Microsoft Corp. will not say what went wrong inside of its Xbox 360 video game consoles that could lead to $1 billion in repairs, but bloggers and their online readers seem to have their own answer: Heat stroke.
should tell what went wrong and caused the big failure rate ? will that make any difference when it come to customer buying new console ?anyone
EDIT: An insider told me that Global Warming is behind the high failure rate
The rumors of a high failure rate have kept me from purchasing a 360, but how much can MS cop to without exposing themselves to massive liability? They might be better off sidestepping the issue by getting the 65nm 360 out the door, because I don't believe the 90nm 360 has a 25 to 30 percent failure rate... I believe it has a 100 percent failure rate with 25 to 30 percent having failed so far.
That article is terrible.
They seriously have no idea what they're talking about. I mean, yeah they got some of the facts right, but it's obvious that person doesn't know sh*t about the Xbox 360, or video gaming in general.
OH. MY. GOD.
The way to keep the 360 from overheating and thus preventing motherboard warping is to keep the console well-ventilated so that it can cool itself properly? NAWWWW!!!
Christmas Eve 360, still works perfectly.
...... i keep the comments to myself.
I am so pissed about that,spending over 400 dollars to have a system die on me,i still have warantee none the less,Microsoft should have been patient in releasing the system,instead of worriying so much that it will come ahead of sony now they are ppaying the price and now they will never come ahead of Sony cause people will prefer to buy reliable hardware regardless of how much game content it has,me one of them,it's a sad sad thing.
How come it's the 360's that are overheating like crazy when it's the ps3's that have an internal ummm (power supply) and not an external one like the 360. Shouldn't this cause even greater,( alot) of heat inside the console???
Sony knows tricks to the trade that they will never share. If you put your hand buy the PS3's air vents that thing is pumping out some serious heat. I have no idea why heat is not a issue. Then again it has only been a few months. It took my 360 almost 2 years to start acting up. I hopping for Sony sake and Sony fans alike that a few months from now they do not have a similar problem.
PS3 may be a ticking timebomb as well given that the heart of both 360 & PS3 is a PowerPC-based CPU running at over 3GHz.
Last year Apple switched from PowerPC-based CPUs to Intel CPUs because they wanted a 3GHz processor for their new Macs, but IBM wasn't able to resolve power consumption & heat issues with the G5 line. Power consumption & heat issues, sound familiar?
I know everyone likes to take pot shots at Wii because of it's unimpressive tech specs, but the PowerPC-based CPU in the Wii is comparable to a G4 which was really the end of the line for these CPUs outside of a 65-degree clean room.
Today the PS3 is expensive & likely finding it's way into homes where central air keeps the ambient temperature hovering around 75-degrees, but what happens as the price begins to fall & the PS3 finds it's way into homes where central air is a luxury than cannot be afforded? Likely, heat stroke.
the console always stays cool but that back sure is pumpin heat from the fan... engineering mysteries i suppose.. good job sony
The truth of what exactely I guess they havent even told the truth about whats happening on the XBox 360 like wow! people would except there apology when they havent even told the truth on what happened to the XBox 360 like in why its dieing alot! I'm not crashing the XBox 360 but the XBox 360 fans would just apologize to Microsoft on a drop of a Hat!.
microsoft told the truth becuse mucrosoft has not mention the reason at all. however many agreed that they took the right action maybe little bit late but better than never.
I know that heat kills, but why not get an intercooler, right?
No people say the that would screw up your console too, but what to do?
How to protect your console from the red ring of death? Why don't they say anything about that? Microsoft, What can we do to keep our consoles running smoothly, with no problems? I'm sure the 3 year warranty is a start, but there must be more, no? Two thumbs up for the warranty!
but if they do more at the moment than 100% going to be at the account of price cut.You cannot run before you even walk.it step by step process.For the consoles already shipped they cannot replace 11.6 million unit so they extended the warranty just for the 3 red light which mean it is not simple heating problem, for the consoles which yet to be manufactured they said they keep enhancing the product.i do not understand why people keep arguing
splling mistakes D:
Look regardless of whats calling the faliuers, i look at it like this microsoft has been a hardware company fo what 5 6 years. and sony has been a hardware company for 50 or 60 years. but remember last year i think it was when sony had to do a recall on computers for not over heating but catching fire. so you can't expect a baby hardware company
products to be perfect. and 1 more thing are u people brain dead do any american products out sale any japanese products in japan. i thunk not so that means if ur a american and try to star a consumer product in japan and the japs are aware u are american they would even pick ur sh&t up so why are u sony fans all up on the jap man d#$k
i am on my 3rd 360 in 2 years...the first 2 my fault...bought it used...knocked it over while it was on...i got lucky to have receit w/warranty...it lasted 2 months...got new one that night....my stupid ass put that on top of my surround sound right over the heat vent lasted for about a week....it was cooked the plastic had even browned...some may say it was the 360 but i think it was stupidity...its a high dollar item and needs to be treated as one...my new 360 is smooth as butter...i think the 360 hands down is the best gaming machine ever conceived...i really do not think there is some big secret...
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