Banned HDD options

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Blue Zoidberg, Nov 14, 2009.

Nov 14, 2009

Banned HDD options by Blue Zoidberg at 3:00 AM (1,219 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. Blue Zoidberg

    Member Blue Zoidberg GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 22, 2008
    USA, that big island near Cuba
    United States
    I've been tasked with fixing someone's banned console HDD (somehow I've become the local console guru), but I don't know what all is possible.
    I know the ban corrupts live accounts, mucks with achievements, and prevents installs of games; I saw somewhere on here it's possible to fix this problems; how's this done? Also, does the fix allow full functionality on the banned console?

    Thanks for answers in this 'time in trouble'
  2. Originality

    Member Originality Chibi-neko

    Apr 21, 2008
    London, UK
    United Kingdom
    As has been mentioned a few times already, the "unban" method is tricky, convoluted, and requires a console that can still use the JTAG exploit. I.e. If it has a dashboard v8xxx, it won't work, so you can't unban it.

    As for the HDD, I've heard some complain that it's permanently crippled, but I hear a lot more that it will work fine on any other console (although naturally certain DLC, avatar items, etc, will have to use the HDD transfer tools to get them working on other consoles, and game installs just need to be reinstalled). On this aspect, I can only say that my HDD seems to work fine on other consoles and all I did was just format it (to get rid of the abundance of game installs and small files in little time) and reinstall the games.

    So, I basically don't see how/why you have to "fix" their HDD, when it's the console at fault (because of the nature of these new bans).
  3. Maz7006

    Member Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
    i.e. if they are banned, tell them to grab arcade, and slap their HDD on it, and then recover their accounts.

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