View Full Version : Microsoft ZZZap-box
02-18-2005, 10:37 AM
This beats the PS2 laser problem:
02-18-2005, 03:04 PM
Yeah. Its like what, under 50 reports overall?
And Microsoft is doing the right thing by replacing pretty much every cable?
Not really a story dude.
02-18-2005, 03:30 PM
Consoles shouldn't burn people.
02-22-2005, 06:24 PM
Well, cords do short out. Probably just idiots who don't know how to use their property with any amount of respect.
But Microsoft is doing the right thing instead of the usual corporate "what? Must be end user faults. Our stuff is FINE." crap.
I ordered mine last week, and it showed up today. (Yesterday was a holiday.)
Not bad. Took a single week to show up and was free.
You find a problem with your product, you fix it quickly.
Now could someone go back in time and do this to the Atari 5200? :)
Mass production at the lowest cost produces poor product.
The software companys prove this by the allowence of sending in the bug counts.
While I do agree that they have addressed the problem I wonder how many ghosts are in the machine.
Its all Q A.
driven by profits.
Seems like the desire to ship product over-rode the chioce of quality checks.
See it all the time.
02-23-2005, 12:03 PM
PSX's had this same problem with me... my old one nearly burned down my house as I was playing yu-gi-oh once... I had to throw it out of window of my house to stop it from setting fire to anything else because there were flames comming out from the back of it! (ok that was mainly from panic lol)
And anyway a cable can be easly replaced, unlike and CD drive laser!
Bottom line is that consoles these days are not built to last, delibrately built to only last intill the next gen arrives, there all cheap tat...
02-23-2005, 12:21 PM
Well, my 2600, Genesis, and PSX are still working fine.
Though I did hear a rumor that Nintendo made the NES to break down after a while.
As far as consoles go today, they don't even have time to break down. Seems the time between console generations gets shorter and shorter.
8-Bit lasted like, what, 10 years. 16-Bit was around 5 years. And now we're down to about a 3 year console lifespan.
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