If you've already flashed your XBox 360's disc drive, then congratulations, you've accomplished the most challenging step involved in hacking you XBox. You aren't done though. As Microsoft keeps updating it's firmware to try and fend off hackers, you must keep updating your cu ...more
Flashed the Drive on Xbox 360
Do you want to be able to play games for free on your XBox 360? If you have some time and patience, hacking the console is probably the next step for you, and the first step in that is flashing your disc drive. This will delete it's native firmware, which does not recognize bu ...more
Flashing the disc drive on the XBox 360 is the first step of truly hacking your XBox 360, enabling it to run whatever discs you like but also putting you at risk for being banned from XBox Live. Microsoft has used several different kinds of drives in the console over the cours ...more
There are several different kinds of disc drives that come in different iterations of the XBox 360, and each one has to be hacked a little differently. This video will show you how to flash the ms28 drive used in some systems, the second part of the video will show you how to ...more
Performing a proper dump and flash on an XBox 360 disc drive should not be attempted by those without advanced technical knowledge, including how to solder and work with computer hardware. If you want to though, you could not hope for a much better set of instructions than thi ...more
OK! This video shows you how to configure any USB flash drive for storage on for your Xbox 360. The flash drive has to be at least 1GB and can be as large as 16GB. You are allowed to use up to two flash drives which can give you an extra 32 GB of storage. Now you can use a fla ...more
Already an impressive gaming machine, the Xbox 360 can be modified to play a wider variety of games. This instructional video demonstrates how to flash your Xbox 360 to play downloadable games from the Internet. This method only works on the Hitachi v0078fk drive and will void ...more
If you're tired of paying $60 for new XBox 360 games or waiting years for them to get cheaper, you should probably mod you system. This will allow you to play burned copies of games for free (no time to get into the moral implications here). The first step in that process is f ...more
Looking for extra storage for your Xbox 360? This video will show you how to get it done. You'll need a USB flash drive - minimum 1G, up to 16G, and of course, an Xbox 360. Then follow the vid to get it done.
Have you ever wondered how to prepare a USB drive to flash an Xbox 360? Here is the how-to -video on how to create an USB drive for flashing your Xbox 360 benq drive. To make a bootable flash drive and to prepare it to flash XBox benq drive you have to download the “Xbox benq ...more
If you've been using a USB flash drive for storage on your Xbox 360 and you'd like to remove it, this how-to will teach you what you need to know. Follow the steps to disconnect your mini storage device from your game system.
Gamers who have their Xbox 360's firmware flashed may have recently noticed an inability to play backups, or even make backups of newer games that have come out: Gears of War 3 and Dead Island, to name a few. This is because Microsoft has come out with a new disc format to fi ...more
So you've watched this video, done your research, and decided that you want to flash the firmware on your XBox 360 with a LiteOn DG-16D2S rev. 7485 disc drive. Good for you! This video will walk you through the whole process. Be very careful, as messing up in small ways at any ...more
In this Video Games video tutorial you are going to learn how to flash the Benq VAD6038 Xbox 360 DVD drive. This video will show how to do this with the connectivity kit and the jungle flasher. You will need a compatible card for this. VIA 6421a SATA PCI card is probably the b ...more
Flashing the disc drive on an XBox 360 and putting new firmware on it so that it can read burned discs is the most challenging and most important part of modding your console. It will allow you to play burned copies of any game and load all sorts of nefarious software onto you ...more
Microsoft recently made it possible to use a USB memory stick to expand your storage capacity. You'll want to watch this video to check out how it's done. Basically, you're going to need an Xbox 360 game system, and a USB flash drive with at LEAST 1G storage capacity. Under th ...more
If you're looking to get some more storage on your Xbox 360, this video will show you how to do it. A little storage is good, so a lot is great, right? Check it out. Requirments: 1 UsbStick/FlashDrive 1 Xbox 360
The biggest struggle with flashing DVD drives on Xbox 360s has been the price tag of the probe to extract keys on some drives. The probe and kit is required to extract the DVD key, which is needed to perform a drive repair, flash, or backup of any kind. Who wants to pay big bu ...more
You thought that modding your XBox 360 was such a good idea didn't you? Well now look what you've done. You've screwed up the process of flashing your Hitachi disc drive at a crucial point and bricked it. Fear not! The ruined board within the drive can be replaced at home. Thi ...more
