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Xbox region I plugged in a region 1 dvd kit now its stuck to that region is there a way to change it back (original xbox)

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My original xbox console can't recognize games, but my songs still can read..

Dirty disc, other region disc, not original game (copy) or just a bad dvd drive. The Thompson dvd drive on many of the original xboxes went bad pretty quickly. You can order a replacement dvd drive on ebay. The samsung replacement dvd drives are the best in my opinion.

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Hi my son has bought a game from america and we are in the uk , it wont work , keeps saying not right region is there anything he can do so it plays on his xbox 360 thanks traci

Unfortunately there is not. Games, DVD's, ect, are all region coded and can only be played in the region they are specified. There are some devices that allow you to change the region code 1, maybe 2 times before being permanently locked on that region. Xbox is not one of these types of devices. Hopefully the game that he bought from America is available in the UK or coming soon.

On a side note, there is one expensive option to getting his game to play, but that would require you buying and having an xbox 360 shipped to you from the US. Then he could buy games from either UK, or America and use the appropriate region coded xbox!

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How to play incorrect region games?

you cant make the xbox multiregion. The only way to play other region discs is to flash the firmware of the dvd drive and then the xbox gets instantly banned, plus you will only be allowed to play that regions games. So if you flashed a european xbox with say japanese then you could only play japanese games not european. If you jtagged the xbox then you can play any region no problems, but again it would get banned , only older xboxes can be jtagged and they are hard to find and not cheap to buy

Best bet is to buy an original xbox for whatever region to play the games

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Hi my xbox 360 slim plays most dvd's but some it not play and it says wrong regan code what do i do

There isn't anything you cab really do without opening the xbox up.
ll DVD's have what is called a region code. this is a code that is specific to 5 regions. in North America, we are region 1, and Japan, they would be region 5. If the Xbox is purchased in North America, the DVD drive in the Xbox, is imprinted with region code 1. This mean it will only play region code 1 movies, and games.

The only thing you can do is to either mod your xbox, or replace the DVD drive with a drive from a different region, but this will make it so you can play dvds from your region.

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Cant play original games on xbox 360

1. all the disc are not region free , games from microsoft are region free, which means u can play in any kind xbox 360

xbox has different version like (ntsc, pal), some countries only accept ntsc some pal.

u can find it on right hand side of the dvd
if it is pal u can play omly pal dvds

u can also modify ur xbox360 this u cannot do by our own, once u modify u can put both version of dvds

hope u got the answer

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Some cds of xbox 360 donot run because it requires region code. why is this so

cd's, dvd's,games,etc. if the regoin codes do not match up they will most likely not work. try looking at area codes on your xbox and cd (if it says the code) and see if they match up.
i hope i have helped, feel free to ask me any questions and let me know how it works out!!

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This console has been banned for violations of the Terms of Use. To protect the Xbox LIVE service and its members, Microsoft does not provide details about console bans. There is no recourse for Terms of...

You must do the following to get access for free:

requires a virgin xbox that has not been banned (a friend's) and somewhat knowledge about computers.

Banned Xbox Live Fix - New EEPROM ' (Old Tutorial)
To get unbanned you need to purchase a new xbox EEPROM(pal or ntsc). Steps for installing it are listed below. IT WORKS. Just make sure your orginal MS info is correct and your modchip is turned off.



[This is only if you want to backup your original eeprom file]

1. In EvolutionX, do the "Backup" command in the Utilities menu. It will generate files about your Xbox specs.
2. FTP in your Xbox, or use a file manager tool, and in C:Backup, you will find a file called EEPROM.BIN
3. FTP that to your PC HD or remember its location for future reference.

1. Once you have Configmagic loaded onto your HD or on your PC, there will be a directory in it called DATA.
2. Move the EEPROM.BIN file, the new unbanned EEPROM you purchased, into that DATA directory, overwriting the EEPROM.BIN file that is already there.
3. If you are making a Configmagic CD, you can now make the ISO of it and burn it. Xbox HD users, don't worry.

1. Load up Configmagic.
2. A warning screen will be shown, press "A" to bypass it.
3. When Configmagic finally loads, it will show your current EEPROM on your Xbox. Make a note of the DVD KIT ZONE and VIDEO AND XBE REGION information. "NTSC, Region 1" for US Xbox gamers "PAL, Region 4" for UK Xbox gamers
4. Select "LOAD XBOX EEPROM" in the menu.
5. Select "UNLOCK HD" in the menu.
6. Load the EEPROM.BIN file in the DATA directory by choosing "LOAD EEPROM FROM .BIN FILE"
7. If you see that the VIDEO AND XBE REGION information is different, you MUST change it. Go into the menu and choose "ON-THE-FLY EDIT EEPROM". Change the VIDEO AND XBE REGION number to the proper information of your former EEPROM.
8. Now, select "UPDATE XBOX EEPROM" in the menu.
9. Your Xbox's EEPROM will now be updated with the file in the DATA directory.10. In the menu, select "LOAD XBOX EEPROM". You will notice your EEPROM is now different! Success.
11. Select "LOCK HD" from the menu.
12. Select "EXIT CONFIGMAGIC" in the menu.

- If you were using the XBOX DVD KIT to play DVDs, and the Xbox gives an error about region, load up Configmagic and change the DVD KIT ZONE number to the number of your previous EEPROM. UNLOCK the HD, choose "ON-THE-FLY EDIT EEPROM" in the menu and simply change the DVD KIT ZONE number. Then, UPDATE XBOX EEPROM and LOCK HD. Exit Configmagic.
- You can view any Xbox EEPROM using your PC by getting Liveinfo PC program. It will show all the details of an EEPROM.BIN file. You might find it easier to edit any possible changes to your DVD KIT ZONE or VIDEO AND XBE REGION using the program, rather ON-THE-FLY EDIT EEPROM in Configmagic.
- Sometimes, with a PAL EEPROM, your Xbox's time might be wrong or video settings will be different. Go into the MS dash and change the settings to the way you seem fit.

Special Notes:
- If you were banned with your original eeprom, once you replace your eeprom, you will need recover your account. To do this, simply select the account recovery option. Once this is done, you will need to verify some personal information in order to retrieve your account.

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    2. NTSC: North America and South America (United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil)
    • NTSC-J: Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan)
    • PAL: Europe, South Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand
    1. If this symptom occurs with only one or two discs, search the Microsoft Knowledge Base ( ( ) for the specific game title or titles. If you find a known problem, follow the instructions in that article.
    2. If the game disc worked in the past, the disc might now be dirty or damaged. Clean or replace the disc to see if this resolves the problem.
    3. If this behavior occurs with only one or two discs and no known problem exists, return the disc or discs to the retail store where you made the purchase.
    4. Turn off and unplug your console, remove the Xbox Hard Disk Drive (HDD) and any attached memory units (MUs), and then reconnect your console. Try the disc again. If this procedure seems to resolve the problem, turn off and disconnect your console, reattach the HDD and any MUs, and then delete any saved games for the game with which you had problems.. Note If you can do this, move the saved games to a different memory unit.
    5. If you have this problem only with original Xbox games (games that are designed for original Xbox, not Xbox 360), the original Xbox backward compatibility update may be missing from the HDD. To resolve this problem, download and burn a copy of the backward compatibility update to a disc, and then install the update to your console

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