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Topic # 29849 21-Jan-2009 13:28
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Does anyone know if the Jasper consoles are selling in New Zealand? Does anyone own one?

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  Reply # 191981 25-Jan-2009 15:55
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BUMP: i would also like to know any further info. i have been told at this point its a bit hit and miss. the power supply is supose to be the give away. the jasper consoles are supose to only have a 12.1amp power supply and the falcons are more 12.4 amp from memory. but saying that no reason why they wouldnt use up the old power supplies from the falcons and use em with the new jaspers until they are all sold through.


I been doing some reading. People are saying that you will have more luck getting a jasper with the arcade consoles. and perhaps those xmas bundle packs. but couldnt say for sure



any body got some clear answers on this?




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  Reply # 191990 25-Jan-2009 17:05
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This link has the information on how to spot a Jasper core:

http://forums.xbox.com/24344540/ShowPost.aspx

An Xbox modder informed me the Jaspers aren't available outside the USA, and in the USA they're only available in the Arcade consoles, so who knows if they'll ever arrive here.

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  Reply # 192589 28-Jan-2009 20:39
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ok did some asking around the last couple of days. no body thought jaspers were in the country.

well i though stuff it then i will just get a new box regardless. got it home. guess what jasper.

thats right jasper. got it from warehouse in bellblock new plymouth. the guy said only arcade models left i got him to look out the back one xbox pro left not the bundle or any thing. and it was the last one bingo i got me a jasper.

no games or anythign but well worth it. runs much quiter than my orginal launch xbox. :) so they are out there just keep hunting




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  Reply # 192595 28-Jan-2009 21:16
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What tells you that it has the Jasper core? The link I posted is a huge discussion on what is a Jasper core and how to find one, and the one tell-tale sign that it is a Jasper is that the console has a power rating of 12.1A. Apparently if it is not 12.1A then it is not a Jasper.

Are you able to take a look for us and post back on here if it does have a power rating of 12.1A.

Post the team, lot number and manufacturing date as well if you could too please just to get an idea of the full details.

Well done if it is a Jasper too, that's awesome!!!!!

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  Reply # 192596 28-Jan-2009 21:20
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corksta: What tells you that it has the Jasper core? The link I posted is a huge discussion on what is a Jasper core and how to find one, and the one tell-tale sign that it is a Jasper is that the console has a power rating of 12.1A. Apparently if it is not 12.1A then it is not a Jasper.

Are you able to take a look for us and post back on here if it does have a power rating of 12.1A.

Post the team, lot number and manufacturing date as well if you could too please just to get an idea of the full details.

Well done if it is a Jasper too, that's awesome!!!!!


I read the enitre 20 pages of posts on that thread last night. and yes mine is 12.1A. and yes it does have the sticker inside the grill.


the xbox and the power supply have 12.1A

the power cord looks like the one in the picture they show you for a jasper

the date of manafacture was dec 08 dont know exact date i have the wireless adapter downloading at the moment and it covers the dates and stuff. recovering all my stuff after my red ring a few weeks back.

trust me its a jasper




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  Reply # 192598 28-Jan-2009 21:22
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heretohelp:
corksta: What tells you that it has the Jasper core? The link I posted is a huge discussion on what is a Jasper core and how to find one, and the one tell-tale sign that it is a Jasper is that the console has a power rating of 12.1A. Apparently if it is not 12.1A then it is not a Jasper.

Are you able to take a look for us and post back on here if it does have a power rating of 12.1A.

Post the team, lot number and manufacturing date as well if you could too please just to get an idea of the full details.

Well done if it is a Jasper too, that's awesome!!!!!


I read the enitre 20 pages of posts on that thread last night. and yes mine is 12.1A. and yes it does have the sticker inside the grill.


the xbox and the power supply have 12.1A

the power cord looks like the one in the picture they show you for a jasper

the date of manafacture was dec 08 dont know exact date i have the wireless adapter downloading at the moment and it covers the dates and stuff. recovering all my stuff after my red ring a few weeks back.

trust me its a jasper


i will post them tormow as i dont want to interupt my downloading with the wirless adapter but as b4 its 12.1A with all the right markings chears get back to you tomorow with lot number etc




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  Reply # 192600 28-Jan-2009 21:25
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Sweet that is awesome mate!!!!!

