Suit: Microsoft knew Xbox 360 could damage discs

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 07:18 GMT

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A new motion in ongoing legal cases in the US about Xbox 360 scratching discs has charged that MS employees knew of the problem.

The motion says that Microsoft knew that when the Xbox 360 was tilted with a disc playing inside, the disc could be damaged.

It quotes Hiroo Umeno, a Microsoft program manager, who said in a declaration, “This is … information that we as a team, optical disc drive team, knew about. When we first discovered the problem in September or October (2005), when we got a first report of disc movement, we knew this is what’s causing the problem.”

That sounds pretty much as though Microsoft knew about it, unless we’ve missed something. Read lots more on SeattlePI.

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