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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Microsoft to Replace Noisy Xbox One Consoles


Microsoft has announced that it will replace Xbox One consoles affected by a recently discovered noise issue.

"We have heard that a small number of Xbox One owners in some situations may hear a noise from the console that is too loud," a Microsoft spokesperson said, speaking to Eurogamer.
"While this does not affect the safety or functionality of the system, we're asking customers who believe they are experiencing this issue to contact Xbox Support. At the request of our customers, we are exchanging those consoles for new systems."

In a 50-page Xbox forum thread started a month ago, users have recounted stories of their Xbox Ones producing excessive amounts of noise even when no game is running. The original poster describes the noise as sounding like "an old printer and lots of static."

The issue is said to happen when the console is drawing lower levels of power -  a quick workaround is to connect a Kinect sensor, after which the console will begin to draw more power.
Have you noted any noise issues with your Xbox One? Will you be exchanging yours for a new system?

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