Microsoft Quietly Fixes Xbox Dashboard Issue

Microsoft Quietly Fixes Xbox Dashboard Issue

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If your Xbox 360 has been freezing lately, it might already be fixed.

Ever since the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update rolled out, an isolated group of users has been experiencing intermittent freezing issues. Yesterday, the official status page for Xbox Live made note of the issue for the first time, and today Joystiq reports that the issue has indeed been fixed.

Gamers experiencing the freezing and crashing associated with the bug typically saw their consoles lock up when returning to the dashboard from a game or app. Prior to the fix taking place, the typical remedy for the freezing was to simply manually restart your console. I, personally, encountered the issue a number of times since the dashboard update, but having my console freeze from time to time wasn't particularly out of the ordinary.

While Microsoft hasn't officially detailed exactly what the issue was, or why it affected only a relatively small portion of users, it's good to hear that it's been cleared up.

Source: Joystiq

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In related news, an asteroid the size of Charlie Sheen's ego had its trajectory towards Earth offset by another, slightly smaller asteroid. This occurred some several trillion light-years away, leaving our planet unharmed and, more importantly, unaware of the problem's existence.

MikeWehner:

Ever since the latest Xbox 360 dashboard update rolled out, an isolated group of users has been experiencing intermittent freezing issues. Yesterday, the official status page for Xbox Live made note of the issue for the first time, and today Joystiq reports that the issue has indeed been fixed.

That isolated group of users is sometimes referred to as "Canadians".

(Note: While the service outage seems to affected most Canadians, I acknowledge the possibility that other groups may have also been affected)

And I wouldn't call it quiet; the Canadian support forums were quite well loud about it.

Mortis Nuncius:
In related news, an asteroid the size of Charlie Sheen's ego had its trajectory towards Earth offset by another, slightly smaller asteroid. This occurred some several trillion light-years away, leaving our planet unharmed and, more importantly, unaware of the problem's existence.

Agreed. This is news why now? Even to X-Box users (of which I'm not), this is a non-issue.

FalloutJack:

Mortis Nuncius:
In related news, an asteroid the size of Charlie Sheen's ego had its trajectory towards Earth offset by another, slightly smaller asteroid. This occurred some several trillion light-years away, leaving our planet unharmed and, more importantly, unaware of the problem's existence.

Agreed. This is news why now? Even to X-Box users (of which I'm not), this is a non-issue.

It's more interesting to note that a few people were referred to send their consoles in for service with those wonderful fees.

Oh geez. My previous experiences with 360 freezers was that I was about to get the rrod. I would have had a heart attack if this had happened to me.

There was a bug, it was patched.
Slow news week?

Denamic:
There was a bug, it was patched.
Slow news week?

yeah, they really need to think outside of the xBox, those news contributors.

Well for those who have been experiencing this issue, I'd say it's quite useful news.

IS the dasboard gone? No? i still see issue there. the issue is that dashboard exists.

P.S. capcha: there is no spoon
i dont want spoons gone, i want dashboard gone.

 

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