Well here's a bit of good news for XBOX 360 customers who've
seen their console go up in smoke within the past year. For customers whose
XBOX 360 console was manufactured before 01/01/2006, you are now eligible to
receive free repairs should your console need attention. Customers who have
already paid for repairs will receive checks in the mail within 5-8 weeks to cover their costs.
Confirmation of Microsoft's change of heart was first reported on the
official XBOX Forum. A number of
forums posters have confirmed the news and say that Microsoft is due to make an
official announcement today with all details.
For those of you who have an XBOX 360 manufactured after
January 1, I give you my condolences. This news comes just a day after Microsoft
announced the Japanese
due date for its XBOX 360 HD DVD drive and that it would add 1080p support to the
XBOX 360 via an upcoming software update.