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Help please re: poorly Xbox ?

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Sheks, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. Sheks

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    Hi,

    Wonder if someone here can help. I think my (launch day) xbox just died :thumbsdow .

    Just recently I have noticed it has been abit slow to load games, and last night I could hear a "clicking" noise - it sounds like the hard-drive.

    Just been playing unreal championship on live and the game audio kept dropping out and the game finally froze completely.

    I assume this means it has died.

    Is there any way I can transfer my files to a new xbox (will pop out tomorrow and try and get one)? What will happen to my xbox live downloads that I have paid for? Will doing an account recovery enable me to get al my downloads back?

    Really don't need this right now (been saving for other things).

    Also anyone know where the best (cheapest place to get a new xbox from) - I have a game store and toy-r-us reasonably local.

    Thanks

    Sheks :(
     
  2. Pooon

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    Have you tried any other games? Tried cleaning Unreal? If you turn on your xbox can you get to the list of saved game/music? if you can your HD might not be knackered, could be something else.

    If you do get another xbox there is no way to get you paid for content into you new xbox unless you either a: pay for it again or b: put your old hard drive in your new xbox. You can however get you live account on your new one as there is a option to re-activate account.

    As for cheap ones, i think they are all a standard price of £99 in all high street stores.
     
  3. Sheks

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    Thanks for the quick reply.

    What do you mean "cleaning unreal" - delete the saves and start again?

    Thanks again

    Sheks
     
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    No, :rotfl: , i meant physially cleaning the disc, ie running it under the tap and cleaning etc!
     
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    Definately a problem with the xbox - not the disk.

    Just switched it back on without a disk in and it won't start - lots of clicking noises- and a message that my xbox requires a service has popped up.

    I would imagine a new xbox would almost be cheaper - and less hassle than getting my old one serviced.

    Sheks
     
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    It is possible that a modded xbox would be able to fix the problem, modded boxes are better at reading from dud hard drives and you should be able to read off the old one and put the data onto a new xbox. Depends if you know anybody near you with a chipped xbox?
     
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    How old is the xbox?? Try phoning up MS customer services and getting it fixed - i think its around £60 if its out of warrenty. They pick it up etc and it only take 3 days on average. That way you should be able to keep all your dloaded content, game saves etc. - Unless of course the HD is knackered.
    Does it come up with a error code on screen ?? As you should be able to google the code to find out what is wrong.
    Is your xbox one of the ones that needed new power cables due to MS screwing up the PSU's on 14 million xbox's ??
     
  9. Sheks

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    Hi,

    No error code as such appears - it just says your xbox requires a service.

    Yes I have the new power cord fitted - but that hasn't tripped.

    I don't know anyone with a modded xbox.

    I think I will just try and pick up a new one today :( .

    We have had some power problems at home recently - lots of small power cuts - lasting about a second each time - but enough to reboot the xbox and PC's in the home. Everything of value is plugged into a surge protector, I wonder if the power cuts have killed it?

    Sheks
     
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    looks like a new xbox it is then mate. atleast they are pretty cheap these days.
     
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    If you are ever in NW London, Im sure I could find a bit of time to give it a go.
     
  12. Sheks

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    Thanks for all the help on this.

    Picked up a new Xbox today, although struggled to find stock.

    My old xbox sometimes boots / sometimes doesn't (40%/60%). Can I connect the xbox's together with a cross-over ethernet and transfer my games saves across - if I can get the old one to boot?

    It's almost certainly the hard-drive (those sort of noises), I was wondering if/when I have transferred my data across to the new unit, what would be involved in modding the old xbox and replacing the hard-drive (I have an old 20gig drive lying around)

    Is modding an xbox a diy job (built plenty of PC's in my time), can someone point me to any good web sites that sell / detail modding chips etc.

    What other benefits are there to a modded xbox?

    Assuming it is just a faulty hdd then it would seem wasteful to bin the old xbox for the sake of a few quid (although I wouldn't necessarily trust it - hence I bought a new one).

    Thanks again.

    Sheks
     
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