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# 94822 19-Dec-2011 20:37
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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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  # 559754 19-Dec-2011 20:41
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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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  # 559768 19-Dec-2011 21:28
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What Nety said.. They need a seperate adaptor to work on PC's or old non-slim xboxes.

 
 
 
 




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  # 559820 20-Dec-2011 08:09
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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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  # 559905 20-Dec-2011 11:50
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As long as it is a 360 yes.







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  # 560033 20-Dec-2011 17:50
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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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