Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console - Black
Hello fellow FixYa experts, I have a stumper and I need help. While I am proficient at what I do, major appliance tech, I can't figure the mystery of my 360. The problem is this, I have two xbox 360 elite consoles that work great. However, I am having problem just recently with the game NHL '09, but it's strange. I can play the game in the "play now" mode but not in any of the season modes or franchise modes etc. The weird thing is I can play all other original xbox or 360 game titles with zero issues and I can also play the NHL '09 title in the other console without issue. Anyone have any ideas ? Any help would very appreciated. Thank you. macmarkus :)
Hi, the reason why you can only play the game in "play now mode "is because it's not the full version of the game.
Full version of NHL'09 does not play in that mode.
Get the original full version and you will see that play now mode version is a trial version of the game not the full version.
Posted on Aug 01, 2010
Given your description, the only difference between your two consoles is the data they have collected on their hard drives or memory cards.
I recommend that you move your "original" XBox hard drive and any memory cards it uses to the XBox only lets you "play now".
I hope this helps.
Please comment with any additional information.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
Ok, I think you may need to upgrade your Firmware to do this? have you got the latest Firmware upgrade installed, you may simply have to do this.
Posted on Jul 30, 2010
Wow, this is going to be tough, for sure. It could boil down to an unusually minute problem with the dvd's laser intensity setting, a slight scratch on the dvd being read on one player, and on the edge on the other, not allowing any extra functions of the software. There can also exist some physical difference, of wearing of parts, which affects reading speed, although I don't think this is your case. Lastly, can there exist a programming code to enable or disable certain modes, unless the product was registered, etc.,? Not sure...
Here's evidence of the locking of a DVD:
Here's another problem people reported:
There are also, to further the mystery, different versions of DVD drives:
Probably not significant, but just throwing it out.
Posted on Jul 29, 2010
For that check NAT settings and application sharing in your router where internet cable is connected. Open port which is used by your console then check. You can access router with below method. Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.15.1 or http://192.168.2.1 If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
Well, for what it's worth, when my kids have issues with their Xbox I treat it like a computer. Start by using a DVD cleaner to clean the DVD player, make sure you have the latest updates, I've been lucky and only had to download it once all the others that were needed were included in the games that required them. Since you have two of them swap the hard drives and see if that allows playing the game in the Modes you want on that Xbox. If it does it is certainly an update problem or hard drive problem. I also found that using an Air cooler on the power supply resolved several of these types issues and the over heating problem the kids sometimes run into. Sounds strange but it worked.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
Hi there you should check the settings for the game to see if they are correct.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
I may be able to help you with your XBox360 NHL2K9 franchise mode problem. Please provide some details by describing exactly what the symptoms are of your NHL 09 season or franchise mode play issue.
For example is this a 'freezing up' issue, or a 'greyed out' menu option problem, or something different? Does it start the mode fine and then **** out?
And do I understand that the problem 360 previously played in season mode and now it doesn't? Or did the one unit never play any other mode but 'play now' mode?
The more information you provide about your 360's behavior, the more accurate and specific our troubleshooting can be.
I hope that helps.
Posted on Jul 25, 2010
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