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Bad wire I have a bad plug wire @4" long. L shape plug on both ends. one end has broken off. where can I get a new one.

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    Michael Lake May 11, 2010

    Is it the Xbox 360 power cable (Power brick piece of connector piece), or is it the Audio/Video Cord? I know how to get both of these.

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Hi you can get new ones from where u got your xbox from or just somewhere like game or hmv

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