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    Safety Notice: Xbox Power Cord Replacement

    Microsoft have identified a flaw in Xbox power cords that may pose an electrical or fire hazard in rare cases. As such, they are replacing affected power cords. From the FAQ:
    If [the Xbox] was manufactured before October 23, 2003, your console requires a replacement cord (except for consoles purchased in Continental Europe, where consoles manufactured prior to January 13, 2004 require a replacement cord). Consoles manufactured after October 23, 2003 (after January 13, 2004 for consoles purchased in Continental Europe) do not require replacement cords because design improvements to the cord and console already protect against the problems that are addressed by the replacement cords.
    If you have reason to believe your Xbox is affected, visit the Xbox website. Thanks to Lee for the news tip.
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    If its a european box its before jan 13th 2004.

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    Thats mainland Europe though, so UK XBoxes should be fine

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    They are sending me another one anyway. Besides you can never have too many (8) leads

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    LOL, it took them HOW LONG to recognise this major hazzard??


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    Do we expect anything less from the company that makes Windows?

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    I dont own one, but if i did i cant really see myself ording a new cable...
    also how can the cable make much difference anyways??? (assuming its just like the normal black cable that comes with everything nowadays)

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    You're right of course but getting freebies from MS gives me a warm glow inside

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    I need one.

    Thanks Kez

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    ive never had the problem but as said above... can never have enough (8) power cables

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashleybaker
    I dont own one, but if i did i cant really see myself ording a new cable...
    also how can the cable make much difference anyways??? (assuming its just like the normal black cable that comes with everything nowadays)
    It's probably a problem with the cable breaking at either the plug end or connector end. It might create an exposed live area, or a short circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen
    LOL, it took them HOW LONG to recognise this major hazzard??


    How often do you hear of recalls on power cables? It's not exactly something that you spend thousands developing. A simple figure-8 lead doesn' usually go wrong.
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