No matter how I try to update the system (Network or CD/DVD), I always get the following error:
3f4b 0000 3000 0800 d000 0185 - CD/DVD Update (the DVD doesn't need to be cleaned...and the volume can be read on my Windows 7 PC, I've burned two just to be sure)
3f4b 0000 3080 0300 d000 0185 - Network Update (the test network connection utility always successfully connects)
Here is how I got here:
In November, I purchased the XBox 360 Slim with the 4GB internal memory to replace an older 360 that got the red ring syndrome late last year. I finally got around to setting it up a few weeks ago. Since the old system couldn't boot, I couldn't update the software on the 40GB hard drive to use the transfer cable, so I downloaded my profile from the cloud and started from scratch. After queuing a number of things from the cloud, realized 4GB wasn't going to cut it, so I plugged in a 8GB USB stick. System saw it, I formatted it, no issues. I went to transfer the game files from the internal 4GB to the USB 8GB to free up some space for system files, and that's when I started having issues. Corrupt files all over the 8GB USB, and then on the 4GB internal memory as well. So...I cleared the cache on both, no luck. I re-formated the 8GB USB with no issues, then tried to re-format the internal 4GB. It got a few seconds into the job and threw up an error: "A required storage device was removed. Your console will now restart." The console restarted, tried to update, and now I get those above errors every time. When you go to browse the storage, it shows both the 8GB USB drive and the 4GB internal storage, but the capacities and used storage for the internal are wrong. It shows a capacity of 3GB (which I know is normal because of system files and the formatting), but only 649 available...yet when you browse the contents, there are no files (just the usual folders Games and Apps, etc. with no content). I have tried removing the USB storage and again attempting to format, etc. to no avail. I have tried a DVD update as well, but I get the above error. I have also since then tried the transfer cable as a last resort (reading that the system would detect it and give the option to migrate the information), but again, no dice.
I'm at the end of my rope...any suggestions?