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I have a less fortunate buddy who really wants an xbox 360 system. He currently has no game system of any kind. Well, I found an Xbox 360 power supply at a pawn shop, for sale for $10. If you are buying a system, that power supply is a big part of the cost. And, I already have a wired controller left over from when I owned a 360. And the Xbox specific video cable can be had for like $7 online.

So now we are up to about $17 and we have a controller, a video cable, and a power supply. Doing pretty good so far. Do yall think I can find a deal on the actual system itself, and a one of those hard drives for the top of it? How much would you pay for that stuff?
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post #2 of 8
I bet you could find one that needed fixing and just replace the parts that are needed. Downside to this idea is you will have to troubleshoot.
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Find one with the RROD and buy it. Fix it. theres yo xbox
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Hmm, I never thought of that. Yall sound pretty confident. What all is involved? I mean is there a well known, typical problem or something?
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post #5 of 8
Well first youd need a broken xbox then you gotta figure out what the problem is. Different red rings mean different things. Alot of the times its a heat issue. You also will need the proper tools to open the xbox (hex wrong screwdriver etc should have most if not all of it). Then you will try to find the problem after opening it and see if you can find that specific part on its own.

Imo its not worth the hassle but if you know you can get the parts it might be doable.
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Well after doing a little research, it turns out that only 6-8% of the total Xbox 360s ever made are unfixable. This means that more than likely, I'll be able to fix it. I'll just go to the local pawn shops and hand pick the 360 that is for sure doing the most common, and most easily fixed Red Ring of Death. Learned exactly how to fix it on youtube. Its time consuming, but relatively easy. Nothing us computer types haven't dealt with before in all our system building/troubleshooting/repairing.

Thanks for the idea, guys. I'll be going with your idea to just fix a broken one.
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post #7 of 8
really from what I know the damn backplates on the old 360s were crappy. Find one of those and washermod the heatsink and I think you would be in business. Baiscally most rrod are from heat issues and most idiots dont know what a heatsink is to fix it on their own
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I see your running your chip at five ghz. Are you just doing a killer run?
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