well, any last hope may be exagerating, i know i can fix it but i dont want to pay big bucks.
I got this xbox from a garage sale for $5USD.
The lady i bought it from was old and she had NO idea what she was talking about. She said it wasn't reading discs and it displayed an error message.
So i get it home and power it on, but i had no video cord, but based on listening to it it sounded like it was working great.
i got the video cord today, powered it on, and it told me to set the clock, but i couldnt because i did not have a controller.
THen, i turned it off for a while, then i turned it on again, and this time the dreaded horrible clicking noise coming from the hard drive, and an error message in multiple languages telling me to call cus. support.
So i know that the hard drive is bad.
My problem is that im pretty sure its locked....
however i dont know for sure.
Is there a way i can tell if it is modded? i have NO idea because this is my first xbox and i have no idea about them.
doing googling, i read that im pretty much SOL except for replacing the motherboard AND the hard drive, and im looking on ebay and theyre like $60, and im not sure i should be paying that much, im not much of a gamer, and i should be working on my education more than video gaming, but if there is a cheaper way, i would be so happy.
i really have no idea about xbox at all, looking at the hard drive, it is Western Digital and the model is like something with an 8 followed by some zeros i dontremember and i think its 8gb.
Is there a way i can unlock it without the key or whatever?
I can keep trying and see if maybe the hard drive will eventually boot or something, but i dont know.
Sorry if i dont have much info, im totally clueless when it comes to xbox.