How to Fix Scratched Xbox 360 Discs

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 : Fix a bricked XBox 360 hard drive with a mod disc

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

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 your XBox 360's broken DVD disc drive

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

How To : Fix a stuck disc drive on your XBox 360

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

How To : Fix an e74 error on your Xbox 360 easily

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix the E74 error on an Xbox360. Begin by unplugging all the wires on the console except for the power cord. Then turn the system on. Now wrap the Xbox360 with 1-2 towels and let the system heat for about 30 minutes. Make sure that ...more

How To : Fix an 'open tray' error on your XBox 360 easily

This video shows you how to fix the annoying "Open Tray" error that you will occasionally get when you turn on your XBox 360 console. You turn your system on and even though the tray is shut and has a disc in it, it says you left it open. This is easily fixed though. Start by ...more

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 the "open tray" problem on your XBox 360

This video is for XBox owners who are experience the "open tray" problem. This is when you insert the disc, a few seconds later, it'll ask you to open tray again, and then it won't even acknowledge that there's a disc in the tray. Assuming you know how to open up your XBox, yo ...more

How To : Take an XBox 360 console completely apart

There are a lot of reasons to want to open a XBox 360 console case. You might want to fix it because it's broken. You might to flash the disc drive, or you might want to cut cut a hole the shape of a big X in the side of it. Whatever the case, you're going to need to open the ...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 : 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 : 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.

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How To : Fix the dreaded Red Ring of Death on your Xbox 360

Has your Xbox manifested the dreaded Red Ring of Death? It can cost nearly as much as a new Xbox to have yours fixed. This technique won't work on all Xboxes, but it might work on yours! All you need are a few hardware tools to make this work.

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 : Fix an Xbox 360 "ring of death" with a heat gun

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix the XBox 360 "red ring of death" using a heat gun. To begin, users must disassemble their XBox 360 console. Users will be doing this procedure on the motherboard-heat each side for 4 minutes. Then let the motherboard cool down f ...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 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 : Revive your XBox 360 and fix the RROD

AHHHHH!!! The Red Ring of Death! Fortunately there's a solution. This straightforward and incredibly helpful how to video will breathe some life into your XBox 360. For this repair you also need -Torx 8 Screwdriver/T8 -Torx 10 Screwdriver/T10 -A small flat screwdriver to open ...more

How To : Fix your Xbox 360 using a heat gun

Some repairs on an Xbox can be repaired with a heat gun. Turn your Xbox off first. Take it apart. Remove all of the bolts and screws. Set them aside. You will need to remember where everything goes to reassemble it. Remove all of the heat sinks. Clean off all of the paste. You ...more

How To : Install the X-Clamp mod fix to your Xbox 360

Take a look at this tutorial to learn how to install the X-Clamp mod fix for your Xbox 360. In this video, the instructor only ordered one set of washers and so when he accidently drilled the wrong side on the metal case, he was forced to improvise. Instead of using 4 screws a ...more

How To : Fix your broken Xbox 360 using the towel trick

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix an Xbox360 with the towel trick. This technique is for an Xbox360 that has the 3 red flashing lights on the power button and does not function properly. Begin by unplugging all the cables from the Xbox360, except for the power c ...more

How To : Fix the E74 error on the Xbox 360

This instructional video shows you how to fix the E74 error code on the Xbox 360 easily. Just make sure you take the following steps and it will work. All you need is an XBox 360 with the error E74 and 2 towels. This is also known as the towel trick.

How To : Fix the E74 error on your Xbox 360

This video demonstrates a method of fixing the E 74 Xbox 360 error. In order to do this, you first must disassemble your XBox, which will void your warranty, so this is at your own risk. You remove the X-clamp underneath the large, flat heat sink on the motherboard, and then r ...more

How To : Fix the 'red ring of death' on your XBox 360

How to fix the red ring of death on your Xbox 360 To fix an Xbox 360 that has the red ring of death you have to overheat the machine. Take some towels and cover up all the air holes on the unit. Make sure that you that you wrap it up really good so that it can not get any air. ...more

How To : Flash an XBox 360 Hitachi 78FK disc drive

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

How To : Fix scratched CDs DVDs and plastic

The prescription for a sick CD? Toothpaste, MSG and wood polish, of course. About to chuck that busted CD? Not so fast, young grasshopper. Web editor Megan Miller demonstrates three ways to resurrect those scratched discs using stuff you probably already have sitting on your s ...more

How To : Flash the XBox 360 Liteon disc drive for modding

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

How To : Do an LED light mod on an XBox 360 controller

Are you unsatisfied with the dim green light that emanates from the big X on your XBox 360 controller out of the box? Don't live with it, fix it. This video will show you how to install new colored LED lights in your controller, making the big X a resplendent blue in this exam ...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 : Burn an Xbox 360 game to a DVD

This is a tutorial of how to burn games to a DVD for playing on a flashed Xbox 360. Burning Xbox 360 discs will allow you to have an infinite amount of copies of the game that you love. This video makes use of several utilities which will be needed in order to follow along: ...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 : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/9 - 11/15)

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: mathematical sculptures, burning Xb ...more

How To : Use pennies to fix the 'red ring of death' on Xbox

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use pennies to fix the "red ring of death" on an Xbox 360. The materials needed for this procedure are: 3-12 pennies, duct tape and a hot glue gun. Begin by disassembling the console. Now stack 2-3 pennies on top of each other and w ...more

How To : Download and burn Xbox 360 games from the internet

Agertech shows how to download and burn XBox 360 games from the internet for free with this step-by-step tutorial. He takes us through the process of downloading, file extraction, and burning for any XBox 360 game. All you need to download any XBox 360 game for free is a DVD b ...more

How To : Use XBox Backup Creator to back up XBox 360 games

If you own an XBox 360, it is your Microsoft-given right to make backup copies of it on your computer to burn to discs in case you lose your $60 baby. This video will show you how to make a backup copy of any XBox 360 game using a program called XBox Backup Creator. Never lose ...more

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

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

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