My X-Box 360 Elite


So my X-Box 360 went on the fry and started scratching my discs, and so I went to Rihab with my X-Box 360 in tow. I went from shop to shop and none of them said they can fix the X-Box 360 or they don’t know what the problem is. What they are used to is an X-Box 360 getting the red ring of death so they don’t even bother fixing it.


So I decided to purchase an X-Box 360 Elite since they had a couple around, the prices ranged from 340 KD to 250 KD. I picked mine up from Kuwait Toys Center for 250 KD, and 3 games for another 50 KD.

I went home and started putting the machine together, it was really simple and same as usual. Its just all black as well as the 120 HD being dark grey. I had to install the 20 GB Hard Drive onto my X-Box 360 Elite to use all my saves, profiles, and downloads since the transfer kit didn’t come with this console. The only difference is the HDMI and the 120 GB Hard Drive, it was just a little quieter as well.



I picked up 3 games:

  • TMNT
  • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
  • Armored Core 4

After I got back and plugged everything together, the new X-Box 360 Elite just said my “scratched” version of Gears of War is too messed up to work, which really drove me nuts! I really wanted to get online with the game but I couldn’t, so I have to buy a new version of the game!






A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Eddy

    what are you going to do with your old 360??

  2. Sweet stuff man, congrats! Getting one of these babies (not necessarily the elite) is on my wishlist.

  3. Well that’s an “expensive” alternative but if it’s the only option then I guess there isn’t anything you can do. My friend traded his original 360 (and paid a little extra) for elite. But why the hell did you get TMNT…go replace it quickly for another GoW.

  4. Angel_Of_Deth

    well mabrok bro … an excellent choice if not a bit expensive … i am a fellow 360 user too … and may god protect ur discs from the scratches ;) enjoy it!!!

  5. 1. Buy a disc doctor and remove the scratches from the disc.
    2. Remind me to steal your old Xbox (I want to hack it as a media center).

  6. iCon

    Hey Marzouq,

    Since spilling another 20 K.D on your Gears of War…Y don’t you Hack your Xbox360’s DVD Drive and play bootlegged games downloaded from the internet.

    I already have 5 or 6 (worth K.D 120) games downloaded from the internet and they all work perfect.

    The things you require to play downloaded games from the net are:

    * Dual Layer DVDs cause an avrage 360 game is bout 7.5GB (these cost around K.D 1.200 for the HP brand) and a Dual Layer DVD burner (cost K.D 20).

    * An Xbox360

    * 1 SATA Cable (for connecting you XBoxe’s DVD drive to you PC’s motherboard)

    * 1 torx 10 screw driver

    * A bootable flash drive (or a floppy)

    AND FINALLY a HACKED FIRMWARE…the latest firmware edition is 55.

    let me know of what you think about this idea cause really….the satisfaction you get after tweaking your Xbox is really worth opening your Xbox…

  7. Eddy: Gonna keep it and see what I can do with it!

    Sabah: thanks, its really worth it!

    Angelo: TMNT is fun, you would be surprised! I wish you can trade games for other games with a little extra like in the US!

    Angel_Of_Deth: Thanks, you know what I’m talking about, it pissed me off that it got scratched!

    nibaq: 3600000000000000000000000000! lol

    K: looooool! U hack I get it!!

    iCon: I will keep that option in mind for later!! I’m keeping my old X-Box 360 to mess around with!!

    Carlsberg: I wouldn’t even know where to start!! Damn!!

    Laialy: thanks!!

  8. Kontron

    Just a word of advice: Don’t stand your 360 vertically. If you place it horizontally, it USUALLY makes the scratching problem go away. I had the same problem, and the little change made it better. Just a thought.

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