Xbox One X Suffers Bricking Issues

/ 1 year ago

Xbox One X Suffers Bricking Issues

A decade on from the Xbox 360’s notorious Red Ring of Death, Microsoft’s new console is reportedly experiencing its own bricking problem. According to users all over the internet, the Xbox One X – Microsoft’s Xbox One hardware upgrade, aka Project Scorpio – is dying after only short use; though, since the console’s only been out a few days, all usage instances are short by nature. However, users are seeing failures after hours or even minutes of play.

Xbox One X Bricking Issues

Although the problem doesn’t seem widespread – for now, at least – many users are reporting Xbox One X bricking issues. Via ResetEra, ApeX says:

“I was pretty psyched when I got off work today and picked up my One X. Brought it home, placed on top of my tv cabinet while transferring the contents from my OG One to the One X via HDD. When that was done, I unplugged the One X and moved it into it’s permanent spot in the TV cabinet.

I did some cable managing, then plugged the console back in. All that was standing in the way from me enjoying some true 4K goodness now was pressing the power button. So I did. Aaaand nothing happened. The console wasn’t booting. It didn’t even make the boot sound. Just silence and nothingness.

I tried unplugging the console, leaving it unplugged for a while before plugging it back in, but that didn’t work. Neither did changing outlets.

Right now the console is back in it’s box, waiting to be returned. With my luck, the place I bought it from is out of stock and I’ll have to wait a while to get a new one.

This sucks.”

Morgan J exclaimed:

“WTF my xbox one x is bricked! I played on it 2-3 hours. powered it down and went out for doing stuff, now when I try to turn it on it doesnt start now. Seems like a fuse blew in it or something. tried disconnecting cables, holding in the x button etc etc. I need to send it back for a replacement. gah!”

While Nemesis2K bemoaned:

“I am one of the unlucky ones, I am on my second X.”


Right now, the only solutions being floated relate to the Xbox One X’s power supply unit. Advice includes checking the cable and power outlet for faults, or even replacing the power cable entirely. However, based on user reports, this advice does not help everyone. No doubt Microsoft will address the issue soon.

Topics: , , ,


By supporting eTeknix, you help us grow. And continue to bring you the latest news, reviews, and competitions. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with the latest technology. Share your favourite articles, chat with the team and more. Also check out eTeknix YouTube, where you'll find our latest video reviews, event coverage and features in 4K!
eTeknix FacebookeTeknix TwittereTeknix Instagram

Check out our Latest Video


4 Responses to “Xbox One X Suffers Bricking Issues”
  1. Well now I’ve heard this news I’m not going to buy one for at least a year now

  2. Now read this comment I’m not going to buy one for at least another year yet until they sort out the problem because I’m not going to go with that

  3. Robert says:

    My unit lasted until yesterday morning. I should have known, as with every console launch since the original, I have had problems. And yet, I keep buying them. 15 years of xbox live, multiple units, I still bought one. On launch day, I picked up my prepaid 1X, took it home and hooked it up. And yes, I know how to plug an electrical cord. Proof of that is I played it everyday since. Anyways, before I get ahead of myself. From the start, my unit wouldn’t transfer files wirelessly. Contacted Xbox support, they apologized, but couldn’t get it to work. I ended up transferring everything manually with a external HD. Almost 2 days. Anyways, got everything setup and played it daily. Loved the unit. Bragged to my buddy about good it all looked and he agreed when he drove in from Kentucky to check it out. I’m in Tennessee. Worked as promised right up to when it didn’t work at all. Checked the web to see if anyone was having issues as well. Tried what a few others said had fixed theirs to no avail. Contacted Xbox support again. Asked if they were experiencing alot of calls, she said I was the first one to report this to her. I asked to speak with supervisor, her supervisor said that they were aware of the issue, but never suggested that they had addreased or fixed the problem. She apologized and stated they would repair or replace my unit. Yeah! Fix my unit with the same crap that is in it or replace it with another unit of crap! What a choice! At this point, I asked for a refund. She said that wasn’t a option. I asked to speak to her boss. For 2 plus hours, her boss told me the samething, repair or replace. But never that they resolved the issue or even addressing it.

    • hebry says:

      my scorpio went black after 10 days and so i returned the scorpio and am still waiting three and a half weeks later for a return or replacement for this faulty scorpio. Cust support would not give a refund nor a brand new replacement for it. i have to wait to get this issue resolved and if you look at you tube saturday night live video a misoft rep admits that they are selling faulty consoles knowingly and they don’t know what to do because they can’t fix it or don’t know how. Basically it was a rushed console and we are now paying the price for this fiasco. micsoft will never give refund on any item you buy from them, the cust support said this that it will be impossible to get one, so now they are denying peoples consumer rights as well. What a joke of a company, i will never buy from them again as you will be guided to a repir only and not a replacement. NEVER BUY FROM THEM AGAIN AS THEY WILL NEER GIVE REFUNDS FOR FAULTY PRODUCED GOODS. THIS TELLS YOU EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM DOESN’T IT.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!

  • Be Social with eTeknix

  • Poll

    Do you like RGB?

    View Results