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Originally posted by theBman
I can see a lot of people getting hurt thanks to that console.
Another Xbox enthusiast site, Teamxbox.com, began polling users to see if their machines were working properly the day the Xbox 360 shipped. Nearly 15 percent of the 915 who voted in a poll reported that their consoles were defective.
The defective part of some of the earlier PS2s that causes these “Disc Read Errors” is the laser that reads the disc. Some of Sony’s first PS2s were made with lasers that “die out” much quickly then a disc laser normally should. Thus, as you play your PS2, for the first few months it seems fine. But if you have a defective system, the laser would soon start to get weak, and eventually would become so weak that it does not emit enough light to even read a disc correctly.
Microsoft announced it will replace 14.1 million Xbox power cords for free, as the company discovered that an amount of Xbox consoles has a flaw which could cause component failures and in worst case fire.