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Source : yahoo news ( maybe not that dependable)

Automotive recalls come along so often, we've almost become immune to dire warnings about the small percentage of stereo knobs with serrated edges or the mufflers that may implode in high altitudes. Of course, video games aren't often the subject of such manufacturing snafus, so when Microsoft announced it was recalling power cords from their Xbox consoles due to a few unintentional fires, we shouldn't have been surprised to see mass hysteria hit the Buzz. Searches surged on just about everything having to do with Bill Gates' big, black monolith. "Xbox" (+213%), "Xbox.com" (+740%), and "Xbox recall" all spiked on fears the console may literally become too hot to handle if left on too long. Concerned parents in the 35- to 44-year-old demographic made up the majority of searches while gamers 17 and under were somewhat oblivious to the apparent danger, making up only 13% searchers. Perhaps they can be excused though, given the imminent release of Gran Turismo 4 (+41%). Searches on the racing game's release date are continuing to roar, up 37% just this week.
if this is true, all i can say is. "Ha ha!"

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forgot to post the actual article :)
http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzz_log/entry/2005/02/19/2100/

meh, Edit again.
holy crap it was true :D
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/news/0502/powercordannouncement.htm
 

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.....I don't understand..isn't there massive amounts of R&D that the console is put through BEFORE reaching the market?

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ready2rumbelX said:
.....I don't understand..isn't there massive amounts of R&D that the console is put through BEFORE reaching the market?

r2rX oO
True, but if one employee presses a wrong button at the beginning of a day :rolleyes:

And about the news: I read it as well, on the dutch tv text - news (which is a reliable source:))
 

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Cid Highwind said:
And about the news: I read it as well, on the dutch tv text - news (which is a reliable source:))
well i posted a microsoft link regarding the same thing too, i belive their reliable :D :rolleyes:
 

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Raiden1803 said:
well i posted a microsoft link regarding the same thing too, i belive their reliable :D :rolleyes:
Oh I didn't even look at the links :p
I only read your quote and what you wrote above it :heh:
 

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Well, in any case, this isn't the first time for Microsoft to recall it's XBOX for some reason or another, if I remember correctly.

Way to go, Microsoft....

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ready2rumbelX said:
Well, in any case, this isn't the first time for Microsoft to recall it's XBOX for some reason or another, if I remember correctly.

Way to go, Microsoft....

r2rX :D
yeah the first waves had to be recalled in the past, iirc their thompson dvd drives had problems. booo. i have one of those drives

Katsuya said:
Well, Dreamcast and PS2 systems have had recalls in the past.
:rolleyes:

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meh, ps2s had first wave recalls also, the whole damn system itself had problems :???: dreamcast... :rolleyes:
 
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