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    xbox help again pleas

    hi all,

    my sons 360 has died again, well he has no picture, tried all the trouble shooting tips online etc, so i thought its best just to replace (ms wont repair, and had loads of issues etc) then getting a warranty , bit of advice tho please cos i know nowt...

    can i just replace with a basic console and use existing hard drive? will arcade do? what bout memory, will it be a prob or is this on the HD?

    how much is a good price for new? as im confused by varying prices?

    also having trouble finding one not in a bundle?? help lol

    thank you all xx

    24 Comments

    Hi there,
    You can use your hard drive no problem. All your data is saved on there. Here ]http//ww…ice Is a site that lists the best prices:thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    thank you - what is the diff from an arcade and premium?

    will rep

    Premium comes with a hard drive and wireless controller. Not sure with the arcade, maybe wired but someone will corect me lol. Check the deal when you decide as some have extras

    premium os didcontinued, it's elite or arcade

    How big is his HDD? if 20Gb then elite is the one to goo for IMHO

    benwoodcock;6197413

    premium os didcontinued, it's elite or arcadeHow big is his HDD? if 20Gb … premium os didcontinued, it's elite or arcadeHow big is his HDD? if 20Gb then elite is the one to goo for IMHO



    Think she just wants the cheapest way to replace his console. Using his hard drive:thumbsup:

    yep just get the best or cheapest offer you can find.and swop the hard drive and then if you dont want to send it away again sell it on for spares or repairs...on here or fleabay.

    Lou to be honest if you buy the elite deal at the mo you'll prob have the best saving.
    £199.99 with 2 games tiger woods 10 and fight night 4

    Games are worth £50 quid easily and then you can also sell the elites 120GB hard drive.

    If you sold the hard drive and 2 games on fs/ft section that you should be looking at about £90 50 for games 40 for hard drive.

    Original Poster

    thank you guys, having a look now for a good deal, yup just wanna do it the cheapest way using their HD, may sell it for spares, will see rep left

    You would only need an arcade, you get a wireless controller, and a memory card, (built in one if latest type of motherboard inside), then you can just wire it all up, plug in your current HDD and away you go

    I have a HDMI console spare, flashed with iX 1.6, but im not allowed to sell on here.. so cant help you im affraid..

    did you buy the console brand new, within the last 5 years (scotland) or 6 years (england & wales)?
    just remember the sale of goods act covers you, just make sure you have proof of purchase.

    remember to contact the retailer you purchased it from about the problem, they may want a fee to look at it (but may work out cheaper than buying a whole new console), or you can contact consumer advice if your still not happy. (as i have done) :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Chrissieboy;6197686

    did you buy the console brand new, within the last 5 years (scotland) or … did you buy the console brand new, within the last 5 years (scotland) or 6 years (england & wales)?just remember the sale of goods act covers you, just make sure you have proof of purchase.remember to contact the retailer you purchased it from about the problem, they may want a fee to look at it (but may work out cheaper than buying a whole new console), or you can contact consumer advice if your still not happy. (as i have done) :thumbsup:



    no, was a gift from his dad who bought from ebay :roll:

    this is the reason im insisting its replaced new - then its covered

    Any game you or your son installed to hard drive from disc will need installing again .. like cod4 cod5 etc as it will not play from the hard drive on a new 360 whilst using the old hard rive from previous console

    Also some xbox 360 XBLA games will stop working and revert back to being TRIAL games Sonic the hedgehog is one of these I forget the others the only way to get it working from your new hard drive will be to run the DRM license tool from M$ but you can only do that once a year.

    xbox.com/en-…htm

    xbox.com/en-…htm

    Original Poster

    Starr;6199611

    http://www.game.co.uk/Xbox360/Hardware/HardwareBundle/~r342698/Xbox-360-Elite-Console-with-Fight-Night-4-and-Tiger-Woods-2010/Deal i was talking about



    thank you but i really cant stretch to that,:oops: my boys are funding it themselves through selling their ds's and games

    DudeyGeeza;6197605

    I have a HDMI console spare, flashed with iX 1.6, but im not allowed to … I have a HDMI console spare, flashed with iX 1.6, but im not allowed to sell on here.. so cant help you im affraid..



    So why even mention it? :?

    Original Poster

    thesaint;6200270

    So why even mention it? :?



    irrelevant anyhoo, cos i want new, un tampered with :-D:thumbsup:

    I bought a new arcade for my son at xmas, used his existing HD, sold the old one (0n ebay)as faulty, plus the memory card and leads that came with the arcade. got around £80 back

    Original Poster

    bitseylango;6200376

    I bought a new arcade for my son at xmas, used his existing HD, sold the … I bought a new arcade for my son at xmas, used his existing HD, sold the old one (0n ebay)as faulty, plus the memory card and leads that came with the arcade. got around £80 back



    thats positive, thank you bits,will get the boys a few quid back, feel bad i cant buy it and they have to offload their bits :oops:, but i guess it is teaching them the value of it all

    loupomm;6200405

    thats positive, thank you bits,will get the boys a few quid back, feel … thats positive, thank you bits,will get the boys a few quid back, feel bad i cant buy it and they have to offload their bits :oops:, but i guess it is teaching them the value of it all



    Good to teach them the value of money, my 14 year old was desperate for an itouch but no way was i gonna buy him one so he saved his paperround and pocket money and bought it himself. He is actually looking after it better too!

    Sorry to hear about the xbox Lou - Littlewoods are doing the arcade for £119
    very.co.uk/rf/…jpg

    Maybe you can get a code from somewhere.....

    In fact there are some in the vouchers section
    hotukdeals.com/all…915

    Original Poster

    gari189;6201009

    Sorry to hear about the xbox Lou - Littlewoods are doing the arcade for … Sorry to hear about the xbox Lou - Littlewoods are doing the arcade for £119http://www.very.co.uk/rf/vry/p.do/arcade-system?Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&SNtt=xbox+arcade&groupId=501237983&Nu=this_product&SNtk=generic_search&Np=1&SN=118+85&Ntt=501237983&D=501237983&Ntk=group_search&Dx=mode%2bmatchall&thisprod=501237983&N=118+85&Nty=1&Mis_item_id=15&Mis_item_loc_id=1&product=501237983&selectedImg=pu023v04m.jpgMaybe you can get a code from somewhere.....In fact there are some in the vouchers sectionhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/all/vouchers/discussed?merchant_search=littlew&mf=4915



    thank you Gari, even at that price, its the cheapest i think, not sure i'll risk the codes with L rep, thank you!!

    I'm not really up to date with the prices on consoles but it was the cheapest I could find. If its the cheapest you've got nothing to lose by using the codes - the worst that can happen is that you pay £119 - good luck.

    Pleasure to be of help

    Don't forget cashback - Topcashback give you 8% for Very (formerly Littlewoods Direct) so do Quidco

    loupomm;6201122

    thank you Gari, even at that price, its the cheapest i think, not sure … thank you Gari, even at that price, its the cheapest i think, not sure i'll risk the codes with L rep, thank you!!



    If you don't use the codes(never had a problem myself), you can always phone them for confirmation.

    They sent out a £10 one (ZQ606) as way of apology for introducing P&P charges, and then scrapping them.

    Original Poster

    thesaint;6201187

    If you don't use the codes(never had a problem myself), you can always … If you don't use the codes(never had a problem myself), you can always phone them for confirmation.They sent out a £10 one (ZQ606) as way of apology for introducing P&P charges, and then scrapping them.



    thank you :thumbsup:
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