Faulty Xbox One power brick? Microsoft will replace it for free
Have you somehow managed to destroy your Xbox One power brick in the process of using it as a portable radiator? If so, Microsoft will now issue you with a replacement unit should you have your console registered under warranty and you pass through the Online Service Center. Since winter will soon be approaching, now's a good time to confirm all your heating sources are working properly, right?
Microsoft's Larry Hryb looked into the matter as to why consumers were unable to request a replacement through the Xbox support website. This has now been rectified, as Hryb noted on Reddit:
You'll now be able to request a replacement if you're covered under warranty, or purchase additional bricks directly from Microsoft.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.
@Bobsentell, isn't the power brick passively cooled?
I haven't felt any air being sucked into the brick or blown out let alone any vibration from a motor.