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Xbox360 General / Hardware Chat / 360 Issues
« on: July 24, 2007, 05:06:00 PM »
Hey folks.  I dont know if I'm in the right place, but I guessed its a pretty general query if there is even a modicom of truth to the "alledged" 360 problems others have experienced.

Anyway, I've just recently started having issues with my Xbox 360.  I've had it for about 6 months now, and it was bought second hand.  I was actually working at the store I bought it from, alongside the original owner, so I do actually know its history.  Basically, bought at launch, used for a couple months, then pawned.  It was stored in the shop until the boss finally decided to get rid of it, so I got it, cheap.

But I digress, the problems I'm having have been a little odd.  The drive has started refusing to open.  It seems to eject a tiny amount, but then it stops, and cant go any further.  This started doing it 3 times at first, then would eject, but now its taking forever before I can even insert a disc.  I did have it vertical beside my TV but have now made it horizontal to attempt to resolve a little.  Its working so far, but I'm still a little worried.

As well as this, I've had times where it refuses to read discs, loading them to the "Insert this disc in a 360 console".  Theres also been times where it wont turn on from the controllers, or register them to it.  The only way I've solved this is by turning it off and leaving it for a while.

I've also had the problem earlier, of the RRoD.  I have no idea why, as it just does it, either in the middle of playing Hitman Blood Money: Flatline level, although I cant see taht that should, or even could affect it.

Lastly, is the issue I've been most bothered by.  I recently got Lost Planet, and can't do level 2, because I get a "This disc cannot be read" error come up AFTER I complete the level, but before it saves.  This has happened a few times, and the only thing I've noticed is that the drive spins down before the error comes up.  

Now, I realise theres a lot in here, and I'm quite possibly worrying too much, but just in case... Does anyone know of any similar issues, or have any idea to resolve this?  I dont really know how I could survive without my box.

Cheers guys

Halo® 3 / Saves Gone
« on: October 29, 2007, 10:09:00 AM »
Yeah, I still have all the points.  It's not been deleted - I'm alone in the house, so its a definite no for once, and its not the wrong profile - I did check it several times, even changing the memory device to make sure I had it right (I did, but no point in someone telling me to do it later, and finding out I was wrong).

The only thing I can think odd, was that when I loaded the game and it asked for the memory device, I pressed "back" accidentally, which is when it came up saying there was nothing done.  Stupid mistake, but surely couldnt be the cause of the issues could it?

Halo® 3 / Saves Gone
« on: October 29, 2007, 09:19:00 AM »
Hey guys, I dont know if this has happened to anyone else, or whats going on, but maybe someone knows a resolution.
Basically, my Halo 3 save has deleted itself.  I was playing it last night, and completed the first level on legendary, and when I turned it on this morning... nothing.  I can choose to play "Arrival" and nothing else, or if I dont choose, I can play level 2, because it was already selected by completing level 1.
I also got told again that I earned my Spartan insignia, which leads me to the whole thing being gone, but I dont know why.
Does anybody know of a way to return this?  I had all 7 terminals, 13 skulls, complete on co'op legendary and done 3 of the solo legendary, and I don't really want to do it all over again.
Cheers all
Stefan Leroux

Xbox360's Multimedia Features / Media Can't Be Played
« on: November 19, 2011, 12:50:00 PM »
Hey guys,
Wonder if anyone can give me any help for this, it's really bugging me. I have 2 360s in my house, one in the main room, and one in my bedroom. The main room is used for gaming and watching movies etc, but the one in my bedroom is exclusively for a media player. I use it to watch AVIs off of a PC server.

The problem I am having is with the xbox in the bedroom. I only have a silver account on it, as I have no need of Live and no desire to keep moving memcards around or downloading my profile. I want to use the box for videos, but it forces me to sign into Live because a media update is required. This has been downloaded several times, but it still won't stop harassing me about it. It doesnt require me to sign in on my main xbox, so is there a way to stop it on this one?
It connects to the network via Wireless G, and ends up disconnecting after a while for no apparent reason, and this causes it to stop playing because the file is unplayable. It's getting quite annoying. Any suggestions?

Xbox360 General / (UK) Sainsbury's to sell Xbox 360 for 99GBP
« on: October 03, 2008, 10:27:00 AM »
QUOTE(Martinchris23 @ Oct 3 2008, 02:50 PM) '*'

All Arcade SKUs are HDMI (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Great!  cheers man.  Hopefully this will solve my problem then.  finally get proper HD (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)  I hope tahy aint all sold out

Xbox360 General / (UK) Sainsbury's to sell Xbox 360 for 99GBP
« on: October 03, 2008, 09:49:00 AM »
Can anyone tell me if these have HDMI?
I intended to go out on Monday to trade in my old model for HDMI, but might just get a second one if they still exist.

