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14 million Xbox power cord recall a vain attempt?

Ryan Block, @ryan
03.21.05
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Even after that big stink MS put up about replacing those 14 million some-odd dangerous Xbox cables with the very safe, very overdone ones with boxes full of circuit interrupters and bomb-proof radiation shielding, it turns out the issue with fried Xboxes isn't in the power cable at all. Actually, the problem lies in the circuits to the power supplies of some units, which wore down unduly and caused some big problems for the Xbox and Microsoft alike. Did they know? Are they handling the situation properly? We'll let the courts sort it out.

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