“Early users of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 are coming up with innovative ways to fix some of the first reported glitches plaguing the new videogame console. One of the fixes involves dangling the unit’s power supply in midair with string…Other 360 owners joined in, saying that once they cooled down overheated power units — by using fans or in one case, a half-filled bottle of frozen water — their consoles stopped crashing.” [via] Link.
4 thoughts on “DIY Xbox 360 glitch fixes”
Microsoft is on the real cutting edge of the DIY community. They ship a product sans testing, and the consumer gets to find novel solutions to make it work properly. In six months all 360s come stock with a half-filled bottle of water to freeze before playing, marketed as a parenting solution. As soon as the ice melts and your XBox crashes, time to finish your homework!
Early Commomdore 64s had a similar problem with overheating brick power supplies. Commodore ended up beefing up the power supply dramatically. In the meantime, a healthy 3rd party market sprang up for replacement power supplies. Maybe Microsoft is just trying to stimulate the growth of 3rd party support for the Xbox? :)
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