My first 360

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Aug 11, 2009

My first 360 by Steevsee at 4:21 AM (825 Views / 0 Likes) 5 replies

  1. Steevsee
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    Newcomer Steevsee Advanced Member

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    Hi to all.
    Finally got my first xbox 360 two days ago. (I know! But better late than never, right?)
    I bought it secondhand and it came with power and video leads but nothing else.

    It was sold with RROD and when I tested, it did indeed display three red leds.
    I've had a fair bit of electronics/computer experience and after installing a RROD repair kit, manged to get four green lights. Lovely!

    However when I tried to boot the console, it displays the xbox 360 graphic the then says"updating".
    Then says "Disc not detected - Can't find update disc - Please reinsert the disc -press A to continue"
    I have tried to install a system update which I downloaded from the official xbox site, and burned to a cd but says "update failed.. contact microsoft support".(also tried a Dvd with same result)

    I don't have any 360 games yet but have a large library of original xbox titles and tried to load one but still looks for update file.

    I've been reading about some 360 bricks but I think they are mostly associated with flashing the dvd, and I'm pretty sure the drive has not been flashed as the warranty seal was intact.
    Seems like I have no system installed? The fact that the dashboard can't load makes me guess that i have a corrupt or incomplete installation of the system files?

    Anyone have any ideas about what I could try next?
    Appreciate all suggestions as I am total noob in 360 land.
    Thanks
     
  2. kobykaan

    Member kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    googling around suggest using a HD with all current updates applied fixes this issue once its up and running you no longer need the borrowed hd [​IMG]

    note some say this did not work either! ..But worth trying [​IMG]
     
  3. Steevsee
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    Newcomer Steevsee Advanced Member

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    Just a quick update in case anyone else has the same problem.
    I finally manged to complete the update and now have a fully functioning 360.
    Downloaded all of the dasboard updates( 12 different) and tried one by one(via USB) until I found the one that worked.
     
  4. Maz7006

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    great news

    i also had some problems when updating for some strange reason, i managed to get it working by doing the USB one on the MS website and then i updated through live and it alll worked out

    you said 12 different dashboard updates....do you mind linking them to me, the internet here is a mess and i'd rather do offline updates if possible

    thanks.
     
  5. Steevsee
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    Newcomer Steevsee Advanced Member

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    Here is the link to the forum where I found the dashboard updates.
     
  6. JesseB

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    Glad you got it all sorted out. 360s are the best.
     

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