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360 Arcade Version + HD?

MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNARochester, MNRegistered User regular
edited September 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
I currently have a 360 Elite that has been exhibiting some odd behavior (random shutdowns, blanking of images on the screen, getting really really loud) - so I'm fairly sure it's about to go down.

Then I saw the new 360 Arcade Version is only $199.99

So my question. Can I simply take the hard drive from my Elite and slap it onto my Arcade?

Subquestion: How do I determine if the Arcade has one of those fancy new heat sinks / processors?

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    DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Yes, you can. I bought an Arcade + a 20gb hard drive last year and it works great, and I'd imagine a 360 harddrive is a 360 harddrive.

    You will, however, need to use the new transfer tool to copy over your content licenses (so you can use DLC and XBLA content when not on Live), but that should be the only issue.

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    stawkstawk Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    where did you see the arcade for 199.99?

    you could allways get a used system with a wired controller though gamestop for 10 bucks cheaper, but i would check with microsoft if your system is still under warranty... systems "red ring" all the time, its amazing how many people play their systems in poorly ventilated areas until they overheat.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/x/xbox360arcadesystem/

    The Arcade for 199.99. So how do I spot a newer system with the new heat sink and such?

    EDIT: The price slash goes live September 5th.

    EDITED EDIT: I believe it's called the Falcon Model?

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    It sounds like it would be a lot cheaper to just send it back to Microsoft. They still fix every system that red-rings, so just wait for that inevitability and send it in. Problem solved, $200 saved.

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    theclamtheclam Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The Arcades should actually be identical systems to the Elites, just with a different paint job and different accessories.

    cloudeagle is right though, definitely talk to Microsoft before you buy a new system.

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    ToyDToyD Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I did pretty much exactly what you are proposing because I wanted the HDMI output. You can do that, but you need to sign into xbox.com and transfer your purchases to the new xbox so you can use your arcade content on the new xbox without being signed into live.

    It works just fine, I did exactly what you are asking about.

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