I have an Xbox 360 Elite plugged on a wifi router which receives the signal from the main router. It works, but it's kinda too much hardware for such a simple task.
I also have this: http://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/?model=TL-WN721N
Is there a way to use that usb adapter with the Xbox? Searching on google only mentioned the official adapter and the solution I'm already using.
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Then again, that'd just replace a wireless router with a wireless bridge, so, I think you'd be unhappy with that solution.
My original Xbox 360 either red rings or freezes with a checkerboard pattern upon start up. That's fine, I get it, I'm lucky it lasted 4 years. I'm going to get a 360S, the 250GB model.
Thing is, my original Xbox360 has a 90GB third party hard drive. So, maybe instead of buying the 250GB model for $300, I could just get the 4GB Arcade model and substitute in my original 90GB hard drive, right? That would save me a hundred bucks. Is this feasible?
For some reason it seems almost too simple. If this is possible, why doesn't everyone with a broken Xbox just buy a cheap new one and insert their original hard drive?
The old drive casing looks like this:
The new drive casing looks like this (and you can see the slot it gets put into):
Is it really OK to get a 3rd party hard drive? I've seen people on other forums say you can get banned for using them, but I don't know if they have any idea what they're talking about.
Also, what do you all use for recharging your controllers? I'm assuming most people don't just keep replacing batteries.
Ok, let me hijack the thread for my question: my xbox with a 20gb old hard drive just died (sound but no picture). If I buy a refurbished old form factor xbox (like this) can I just pop my old drive in and it should work?
I'm almost completely certain yes. Old form hard drives are effectively interchangeable (the difference might be that you'll have two drives--the HD, and the internal drive--on the new one perhaps).
To move data off an old form Xbox 360 to a new form Xbox 360 S, you need a transfer cable (and a drive of equal size or better in the new one).
Unfortunately, though it worked perfectly for the first 5min, it RROD'd immediately thereafter.
Does anybody have experience with these used Xboxes? Obviously I can return this one, but is there any point in getting another, or are they all likely garbage? Are any stores better than others at fixing the broken machines they get in?
I think you're basically taking a chance in your case, or relying on whatever extended warranty options are available to you (besides Microsoft's own coverage on the unit, which depending on the age, might be over).
There is a chance, but it's rather slim, given the periodic amnesty give-outs. Technical problems seem more likely.