d ago | Trolling | show
parentsbasement  +   583d ago
Liquid in , liquid out? Maybe it is milk, they got kids? somebody spilled something on the assembly line maybe?.....strange it would work with liquid in there, unless it's a solid and melting......
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Setzer007  +   583d ago
The issues with this console are beginning to become entertaining. Nothing will surprise me now.
Angerfist  +   583d ago
Everyone knows that clouds create rain so there you have it, leakage on xbox one. Microsoft should send a few thousand to Africa for charity
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