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

GoofsterStud

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Quite a few? Just how many videos are there? How is this only coming to light now?
Just do a YouTube search. I found four different ones pretty quick. While I think this proves that this is not a rumor, it looks like a small occurrence and nothing to freak out over. Typical console launch. I just hope its not a faulty power bricks causing the issue.
 

Papercuts

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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 am so glad I went into this thread now.
 
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Just do a YouTube search. I found four different ones pretty quick. While I think this proves that this is not a rumor, it looks like a small occurrence and nothing to freak out over. Typical console launch. I just hope its not a faulty power bricks causing the issue.
Ah, okay. Thought it might be more widespread with the language used...
 

Chabbles

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This is just a wild theory. But was a PS4 inserted into the "HDMI In" on the XBone when this occurred ?

XBone ejaculation.

 

ShadowRunner

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Havent read through the thread so dont know if this has been mentioned before. Some CPU coolers use vapour chambers, does the the XB1 cooler uses a vapour chamber and if so could something like a cracked heatpipe cause this?

 

Rich!

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Someone mind explaining why animated .png is bannable?
Because they use shitloads of bandwidth if everyone uses them.

And if one person gets away with it, others follow. So bans have to be made.

Animated avatars are disabled for a reason.
 

User 73706

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Someone mind explaining why animated .png is bannable?
.jif avatars were originally removed to lighten the bandwidth each page was using - especially in cases like 100ppp, where you could potentially have to load 100 unique, animated images up to 50MB apiece per page. Ultimately, it added up to be too much and caching issues and what have you were causing too heavy a strain on the GAF servers in times of high traffic such as E3, etc. and as a result they had to be removed to ensure the stability of the forum.

.png animations aren't allowed for the same reason, and it's viewed as "cheating the system" the way using adblock for GAF is.
 
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Ah there is that silly ass phrase again.
Would you prefer salty/bitter people who are delusional?

I mean you got guys coming in here talking about sony fanboy paradise and that negative PS4 news is somehow being brushed under the rug. Seriously?
 

Sails

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He's probably using an animated .png, which is a bannable offense.
To be fair, it's pretty far down the FAQ threads and not in the Edit Avatar page, and generally forum software will detect such a thing and only use the first frame. One shouldn't have to dig deep in FAQs to find a rule that could be taken care of via a small bit of coding.

But on topic, I'm not surprised by this. Microsoft is a software company and always has been. Name an OS-ran hardware item that was wildly popular from them that didn't have widespread issues, I'll be surprised if one can come up with two.
 

Biker19

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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.
Damn. That's just messed up. I would've sucker-punched him if that was me.
 

BrokenIcarus

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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.
Oh god what the hell did I just read? :D
 

abadguy

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Would you prefer salty/bitter people who are delusional?

I mean you got guys coming in here talking about sony fanboy paradise and that negative PS4 news is somehow being brushed under the rug. Seriously?
Heh...Well there are definitely a lot of "delusional" people here, that much is true.
 

L.O.R.D

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really ?
Havent read through the thread so dont know if this has been mentioned before. Some CPU coolers use vapour chambers, does the the XB1 cooler uses a vapour chamber and if so could something like a cracked heatpipe cause this?

hmmmm

this is what the xbox one heatsink look like


i don't know if it use that vapor chambers
 
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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.
He loved Sega.
 

Truckondo2.0

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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.
Sounds like a WetDreamcast!
 

Naminator

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After this thread I wouldn't be surprised that see quite a few PS4s with some sort of liquid on top of them.
 

pushBAK

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Blown caps is a big deal, considering the Xbone uses all solid state caps like every other modern piece of electronics. Hopefully one of Microsofts suppliers didn't supply bad caps. This could turn into a huge clusterfuck for them.
 

Taurus

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One case I could have understood, but two cases is 100 percent more than just one case! This is huge. As we know that basically nobody buys Xbones, we could be talking about 25 percent, maybe even 50 percent failure rate.

It's RROD all over again.
 

SegaShack

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One case I could have understood, but two cases is 100 percent more than just one case! This is huge. As we know that basically nobody buys Xbones, we could be talking about 25 percent, maybe even 50 percent failure rate.

It's RROD all over again.
Two million systems means no one owns it right?

Two cases of this means 50 percent failure rate? What?