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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by James Zos, Mar 5, 2002.

  1. James Zos

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    As far as I know, Micro$oft hired a Japanese company to manufacture its console there, so this should not affect users in other countries, but still it looks bad for the box (and won't help their sales figures in Japan any)
    http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...852421,00.html
     
  2. Gary King

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    Sadly, Gamespot didn't include the other part of that report.

    Microsoft said that they had received 243 complaints, and it seemed to be user-caused (but that they'd replace any games or consoles damaged beyond use). Even if it is a hardware defect, with ~130,000 console sales, that works out to a defect ratio of .2%. Hardly worth worrying aobut.
     
  3. Dave F

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    But Gary, mentioning that wouldn't make a good story! [​IMG]
    -Dave
     
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    I could care less about this. When X-Boxes start falling on little children or eating pets, then I'll take notice.
     
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  6. Brian Girard

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    That's not as bad as the PS2's scratching their discs due to using magnets to hold the discs in place. Which can cause the actual laser eye to scratch/gouge the disc.
     
  7. Morgan Jolley

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    I know about the dropping on kids thing. Thats why I said it.

    Since when has the PS2 used magnets to keep the disc in place?
     
  8. Brian Girard

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    From the get go.
     
  9. Morgan Jolley

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    What do you mean? When it actually plays games?
     
  10. Brian Girard

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    What the magnets do is this. When the tray closes instead of a spindle coming up to hold the disc in place, magnets are used instead. The misalignment of these magnets can cause the laser eye to scratch/gouge the disc. This from what I understand isn't an uncommon problem of the PS2.
     
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    First I've heard of it. No scratched discs on my ps2, no scratched discs on my dad's either. Another guy I know that has a ps2 doesn't have any either. Good rumor though...
     
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    Who says that Gamespot is biased? [​IMG]
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if Sony or Nintendo used their media sources to release this story to the general public. Business is pretty cutthroat in Japan. Discrediting MS by making a mountain out of these defects was an easy choice, especially considering how much media attention MS got for their defective consoles in the States.
     
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    This is why I keep my PS2 vertical. Everyone I know that has had a horizontal PS2 has had disc scratching occur. My buddies Madden 2001 had to be returned because it became unplayable.
     
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    I heard that most of the problems happen when the PS2 is vertical(?).

    -Dave
     
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    I too know people that have experienced scratch disc problems on the PS2 so it's more than a rumor.
     
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    With the vertical thing, most problems are caused by the disc being vertical.

    This is the first I heard of using magnets to make the laser move. Seems a bit illogical to me.
     

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