How to test an X Box 360?

Just bought an X Box 360 with 20GB harddrive off E b a y and i'm going to pick it up this afternoon. Trouble is the person i've bought it off has sold all the games seperately so how can i make sure its fully working? He's got an old X Box game that he says he could use, will this prove it works ok and also is there anything else i need to test or check ie how do i prove the hardrive works etc?

Thanks for any help / tips ;-)

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hard drive should be readable from the main menu - go to the last tab and then to memory. why not buy a cheap game to put in and try out?

rent a game from blockbusters or u must now someone that lend you 1 for few hours??

My 360 drive broke last month, would play dvd's cd's and xbox 1 games, but not 360 disks. Worth taking one with you. If you're picking it up in person, he's not going to be cheeky enough to sell it faulty though, I hope!

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amansk;2358414

hard drive should be readable from the main menu - go to the last tab and … hard drive should be readable from the main menu - go to the last tab and then to memory. why not buy a cheap game to put in and try out?



Considered buying a cheap game but thought if the older X Box game he had would prove its ok why bother wasting money on something i'll probably never play?

You've only got one mate?

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DIVA1977;2358443

rent a game from blockbusters or u must now someone that lend you 1 for … rent a game from blockbusters or u must now someone that lend you 1 for few hours??



I'm not a member of Blockbusters and the only mate who i've got who has got one lives 45 minutes drive away, that was going to be my last resort if all else failed.

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ctuk;2358460

My 360 drive broke last month, would play dvd's cd's and xbox 1 games, … My 360 drive broke last month, would play dvd's cd's and xbox 1 games, but not 360 disks. Worth taking one with you. If you're picking it up in person, he's not going to be cheeky enough to sell it faulty though, I hope!



Well thats answered one of my questions then i really need to use a 360 game then as his could have the same problem whereby it only plays X Box1 games :?

steevieboy4u;2358448

Considered buying a cheap game but thought if the older X Box game he had … Considered buying a cheap game but thought if the older X Box game he had would prove its ok why bother wasting money on something i'll probably never play?



you not got a cex near you i take it?

If you're near warrington, I'll lend ya one..

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amansk;2358479

you not got a cex near you i take it?



Nope :-(

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ctuk;2358480

If you're near warrington, I'll lend ya one..



Thanks for the offer but i live near Rotherham :thumbsup:

And by the way i've got more than one mate but only one with a 360 ;-)

If you have a game store nearby, Pro evo 6 is £1.99

steevieboy4u;2358492

Nope :-(



maybe you can buy a magazine with demo discs? (if they do those now?)

blockbusters sell second hand games cheap too....

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Never thought of that , worth a try :thumbsup:

Other than putting a game in it and seeing if that works is there anything else i need to check as i haven't got a clue about them?

Alfonse;2358579

http://xbox.agent.asahost.com/?ent=uk


useless......


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/mooshooes/xb.jpg

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Alfonse;2358579

http://xbox.agent.asahost.com/?ent=uk



Just tried using that service and its all automated so can't answer my question. Thanks anyway.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions in the end i borrowed some X Box 360 games and checked they worked then tested it with a DVD film and just looked in the settings and the memory to see if it could be accessed to see if the HD was ok.

It works a treat Call of Duty 4 and Assasins Creed are amazing :w00t:
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