Fast forward a couple of years and now the 360 is in style.
I have three 360's. One is working and two are broken. My broken ones both have the red rings. I've contemplated sending them in for repair at $100 a pop, but I also would like to have a modded 360 and I ask myself is it even worth it? Could I fix my problems while at the same time modding it myself?
What I would like my 360 to do is:
- transfer files from console to pc and back
- play games (and ROMS) that have been put on the hard drive or read from a burned disc
- install a bigger hard drive for the above
- if I could use XBL, that would be a bonus
I don't understand the level of difficulty of modding a 360, but from what I gather it appears to be 10x more complex than the original. I remember being able to do all kinds of awesome stuff on my original Xbox. Stream music and videos, play movies, surf the internet, play ROMS, and etc. I don't expect this sort of functionality with the 360.
Now, I basically just need someone to answer a few questions for me and I would seek out the information in more depth. I really don't know where to begin searching until someone with experience clears up some misconceptions I might have. My questions are as follow:
1. Can I determine the exact cause of my red ring and purchase the right tools fix it for cheaper than $100?
2. Do I have to purchase a modchip or do they not exist for the 360?
3. Could I clear out my hard drive from the original Xbox and use it for the 360?
4. If a modchip is used, do they still have switches to access XBL while turned off?
I thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and helping me out in any way. The information out there is overwhelming and I just need someone to point me in the right direction. I would like to do this all myself, but being kinda new to the scene can make things difficult. And I do apologize if this was the incorrect forum or type of thread. I tried to look around before making this.
If anyone can share some thoughtful insight I would much appreciated it.