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Do Xbox 360 case modifications void the warranty?

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Modifying or decorating the case of an Xbox 360 in any way voids the manufacturer warranty, meaning that Microsoft is no longer willing to fix or replace the console. This is because modifications require opening the case, which instantly voids the warranty.

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Some common modifications are technical, such as installing a new operating system or making the device play games from other regions. Xbox owners may be banned from Xbox Live if they try to access the network with a machine that has been modified in this way. Some modificaitons are purely aesthetic, such as replacing or painting the case. Microsoft has described these actions as violating the console's terms of use, and they all result in the warranty being voided.

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