Xbox 360 Motherboard Pictures from xavbox.com
Xbox 360 Wired Controller Pictures (inside and out).
XBOX 360 Board And Component Designations, Bottom Only, Xenon
Xbox 360 Console and Accessory Priceing
Xbox 360 Fact Sheet (Specs from MS)
Xbox 360 Accessories Exposed (All you need to know)
Do Xbox 1 Controllers work on an Xbox 360?
NO, Even with a USB dongle adapter, Xbox 1 controllers do not work on an Xbox 360.
Do Xbox360 Controllers work on An Xbox 1?
NO, Even with an Xbox USB adapter, Xbox 360 controllers do not work on an Xbox 1.
Do Wired Xbox360 controllers work on a PC/What's the difference between the PC and Xbox360 versions?
There is no difference between the PC and Xbox360 versions of the wired controlllers. The packaging is different and the PC package includes a Driver disc (which isn't needed since the drives are free to download from MS's website).
Do Wireless Xbox360 controllers work on a PC with the Play and Charge Kit?
NO, The Drivers that work with the Wired version of the Xbox360 controller don't recognize the Wireless controller when using a play and charge kit to plug it in, the PnC kit is only for charging the controller and does not send data over the cable like a Wired controller does. If you wish to use the Wireless 360 controller on the PC, MicroSoft has made a Wireless Gaming Receiver for that.
Are the Break away cables for the Xbox 1 and Xbox 360 Interchangeable?
NO, They have a different shape to the connector.
How do I turn off the Xbox 360 Wireless controller?
There are 3 ways:
1. Let it sit inactive and it will automatically shut off.
2. Hold down the guide button and a selection on the screen will provide an option to turn off the controller/Console.
3. Remove the Battery(s).
My Controller's LEDs are blinking in a circular pattern, what does that mean?
The Leds will blink in a quick circular pattern when it's syncing up with your console, if the controller is already synced up and the LEDs are blinking in a slower 1-4 then 2-3 pattern, it means the batteries are low.
How do I check the battery level of my controller?
You can check the level of your controller's batteries by pushing the guide button. A battery icon similar to that found on cell phones can be seen at the top of the screen.
Do USB keyboards work?
YES, But only for text input, such as setting up your character, re-naming media, and chatting. It CANNOT be used as a controller in any game released so far, with the exception of Final Fantasy XI.
Do USB Mice work?
NO, Currently there are no USB mice that will work with the Xbox 360
Can I use the Xbox DVD remote on the Xbox360?
NO, the Xbox DVD remote cannot be used on the Xbox360, however the Xbox Media Center Extender remote (this option must be turned on in the Xbox 360 dashboard).
Can I use the Xbox 360 Media remote on the Xbox 1?
The Media remote that comes packaged with the Xbox 360 premium edition cannot be used to control the Xbox 1, It is still unknown whether or not the Xbox 360 Universal remote can be programed to control the Xbox 1 (please me know if you can test this).
Can I use 3rd party Wireless network adapters?
You cannot use 3rd party USB based wireless adapters. ONLY the official MS wireless USB adapter will work.
You can however, use just about any Ethernet based wireless adapter.
Can I use a USB stick or other Mass Storage Device in place of a Memory Unit or Hard Drive?
Yes, as of the April 2010 dash update USB flash drives between 1gb and 16gb in size can now be used to store your game saves, profile and such on. If your 360 is not up to date then this feature will not work and you can not use a USB flash drive for storing game saves, only music and photos.
Can I turn off the Xbox 360 without getting up?
YES, simply hold down the guide button on the Xbox 360 controller and an option will appear, allowing you to turn off the Xbox 360 from the controller.
How can I tell what kind of DVD Drive I have?
The easiest way to check is by looking at the tray when the drive is ejected. This does not require the console to be opnened.
Here is a comparison shot from Llama.com
You can also tell what drive you have if you open the console. The brand will be on a sticker on the top of the drive.
Is there Intrusion detection on the Xbox 360 console?
NO, many people have opened it up without killing the console. You do however void your warranty upon opening the console up. There are many security stickers that must be broken to open the console ensuring that MS knows you voided your warranty when you open it.
How do I open the Xbox 360?
How many Watts is the PSU?
There are 203W, 175W and 150W versions depending on the 360 you have. The older higher rated PSU versions are backwards compatible with the newer smaller ones. The new 360 Slim console uses a 135W PSU, and it also uses a different connector from the previous versions, so the older version PSUs can not be used directly on the Slim, though with an adapter they can be made to.
Can I use the Xbox 360 Hard Drive in a PC?
In a Windows PC, no. However there is now initial support for the Xbox 360 hard disk file-system (XTAF) in CVS. (This is a patch for the 2.4.32 Linux kernel.)
Can I use a PC hard drive in the Xbox 360?
NO, the Xbox 360 does not recognize the PC Hard Drive. (I'm sure this will change once it's modded but until then you're out of luck).
What's that rattling sound inside?
It is a ball bearing switch which determines which way the 360 is positioned (Vertical/Horizontal) and rattles when it is moved. Location of the switch is circled in red.
What kinds of discs can the Xbox 360 Read?
The Xbox 360 can read Xbox 360 Discs, Xbox 1 Discs, DVDs, CDs, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-R, CD-RW, DualDiscs and probably some other formats as well.
Can I use my Xbox 1 to back up Xbox 360 discs?
NO, they're in completely different formats. The Xbox 1 sees Xbox 360 discs as a DVD movie. The DVD movie it sees is a single frame saying that the disc must be played in an Xbox 360 console.
The Error Codes have been broken off into their own thread located here:
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If you create a new topic with a question that is already answered in this FAQ, expect your topic to be closed.
This is just the Start to this FAQ.. Please post below or PM me with any additional info/links that you feel should be included/corrected with this FAQ.
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Edited by RDC, 15 August 2011 - 09:28 PM.