what to do with old xbox 360?


Can I throw away an Xbox?

Game consoles are made of recyclable parts, including the circuit board, plastic casing and game disks. If game consoles are thrown away, they can leach harmful metals into the environment. Never throw them away in any of your curbside containers.

Why are there no Xboxes?

Light at the end of the tunnel. Of course, the lack of Xbox Series X and PS5 stock isn’t solely down to scalpers and COVID – there’s a good chance it’s due to sheer demand. As noted in documents released alongside a Sony earnings report, the PlayStation 5 sold 4.5 million units during the 2020 financial year.


8. What to do with old Xbox 360 Console?

Aug 5, 2013 — So i just wanted to get an idea of what most people are gonna be doing with their old 360 consoles when its time to upgrade to the xbox one!(24)

Apr 21, 2021 — The Xbox 360 is a great value for any and all gamers, with a deep catalog of games ranging from shooters, to puzzles, to RPGs, and more! No need (25)

Oct 29, 2013 — “If you’re someone who’s truly going to transition over to the new systems, then maybe selling your console might be ideal,” Divnich says.(26)

4 things you can do with your old game consoles – CNET


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3. Dedusting my old Xbox 360 in 2020

Nov 14, 2020 — I bought my first gaming console in 2010, when Microsoft introduced a redesigned Xbox 360. Even though the original Xbox 360 launched 15 (7)

What can you do with old Xbox 360 games? The 7 best uses for your old Xbox 360Turn it into a dedicated arcade machine. Set it up as a media streaming centre.(8)

3. Give It To Your Favorite Kid

Kids aren’t that picky. All they really want is to be entertained. If your PS3 works, there’s a good chance little Timmy down the street would kill to finally get what all the hype around Grand Theft Auto V is about. And if it doesn’t work, you might be offering him the chance to pick up a new hobby.


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How to prevent your Xbox from being banned

No matter how many positive sides of a scenario we try to look at, the fact that the device does not do its original job will always be there in the background.  The best thing to do is to simply prevent the console from ever being banned in the first place. Prevention is always better than figuring out what to do with a banned console now so that is why we are mentioning it here. 

The best way to prevent your Xbox from being banned is to first understand what you should and should not do during a gaming session.

Microsoft has quite a strict set of rules and regulations regarding their online platform and all of these are mentioned in the terms of service and code of conduct that you agree to when you first sign up for Xbox Live. Some of the most important rules to note are: 

  1. Cheating is strictly prohibited as it ruins the fun of the game. If the user cheats via some type of mods and it can be proven they are cheating they will normally get a game ban.
  2. Tampering with an account, one’s own or hacking into someone else’s is an act against which your account will be banned. This is similar to any other kind of cybercrime.
  3. Tampering with an account’s achievements or the game scores. This also involves hacking into someone else’s account which again is an offense that is punishable by having your account or console banned.
  4. Other issues for suspension of an account may be marketplace theft, impersonation, harassment of any sort, phishing, solicitation and so on.
  5. Also, if you are using any abusive or offensive user name or a gamer tag or maybe say club names or even real names (yes not even that) some companies take those things quite seriously. Normally an issue with usernames or gamertags will only result in a ban of that user and not an account or console ban.
  6. Uploading offensive or abusive images or DVR contents is also a category by which they may suspend or ban a user’s account. 
  7. Repeated violations of the code of conduct or terms of service. Microsoft is quite careful and allows people many chances to fix what they are doing wrong but at some point even they run out of patience and ban an account. Normally you will receive 3 strikes before you get an account ban and then 3 account bans before your device is banned entirely.

There are however different types of bans. The most common bans handed out consists of a temporary ban; gamer tag bans and then lastly permanent bans of accounts or consoles.  These all are dependent on the severity of the violation you commit and which of the rules and regulations of the company you violated. 

A temporary ban just ensures that you are banned from using some features of live gaming for a period of time while gamer tag bans are even given chances to change them before the gamertag is banned. Also, there is an investigating team that researches extensively whether you are indeed supposed to be banned or not. So there is no need to panic if someone submits a false report as Xbox carefully looks at each case (or is supposed to anyway).

Sometimes Microsoft will lift a suspension or ban if they feel like the ban was unjust or too severe for the action committed. This happens quite rarely as they will normally uphold all of the bans that they issue but it has happened in the past. It is important to note that even if you weren’t the one who originally got the ban that the ban follows the device around so even if you buy a banned console Microsoft likely will not lift the ban for you. 

This is why it is so important to check for a banned console before you buy it if you are buying a used one. 

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