Microsoft replace Xbox cables

Microsoft say that they have recieved 30 reports of damage or minor injury caused by the power cable malfunctioning.

Xboxes made before 23 October 2003 for all regions but Europe need a new cable while consoles in Europe made before 13 January 2004 require a replacement.

To check if your Xbox requires a new cable find the manufacture date and serial number on the underside of your console.
Then visit and order a replacement or alternatively call 0800 028 9276 in the UK.

Microsoft advise users at risk to unplug their consoles and refrain from using them until the replacement arrives.

Source BBC News