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switching banned xbox 360's

Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by OMEGASA, May 23, 2007.

  1. OMEGASA

    OMEGASA Member

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    Hi, I have 2 360, yes two, but one of them got banned from live because M$ found out that i did some stuff to it, "wink" "wink", and they banned it from live. So I thought,"hay that not that bad most of the games I play on live are real anyway", so I was just going to swap the hard drive when I thought "what if they see my account on live again and just banned the other 360, even thought I didnt mess with the one". has anybody tried this, like take thier live profile from their banned 360 and put it onto a friend one, or a new one. I would think they would because what if the banned one broke and you got a new one, would they still let you use your profile even thought they caught you cheating.
     
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    there is another post about this already, format your hard drive on the old xbox, put it on your new xbox and format it again, then restore your xbox live account and start over on your game saves.
     
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    when i spoke to microsoft the guy on the phone said only the xbox is banned and not the gamertag. i am going to buy a core system and just flop my hard drive back and forth when i want to play my back ups and go online. i don't beleive you need to format your hard drive and start over.

    trying calling xbox and tell them you where banned and you are interested in buying another xbox can i still use my old gamertag from my banned xbox. they want you to buy another one can't see them banning the gamertag
     
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    go ahead, get the new one banned. the stuff on the hard drive is linked to the console. and if you want to push it try. they made it so everything is linked now, you cant even use your gamesaves anyway. once they come from a console they only work on that console. they did it to stop people from cheating gamerscores.
     
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    it is working for me just fine, so far no problems.
    i changed mine 4 days ago, the same day i was banned and i didnt format the drive.
     
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    Yes ms only bans the hacked 360. I have been swapping between consoles with no problem.
     
  8. OMEGASA

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    Im know for a fact that if you transfer your saves to a different 360 they still work with your profile, but only if you also transfer the profile of the person who was playing that game. thanks for the replies also, im pretty sure you dont have to reformat the drive, tried taking out the hard drive and starting up the system then ran a internet check and it still comes up with the, "you have been banned from live" speech, so its probably not linked to the hard drive, what i did was buy a memory card and put my profile onto it and transfer it over to the other hard drive and it goes on live but i dont know if they will just ban the new 360 because of my profile. I guess I will just call them and ask about it, so I have someone to blame if m$ F's me.......again.
     
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    please give me a shout if your still up and running in a week and maybe ill give it a shoot, dont really want 2 banned 360 or i will be selling one to buy a PS3, its not the best console but atleast you dont have to pay for online play.
     
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    I have tried it with no problem so far. If they ban it you could ring MS and just say what happened anyway.

    I'm sure lots of people will be doing this and since there isn't a single thread that i've seen from people who have had this kind of problem its safe to assume that it should be safe.

    I know if happened to me and be straight on here starting a thread about it!!!

    If there was an issue it would be common knowledge by now.
     
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    Ha, sorry just seen the other thread below!!!!

    That shut me up :(

    Surprised this wasn't noticed earlier but i'll be looking into this!!!

    I was planning on doing this in a few days time.
     
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    as soon as i buy one in the next week or two and if it does get banned for switching hard drives i am going to take it right back to the store and say there is something wrong with it.

    i doubt it will happen but at least i won't be stuck with 2 boxes that won't go online.
     
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    I asked this question to microsoft, here is the respone:

    Hello Jonathan,

    Thank you for writing Xbox Customer Support!



    We apologize for the inconvenience.



    I understand that you want to know if you can use a banned hard drive on
    a new Xbox 360.



    Well unfortunately no you can not use it it will still register it as
    modded, sorry.



    For further assistance, please don't hesitate to write back or call
    1-800-4MYXBOX (1-800-469-9269) at your earliest convenience, and we will
    be happy to help you We are open every day 9am to 1am Eastern Time / 6am
    to 10pm Pacific Time.

    Doesn't sound good :(
     
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    hmmmmmmm why dont you take a digital pic of that letter and put up the link.
     
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    You would just see a pic of my pipex email screen. I can if you really want but I assure you this was a genuine message.

    I wasn't happy with the response and so I rang them and they said that they recomend that you don't use it because they are uncertain as to the nature of the ban. When asked for an example he said that you could have been banned for having pirated music on your HD.

    To be honest I don't think he was sure himself but i'd recommend that you format first.

    I wouldn't waste your time by putting up lies, check my other posts. I'm trying to help everyone else on here.
     
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    fudpucker why would he lie about that?plus who could actually be bothered making up a false reply from xbox support?jonbest i think you are doing the right thing by telling people what microsoft have told you.
     
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    all i know is that is not what they tell me, so i dont understand where it all comes from. i do see this crap all over these forums and can never figure out why people say thing that are lies!
    it reminds me of high school...oh yeah most here are in high school,
    i gues that makes me the fool.
     
  19. bailey07

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    just because youve not heard of it before what makes it a lie?
     
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    its not what i was told from customer service!
     
  21. mikeismad

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    and now you say that because we are young we know nothing? i assure you that i have spent many many more hours working on an xbox console than most here have as with an xbox 360 console. i can assure you this, i know more than you would expect from a high school student. and as for the topic, if two people post about the same thing then that would make it seem that it was true, since your the only one saying its not true.
     

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