‘Recalled’ XBox explodes

In Sweden, an XBox with a replaced power-cord has blown up in its user’s face. According to the user he “got sparks in my face and the whole apartment smelled of the burn.”

Microsoft just issued a recall of over 14 million powercords supplied with early XBox consoles. Even then the problem isn’t solved, Microsoft knows. It’s a problem in the power supply of the box.

Microsoft now claims it’s not about the power-cord but it’s about solder joints. Good to know is that broken solder joints inside your XBox are a warrenty issue. So when yours blows up in your face, you’ll get a new one!

Via TheRegister