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Xbox Recall Incorrect

By YadaYadaYada
Mar 8, 2002
  1. Rumor: Xbox Recall is False

    There is no XBOX recall, again we see how easily the internet can be used to spread misinformation.
    Interesting that this has happened several times to MS.
    Then again its not surprising, same *stuff used to happen to GE back in the day. you might want to adjust your FP.

    (*edited by mod)
     
  2. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    So what's all this about them scratching DVDs or something??
     
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,628   +113

    Got any links or backup info?
    It is only models from the Japanese launch isn't it.
     
  5. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    No, hes right, some of the Xbox's were scratching DVD discs, they wreen't recalled though, just if you were affected they'd replace it.
     
  6. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 830

  7. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Likewise, always post any substantiation!
     
  8. svtcobra

    svtcobra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875

    I think it has gone from a recall to a "if you want us to replace it we will" type of thing. It is totally at the customers request.
     
  9. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,327

    I've removed julio's post now & posted up microsoft's line on it.
     
  10. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    Recall by definition is to ask, to request or to order the return of a product to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments. So this would fall under the category of a voluntary recall.
     
  11. bedlam_4

    bedlam_4 TS Rookie Posts: 182

    What is TOS?
     
     
  12. YadaYadaYada

    YadaYadaYada TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    lol

    243 units out of 250,000 is not a recall.

    The XBOX did better than both GC and PS in terms of shipping defective product.


    Have any of you ever purchased a NEW car?


    This isnt a console war thing, just a comment on how sites (all sites) post "news" that is not fact checked. ie. Calling microsoft to see if its true.

    Its just the nature of the beast we call the internet.

    Its amazing that legit? NEWS sites like bloom, register, bbc, etc will post this on their web pages. They would NEVER do that with PRINT. Ok maybe not never, but trust me you never(theres that never word again, sorry) PRINT a story saying, "Its LEGAL!- yep thats right folks...read more at JohnnyKGBs, you can get it at the market.

    lol

    no harm intended:eek:
     
  13. YadaYadaYada

    YadaYadaYada TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 17

    oh yeah

    it cant go "from being a recall" if it never was.


    Why do people hate MS. I guess its natural, before it was GE, who will be next?????????:confused:
     
  14. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,691   +337

    Terms Of Service, its what you agreed to when you became a member of this site :)
     
  15. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 1,145

    (Update3)
    Microsoft Recalls Xbox Game Consoles Sold in Japan
    Tokyo, March 7 (Bloomberg)By Hiroshi Suzuki and Minoru Matsutani
    "It (Microsoft) appears to have changed its mind - today, Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is fixing the problem, after all..."
    Recall by definition: to ask, to request or to order the return of a product to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments
     
  16. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,628   +113

    "Making your mind up" - Abba

    Ok so it went from wrongly reported as a recall to a send it back if its duff to a recall...
    Can we stop now... I'm getting dizzy :giddy:
     
  17. erwin1978

    erwin1978 TS Maniac Posts: 327

    Microsoft isn't recalling any Xboxes sold thus far; they're only offering unconditional replacement for any damaged hardware or software due to this disk scratching dilemma. I think Japanese gamers are too picky and Microsoft is on its knees tring to please them. :blackeye: Can you really blame Bill? Nope.
     
  18. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,628   +113

    Is this posted after reading the post by Uncleel quoting Bloomberg's that says that after not recalling, Microsoft decided to recall Xboxs in Japan after all?
     
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