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Xbox 360 consoles recalled for HDD-related defect

Gaming blog Kotaku’s correspondent from Down Under reports that EB Games of Australia has issued a recall on all of its Xbox 360 Premium consoles.

According to the report, EB Games managers were instructed late June by head office to test every single one of its consoles, but are now ordered to return entire inventories from stores. Managers were also told to remove all 360 promotional material and dummy boxes from their stores.

New, quality assured Xbox 360 Premium consoles are supposedly now entering channels, and will be in stores by Wednesday. Currently, nearly every location listed by the EB Games Australia website shows the Xbox 360 console as “Sold Out.”

Strangely enough, the supposed defect that afflicts the recalled Xbox 360 consoles has nothing to do with the dreaded “Red Ring of Death,” but rather is assumed to be related to the hard disk drive. Consoles without a hard disk drive bundled – the Core systems – are not part of the recall.

Earlier this month, Microsoft stunned the industry by announcing that it would extend the warranty on Xbox 360s afflicted with the Red Ring of Death to three years following DailyTech’s report on Xbox 360 failure rates. Xbox 360 defects have also been reported to be related to the optical disc drive scratching media.

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Xbox360 is a Crap console!
By LiptonGreenTea on 7/16/2007 11:03:27 PM , Rating: -1
Everyone knows that the Xbox360 is a crappy poorly built console by now.

That's why everyone is getting a PS3 because it's the true next gen console.

Only get the Xbox360 if you want a console that will break.

RE: Xbox360 is a Crap console!
By StevoLincolnite on 7/17/2007 1:05:13 AM , Rating: 2
The 360 is not a crappy console, it has its strengths and weaknesses just like the PS3, And the Wii although the most technologically inferior of the 3 is winning at this point in time. (Which can change).

RE: Xbox360 is a Crap console!
By jadedeath on 7/17/07, Rating: 0
RE: Xbox360 is a Crap console!
By mdogs444 on 7/17/2007 11:03:27 AM , Rating: 2
And I wonder how many people on teh PS3 will be enjoying their Halo 3 when the so called "xbox 360 losers" (in your eyes) consoles break?

Oh yeah. None.

RE: Xbox360 is a Crap console!
By mdogs444 on 7/17/2007 11:02:12 AM , Rating: 2
Unfortunately you guys are misinformed, but then again, hard-headed people you do not like to maximize information because making swinging statements is much easier for you.

That's why everyone is getting a PS3 because it's the true next gen console

Maybe you can elaborate on this for me, because IIRC, the PS3 is dead last in sales .... everwhere. So how does that reflect "everyone is getting a PS3..."? Who is everyone? Does that just include your "Jones" family household? Perhaps your all the families on your street? Maybe everyone in your in 6th grade english class?

Lastly, if you are going to make all these swinging statements, you would be better served to start off with "In my opinion" or "I think". Facts are facts, and the jumbled mess we call opinions that are pouring out of your mouth wreak like you just ate an onion.

"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton

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