Fix Scratched Xbox Games

How To : Fix XBox games scratched from tilting the console

Did you know if that if you tilt your XBox machine you can seriously ruin your game discs? Tilting the console will cause grinding, which can make a huge circular scratch around the bottom of your game discs. In this tutorial, learn how to fix your games at home so that you do ...more

How To : Fix a circular scratch on an XBox game

A common XBox problem is a malfunction that causes a circular groove in your CDs and games. In this tutorial, learn how to fix that horrible circular scratch at home, and hopefully play your game normally again. This fix could save you a bunch of money, since Microsoft won't r ...more

How To : Fix a "perfect circle" scratch on an Xbox 360 game

There's nothing that can ruin a perfectly good time quite like the dreaded "perfect circle" scratch which certain Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles can give to games that are loaded improperly. With this how-to however, you'll learn how to repair an Xbox disc and get it running again.

How To : Remove scratches from an XBox game with toothpaste

Did you know you can fix a damaged disc with toothpaste? Well, you can! In this video, discover how to use that old tube of Colgate or Crest for more than cleaning your teeth. It's easy, quick and could save you a ton of money, you would've spent replacing those discs.

How To : Fix an unplayable disc error and noise on XBox 360

The Hitachi disc drives included in many XBox 360 consoles are prone to a specific kind of malfunction that results in a unplayable disc message when you try to play games and a telltale grinding noise from the drive when it spins. Fortunately, this is a pretty simple problem ...more

How To : Fix a scratched video game

In this how-to video, you will learn how to fix scratched games with a simple solution. You will need a few rags, alcohol, and a surface to place the disc on. Take the rag and pour a tiny bit of alcohol on to it. Next, put the alcohol away. Take the cd and rub it with the rag. ...more

How To : Fix the Xbox Live strict NAT type to open

Your router is automatically equipped with firewalls meant to protect your PC from intruders. However, these firewalls often misread information needed to run online video games, and block necessary files from reaching your XBox. In this tutorial, learn how to change the NAT s ...more

News : Is the End Coming for Quadriplegic Gaming?

A century ago there wasn't much life available for quadriplegic people. Handicap accessibility was barely even a concept, and lacking medical technology kept any semblance of independence out of reach. Today those unfortunate enough to be paralyzed from the neck down have brig ...more

How To : Beat Mass Effect 2 on the PlayStation 3

Mass Effect 2 may have been around for a whole year... but not on the PlayStation 3. And last Tuesday, January 18th, PS3 gamers finally got their hands on a copy of the critically acclaimed RPG. Actually, this is the first time any Mass Effect game has been available on the PS ...more

How To : Watch Hulu on XBOX 360 with PlayOn

How to Watch Hulu on your Xbox 360. The problem is HULU doesn't look good on some old PCs. Fix this by running it on your TV or projector. This uses the program PlayOn to run Hulu through your XBOX 360. This will tie it into your Media Center. This will make YouTube, Hulu and ...more

How To : Fix an Xbox 360 with E74 and RROD damages

When the interior of your Xbox overheats, damages to your GPU can occur, resulting in various errors. This video tutorial shows how to fix an Xbox 360 gaming machine that exhibits E74 and Red Ring of Death symptoms. Opening your Xbox 360 voids the warranty, but this method cou ...more

How To : Fix skipping discs

The Easy Pro home use disc fixing machine is a new way to fix old scratched discs. Everyone has a messed up old CD, DVD or game disc that is in need of some serious repair. Watch this tutorial and find out how to fix that disc you thought was a lost cause.

How To : Repair your Rock Band pedal

Just follow the steps in the video to fix your broken-in-half drum pedal. Obviously this will work with both the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. This is an easy and free way to fix your pedal. All you will need is the pedal itself, 2 butterknives, some gaffers tape and ...more

How To : Fix your strict NAT on Xbox Live to open

Your home router is automatically programmed to run firewalls to protect your computer from viruses. Unfortunately, these firewalls often mistake programs needed for online gaming as intruders and block them. In this tutorial, learn how to set you NAT settings to "Open" and ta ...more

News : XBox 360 Remake-O-Rama!

