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Microsoft is extending its Xbox 360 game console warranty. The previous limit, which was 90 days, has been extended to one year. The switch applies to both current and future owners.

Minor Damage Reported in some Consoles

Last fall, a glitch in the Xbox’s online updating system caused damage to a small number of consoles before the problem could be fixed. At least one customer has sued.

Microsoft said this new warranty was not a response to that case or any other reported repairs.  Xbox owners who have already had to pay to repair their consoles will receive an automatic refund, as long as they’ve owned the product for less than one year.

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