Xbox One users suffering with oil leak vent issue?

Just when you thought that bugs and downtime were the bane of your Xbox One life, it has now been reported that a few of Microsoft’s consoles are being affected by a strange hardware issue. A small number of Xbox One users have reported an oil leak problem with their console, located around and inside the vent area.

The issue was first reported on the Xbox and N4G Forums, where a thread was started by Xbox One user CynicalAnarchy. The console owner claimed that a white milky liquid leaked from the Xbox One’s vents and then dried. Whilst no visible problems have occurred so far, this supposed issue is unnatural and could cause later repercussions.

Other members of the Xbox community have weighed in with their thoughts, some believing the claims to be fake and others thinking the problem to be legitimate. The most common theory so far is a thermal compound leak, although large numbers of people are dismissing the idea. The argument being that the oily liquid can’t leak upwards as the residue has dried on top of the consoles vents.

The issue has been reported to Microsoft and if more people claim to be having them it is likely they will investigate. Luckily this supposed problem has not stopped the machine from functioning, although it is not ideal to have when you paid out a lot of money for a new console.

It will be interesting to see how this reported issue develops, have you had any problems like this with your Xbox One? Do you simply think these claims are fake? Join in the discussion by leaving a comment, let us know your thoughts.

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Written by Matt Tran

Matt has a passion for technology, gaming and social media, whether its using it or writing about it. He joins the Product Reviews team having graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2013, after completing an honours degree in Building Surveying. Matt will mostly keep you in the loop on gaming, tech and gadget news.

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