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#1 8 years ago

My Xbox 360 has what Microsoft call a "console ban" on it, and apparently I need to buy a new xbox 360 system to use xbox live again. Is everyone 100% positive that it's not my IP adress microsoft have banned because I don't want to waste my money on buying a new xbox if it's my IP adress that's been banned in the first place? Thanks :)




Junk angel

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#2 8 years ago

Your Xbox got mostly banned due to being chipped and connecting to the internet in that state. And MS does not ban IP addresses but but console registration numbers, so it's pretty safe to say that your IP address was not banned.




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#3 8 years ago

Did you buy it used? If so, it's probably a hardware ban from cheating or modding done by the previous owner. If not, did you ever do any modding yourself?

An easy way to check if it's an IP ban would be to take it somewhere else, like a friend or relative's house and try it there. If it works, then it's an IP-based ban rather than hardware-based.




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#4 8 years ago

1) When did you notice the ban? How recent is it? 2) How long is the ban? 3) Did you buy your console new or used? 4) Microsoft doesn't exactly do IP bans. They ban consoles and accounts. If you were perma-banned, you'll have to buy a new Xbox 360 and make a new account. They do this because while they want to discourage hacking, they also want to be able to continue making a profit.




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#5 8 years ago
gravy666;53201591) When did you notice the ban? How recent is it? 2) How long is the ban? 3) Did you buy your console new or used? 4) Microsoft doesn't do IP bans. They ban consoles and accounts. If you were perma-banned, you'll have to buy a new Xbox 360 and make a new account. They do this because while they want to discourage hacking, they also want to be able to continue making a profit.

Microsoft loves they profit. To be honest, I stay away from consoles for this reason. I know, its not like buying a windows based PC is not just as bad or even worse, but there is something about being banned on a home console that pisses me off.




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#6 8 years ago
Bubbleteatroopa;5320368but there is something about being banned on a home console that pisses me off.

Generally, bans only occur when you do something that you agreed not to do by simply purchasing the console or by signing up to an internet service like Live... Stick to the rules, and you have no worries about being banned.


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#7 8 years ago

yup i think that xbox is built that way. it is like a time bomb or something. they placed like a chip that stop the users to use xbox when the time duration expires or something.




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#8 8 years ago
superwierdo024;5322796yup i think that xbox is built that way. it is like a time bomb or something. they placed like a chip that stop the users to use xbox when the time duration expires or something.

Really? And how exactly would they profit from that?


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superwierdo024

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#9 8 years ago

by buying new xbox units. because you will not be able to play to that same unit if the chip expires or something i think it is in 60k hrs of playing then the unit will unable play games