The aging and maturity of video games as a medium has lead to some unfortunate consequences. One of these, perhaps drawn from the film industry, is the spate of remakes that has overtaken the game market over the last few years. It hasn't been as bad as the remakeorama trend i ...more

How To : Fix the Xbox 360 open tray error

In this video we learn how to fix the Xbox 360 open tray error. First, open the console up and find the laser power. There are two screws around this laser that need to be changed. The left one should be screwed up a slight amount until it's slightly lifted. Once it's lifted, ...more

How To : Fix an Xbox 360 Phillips Benq Drive

In this tutorial, we learn how to fix an Xbox 360 Phillips Benq Drive. First, you will open up the broken drive using a Philips head screw driver. Next, desolder the chip from the broken drive with a soldering iron. After you do this, you will be able to slide out the motherbo ...more

How To : Fix a scratched disc with toothpaste

Here's a great homemade remedy to fix that pesky scratched CD, DVD, or game disc. Who knows when that old Rush album you found between the couch cushions might come in handy... Other things that you might have to watch out for is how deep the scratch is so sometimes it might ...more

How To : Fix an XBox 360 with the "ring of death"

Is you XBox 360 suffing from the "ring of death" (3 flashing lights)? Take a look at this instructional video of a two part series and learn how to fix the rod red ring of death. This tutorial does not cover the XBox 360's diassembling process, you'll need to know how to do th ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

News : The Good and the Ugly of Console Controller Add-Ons

Video game controllers are our windows into the soul of the machine, our sole means of interacting with them. More often than not, consumers seem displeased by their controllers; it's comforting to blame sticky, poorly laid out buttons for messing up your game than your own la ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (12/21 - 12/27)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A holiday-themed cell phone photogr ...more

How To : Avoid or Defuse a Angry Xbox Customer!

Hello and Welcome back to another How-To on the Xbox Community Ambassadors World! In this How-To, I am going to tell you and kinda show you how to deal with or avoid angry Xbox Customers. Reminder! This world and how-to are not provided by Xbox Staff, but a fellow Xbox Commun ...more

How To : Make a Sequel to a Game

If your company has already released some popular and addictive game and you're thinking about creation a sequel, this article is just what you need. We gathered the main tips and advices that will be useful for the building a strategy and a sequel itself. Check out the follow ...more

News : 11 Features Apple Needs to Include in iOS 10

New releases of iOS are always pretty exciting. I remember the anticipation buildup of iOS 7 before it was announced at WWDC 2013, as it was expected to be a complete game changer compared to previous versions—and it was. Now, with WWDC 2016 right around the corner—starting o ...more

How To : 5-Minute Super Bowl Snacks for the Win

Planning a Super Bowl party, or any football-themed party for that matter, can be fun for even the most craft-adverse host, as almost anything brown can turn into a football with just a little decoration. With a little planning, you won't be serving up any Pinterest fails this ...more

How To : Fix Audio Issues on the Xbox One Wired Headset

Finally, the much-hyped Xbox One is out, setting the stage for an epic holiday showdown between Microsoft and Sony. While the PS4 was released a full week before the Xbox One, Microsoft's next generation system is fully equipped with the latest games and acts as an all-out med ...more

News : 91 Cool New iOS 11 Features You Didn't Know About

Apple's iOS 11 is finally here, and while they showed off several of the new features it brings to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch back at WWDC 2017, they've only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer. There are a lot of cool new (and sometimes secret) feature ...more

Hands-on : Acer Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kit & Datascape

One thing that I got more and more excited about as we got closer and closer to the Microsoft Build 2017 developers conference was finally learning about the new Acer Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMD). Brandon Bray, Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft, ...more

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