Buying a new XBOX360

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by SlyGuy, Aug 6, 2007.

Aug 6, 2007

Buying a new XBOX360 by SlyGuy at 9:55 PM (763 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. SlyGuy
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    Ok, here's what I've heard.

    1) Newer XBOX360's have an added heatsink to prevent the RROD

    2) Only first generation XBOX360's with a certain DVD drive can be modded. Newer ones can't.

    Are these two statements true? I am really waiting for a STABLE version of the XBOX360 to come out that will not break after I mod it (so I can't even take it in to be repaired). Can anyone help me out on the facts here?
     
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    1. Yes, the newer 360 does have the added heatsink. It's not a guarantee that you will get one that has it.

    2. No, samsung and most hitachi drives can be easily softmodded. Hitachi v0079FK drive can also be flashed, but you would need to desolder the firmware chip and program it externally. Benq drives can't be softmodded.
     
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    Which drives are in the newest XBOX360's?
     
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    hitachi drives v0078 and v0079.
     
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    Some new 360's have the Benq's, but they are few from what I've heard. Don't hold me to that statement though.

    The 79 can be flashed now with a new thing. Check out the recent headlines at xbox-scene.com -- they featured something on it.
     

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