Xbox One Consoles Reportedly Leaking oil

Bullet Dec 29, 2013

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    Reports have surfaced on the Xbox One support forums of Xbox One consoles allegedly leaking an oily liquid through the air vent on the top right hand side on the console.


    The gamer that reported the issue (CynicalAnarchy) says that he waited almost a fortnight before reporting the issue to Microsoft, which was met with cries of fake, especially since at the time of the report CynicalAnarchy didn't have any photographic evidence to substantiate the claim. The Xbox One owner has since added some pictures of the leaky Next Gen console, all be it low quality, but you can make out the oily substance on the top vent.

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    This issue is still unresolved at the time of writing this article, so we stil do not know the root cause of this issue. Anybody that owned an Original Xbox will remember that they suffered with leaking clock capacitors. Later V1.6 versions of the original Xbox had an updated cap for the clock which didn't leak, as it was determined as an issue by Microsoft. This could be a similar issue with the Xbox One consoles.

    Either way we will keep you updated with more information on this story as it is released.
     
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    Maybe its radiator went bad? SHoudl make sure the radiator fluid isnt getting too hot or too cold. ;)
     
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    wonder wtf could be coming out the top vents
     
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    Maybe it's over heating.
     
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    Maybe someone put some milk in it??
     
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    It looks like it burnt the fluid inside or something?
     
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    <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="XIXIX" data-time="1388349528">
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    wonder wtf could be coming out the top vents
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    If it is coming from inside the console then the only thing with an oily liquid inside is the Capacitors. If you also lift up the heatsink and take a look there are 8 of them under there.<br><img src="http://gyazo.com/903c9e5a02dbc49304d86e0de107128e.png" alt="903c9e5a02dbc49304d86e0de107128e.png"><br><br>
    If those did leak then when the fan spins up it could suck the oil up and throw it out via the vent.
     
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    well then if faulty capacitors are the cause theres gonna be a whole lot more mess if they keep popping lol
     
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    I wonder how problematic this would be
     
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    It would be almost impossible for the fan to be sucking up capacitor juice as such. Looks much more like melted plastic/paint.
     
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    looks like someones girlfriend tried cleaning the fingerprints off with some windex and didnt own up to it!
     
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    while the game loads please check the oil for me
     
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    put some air on kinect too
     
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    He has probably done his business on it haha only kidding
     
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