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Gamers Report Xbox Series X Consoles Shutting Down At Random

Just a few days after its launch, reports are making the internet rounds stating that Xbox Series X consoles are seemingly shutting down at random.

As reported by GameSpot, it seems that quite a few owners of the next-gen console are claiming that their consoles are spontaneously shutting down.

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Reports on a thread for a Microsoft community help forum are growing by the day with customers claiming that their Xbox Series X consoles are shutting down after just a few seconds when starting a new game.

Some owners of the console have even tried reinstalling their games, which seemingly causes the shut-down followed by a full reset of the console. Apparently this hasn’t resolved the issue.

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GameSpot also reports that at least one of their staff members have encountered this very same problem. Sometimes the console will shut down seconds after loading up a game and, at other times, this can allegedly take up to 20 minutes.

When this has apparently happened, the console goes into full shutdown as you cannot power-up the console by using the game controller. The Xbox Series X has to be switched on via the console’s main power button which reboots with the Xbox start-up screen.

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At this time there does not seem to be similar reports from the Xbox Series S, which released alongside the Series X console this week.

Hopefully this is something that Microsoft can fix quickly and it won’t turn into another infamous Xbox 360 “Red Ring of Death” scenario.

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Just this week there were strange reports of loose screws being found in some Xbox Series X consoles and Microsoft has even issued a warning to not blow vape smoke into the console.

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