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 Oct 29, 2004 - 09:00 AM - by Michael
* Microsoft sued over Xbox disk drives

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Someone's decided that the Xbox is uniformly defective, and is suing Microsoft on behalf of all Xbox owners.

The plaintiff, Sean Burke, said his console stopped reading any and all discs after less than a year of use, whether those discs were games, CDs or DVDs.

"The defective Xboxs stop working after minimal usage, after unreasonably, unconscionably, unusually and unexpectedly short amounts of time," the lawsuit said.
I killed one Xbox, but it was the one I got on release, which had been played pretty much 24/7 for the first 9 months of its life (being in a dorm with roommates, that happens) and then it still took another 2 years to croak. So I'd say it was pretty well built.

At least as opposed to the old NES, where a majority of the units were in repair shops at around the 1-year mark.
 

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