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Unable to download primary updates

I just got an xbox 360 off ebay and when I tried to play a game it kept saying I needed to download some security things. I told it to download and it never worked and I tried connecting it to xbox live and it still didn't work so I can only watch dvds and I can't play any games at all.

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Re: unable to download primary updates

What you could try is to find the update on the internet (xbox website). If you find one you'll probably need to burn it to a cd to transfer and install it on your console. Problems like tis are usually solved via external downloads. Good luck

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