Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord

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bubba966

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« on: 18 Feb 2005, 03:20 am »
http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20050217-4624.html

Apparently some of the early cords have been melting down/catching fire! :o

Mine deck is certainly old enough to be one of the effected. Guess I'll be filling out the form to get a non-flamable replacement sent to me... :shake:

mcrespo71

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #1 on: 18 Feb 2005, 03:33 am »
I had to sell my original Xbox because it's DVD player stopped working- the dreaded Thomson drive.  I replaced it with a newer Xbox last year, so hopefully I'm OK with the power cord.

Michael

Marbles

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #2 on: 18 Feb 2005, 04:04 am »
I filled out the form and they will be sending me a new PC...

drunkonjack

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Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #3 on: 18 Feb 2005, 04:23 am »
I've been wanting to upgrade my power cord anyway to improve audio/video qualities . Any recommendations ?

bubba966

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #4 on: 18 Feb 2005, 09:47 am »
The AudioQuest NRG-1 or NRG-1.5 would be nice. I forget exactly who else makes a cord that would fit, but I want to say PS Audio makes one. :scratch:

bubba966

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #5 on: 22 Feb 2005, 12:44 am »
Finally got off my ass and ordered the replacement cord.

Wonder how long it'll take to get here?...

Rob Babcock

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Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #6 on: 22 Feb 2005, 03:46 am »
I'll have to check my Xbox over, too.  It's several years old, so maybe it's got one of the cords o' fire. :o

bubba966

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #7 on: 26 Feb 2005, 12:39 am »
:o  The replacement cord showed up today! Damn that was fast.

Kinda looks like a GFCI has been built into the power cord. Wonder what design problem the Xbox has to require that type of cord?... :scratch:

WerTicus

Xbox power cord recall w/free replacement cord
« Reply #8 on: 18 Mar 2005, 06:51 am »
did you guys read about the real story behind the cord?

the actual fault is within the xbox where the socket joins the motherboard - dry joints

so instead of recalling xboxes which would be expensive they just put out a power cord that has a breaker of some sort in it.  so that fires dont start.

newer xboxes have a different power supply and dont suffer from the problem.