Although your Blu-ray Disc player inside your PlayStation 3 may be working just fine, there are cases where they have been known to fail, specifically the laser. This is a very rare case, but if it happened to you, if your Blu-ray player isn't reading your movies anymore, this ...more
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This video contains instructions for disassembling the Blu-ray Disc drive in your PlayStation 3. If you've never attempted to take apart the Blu-ray drive, then you must watch this, or you may possibly damage your PS3 for good! See how to teardown the Blu-ray player, all the w ...more
If you're not sure what's wrong with your PS3, then a little troubleshooting should be done. If it's your DVDs that aren't playing properly, it may be the PlayStation 3's Blu-ray Disc drive. This video shows you exactly what the functioning PS3 Blu-Ray player should look like ...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
Computer pranks are some of the most insidious because computer are so expensive, necessary, and misunderstood by the general public. This video will show you how to take advantage of all of that by writing a quick script that will cause a computer's disc drive to open and clo ...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
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
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
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
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
One of the most annoying of the many annoying types of errors on Windows computers is when you computer won't recognize parts that have always been a part of it, like the drives or keyboard. If your computer has stopped recognizing your CD or DVD disc drive, watch this video. ...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
If your Blu-ray Discs aren't playing properly in your PlayStation 3, then the answer may be as simple as a dirty lens in the Blu-ray Disc drive. Anybody with a few screwdrivers can do this themselves, right at home, no repair costs. But it would void your PS3 warranty, so bewa ...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
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
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
When a game or DVD gets stuck in the disc drive on your PlayStation 3, don't reach for that butter knife just yet. Digging in there with a serrated blade will do way more harm than good. If your disc has been devoured by your PS3, the only true way to make it puke it out is to ...more
This video shows how to use a disc drive. We all have damaged discs that the kids or dogs have ruined. This video shows how you can save some of these discs.
One thing that might be causing some unwanted PS3 disc drive failure is improper alignment, usually caused from blunt force trauma. Okay, it doesn't have to be that kind of forceful damage, it could be something as little as a jiggle of the console, but if you're drive isn't w ...more
After you've already taken your PS3's Blu-ray Disc drive apart and fixed anything necessary (or maybe nothing at all), you going to have to reassemble the drive (obviously). This video teaches you how to do just that. See the process of putting the PlayStation 3's Blu-ray dri ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to set up and use remote disc (DVD or CD) drive sharing for an Apple MacBook Air netbook. This can be done between Macs or between your MacBook and a Microsoft Windows PC. In any case, it's an easy process and this video presents a complete g ...more
Virtual CD technology allows you to copy CDs and DVDs to your hard drive so that you can play them without a disk. Learn about ISO files and how to use a virtual drive program like Daemon tools to create and open them.
External hard drives are cheap and widely available. You don't want any of those models though do you? You want to make the drive yourself because you are a DIY FIEND! This video will teach you how to take an internal hard drive and a separately-bought hard drive case, put the ...more
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
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
There have been hundreds of reports of users hearing a grinding noise when they place a disc into their brand new Xbox One video game consoles. To prove it, here is an awesomely sad compilation of Xbox One owners having the issue. Video: . Needless to say, shelling out 500 buc ...more
Generally your front brakes provide 80% of your stopping power, so they tend to wear away more easily than your back brakes. But that doesn't mean your rear brakes don't suffer wear and tear as well. If your back brakes have been making squeling or squeaking sounds, then you' ...more
Infiniti is like no other car, it has emotion, it has soul, it inspires. There's a difference between being physically transported and emotionally moved, and you can tell them apart when you sit inside this magnificent automobile. Although the Infiniti is like a dream car, it ...more
1A Auto shows you how to repair, install, fix, change or replace a front 4x4 drive shaft that is not working, engaging or is defective. This video is applicable to the 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08 Video: . Dodge Ram 1500.
As I've said before, slowing down is not an option for me. At one point, I realized that there were plenty of files on my Mac that I didn't need any more, but too many to delete individually. In other cases, your Mac can be experiencing some major malfunctions: constant crashi ...more
This video shows you how to replace the Hard Drive on your 4th Gen iPod in case you're seeing the sad faced iPod or file folder with exclamation point. Replace the hard drive on a 4th generation iPod. Click through to watch this video on ipodhowtovideo.com
In this how-to video, you will learn how to replace a hard drive in a 2008 Macbook Pro. Make sure you use the proper anti-static precautions before replacing the device. You will need a T6 screwdriver and a Phillips screwdriver. Make sure you transfer your data from the old dr ...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
The video starts by informing about the basic safety precautions, tools needed and backing up data prior to hard drive replacement. There are a series of screws which need to be removed in the following order.1. Removing the battery from the back and then remove three screws t ...more
If your 3rd gen iPod screen shows a sad face or a file folder with an exclamation point icon whenever you try to turn it on it is a likely indictation that you need to replace the hard drive. Learn how you can replace the hard drive yourself in this tutorial. Replace the hard ...more
It's not as hard as you think to replace a hard drive in an Apple MacBook. This video shows you how.
