How to Fix Xbox 360 Open Tray Problem

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 : 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 '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 : 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 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

How To : Open an Xbox 360 tray with a paperclip

In this tutorial, we learn how to open an Xbox 360 tray with a paperclip. If you cannot open up your Xbox and need a tool to open it, use a paperclip! First, take the paperclip and open it up so it's long and straight. Then, take the cover off of the Xbox. After this, use the ...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 : 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 : 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 : Upgrade Your Motorola XOOM 3G to Verizon's 4G LTE

The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon? From what I saw across Android forums, yes—because most could not wa ...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 : Burn Xbox 360 game ISOs to a dual-layer DVD

In this how-to video, you will learn how to burn game ISO's for the Xbox 360. It is important that it is only legal to back up the games that you already own. You will need the Image Burn program. Open it and click Write Image File to Disk. Next, click browse for file and look ...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 : 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 : 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 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

News : The Free Online Russian Novel That Became Metro 2033

Video games and books seldom have much impact on one another. Games based on movies based on books are fairly common, but games made directly from books are all but nonexistent. This is too bad, given that they're the two most interactive medias out there. 2010's Metro 2033 ( ...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 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 : 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

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 Walkthrough Darksiders : The Hollows - Fight Griever

Prepare for the boss fight against Griever in the Hollows on the Xbox 360 game Darksiders. The idea here is for you to punch the flatbed train car into the Griever to topple the beast so you can reach his weak spot, that blue spot on it's belly. The problem is however, various ...more

How To : Watch digital video files on an Xbox 360

Got video files on your computer? Watch them on your big-screen TV – using your Xbox! You Will Need * A computer with wireless internet connection * An Xbox 360 * A USB drive or memory card capable of storing video files * Windows XP or higher * Windows Media Player 11 Step ...more

How To : 47 Baking Hacks That You Shouldn't Live Without

Right now is that magical time of year when the general public decides to embrace their inner fattie and get baking in the kitchen. Hello, pies and cakes and cookies and everything carbs. Goodbye, diets—see you in the next year, when you cripple us with unbridled guilt and lon ...more

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