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Topic # 94822 19-Dec-2011 20:37 Send private message

Does anyone know if Kinect  works the older Xbox 360s? or if its only those new slim ones.

I've been told they need an adapter to work, but I don't know if this is true. Plus I don't know what the method for connection is, I had assumed Kinect was connected via USB - Which all Xboxs have anyway.

Any help would be great, thanks.  

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  Reply # 559754 19-Dec-2011 20:41 Send private message

If it is a old xbox 360 the kinect needs to be powered from a power adapter rather then from the xbox itself. Other then that it will work exactly the same. The new xbox's just have a high power USB port which removes the need for the power brick which comes with the kinect anyway.







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  Reply # 559768 19-Dec-2011 21:28 Send private message

What Nety said.. They need a seperate adaptor to work on PC's or old non-slim xboxes.



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  Reply # 559820 20-Dec-2011 08:09 Send private message

So I would be able to use it Kinect on an older Xbox, I just need to use the power brick which is supplied anyway?

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  Reply # 559905 20-Dec-2011 11:50 Send private message

As long as it is a 360 yes.







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  Reply # 560033 20-Dec-2011 17:50 Send private message

If you get the kinect new on it's own it comes with the adapter if you get one in a pack with an Xbox it does not have the adapter.

They use a special plug not a standard USB so a normal one will not work





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