If you want to flash the disc drive on your XBox 360, you are going to need to know the key to that drive or another one so that you can reassign a key to the drive after you flash it. This video will show you how to do that, as well as how to make your own DIY XBox connectivi ...more
LT Ixtreme firmware is the custom firmware of choice for XBox 360 modders for it's ease of use and great functionality. This video will show you how to flash / upgrade your BenQ disc drive's firmware to the newest version of LT Ixtreme, allowing you to play all your burned gam ...more
The Xbox 360's official firmware is constantly being updated, and the unofficial kind is no different. This video will show you how to update your flashed XBox 360 LiteOn disc drive's LT firmware to the newest version, allowing you to continue to use all of the cool hack and m ...more
Is your Xbox 360 lacking on storage space? Need just a little bit more room? Maybe a new hard drive isn't the answer for your needs. Maybe all you need is a USB flash drive. You could also use an external hard drive that connects via USB cable. You need to make sure you have ...more
Since the day of the Xbox 360 release, storage space for the device has been overpriced beyond belief. OEM 250GB HDD models still cost $110 USD! A 250GB hard drive should not destroy my wallet, Microsoft. Storage space, especially on HDDs, is cheap. You can buy a removable 2TB ...more
Flashing the Xbox 360 is the first step to modding the console. It allows you to modify the firmware on the consoles disk drive to make it read burned discs. You will need to buy this and this. Then you need to disassemble your Xbox 360; we have several videos on the site deta ...more
The XBox 360 console, especially the older models of it, is not very well-made. There are all sorts of different design errors that can effectively shut your system. This video will teach you how to deal with just one, the unplayable disc error that plagues the disc drives inc ...more
The XBox 360 Connectivity Kit is a great tool for connecting your XBox 360 hard drive to your computer, allowing you to manipulate your saves easily. This handy video for beginners will show you how to hook up the CK3 to you XBox drive. Once that's done, you'll be well on your ...more
In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to determine what is the brand of your Xbox 360 drive. This is a very easy and simple process. There are four brands of drives in the Xbox 360. They are Hitachi, Samsung, BenQ and LiteOn. For this you need to take the face ...more
Whether you're just starting out modding your XBox 360 or mod a lot of them, there is a good chance that you are going to brick one at some point, rendering the hard drive and console itself completely unusable for practical purposes. Well now you can even fix that! This three ...more
In this video, we learn how to install games to the Xbox 360 hard drive (Xbox 101). When you install a game to your console, it can have a lot of positive effects. The first one is: the disc won't spin constantly. This means less stress on the console, making it happier. Next, ...more
Should you ever have cause to remove the DVD drive from your XBox 360, this video will give you all the necessary information. Just follow along with these steps, and you'll learn everything you need to know about taking your Xbox 360 apart to get at the DVD drive.
When Microsoft came out with it's big XBox 360 firmware update at the beginning of last year, one of the cool abilities that they added to the console is the ability to install games directly to the hard drive. This will make your games load much faster and improve your gamepl ...more
If you picked up a new Xbox 360 Slim, the first thing you're going to want to do is transfer all your old saved game data from your old Xbox 360 to the new internal hard drive in the Slim 360. To do this you'll need a transfer cable. You can pick one up online at Gamestop, or ...more
If you are serious about modding your XBox 360, and painting the console is a part of your plan, then you should paint as many parts as you can to make the coolest overall look. This video will show you how to remove the tray from the disc drive of your XBox 360, allowing you ...more
Go all the way inside your Xbox 360. Watch this video to learn how to remove and disassemble the hard drive from your Xbox 360, then put it back together and replace it in the Xbox 360. This video makes the whole thing very clear
In this tutorial, we learn how to clear your Xbox 360's hard drive cache. First, go to the system settings on your "my xbox" tab. Next, go to memory, then hit "y" for device options. Now, enter these buttons "x,x,lb,rb,x,x" with your remote to clear the cache. Now, hit yes whe ...more
In this Video Games video tutorial you will learn how to access your Xbox 360 hard drive. You need four tools for this. They are an exacto knife, T6 torque wrench, T10 torque wrench and a small fly head screwdriver. With the exacto knife cut a hole in the sticker as shown in t ...more
If you want more space on your Xbox 360, one solution is to buy a new hard drive. But then you run the risk of losing all your saved content. Here's how you can transfer information and game data from your old hard drive to the new.
