Transfering memory from a RROD Xbox to a new one help

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  1. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    Both my 360's have RROD'ed and freeze up as soon as they're turned on.

    Whenever I get another new 360, how do I transfer all my memory & saves to the new one if I can't get to the dashboard due to freezing?

    Any other way I can get them onto a flash drive for transferring?

    May have to take the old hard drive to a friends and do it on his 360.

    Thanks
     
  2. Prowl

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    I'm not 100% sure on this, but yeah, can't you just migrate your old HD? Is it a slim or an oldie?
     
  3. Noizemaze

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    If you use a transfer cable, you dont need anything except a new console and the old hard drive. It only needs to be plugged into a console if you are coping data with a usb stick.
     
  4. Chaos Muffin

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    My 360's an oldie, so its hard drive isn't compatible with the slim's.

    It also freezes up or rrod's immediately, so there's no way to get to the menu's for loading stuff to a flashdrive.

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    $20 transfer cable is your only option. You can probably find one used and cheap since they are only needed when you get a new Xbox.

    I just upgraded from a RROD fat to a slim myself. All you do is plug the old HDD into the cable and plug the other end into USB on the new Xbox (assuming you have the space needed). Follow onscreen instructions.
     
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    There's some online tools like Xplorer 360, but honestly, it seems that for the time and effort the transfer cable is the way to go.

    I can't believe both of them RROD'd.
    That is major suckage.
     
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    I have a similar situation. What I was planning on doing was have a friend connect my HD to their 360 and transfer the data to a flash drive. Then transfer it to the new Xbox. Whenever I get one.
     
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    Actually, I was gonna ask the same question about transfering data on my PS3. Can I just use a USB to USB cable? Or should I use some kind of USB stick? I just don't feel like transfering with my low memory SD card.
     
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    transfer cable is the way to go for save files and the like, i recently did it.

    if you use it to transfer dlc though, you'll only be able to use it when online. you need to re-download anything you've bought to be able to use it while offline i think.
     
  10. Chaos Muffin

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    Three of them RROD'd , and the fourth one freezes up.
    Was able to fix 2 of them, but they crapped out again.
    One of them was having disc drive problems ,but a qtip & alchohol fixed it for awhile. Then it RROD'd.

    Got the towel trick to work on it so it's running for awhile. Overheated it and it fired right up. The other 3 just sit there for parts.

    Thanks for the info about the transfer cable, it's definitely the best way to go since it connects directly to the had drive.

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    What you do is transfer the Licenses from one XBox to the other and this will allow you to play off and online.

    Details here: Transferring Content Licenses to a New Console - Xbox.com

    It is worth while pointing out that you can only do this once in a 12 month period.
     

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