Earlier in the week we noticed that Microsoft had started installing additional heat sinks into Xbox 360s that were sent in for repair. This was done to eliminate “red lights of death” and other problems that plague the system. Yet we didn’t know, and still don’t know, whether or not the additional heat sinks are part of a new hardware revision or are installed on a case-by-case basis. Says Redmond:
Regularly updating console components is commonplace within the industry and is a standard aspect of the business for a variety of reasons including cost reduction, improved manufacturability and improved performance. We do not provide details on these updates
So… yeah, that’s some White House-delivering-bad-news-on-a-Friday-afternoon business. No confirmation, no denial, just “yeah, we revise systems… maybe.” What’s the big deal here, Microsoft? Is there a new hardware revision or isn’t there?
Report: MS Using New Heat Sinks to Alleviate 360 Failures [GameDaily BIZ]