Keep your car safe for road use by maintaining the brakes. The brakes are the cars most essential safety feature, so don't put off a repair if it's needed. Do it yourself, by watching this video and learning how to replace the front disc brakes on a 2000-05 Chevy Impala.
Are you having trouble getting your car to come to a full stop? Does it screech every time you pull up to a light? You need new brakes. But don't give all your money to a mechanic for a brake job when you could do it yourself. This video will show you how, using a 97-05 Chevy ...more
Add storage space to your computer by either adding an additional drive or swapping out your old one. Note: This is for Parallel ATA type drives only.
If the motor in your Braun electric shaver (Model # 8583) isn't working anymore, you'll probably need to replace it. But most of you will probably just junk the shoal mens shaver. And you don't have to— because you can fix it yourself! Just pick up a replacement motor drive as ...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
If you still own and use an original XBox console, good for you! You've got a little piece of history right there that most people just tossed or sold to a game store for $10. This video will show you how to replace the paltry 8gb hard drive that the console came with with a b ...more
When you're under warrantee for some electronic gadget, everything comes up butterflies and rainbows. But once you're off the warrantee, fixing a broken Blu-Ray lens on a PlayStation 3 can cost you upwards of $300. Rather than give up on your pretty video game console, why not ...more
If you download a lot of content onto your Playstation 3, you're eventually going to have to upgrade your hard-drive for more memory to be able to keep all of your content. This video tutorial will show you step-by-step how to do this once you have the appropriate hard-drive. ...more
A complete step by step automotive installation video on how to change a '79 F150 truck from drums to rear disc brakes. Disc brakes are newer technology that provide more stopping power and easier maintenance than older drum brakes. If you have a Dana 70 (1979 F150), bring it ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to create a system repair disc on a bootable USB flash drive without having to burn a CD for your Windows 7 system. First, plug in your USB drive and create new folders in it. Name the first folder boot and the second sources. Next, ope ...more
Opening up your own laptop and working with it is a lot harder than doing the same to a desktop. The components are arranged more carefully in a tighter space and it is generally easier to break things. This video will show you how to replace the hard drive and a broken fan in ...more
Replacing tech gear can be a bit challenging, especially when you have no idea of what you're doing. Sometimes opening things like video game consoles, mp3 players, etc. the warranties can easily be voided. In this tutorial, find out how to easily replace a Nintendo Wii DVD dr ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to dismantle an 80GB Microsoft Zune and remove the hard drive. You will first remove the cap at the end. Remove the screws at the bottom. Next, unclip the sides, top, and bottom of the Zune. You can use a prying tool to help you with th ...more
Fix your iPod and replace the hard drive with this excellent tutorial step by step. In this Video Tutorial we show you how to replace the Hard Drive (30GB / 60GB / 80GB) on your iPod Video. Again you need patience, steady hands, a flat head screwdriver, pry tool and lack of Ap ...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
A strut is designed to resist longitudinal compression. Learn how to remove and replace front struts on a front-wheel drive vehicle in this free car maintenance video from an automobile repairman. Part 1 of 19 - How to Replace front struts on a front-wheel drive vehicle. Repla ...more
Sometimes (it happens to everyone), your PlayStation 3 will eat your discs. Your Blu-ray DVDs will be… you will be unable to eject them. You may not know what to do in this case, but after watching both parts to this video, you should be able to emergency eject a stuck disc in ...more
Want to replace the lower ball joint on your two-wheel Ford F150? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this repair video can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about 13 minutes. For all of the details, and to get started yourself, take a look!
We know, we know: How many people actually burn stuff onto CDs these days? Well, while external hard drives that hold several terrabytes of data and flash drives have kind of replaced our reliance on CDs, every now and then they're good for quickly compiling a "Pop Hits of the ...more
This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more
If your discs are getting jammed in your optical drive, or if your CDs and DVDs simply aren't playing in your Power Mac, it might be time to replace that old SuperDrive. See how to remove the SuperDrive optical drive from the Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ...more
There is nothing more irritating than a dripping tap; it wastes water, makes those nasty marks on your sink, and that constant drip dripping noise can drive you mad. Luckily it's an easy job to fix. If you have one of these modern, easy-to-turn-on taps, it's likely the ceramic ...more
Replacing brake discs can vary depending on the make and model of car, two wheel or four wheel drive. Always replace brake rotors with top quality or OEM (original equipment manufacturer) brake rotors; some less expensive brake rotors can squeak and not dissipate heat as well ...more
Wipe headlights clean. Double tape around the headlights. Use two layers of tape around the headlight lens to protect the paint. Insert the backing plate into the drill. Attach the foam interface pad. Use a spray bottle of water to lubricate and keep headlights clean while san ...more