Modding you XBox 360 case is not for the faint of heart. There is a real possibility any time you take a saw to your Xbox that it isn't going to work afterwards. For those of you who have moved beyond the fear, watch this video. It will teach you how to cut your CD drive as pa ...more
If you're curious about how things work, or need to open up your Xbox 360 hard drive, be sure to check out this video. This video will also show you how to reassemble your hard drive after disassembling it. Keep in mind that opening up the Xbox 360 hard drive will break the wa ...more
HDDhackr is a really cool little software utility that allows you to make any hard drive work as an XBox 360 hard drive. No need to pay a ridiculous premium to buy a cheap hard drive from Microsoft! This video will teach you how to use HDDhackr to set up a hard drive for use o ...more
Microsoft has behaved pretty douchily as far as managing the hard disc drive (HDD) sizes it made available for the XBox 360. The 20GB drive included in most models of the system is woefully inadequate, and many have been convinced to give Microsoft even more money to get a lar ...more
There are lot of reason to take apart the hard drive on the XBox 360, most of them at least slightly nefarious. Whatever you intention, this video will show you how to disassemble the HDD completely, leaving you with a big case and a small hard drive that can be connected to a ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to repair and replace an optical drive in an Xbox 360. This will be helpful if your current optical drive does not work anymore. Remove the drive from the actual Xbox. Also remove the chrome tray from the old drive. Take the screwdriver ...more
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony might not be new anymore, but it still rocks and there aren't a lot of videos on how to mod it properly. This is one such video. It will teach you everything you need to know to modify the game for a flashed or hotswap-capable Xbox 360. ...more
GamerGuy51 teaches viewers how to fix a stuck Drive on your XBox 360. First, you will want to take the disk drive of the XBox 360 apart. The problem is the central small disc of the XBox's drive. What you will need to do is replace the drive belt. All you have to do is take a ...more
Take apart a Xbox 360 hard drive to get it ready to hook up to the computer. You can get the software and more info on how to mod a laptop hard drive to work in your Xbox 360 at http://forums.xbox-scene.com
If you've had a hard drive go bad, you know the feeling of helplessness that comes from thinking you may have just lost all your data. This video will show you how to recover data from an Xbox 360 hard drive.
This instructional video will show you how to use an Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive on the Asus EEE PC. This tutorial will teach yo to play movies and CDs with the cheap Xbox 360 HD-DVD player.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to connect a USB hard drive to your Xbox 360. This will be useful if you want storage for additional media and do not have enough space for it. First, turn on your system and then go to disk management and delete the partition. Back up ...more
Looking to upgrade? This brief how-to will guide you through the process of disassembling a Microsoft Xbox 360 hard disk drive quickly and efficiently without damaging any of the components, the first necessary step of any successful repair. This tutorial will also be of use t ...more
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
Is the DVD disc drive on your XBox 360 broken? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to fix the rod red ring of death on your malfunctioning XBox 360. You'll need to be able to know how to take apart your XBox and extract the individual disc drive. This tutoria ...more
It's possible to partition and format your external computer hard drive into NTFS and FAT32 in order to make it compatible with your Xbox 360 or PS3. Watch movies and play music stored on your computer hard drive using your game console!
If you are looking to hotswap your Xbox 360 slim, this is the video for you. Watch this hotswapping guide to learn everything you need to know about pulling off an Xbox 360 slim hotswap. You'll need a USB drive for this.
Disconnect all wires from XBox. Hold power button for 2 minutes to clear electric charges from XBox. Remove hard drives by pulling hard drive button and just straight up. Remove faceplate in XBox by gripping on the sides. Remove the bottom and top panels. Separate them. You'll ...more
Test Drive Unlimited 2 is the latest title in the prestigious racing series. Having enough money to get everything you want in the game takes a lot of grinding, and who has time for that? This video will teach you how to use this mod and Modio (included in the download) to mod ...more
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
Wondering how to mod Call of Duty: World at War? This video guide will show you how to use a USB flash drive to mod your Xbox 360 game. Be efficient by killing Nazis and Zombies at the same time.
Gamers who have their Xbox 360's firmware flashed may have recently noticed an inability to play backups, or even make backups of newer games that have come out, such as Gears of War 3 and Dead Island, to name a few. This is because Microsoft has come out with a new disc form ...more