New Xbox 360 Warranty Stickers Better Guarantee Chastity?

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Apparently, Microsoft is slapping a new style of void-if-removed warranty stickers on Xbox 360s that are sent in for repair. Why? With no facts to back us up, we must call upon our favorite pastime: crazy-eyed speculation.

The new sticker, found under the faceplate (just like the old one), looks a bit bigger and features both a code and a mysterious black bar.

Maxconsole forum members already came up with some interesting/believable theories: Could this code be tracked to your serial number, in case you open the machine and want to seal it back up with a fraudulent sticker? Could this black bar be heat-sensitive tape that would change color should you try the classic hot box trick to repair an RRoD? Could this sticker contain a tiny capsule of cyanide meant to crack under duress, eradicating the modding community one lonely guy at a time?

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We don't know. But what seems obvious is that Microsoft is taking their warranty stickers a bit more seriously.

For reference, here's what the old sticker looked like:

Illustration for article titled New Xbox 360 Warranty Stickers Better Guarantee Chastity?


Go nuts with accusations in the comments while we wait for Microsoft to give us an official answer. [Logic-Sunrise via Maxconsole]

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GitEmSteveDave.com

Well, if it's anything like the stickers on a linksys router, careful use of a DE safety razor blade can remove it intact. As someone who pulls the thread out of money, I know what I'm talking about. #xbox360warrantysticker