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Full red ring, when plugged into usb ports on front of machine

When I plug my Rock Band equippment into the front of my xbox, I get a full red circle, and nothing works.
Has there been any issues with the usb ports on the front of the xbox failing?
I can still use the one usb in the back?
Can anyone help me??

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  • paul_w_harri Dec 17, 2008

    I can only plug one controller or component into the back.

    The components for Rock Band are my big concern.

    Can I replace the usb ports in the front with a higher quality, I beleive the ones from Microsoft are pretty cheap, and the connections have bent over, causing bad contacts.

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    i have the same thing when i plug a usb cord into the port its fine. but after a while the red ring comes up or if i wiggle the cord it will come up. its annoying. thats why i got a wireless guitar and a just plug my drums on the bottom port


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You can use the usb on the back of the console but its NOT reccomended

4 red lights on the console means the AV lead is disconected so push it in try again and if it doesnt work use the back USB port

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • Jordan Moss
    Jordan Moss Dec 17, 2008

    you can buy new adapters but it would probably be best to try it with someone Else's first

    can you plug wired controller into the ports and does it work?
    if it does then your best off buying new adapters
    if it doesn't work Call microsoft it could be your USB drive itself


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