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Old 02-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Default Hooking up a Kinect. Power cord needed?

So I have an Xbox 360 that's less than a year old. I don't know what model or revision or anything it is but am just trying to figure out what I need if I pick up a used Kinect.

I keep seeing things mentioning the power cord and whether or not I need one or not which is my question.

Is it just original Xbox's that need the separate power cord or is there a chance mine would as well? I'm looking on eBay and Craigslist and many say it's the Kinect only so I just want to make sure that's all I need.

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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If you have the slim then I don't think you need the power cord. That was just for older versions of the 360.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #3
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No. Just plug in the DisplayPort-like cable to the slim 360. The older XBOX required a Kinect-to-USB adapter that also provided power through the AC adapter. The Slim provides power through said DisplayPort-like port.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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As stated above, if your 360 has the Kinect port (labeled AUX), like this picture shows, then you don't need the extra power cable.

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