1. bigfatToni

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    hello
    I wanna buy an og xbox,but before that,I would like to ask some questions

    1:what's the average price for an og xbox?
    2:are there any differences between the many versions of the xbox?
    3:witch versions of the xbox have the clock capacitor problem?
    4:is it region free?
    5:can it read burned disks?
    6:what's the average price for the games?
    7:what are the og xbox's pros and cons?
    thank you for your time :)
     
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  2. DinohScene

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    1. shouldn't be more then 50 quid.
    2. v1.0 - v1.6, exterior is just plastic haha.
    3. v1.0 - v.15.
    4. nope, PAL, NTSC and NTSC-J
    5. Not out of the box but can do with softmod.
    6. depends on the game lol.
    7. 100% compatible with all Xbox games? softmod is an option.

    About 5, I recommend softmodding it and replacing the HDD with a bigger one.
    Chimp can do it on the Xbox itself.
     
  3. bigfatToni

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    thank you very much :)
     
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  4. Psionic Roshambo

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    Yeah I love my soft modded OG Xbox, if you get a larger hard drive either IDE or with a SATA adapter, look for something called Ninja Massive and some add on packs. You will love it if you love arcade games and stuff like MAME.

    Even PS1 emulation is possible on it and N64!!!

    Also if you get the right cables (component cables) some games will run up too 1080i on it, but I would stick with 720 it just looks nicer. Emulators look great in 720P too :) (on a modern TV no less!!!)
     
  5. alexander1970

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    Hello and Congratulations to your Choice to buy an XBox.:)

    1.10 - 500 Euros (here in Austria on Wiilhaben.at for example).
    Average I would say 25 Euros with Controller and A/V Cable.But that depends on Offer/Demand.
    Sometimes they would thrown on the "Market" around 20-30 Euros and you can choose between many Offers.
    Sometimes......I think "It is only a Piece of Plastic (average Prices around 100 - 150 Euros).

    2.The HDD Brand/DVD Drive Brand and most important the Flash (Bios) Chip.
    Version 1.0 - 1.5 can be TSOP Flashes,1.6 did not have this Chip,so only Softmod or ModChip (6 Wire Installation for an Aladdin XT if I remember correct) Solution.

    3.Theoretically all Versions,but I remember v1.6 did not have this Capacitor in that Kind.
    It is not a GENERAL Issue.The XBox was intended to plugged in the whole Time.So it has NO BIOS Battery for the Clock.
    If an XBox was "treated" this Way,yes you have this Issue for sure.A XBox that was not permanent always connected to the electricity will most likely not have this Error.Maybe.:)

    4.Unmodded - NO - Softmodded/TSOP flashed - YES

    5. Depends on the DVD Drive - The Brands are Philips/Samsung/Hitachi (very rare !!)/Thomson.
    (https://www.reddit.com/r/originalxbox/wiki/dvdrom) but you can say with an Samsung you have the "best" Chances.
    Please Note,some Drives only read DVD-R/+R/RW but no CDs.

    6.Really ? :rofl2:

    7........compared to which Console please ? :)
    An (working) XBox is never an "bad Buy".:D

    Thank you.:)
     
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  6. tech3475

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    If you're interested in Xbox Linux, AFAIK the 1.6 has resolution issues.

    Also another difference is if you ever decide to install a modchip (no real reason why AFAIK besides not needing to lock the HDD on the 1.6), the 1.6 needs the LPC pins to be soldered in.
     
  7. bigfatToni

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    thank you very much alex :)
     
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    1.6 has trouble with 480p in some games.
     
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  9. MrCokeacola

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    90% of those games can be patched... expect for Men of Valor and like 2 others.
     
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    V1 and 1.1 are different inside as well. Both have a different power connector on the board to 1.2-1.6 and v1 has a crappy whiny fan on cpu.

    Powerconnector is not a real issue, but v1 fan is horrible.
     
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  11. DinohScene

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    Yeh indeed, best would be to replace the heatsinks or replace the fan.
    Chances of getting a v1.0 is slim tho.
     
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  12. RHOPKINS13

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    Figured I'd add my two cents.

    Long story short the Original Xbox is an awesome console, especially for modding purposes. I was in high school when I got mine, and originally had no intentions of modding it, but then the DVD drive broke. Once I got the case open and saw that it was basically a computer inside, I started googling online and learned a ton of stuff. I ended up modding a bunch of friend's Xboxes throughout the rest of high school and college. It was the very first console I ever modded, and now over a decade later I've modded a PS2, Wii, DS, PSP, 3DS, Wii U, and Switch. But there will always be a special place in my heart for the original Xbox.
     
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    just found a 1.1 at a thrift shop
     
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