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

Dabanton

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Strange. Mine only gets lukewarm at most. It feels like an air-conditioner conpared to my last-gen systems.

If I'm not playing games, it doesn't even feel warm.
I'd agree. I had my X1 on for about 7 hrs today and it was barely warm.
 

shem935

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Nooooo it doesn't. Even when locked on a closed, poorly ventilated cupboard and left on all day.

Why is thread so big by the way?

Is this problem actually a thing or what?
It is an isolated issue but this thread is gold. It should be required reading
 

thesolidshark

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I really hope that isn't or doesn't become a widespread problem.

But I have to give thanks for creating a thread this entertaining.
 

Foshy

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Oh boy. Sit down as it's kind of a long story. Here it goes...

Basically I was one of the few kids in my group that had a DC right at launch. I didn't really know this guy too well, but he hung out with some of the guys in the group. (Didn't really engage with too many of us though.) Just to make things easier, let's call him Terry. Soon as Terry found out I had a Dreamcast, he tried to get really chummy, and begged, and begged me for two weeks straight to lend him my console.

Me (like a total idiot) finally gave in and agreed. I bring the console to school and we both agree he'll keep it for a day or two and bring it back. That very night, he calls me at home, saying it won't turn on. My heart sinks and I keep trying to tell him to try and unplug it for a bit, or power it on with different games. He claims nothing works and that he "found short curly hairs" in it. I don't even know what to make of the last bit, and just demand that he returns it tomorrow.

Sure enough, next day at school, Terry brings it back. Along with the console, he tries to give me a tiny zip-lock bag with...what looks like pubes in it. He claims he found them in my Dreamcast, and makes sure to say it loud enough and hold it out long enough for everyone to see and hear. At this point, I'm pissed but realize it's all totally my fault for trusting essentially a stranger. I chalk it up as a lesson learned and move on.

Fast forward a month or two, I'm at a birthday party and Terry's name comes up. (Turns out he left an impression on many as being a habitual liar about all sorts of shit.) I proceed to tell my sob-story. At which point one of my friend's friend lets me know that Terry totally bought a Dreamcast on launch day. He said for "some reason" (we'll get to this later) his console stopped working, and he couldn't play anything for a while. Until suddenly, it all started working just fine again.

Basically, this dude had a Dreamcast, and he ruined it. Came to me to "borrow" mine, and switched it with his bricked one, and used freaking "pubes" of all things as an alibi. The guy at the party regularly tutored him or his sister (not really sure), so he asked me if I still had his ruined one that he gave me. (I still hoped one day it'd magically boot up again.) I gave it to the dude, and he totally ninja-switched his bricked DC with my working one and returned mine to me.

Oh as to how his OG console that he bought just magically stopped working: The guy at the party said one time he walk in on his room, and Terry, in a totally frazzled manner, looked like he just hurriedly shoved his uh, member, back in his briefs. With his Dreamcast on his bed with him, and him wearing nothing else other than his underwear that he possibly just put on as he saw the guy walking in. That along with his freaking choice of an alibi that he tried to spin on me was just...pure WTF-ery.

I shudder to think of what he might have actually tried/done with my actual Dreamcast, but at least it seemed clean and was still working.

Fuck Terry. Fuck him right in the ass with a cactus laced with acid.
I could swear I already read this story somewhere

EDIT: googling "dreamcast pubes" brought this up http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/iaw74/sega_dreamcast_fuck_yea/c22bl3e
 

TTSupra

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wtf! (not my console)
My console(PS4) has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub(which I run 8-10 hours at night time 7 days aweek) but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.



Cover off


And me wiping it off which in fact comes over very easy and seems powder like. Has no smell also to it lol.


Edit: The white stuff was also not there on the day that I received it from Amazon on launch day. Noticed it about a week ago but as I said above thought it was the Vicks Rub in the humdifier and just moved it to another room. I'v wiped it down now and will see what happens in another month or so.
 

ekim

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My console has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.

Is that a PS4? That looks not really healthy. But no idea.
 

frontieruk

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Didn't know about the power brick issue. How widespread is it?

