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RUMOUR: Xbox One leaking liquid? - Two cases reported so far

quickwhips

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The fact that you guys can come in here and write what you wrote is amazing. Neogaf is not failing me this week already.
 
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I guess it safe to say we will have a bunch of reports of this occurring sometime next month. Microsoft you done did it.
Because 3 cases in what at least 2 million sales? That's well within tolerable fault limits. I mean we might see a few more here and there, but if your implication is that this is suddenly going to snowball in number then you're flat out speculating based on incredibly small sample numbers.
 

twobear

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If MS has another RROD on their hands they deserve everything they've got coming. Build quality issues in a $500 device is completely unjustifiable.
 

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Because 3 cases in what at least 2 million sales? That's well within tolerable fault limits. I mean we might see a few more here and there, but if your implication is that this is suddenly going to snowball in number then you're flat out speculating based on incredibly small sample numbers.
Small sample or not, that's still a 100% white splooge rate. It's not looking good for MS. Remember that Nielson/Gallup etc use small sample sizes too.
 

Karak

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Did he have it upside down? So odd to have the liquid on top even if you had some kind of pressurized item pop inside the box itself.
 

twobear

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Oh this was a genuine question rather than an offending one - I don't know if the number in the thread title is still accurate. Sorry for the confusion.
There's apparently a few posts about smoking Xbones too a few pages back.

Of course we need to wait and see.
 

R_Deckard

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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.

From all accounts, it seems that it could be the thermal compound leaking out (a heat-conducting compound that sits between a chip and its heatsink, to help channel generated heat from a graphics/CPU chip to the heatsink to dissipate), though the compound itself would have to have been applied quite liberally to leak out. Seeing as the Xbox One’s huge heatsink-fan assembly sits at the full right-front of the console, near the vents, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch for the compound to leak out if too much was accidentally applied during assembly.
Ha Ha Ha!!!! NO This CANNOT Happen, plus the law of simple physics says it would be leaking UP and through the Fan??!!??

I mean WITF????

No Way, No How!
 

Ploid 3.0

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I fucking hate that meme but holy shit that Lego Joel is amazing. Where's it come from?
Yeah I want to know who made the lego Joel. I sense they may make tons of video game related animations. It looks very good, maybe made by the lego games animator or something?
 
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It looks like decolorization of the plastic because it had a spray air can to close to it.
Well...

“…I didn’t just take a picture as soon as I saw the residue I waited two weeks then I came here to the forums, to try and find out if I was the only one with the problem, and then today, I posted the pictures and contacted microsoft, like the person up there suggested. I take relative good care for my xbox, I’ve only place my controller or the mic on top of the xbox, I haven’t spilled anything on it and the oily sticky ness you see in the pictures is me trying to wipe it up earlier in the week, hoping the problem went away. I’ve read a few off the comment on the sites saying I’m a fake or a troll cause they don’t see any xbox one games on my recent games, Both AC4 and BF4 are xbox one games, the only ones I have. I can assure you this is not fake, I don’t have an actual camera, but I’ll see what I can do about getting a better picture.”
Hmm. I'm not sure what to make of this any more...
 

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Has anyone had much input since the OP as to anymore cases or what exactly is going on with them? Or is it just a 12 page reply of piss-takes? :p

Have read a few pages back but havent seen much apart from Smoking X1s.

edit: Seen theories of leaking capacitors (apparently X1 has ALOT of them)
 

Tsundere

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Dead serious. It's gone now because I cleaned it up as I was traveling but my Xbone was looking like the pics in the OP at one point a couple of weeks back. I just thought my sister spilled something on it as my Xbone is on the floor and I didn't even know there was a liquid inside the Xbone to cause this in the first place.
What was it like?
 

jsip

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Ha Ha Ha!!!! NO This CANNOT Happen, plus the law of simple physics says it would be leaking UP and through the Fan??!!??

I mean WITF????

No Way, No How!
You are correct. Every time a liquid gets hot enough to turn into a gas the laws of gravity say it goes down. If gas were to ever travel against gravity as bullshit laws of physics suggest (scientists actually mean unicorn dust) it is certainly due to the paranormal or supernatural. No super heated gas ever travels up, only down.

Sounds legit.

That being said a few cases is no cause for alarm, IMO. Interesting? Sure. Cause for panic? Nope.
 

twobear

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I think it's just like a ghost trapped in there or something nothing serious
 

PrimaNocta

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Huh? For starters this should never happen, of course its a big deal.
No its not a big deal when you are talking about mass productions in the millions. It happens to every electronics device. We are not talking about RROD type of problem here. Shit I bought a brand NEW asus laptop last week that would power on but wouldn't show any picture. I just went back to the store and got an exchange.
 

witchedwiz

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It's not sauce cream!
It's bonecream..
Well jokes apart the numbers so far as so small (the accounted number at least) that EVEN IF this turn out to be legit, it's a really small sample, so no prob..
 

maabus1999

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Is there anything actually productive being discussesd in this thread? Last several pages gave me a headache lol.
 

schaft0620

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The the capacitors blew up to leak out that much liquid you would not be able to stand in the same room with it and not gag.
 

Relix

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No its not a big deal when you are talking about mass productions in the millions. It happens to every electronics device. We are not talking about RROD type of problem here. Shit I bought a brand NEW asus laptop last week that would power on but wouldn't show any picture. I just went back to the store and got an exchange.
Its liquid. And smoke.

Liquid. In hardware. How does that happen I have no fucking idea but I consider that very grave even if it doesn't pose an actual problem to the hardware or its use. I mean, I know a few people who would freak the fuck out if there's some weird liquid over their console or even smoke. I would freak out.

I know where you are coming from though, all hardware has its issues. ALWAYS. I had dead HDDs, RROD Xbox's, etc... but this is plain bizarre and something you can easily watch happen (although in VERY limited cases, still freaky :p)