As retaliation he threatened he would “never come to a country like this again!”
According to reports in rag Spa!, Steve Jobs and his family paid a secret visit to Japan in July, arriving in Jobs’ private jet at Kansai International Airport for a typical tourist itinerary, paying a visit to Kyoto.
On arriving at the airport for his return journey, he was apparently outraged at having to declare his newly acquired shuriken to customs, protesting “Who would be so stupid as to commit terrorism on their own jet?!” and “I’ll never come to a country like this again!”
Presumably he is unaware of the humiliating rigors of traveling peasant-class on a normal airliner – restrictions in no small part the result of American aviation policy.
Meanwhile there appear to be those who would be quite happy if he were to carry out his threat (translated from Japanese):
“Don’t come again!”
“Quit pretending you’re a state guest – if you don’t come again, that’s fine!”
“Idiots who can’t even respect the laws of other countries had better not come here again!”
“Bringing his own shuriken to the airport and then getting enraged about it. This Apple cult leader is a pretty cool guy.”
“The reason they’re so strict is because of the terrorism in your own damn country!”
“That baldie’s as intolerant as ever I see.”
“Those Yanks think they can do whatever they like, don’t they?”
“This is Japan, if you want you can go and wave guns around in your own country!”
“Shuriken – haha. Honestly those foreigners really love that samurai/ninja stuff”
“It’s Spa, they are probably blowing this way out of proportion.”
“Why’d he even have to buy something like that in Japan?”
“Just which country’s fault is it security became so tight?”
“Does baldie think just because he has his own jet he can fill it with drugs and weapons and go wherever he likes?”
“Letting someone like this have shuriken – no wonder they were concerned about terrorism”
“Make no mistake, he’ll be back.”"
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It is not the fault of Flex that these units fail, it is the poor design that went into them and Flex doesn't care because they are only paid to build it.
Flex runs many different products through their assembly lines for Cisco, Nintendo, Motorola, Avaya, etc and from TFA, other competitors to Microsoft don't suffer failures.
Xboxs are flawed in so many ways:
1) Restricted airflow over heatsinks using air dams
2) Awful heatsink design and little or no thermal paste between Asic and sink
3) The Asic they use are exposed die with no heat spreader
4) Microsoft tried to design their own GPU and processor themselves and failed miserably and hired a 3rd party to correct it
5) Use of lead free solder on their BGAs (very brittle and prone to low yields)
It is no surprise that many units fail due to excessive playing because the 2 main chips heat up to the point of warping the circuit board itself because it is very thin (cost cutting measure).
Microsoft placed the two hottest chips near the center of the board and it warps due to heat. The solder balls crack when the board warps and you get those lovely E74 failures. Turn it off, let it cool and it works for a bit until it warps again.
That x-clamp strategy used on the heatsinks was wrong to begin with. The newer generation Xboxs use solid bolts instead of these locking pins. If you have ever opened an Xbox you will notice those very LARGE capacitors littering the board which are prone to failure with the heat. I have myself repaired Xboxes and can tell you those caps do not survive the removal process for CPU and GPU.
If you are a PCB designer and get a chance to see the XBox circuit board, you can see that Microsoft really didn't build a proper board. They hired a team of monkeys to cobble together the Xbox and tried to fix thier mistakes 3 board revisions later. Nintendo however, built a really nice board for low cost using proper design practices.
My sister dropped her laptop in the winter and cracked the LCD quite nicely. I found a "broken" laptop on eBay (similar model) for about $50. Once I received it, I simple disconnected the LCD assembly from the dead unit and connected it to hers. Problem solved!
There are always ways around this.
If they were to use a drop in brick power supply it would be 5/6 compliant.
The PCB itself would be 6/6 but still contain 5/6 items.
This is also the case when using interposers where you would solder the 6/6 asic to the interposer and solder the interposer to the PCB using 5/6 solder.
Europe would have accepted 5/6 compliancy anyways.