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Icon 1 posted 17 February 2005 14:07

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From BBC News.

Microsoft has said it will replace more than 14 million power cables for its Xbox consoles due to safety concerns.

The company said the move was a "preventative step" after reports of fire hazard problems with the cables.

Xboxes made before 23 October 2003 for all regions but Europe need a new cable while consoles in Europe made before 13 January 2004 require a replacement.

Microsoft said it had received 30 reports of minor injury or property damage due to faulty cables.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4274035.stm

Use this link below to enter your serial number and date of manifacture. Both on the bottom of the Xbox.

http://replacements.webprogram.com/en-gb/New_Order.asp
That will determin if you need one.

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I will be putting up a full news post about this (based on Microsoft's own press releae) later, but thanks for pointing it out now (will need to get mine replaced).

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Icon 1 posted 17 February 2005 20:00

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I do need a new one to.

I posted this on every forum I visit.

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just cant beleive its gonna take a couple weeks.

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Icon 1 posted 24 February 2005 14:01

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Well I got a nice suprise today after being in bed ill for the last week.
I got mine and I must say it is bulky and heavy not used it yet though.

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Icon 1 posted 24 February 2005 14:30

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I've got an e-mail telling me it's on the way, that's all so far.

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I will sticky this topic.

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I received the cord the other day; http://www.allaboutgames.co.uk/xboxprotectioncord.jpg

I was surprised to note it's a circuit breaker rather than a normal cord, which confirms the ideas by some that it's the console not the cord which is at fault. This new "Protection Cord" is designed to protect you (and the machine too, I guess) if something does go wrong with your machine electrically.

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Yep thats what i thought.

OT: See your showing your MGS 3 Promo/Review copy too [Big Grin]

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I put my serial number in, and the mfg date.

Which Dec 8th 2004, and it said my XBox was unaffected and a power cord will not be shipped.

I phoned the helpine number on my letter, I recieved from XBox support and told them this, they said it was ok and I didnt need one.

Besides I always disconnect mine from the wall when I dont play it.

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I have two currently on their way to me!!!

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