Wireless racing wheel is hot, really hot [update 1]

Dustin Burg
D. Burg|08.23.07

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Dustin Burg
August 23rd, 2007
Wireless racing wheel is hot, really hot [update 1]

Wireless racing wheel owners beware, your racing fun could go up in smoke. Today, Microsoft revealed that their official racing wheel can overheat causing plumes of smoke to rise from its chassis if the A/C power adapter is used. And even though nobody has been hurt by this hot racing wheel, Microsoft advises wheel owners to not use the A/C adapter and instead use battery power which hasn't been linked to overheating problems. US wireless racing wheel owners can contact Microsoft to have their wheel retrofitted, so the overheating problem can be fixed.

First we had overheating Xbox 360 consoles and now we have been graced with overheating wireless racing wheels. This hot, hot, hot problem better not continue, because we'll be quite the angry (and astonished) fanboys if Microsoft announces overheating Halo 3 discs this September.

Update 1: If you need a retrofit, be sure to fill out this form (pdf), send it in and wait for Microsoft to respond.

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