So it just red ringed again....

This has now been the 3rd time.  It's a generation 1 xbox (big fat white one) and after being repaired once under warranty 3 years ago, fixed myself last year with new thermal paste since it was out of warranty and just 15min ago it cratered a 3rd time.

I'm debating now - do I wait for the Xbox 720? :)

If MS doesn't really have the next release lined up in the next 6 months or so, perhaps I go to future shop or best buy and just buy the 250gb black slim one?  They all seem to be around 299.00 (I really don't want the 4gb one and I don't think my hard drive from the generation 1 xbox is compatible now with the new one?)

Do any other places runs specials on these or does MS have all distributors locked in with minimum allowed pricing? 

Thx!

gm

 

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Console prices are fixed by the manufacturers. The only "sales" you ever see are when retailers throw in extra stuff, like gift cards or controllers.

 

Personally, I've gone through three 360s myself. Luckily, I haven't had to actually pay for any beyond the first (at least not in full). Because of extremely poor raliability (along with other reasons), the 360 will be the last MS console I bother myself with. I generally buy all available consoles, but Microsoft has left a foul taste in my mouth.

No the old HDD design is not compatible with the 'S' models. There is no info as to when another xbox will be released, but with all the spec editions still coming out and a lack of any official news I seriously doubt it will be this year.

Maybe some news might be released but I can't see it making the retail shelves, or MS would be hyping it up already. Could be wrong though.

You would be better off buying an arcade model of the old design, then slotting your HDD in. If your lucky that might last until the next xbox hits.
Or you can go for the 250GB, it depends how much you want to spend really.

For the last 4 consoles of mine that bricked I just bought an arcade model and popped my HDD in. I'm just not keen on spending another £300 on a console that only seems to last me 18 months at best.
New and improved or not, it has become more difficult parting with my cash for something that has been fairly unreliable in my own experience.

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Hey, I found this video showing how to put an old 360 hdd into a slim.

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Hey, I found this video showing how to put an old 360 hdd into a slim.

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I wonder if this only voids the HDD warranty, or will the one for the 360 it goes in be void as well?

As long as it's the Microsoft brand name HDD, I don't see how it could void the warrenty.

The HDD's officially are not compatible, and trying this method is considered system tampering.

-Jim

"You would be better off buying an arcade model of the old design, then slotting your HDD in. If your lucky that might last until the next xbox hits"

That's brilliant - thanks!  If I can find a ghetto version of gen 1 I'll definitely do that.

gm

@GM,

You can find pre-owned ones really cheap now, what with the new 'S' model being released. Just try not to buy off E-bay or unreputable sites. People have no qualms selling either broken or LIVE banned consoles.

Hope you get sorted out soon so you can get back to your gaming :).

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I wonder if this only voids the HDD warranty, or will the one for the 360 it goes in be void as well?

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Taken from here.

[Removing the old HDDs from their casing, for use in a 360 S console or other reason, is against the Xbox LIVE Terms of Use, hardware tampering and modification. Modifying your hardware can lead to LIVE account suspensions and/or console bans.

In addition, discussion of this subject on the forums is against our Xbox LIVE Code of Conduct, and as such may result in a suspension or ban from the forums or the Xbox LIVE service itself.

From the Terms of Use:

12.  Service Operation and Equipment.

Any attempt to disassemble, decompile, create derivative works of, reverse engineer, modify, further sublicense, distribute, or use for other purposes the Service, any game, application, or other content available or accessible through the Service, or any hardware or software associated with the Service or with an original Xbox or Xbox 360 console is strictly prohibited and may result in cancellation of your account and/or your ability to access the Service, and the pursuit of other legal remedies by Microsoft.  Microsoft may take any legal action it deems appropriate against users who violate Microsoft's systems or network security, this contract or any additional terms incorporated or referenced in this contract, and such users may also incur criminal or civil liability
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Basically it is a bad idea.