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DradusContact

xbox for sale

see the description, would end it early for anyone on here if requested...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAP...652&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
BeN

I'm tempted. Can you do shipping?

Why do you want to get rid of it anyway?

EDIT: Never mind. The system isn't the same anyway.
DradusContact

Its PAL and i imagine you would be NTSC?  I bought another one while waiting for this one to come bakc, micro$oft claimed it would be up to a month but was actually about 10 days.
Humphrey The Pug

DradusContact wrote:
Its PAL and i imagine you would be NTSC?  I bought another one while waiting for this one to come bakc, micro$oft claimed it would be up to a month but was actually about 10 days.


I would have waited a month.
DradusContact

Couldn't of done it.
Tim

You got the red red of death.

Is that related to the red ring of death

I thought those particular problems had been addressed on later XBoxes?
DradusContact

The RRoD is basically an critical error, 9 times out of 10 an overheat, they have improved the reliability by putting newer and smaller chips in it, but the biggest enemy of any computer is heat, so its always a danger.
Tim

I found that installing the games on the hard drive has made a HUGE difference to the temperature in the TV unit where the XBox sits.

Before, since the fan was running all the time, the heat build-up would make the internet cable go quite soft but now there's absolutely no warm air round the machine at all.
BeN

DradusContact wrote:
Its PAL and i imagine you would be NTSC?  I bought another one while waiting for this one to come bakc, micro$oft claimed it would be up to a month but was actually about 10 days.


Ours is indeed NTSC.

Pity. I'm still looking for a replacement XBox.
DradusContact

TimR wrote:
I found that installing the games on the hard drive has made a HUGE difference to the temperature in the TV unit where the XBox sits.

Before, since the fan was running all the time, the heat build-up would make the internet cable go quite soft but now there's absolutely no warm air round the machine at all.


I do that, the beauty of the elite is that you can have quite a few games installed on it at once too.
Blarno

Has every XBOX ever gone wrong at some point? There's plenty of people on Barryboys suffering from RROD on a very regular basis.

Doesn't sound too reliable to me.

Then again, I've never wanted an XBOX, so it won't affect me. I can't stand the controllers.
DradusContact

This is the frist time its happened to me since jan 2006.  Though my first xbox broke with a different problem.
him

Blarno wrote:
Then again, I've never wanted an XBOX, so it won't affect me. I can't stand the controllers.

My brother is the same, he can't get on the Xbox controller either...

/the weirdo that he is!

Blarno

I'm too used to PSX controllers, much more simple.

I think my hatred of XBOXes comes from trying to play Halo back in the day. Playing FPS games with anything other than a keyboard and mouse should be punishable by death! You can't aim or turn properly.
Humphrey The Pug

"him" wrote:
Blarno wrote:
Then again, I've never wanted an XBOX, so it won't affect me. I can't stand the controllers.

My brother is the same, he can't get on the Xbox controller either...

/the weirdo that he is!



I tried that once, I broke it!!
BeN

Blarno wrote:
I'm too used to PSX controllers, much more simple.

I think my hatred of XBOXes comes from trying to play Halo back in the day. Playing FPS games with anything other than a keyboard and mouse should be punishable by death! You can't aim or turn properly.


That's why you play racing games on them....
him

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
"him" wrote:
Blarno wrote:
Then again, I've never wanted an XBOX, so it won't affect me. I can't stand the controllers.

My brother is the same, he can't get on the Xbox controller either...

/the weirdo that he is!



I tried that once, I broke it!!






Actually with the original controller for the Xbox (not 360), you would probably have been ok!

DradusContact

Blarno wrote:
I'm too used to PSX controllers, much more simple.

I think my hatred of XBOXes comes from trying to play Halo back in the day. Playing FPS games with anything other than a keyboard and mouse should be punishable by death! You can't aim or turn properly.


You get used to it quite quickly
Tim

The original controller came in 2 sizes.
The 'small' one was still pretty huge though.

My original XBox lasted just over 3 years.
BeN

The original XBox we had is still running fine.

It's the new one that's broken down.
him

TimR wrote:
The original controller came in 2 sizes.

Indeed, the smaller one (The Controller S) was originally supplied with Xboxes sold only in Japan, "designed for users with smaller hands"  
DradusContact

Do you think i would be better not mentioning its been repaired and the RRoD?
Tim

You might get asked it anyway so you would have to own up then.

Have you reviewed any other eBay ads to see if it's mentioned in any of them?
DradusContact

The bizarre thing is almost every one i clicked on was only selling the console.  The pic might have all the bits lined out but it will say in the add somewhere your only getting the base unit.  Im wondering if its cheaper to buy one then sell all the bits individually
Blarno

DradusContact wrote:


You get used to it quite quickly


I could get used to it, but it's impossible to be as accurate and as quick as a keyboard and mouse.
Matt

Mine is now over two years old and hasn't had any issues.

The power brick is a good 5 inches from the wall and console, which I think causes issues, as my old one that did eventually RRoD once overheated with a PS2 controller barely rested to the side of it.
DradusContact

Now sold.
DradusContact

DradusContact wrote:
Now sold.


.....pending payment!  Fecking ebay  

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