Thinking of buying a X360

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Games & Content' started by Chotaz, Feb 24, 2008.

Feb 24, 2008

Thinking of buying a X360 by Chotaz at 12:43 AM (2,327 Views / 0 Likes) 25 replies

  1. Chotaz
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    My gf's cousing is selling his x360 for 150€ (console 2 controllers and 5 games)
    it has been played like 2/3 times, and a stock one is 350€...

    Since i've never had a console with hdd and many potencial like x360/ps3 (no flames please) [​IMG]
    I need some advices, and im waiting to get some here [​IMG]

    Also, can I mod it at home, without many risks of breaking it?(Info on what to use, how to, and dvd-dl types is appreciated)


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    (I already had a x360, but my father got made at me and made sure he would hit it with his hammer, as much as possible, I didnt evne got the chance to paly more then 3 times on it, not even moded the poor console was) [​IMG]
     


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    I would not buy anything if there is a chance your father is going to hit it with a hammer. [​IMG]

    Save your money and move the hell out!
     
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    No mroe of that drunk piece of shit around anymore. that's why i'm thinking of buying a new one [​IMG]
     
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    If your gf's cousin had a RROD(Red Ring of Death) (3 Red rings around the power button) then dont buy it. Even if he sent to Microsoft. Rumor is that when M$ gets the broken console, they just open it up and put everything back together. Rumor. Just buy a new one. You will be satisfied either way.
     
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    Its worthy getting it. I had the core system(duh..) and played Gears of War all teh time. Than decided to give it to someone.
    Maybe I will get a phone contract with free X360 arcade system. I still have my Gears of War game and 20 gig harddrive [​IMG]
     
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    This isn't true. They either send you an entirely new system or replace the broken part (usually a flexed motherboard) and add an additional heatsink to combat it from hapening again. Plus you are still under warranty 'til almost 2010 even if you buy a used one since they extended the 3rlod to 3 years and the system came out in late 2006.
     
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    They do NOT send New consoles. They Send you Refurbished consoles.
     
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    The console has enver been used, cuz he buyed a better computer right after and he's a WoW g33k [​IMG], so nothing bad happened to it [​IMG] No RROD, nor anything
     
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    If I didn't own a 360 already and could not find a better deal, I'd get it.

    ZeWarrior is right and the replacement is also covered by the three year warranty.
     
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    Right, I meant new as in a totally different console than yours. Like a new console, not the one you sent them..new to you.
    The refurbed ones have a new heatsink so are better.
     
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    Sounds like a good deal!

    But xbox wouldnt get my money because of bad build quality, but thats just my principals [​IMG]
     
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    Ok i've decided to make the deal, now i need answers to the bolded question [​IMG]
     
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    All infos about that can be found on: http://xbox-scene.com/xbox360-tutorials.php

    Also if you have the Hitachi Drive, you need to attach a passkey, other than that, BenQ and Samsung are easy to flash.

    I must say, when I was doing with my Uncle on his Hitachi drive, I was strugling, he did it his own..

    But its not really hard
     
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    get a ps3 !
     
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    Haha. [​IMG]
    Good one.
     
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    SO i guess the first step is to identify the drive, how do I do it?
     
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    OPen the disc tray [​IMG]
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    edit:hehe armadillo beat me to
     
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    so if im unlucky enough, ill get an hitachi and have to disassemble the console to check if its v79? meh, after identifying the drive, what to do?
     

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