I'll keep hunting around and see what I can find. So just to confirm yours is an Xbox Pro, not the Arcade?

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  Reply # 192603 28-Jan-2009 21:39
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corksta: Sweet that is awesome mate!!!!!

I'll keep hunting around and see what I can find. So just to confirm yours is an Xbox Pro, not the Arcade?


xbox pro with 60gb hard drive. no games its not a holiday pack its just the normal one. it says go pro on the box and its just the regular grey/white colour.

ok just had a look on the packaging not the xbox the packaging it says


Lot NO# 0848x

team cson



will have a look on the xbox its self tomorow


but its defintly 12.1a so thats how i know both the power supply and the xbox say that cause it was the first thing i looked at when i got it out of the box. :)


i will get manafacture date and stuff tomorow i know it was dec 08 but carnt rember the day any way will post back tomorow





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  Reply # 192618 28-Jan-2009 22:47
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If it is anything manufactured after Oct 08 then it is highly possible it is Jasper core.

So would it be comfortable to say the Arcade version in NZ should (optimistically say) is Jasper? Oooohh with the tight money period it is hard to decide whether it is good to buy Xbox now or wait...

There's 3 games I wanna play, Red Alert 3, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, and Fallout 3... Mmmm.... (this or PS3?)




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  Reply # 192762 29-Jan-2009 18:30
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chiefie: If it is anything manufactured after Oct 08 then it is highly possible it is Jasper core.



So would it be comfortable to say the Arcade version in NZ should (optimistically say) is Jasper? Oooohh with the tight money period it is hard to decide whether it is good to buy Xbox now or wait...



There's 3 games I wanna play, Red Alert 3, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution, and Fallout 3... Mmmm.... (this or PS3?)


In my opinion it would not be safe to say that the arcade versions should be jasper

i looked at three arcade versions in the warehouse i went to. they were all falcons the hire amps

while i was looking the guys said i think there are a few in the office. he went up and bought back a pro 60gb had drive no games i said i will take it as i wanted one any way with a hard drive. got it home and it was a jasper.

im thinking those holiday bundles were just to clear the old chipsets out. just my thoughts. oh yea i got a ps3 recently as well just b4 my xbox red ringed. the ps3 is still more silent than the jasper. but the jasper is still more silent than my release launch xbox. any way hope that helps man




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  Reply # 192822 29-Jan-2009 22:39
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freitasm: It seems some pictures are linked from this discussion.


same package i got mine in the pro same box etc




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  Reply # 192838 30-Jan-2009 00:09
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Right so at this stage it seems a good place to start is looking at the plain Pro boxes, not with the games included, as heretohelp and superrex both got Jaspers from these packages.

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  Reply # 192993 30-Jan-2009 20:36
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corksta: Right so at this stage it seems a good place to start is looking at the plain Pro boxes, not with the games included, as heretohelp and superrex both got Jaspers from these packages.


yup thats where i would start as its a known two confirmed boxes




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  Reply # 194664 7-Feb-2009 17:35
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I popped in to Dick Smith Wyndham St today and talked to a very knowledgeable guy there who knew all about Jasper Xboxes.  He said they'd just sold their last Jasper box (an Arcade) but he even went to the trouble of calling two other nearby stores if they had any - I heard the conversations and he knew what  information to be asking them to check (was great as it saved me two trips!).
He said that his store had sold most of their current Xbox ranges thanks to their recent sales and so in their next orders they would (in his opinion) be getting Jasper units - both Arcade and Pro - to be arriving *in the next week* (i.e. 9-13 Feb).  Prices he said would be $320 for Arcade and $445 for Pro.  I'm certainly going back in there, as I need 3 of the little suckers for clients to be media centre extenders!

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