Xbox360 General / Rumor: 60GB Xbox WILL Replace 20GB Model
« on: March 07, 2008, 07:45:00 PM »
Not to sound too harsh about it but why bother?  Let the devs do what they want.  If they want a game to rely on the HDD then say on the box that its required.  Theres no point walking on eggshells around the people without HDDs.  It was a mistake not having them in all SKUs from the start so why not rectify it?  If they bring out a 60gb there will be a lot more 20gbs preowned on sale and everyone can get one.  Mines cost me £50 and that was long before the 120 came out, I dont think it'll cost much to get one now, and it'll just be the cost of keeping up to date.

Lets face it, we've all had to upgrade PCs time and again for some game... will a single payment to get full use of the 360 really bother that many?

Xbox Live - Online Gaming Service / Classic & 360 Live
« on: November 18, 2007, 02:46:00 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm sorry if this has already been covered.  I had a look around, but couldn't find anything.
I'm just looking to find out what happens if I decide to put XBox Live on both 360 and classic.
I already have a year pre-paid account on my 360, and was looking to get it on my original xbox, but don't know about costs.
I know to get my account back onto my original xbox I need to add my credit card details to the 360.  What I don't know however is if I do this will I automatically be eligible to have the next year charged when it ends, instead of it just running out: and if I then add it to the original will I be charged an extra fee - one for XBLGold, and one for XLClassic, or does gold cover it all?

Thanks guys

Halo / Sp Mods
« on: November 13, 2007, 04:31:00 PM »
Hey guys,
I'm looking to find out what mods are actually available for Halo.  I'm mostly interested in SP/Co'op mods, but I'm looking to get a bunch on my box.
I've tried searching the forums, but my connection sucks and I keep getting errors.
Can anyone point me in the right direction?

XPort Projects / Startup Sounds
« on: November 18, 2007, 12:49:00 AM »
Hey guys,

I was just curious as to whether theres any way to add a startup sound in emus such as XSMS or NeoGenesis, and all others using that interface/system.  Also whether or not thers a shutting down sound (or returning to launcher).  I'm just looking to add a couple of sounds (the Sega chant (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)) which will only play once, so a skinned mp3 or whatever isnt really the right choice.


XboxMediaCenter / Xbmc Weather Problems?
« on: May 07, 2008, 04:43:00 AM »
From what I can tell, everyone will be experiencing it.  It's because the site scraped has changed its url method, but that's hardcoded into XBMC so there won't be an easy fix/scraper install to solve it.  The devs already know of the issue so hopefully it should be solved by the next build, but obviously that depends on their priorities.

XboxMediaCenter / Video Menu / Video Resoution
« on: May 05, 2008, 01:12:00 PM »
For your video sources, XBMC was changed so that it no longer automatically adds your drives, and you have to add them yourself if you want them.  If you copied sources.xml from an old build into this one then it should work to give you all your old stuff, although I can't guarantee as I don't know all the changes made.  If not just readd.

The widescreen is often seen as a common probalem, although its very simple (I was here asking about it a couple months ago, but nobody likes to answer if the answer is glaringly easy to find.  The widescreen settings are not completely controlled by XBMC.  They will only become available if widescreen is eneabled in the MSDash.  You'll need to boot to it, enable widescreen on there, and then enabled it in XBMC settings.

XboxMediaCenter / Xbox Dvd Drive
« on: February 25, 2008, 09:53:00 PM »
I couldn't say what the problem is, it may be an aged DVD drive, or it might be your XBMC version.  If you're right about the verion date then I'd highly recommend upgrading to a newer build, as to my memory that would still be an original XBMC, not XBMC 2, and many features have been added and improved since then either way.

XboxMediaCenter / Dvd Icon
« on: February 25, 2008, 09:48:00 PM »
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)  glad to hear it worked.

Hapened through complete lucky chance.  I was on the wiki the other day for some reason or another and found out about thumbnails being CRC, so you asked the question at just the right time.
Besides, as I said it got rid of the icon for me too so really worked in my favour. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

XboxMediaCenter / Dvd Icon
« on: February 25, 2008, 08:53:00 PM »
LOL.  thanks mate.  I did this myself a matter of months ago, but could never be bothered to fix it myself.  thankfully you've spurred me into it so I no longer have an NCIS banner for my DVD Drive.

If I understand correctly, XBMC caches its thumbnails using a CRC of the source path.  So, assuming I have that correct, and the CRC is always calculated the same (i.e. not CRC32 in some cases), and the DVD drive is always D, then to remove the thumbnail you'll need to FTP or Filemanager across to /Q/UserData/Thumbnails/Video/a/ and delete "a399b4ee.tbn".

Took me about 5 mins using a registry edit, and my thumbnails database FTPed to PC.  Hopefully I followed my line of though correctly, and that should solve it for you too.  (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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