It looks like two things may have contributed to the well publicised XBox overheating debacle – rushed production and stupidity.
Apparently, manufacturers forgot to take the protective foil off some of the heatsinks during assembly.
The mistake was discovered by a group of German modders at modcontrol.com, and according to their findings, the foil could lead to graphics chip overheating.
Click here for an English forum discussion on the problem, complete with pictures.
Posted by Sean