And yeah, it would be nice if sites took developers to task over how bad some of the games perform, but it seems they are giving them a free pass and chalking them up to launch issues.
About 10 reports of overly loud bricks in the launch OT which most have had replaced, Xbox forums have a few more reports and youtube has videos, also reports of it causing crashes are the main reports.
 

Lynn616

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My console(PS4) has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub(which I run 8-10 hours at night time 7 days aweek) but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.



Cover off


And me wiping it off which in fact comes over very easy and seems powder like. Has no smell also to it lol.
That is weird.
 

Black Door

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Reminds me of when my folks bought a PC with a melted PSU from a thrift store. We all thought someone pissed in it and the liquid was still in there at first.
 

StUnNeR H2K

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My console(PS4) has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub(which I run 8-10 hours at night time 7 days aweek) but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.



Cover off


And me wiping it off which in fact comes over very easy and seems powder like. Has no smell also to it lol.


Edit: The white stuff was also not there on the day that I received it from Amazon on launch day. Noticed it about a week but as I said above thought it was the Vicks Rub in the humdifier and just moved it to another room. I'v wiped it down now and will see what happens in another month or so.
What does it taste like?
 

Yager

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My console(PS4) has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub(which I run 8-10 hours at night time 7 days aweek) but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.

http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/josh_williams7/88BFE4E8-4DFC-415F-B4F5-684CCC4EEA0F_zpsssanxyux.jpg[img]

Cover off
[IMG]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/josh_williams7/F8695FD3-1C35-4981-9FED-BFBBC55954F0_zpsrejoadom.jpg[IMG]

And me wiping it off which in fact comes over very easy and seems powder like. Has no smell also to it lol.
[IMG]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad118/josh_williams7/55536A67-1115-43FF-929C-D89F4B2C7FD8_zpsf9gicmlm.jpg/IMG]

Edit: The white stuff was also not there on the day that I received it from Amazon on launch day. Noticed it about a week but as I said above thought it was the Vicks Rub in the humdifier and just moved it to another room. I'v wiped it down now and will see what happens in another month or so.[/QUOTE]

Seems like Terry paid you a visit.
 

LQX

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My console(PS4) has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub(which I run 8-10 hours at night time 7 days aweek) but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.



Cover off


And me wiping it off which in fact comes over very easy and seems powder like. Has no smell also to it lol.


Edit: The white stuff was also not there on the day that I received it from Amazon on launch day. Noticed it about a week but as I said above thought it was the Vicks Rub in the humdifier and just moved it to another room. I'v wiped it down now and will see what happens in another month or so.
Maybe a new thread is in order. Next gen consoles leaking.
 

statham

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My console(PS4) has that white stuff on back in vents and I have yet to take to the cover off. I thought it was from running my humidifier with vicks vapor rub(which I run 8-10 hours at night time 7 days aweek) but now that I see that somebody else has it so Im not sure about that.

You may have to zoom in since I took a quick pic but up close it looks like dry liquid and thats why I assumed it was the humidifer.



Cover off


And me wiping it off which in fact comes over very easy and seems powder like. Has no smell also to it lol.


Edit: The white stuff was also not there on the day that I received it from Amazon on launch day. Noticed it about a week but as I said above thought it was the Vicks Rub in the humdifier and just moved it to another room. I'v wiped it down now and will see what happens in another month or so.
That doesn't look good. Best of Luck.
 

GorillaJu

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TTSupra, is your humidifier ultrasonic? They release a white, powdery substance that tends to stick to glossy surfaces. If you're running your humidifier a lot I can almost guarantee you that's what it is. I used to have a humidifier like that and it gave me similar trouble, so I switched to a steam/ultrasonic hybrid one and the white powder is no more.
 

Hoo-doo

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So, seeing the humidifier is the cause of the PS4's residue, could it also be the case for the two Xbones?

Because to my knowledge, the top fan expels air outward, right? It could easily lead to a similar buildup of airborne vaporub.