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XBOX original. Any point buying one in 2019?

  • 18-05-2019 11:07am
    Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭

    So I recently bought a 2005 original XBOX with games and extra controller for what I thought was a good price of €70. He also threw in a non working American XBOX. Unfortunately with the PAL version I was greeted with a Service Error 12 message after trying it on a second TV.

    Upon trying Silent Hill 2 in my XBOX 360 it would not load and gave a black screen. I then inspected all of the game discs and I could they have multiple even circles around them possibly due to the disc tray or drive.

    Can anyone give me some advice on buying one second hand please. I know the disc drives can go like on most old consoles so can I expect a working one to eventually go and have to fork out more money for repairs? - Boxed Console and controllers - Games


  • Registered Users Posts: 27,322 ✭✭✭✭super_furry

    They're pretty good emulation machines. I'd be looking at getting a modded one with a big hard-drive loaded up with games. There's a guy selling on adverts for €60 which looks a good deal to me -

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 50,969 CMod ✭✭✭✭Retr0gamer

    They're a pretty great emulation machine when modded and if modded you don't have to worry about disc drive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 506 ✭✭✭DarraghR

    Was hoping to keep the PAL console in its original state

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,703 ✭✭✭✭K.O.Kiki

    TBH it's better to mod it; lower load times & you don't have to worry about failing DVD drive/discs.

    IDK where you'd even find OG drives at this stage, considering the machine was discontinued 10-12 years ago.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13 s.curran

    Defo agree, we had a modded xbox in our student house. The joy of not having to footer around looking for discs and the improved load times were the main bonus for me.

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