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Malfunctioning XBox worth anything?

November 12th, 2008 at 01:47 pm

BB's Xbox 360 has been freezing up and eventually froze up so much BB gave up and bought a new one. Is the old one worth anything to anyone?

8 Responses to “Malfunctioning XBox worth anything?”

  1. mom-sense Says:


    See if you can sell it at Gamestop (I think that is the name). They might be able to use it for parts. I would think that anything you can get for it is better than just junking it.

  2. Broken Arrow Says:

    Is it Red Ring of Death? (3 out of 4 of the Xbox rings will be red instead of the usual green.)

    If so, I would contact Microsoft and they should be able to fix it for free.

    If not, and you want to get rid of it, I would try eBay or GameStop.

  3. gamecock43 Says:

    no red ring of death. It just freezes up.

  4. Koppur Says:

    I think Gamestop will buy it and reapir it then resell it as used.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Hmm.... Overheating is a strong possibility. Incidentally, that's what causes RRoD, but it doesn't have to red ring.

    If your hubby is feeling adventurous, find a way to open it up, take a vacuum cleaner, and suck up any dust that might be in there.

    You'll also want to make sure that the Xbox has plenty of space where the heat can escape. Stuffing it in a small cabinet, under a pile of DVDs is not a good idea.

    You'll also want to make sure the power supply gets plenty of space as well. Believe it or not, but I've heard of hardware failure simply because the power supply overheated.

    That or simply sell it. (Or, if you're a spendy guy, you trade it in for a new 360 Elite!)

  6. ceejay74 Says:

    If no one else takes it, buymytronics.com will pay a pittance for it. I don't know what your exact system or accessories are, but I guessed and got an estimate of $11.36. You have to pay shipping, but they will reimburse you $5, so as long as you ship cheap, you should come out on top.

    I sold my broken iPods to them, so I know they do pay (I was leery of paying to ship my stuff to them and then never hear anything, but they're on the level.)

    Not sure if it's worth it to you...I'm of the opinion if I can recycle AND get a couple bucks, it's worth the effort.

  7. MileHighGirl Says:

    I put our old one on craigslist and got a bunch of response. I'd try the cleaning out as suggested, and see if it helps, but even a malfunctioning one will get a little money. There are people out there who will fix them and then list them on ebay.

  8. gamecock43 Says:

    I sold it on ebay for $50!!

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