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

bidguy

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Feb 5, 2013
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so is it just 2 guys or what ?
why are we hearing now about this, after over a month has passed ?
 

Nebula

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As I walk through the valley of the forum of GAF,
I take a look for xbone and realize there's nothin' good,
Cause Sony fans been shilling and laughing so long,
That even my mama thinks that the xbone is wrong,
But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't observe it,
Me spreading lies bout PS4 you know that's unheard of,
You better watch how you're talking and where you're posting,
Or you and your console might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta loc
As they croak, I see myself in the ass storm, fool

Been spending most their lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Been spending most their lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
That line killed me.
 

Jrs3000

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Feb 19, 2013
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As I walk through the valley of the forum of GAF,
I take a look for xbone and realize there's nothin' good,
Cause Sony fans been shilling and laughing so long,
That even my mama thinks that the xbone is wrong,
But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't observe it,
Me spreading lies bout PS4 you know that's unheard of,
You better watch how you're talking and where you're posting,
Or you and your console might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta loc
As they croak, I see myself in the ass storm, fool

Been spending most their lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Been spending most their lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in sony fanboy paradise


I picture the guys from officespace dancing and rapping this out in my head.
 
Feb 19, 2013
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Christ, that's a lot of fat caps across the board! It been a few years since I've seem that many in a high-end consumer device.
I know much of it is to sync with TV signals worldwide, but that lot under the heatsink itself are in a terrible position!
Actually caps in that proximity to the CPU is pretty much industry standard for motherboards. One such example.

Indeed, looks like a capacitor burst, presuming they're vents on the top it would leak right through.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdr5-os01mg

Can be caused by incorrect voltage on the board, or an error in the capacitor manufacturing process, but these can cause shorts and in theory fires, could explain the smoking video. Worst case a whole batch is screwed and may need a recall. Best case just a couple from a batch were screwed and nothing to worry about. Hopefully it's the latter.
I agree it most likely the caps as they are the components on motherboards and in power supplys that fail the most frequently. Back in the early - mid 2000s there was a very bad batch of caps floating around that affect alot of PC makers. Dell came in and swapped out about 10 affected servers and about the same number of PCs mobos and the place I was working at back then. I wouldn't be surprised to see if Microsoft got hit by a bad batch. Hopefully my XB1 isn't one of them!
 
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what

I'm trying to visualize this, but I simply can't. how?!
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.
 

Zachi

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Oct 27, 2013
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As I walk through the valley of the forum of GAF,
I take a look for xbone and realize there's nothin' good,
Cause Sony fans been shilling and laughing so long,
That even my mama thinks that the xbone is wrong,
But I ain't never crossed a man that didn't observe it,
Me spreading lies bout PS4 you know that's unheard of,
You better watch how you're talking and where you're posting,
Or you and your console might be lined in chalk
I really hate to trip but I gotta loc
As they croak, I see myself in the ass storm, fool

Been spending most their lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Been spending most their lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
Keep spending most our lives, living in sony fanboy paradise
holy shit lol

what song is this from?
 

ambientmystic

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Dec 4, 2012
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Hmm... Leaky capacitors on the Xbone?

Much as I'd love to be hatin' on the Xbone this sounds rather unlikely, aren't most high end consumer electronic devices rated for really prolonged usage using solid capacitors nowadays?

Still eagerly awaiting how this turns out, could be nothing, could be something.
 

Gangxxter

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Aug 26, 2012
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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.
Unbelievable story, this totally deserves its own thread.
 

Rich!

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Dec 16, 2009
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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.
fucking hell, terry
 

Codeblew

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Jun 24, 2010
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...and that's why you should never lend videogame stuff to anyone, ever.
I wouldn't go that far but definitely not to people you do not know well. I trade/borrow games from my friends all the time. No issues at all. I guess being an adult helps too.
 

xBuTcHeRx

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Dec 6, 2008
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Might get a recall from that shitty Power brick M$ keeps giving! Like the early 360's that had the same issue. I understand the reason behind a power brick, but since the 360, I've hated it so hard as to why PS3 and PS4 have the fans built-in AND have had such a low percentage of YLOD compared to the 360 having a HUGE number of RROD! I thought the point of the power brick was for it to not kill itself from the excessive heat but damn apparently not.
 
Apr 27, 2009
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Secret sauce, comedy gold lol.
Xbox pretty much came on leaking 720p
Might get a recall from that shitty Power brick M$ keeps giving! Like the early 360's that had the same issue. I understand the reason behind a power brick, but since the 360, I've hated it so hard as to why PS3 and PS4 have the fans built-in AND have had such a low percentage of YLOD compared to the 360 having a HUGE number of RROD! I thought the point of the power brick was for it to not kill itself from the excessive heat but damn apparently not.
What?
 

styl3s

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Nov 8, 2009
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Two out of what? Two million sold? This is a non-issue. Maybe when it reaches 200 or 2000 then we can talk.
I'm sure more than 2 out of 2 million have this problem.

Not everyone uses youtube, twitter or visits gaming forums.
 

GoofsterStud

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Mar 22, 2007
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Is this really a rumor when there are quite a few YouTube videos of Xbox One steaming/smoking, or are we somehow considering those unrelated and worthy of their own story?
 

Chobel

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Mar 26, 2013
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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.
HAHAHAHAHA!!!