Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Psychotron, Nov 7, 2017.
Isn't this normal for every console?
More than likely just defective units. Doubt this is widespread.
There's never been a piece of Electronics that has had a zero defective rate. It's just that social media amplifies news of it now. I'm certain this is a non-issue.
I remember at the Xbox One launch even some journalists had the grinding disc drives.
Not surprising at all it's new hardware. My launch PS4 died in less than 48 hours.
Hopefully this isn't anything widespread
I'm not the least surprised. All that power and heat crammed into a relatively small box with little airflow. After the whole RROD/YLOD thing a decade ago and considering what a vacuum cleaner my fat PS3 was, I decided I would never buy a >100W console again, preferably only <50W machines, but, eh, the only <50W machines we had since then are the Wii and Wii U. And I did buy a PS4 Slim a year ago, which is so cool, whisper quiet and stable.
I tried leaving it unplugged for a while before plugging it back in, but that didn't work. Also tried changing outlets, but that didn't work either.
Thats the price of being an early adopter. I doubt it has anything to do with any real defect of the system.
This will probably go away by next year.
Are these Project Scorpio units?
My Scorpio controller has huge gabs on the horns and that looks pretty cheap and not normal, someone here said it shouldn't be like that.
But at least the console works. (I'm scared to turn it off for the first time)
Anyway, hope not many are affected by this and those that are can get replacements soon.
It's not going to be widespread. These devices are test run for thousands and thousands of hours. The only thing that could happen is like the RROD where testing doesn't catch it because it took a much longer time for the issues to pop up.
This scared me, so i just turned my Xbox One X down for 10 minutes and boot it up again.
Gladly it's still working.
Sucks for anyone who is not in the same boat, tho.
Go and get your replacement form the retailer or have it fixed by Microsoft.
Lets hope the problem is super rare and not widespread.
The new RROD is the first thing I thought of.
I feel for those with defects in the first days.
I had 5 (!) 360 RROD
In reality I think this is par for the course of any new release. Been that way every since antennae gate with the iPhone 4. Not going to change any time soon.
This thread has got me shook. My XBX is currently being shipped to Malaysia. If anything happens to that unit I'm fucked.
I picked one up today, played a ton of Assassin's Creed. Works like a dream - BUT - my Samsung 7000 series wouldn't recognize the HDMI with the XOneX for like thirty minutes. I had to turn everything on and off and reorder HDMI's, eventually it just caught it. I was worried the thing was bricked or something.
As someone who worked retailed for a long time yeah it happens. 5% failure rate or something like that. It happens with new console launches specifically because so many of them end up being sold at one time. Had similar things happen with the PS4 and XB1 original. Hell my manager at the time (Gamestop) had the free PS4 she got from Sony busted due to the HDMI port being screwed up which was one of the problems with that system at launch.
This is nothing like the RRoD situation. There were reports coming in even before the damn 360 launch. It was horrifying.
I have an X sitting in my car waiting for me and this thread is easily the worst thing I could have read.
My launch day PS1 died within 24 hours. My launch day Xbox cut rings in all of my disks right out of the box, including DVDs we played. I was so snake bitten by those that I'd order 2 of every launch console for a while.
Oddly my launch day Xbox 360 lasted forever. Shit happens.. flying solo on this one.
Pretty sure similar threads were made with Pro and Switch launch. Hope it's not widespread.
Not really news. That can happen to any complex piece of electronics.
I bought my PS4 six months after release and it was DOA.
I did that surge protector dance with the One S, and my plan here is to literally swap box for box. Hoping for good juju with that.
This is really not what Microsoft needs right now. PS4 is already dominating and now this? I remember tear downs of the Xbox one showed they put in a massive heat sink, much bigger then it needs to be just to prevent another red ring scenario. Sucks for them.
When I went to gamestop to pick up my X someone was bringing there X back cause it wouldn't recognize the hdmi or something like that. Mine has been almost perfect so far. Won't load gears 4 for some reason
New hardware have some failed units, news at 11.
Now watch Crowbcat make a video compilation and console warriors sharing it on Facebook clamoring how shit Xbox is. Just like with the Switch. :lol
War hasn't changed.