Got a noisy Xbox One? Microsoft will replace it for you.
Oh no, not again. With the memories of blinking red rings still fresh in the minds of Xbox owners, reports of another Xbox defect have begun to surface. Thankfully, this one won’t brick your machine. It’ll just annoy you, slowly wearing away at your sanity until you snap, and smash your brand new Xbox One to bits. Read on for the details.
Even though Microsoft lauded the Xbox One’s quiet operation before launch, it seems at least some units are making far more noise than they should. As reported by Kotaku, the numbers of complaints from annoyed customers has been steadily growing ever since the Xbox One began rolling out to a number of international markets this month. Microsoft responded with the following statement.
We have heard that a small number of Xbox One owners in some situations may hear a noise from the console that is too loud. While this does not affect the safety or functionality of the system, we’re asking customers who believe they are experiencing this issue to contact Xbox Support: http://support.xbox.com. At the request of our customers, we are exchanging those consoles for new systems.
I suppose this is a good news / bad news situation. The bad news is that we’ve got another Xbox hardware problem that appears to be spreading. However, the good news is that Microsoft has acknowledged the issue, and is replacing any affected units.