Hot Xbox 360 How-Tos

How To: Take apart an Xbox 360 hard drive

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 warranty, meaning you won't be able to send it in to Microsoft for free assistance. It's recommended that you work on a desk to ensure you don't lose your screws.

How To: View pictures, videos & more on an Xbox 360 (Xbox 101)

Watch as Tina Wood talks about how to view pictures, videos and more on your Xbox 360. If you want to view pictures and watch videos on your Xbox 360, simply follow these steps: 1. Turn on your Xbox and go to the dashboard. 2. Plug your USB compatible device into your console. 3. Press the Guide button on your controller. 4. Scroll to the Media tab, and choose which files you want to see. 5. Choose Portable Device, and start a slide show, or select specific pictures to see. 6. If you want to ...

How To: Mod Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360

Red Dead Redemption is a long, involved game that will suck you in for ages if you want to try and unlock all of its many features and achievements. This video will make the process easier if you feel like cheating a little bit by showing you how to mod your saved game to achieve all sorts of in-game effects. The only software you need is Modio and you're set!

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, you'll be able to see the parts of the disc drive. It consists of two parts, the part where the disc spins on, and the laser, which reads the disc and it sits just a little bit away from the middle of the drive. The proble...

How To: Browse the Internet on an Xbox 360 using MCE Browser

Madman McClinton demonstrates how to browse the internet on an Xbox 360 using the MCE browser. First, download the MCE browser by doing a Google search and clicking on the first link. Next, install the MCE browser on your system. Then, connect your Windows Media Center to your Xbox. Then, go to your Xbox and open up the Windows Media Center. Select the program library function from the online media option. Next, choose the MCE browser from the available choices. Enter your desired URL into th...

How To: Defeat the Corrupted in Prince of Persia (2008)

If you're having difficulty dispatching any of the Corrupted from 2008's Prince of Persia, this helpful battle guide from IGN might be just what you need. If forewarned is forearmed, this video tutorial will arm you to the teeth with the necessary knowledge to beat each of Ahriman's four lieutenants – the Hunter, Warrior, Alchemist & Concubine.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 20

No need to figure out the 20th puzzle, entitled "The Origin of the Species", in Assassin's Creed 2. Here's the answers! Puzzle wheel: Start by turning the fifth ring right ten times, then turn the fourth ring left twice. Then rotate the third (and first) rings right twice, the second ring right five times and the first ring left three times. Image 1: Highlight the eye at the top of the painting. Code wheel puzzle: Ignore the numbers and focus on the Assassin motto: “Nothing is true, everythin...

How To: Find the Sunset House by Mourningwood in Fable 3

Trying to get to the Sunset House region in Fable 3? It's one of the coolest environments in the game, a bonus house, which take some puzzle solving skills to unlock. The Sunset House is a really difficult find and only becomes available after you have become King or Queen in Fable 3. You must travel from Mourningwood to locate it, but if you're having trouble, this video walkthrough will guide you to the exact location of the Sunset House. It's the same for all platforms— PS3, PC and Xbox 360.

How To: Find the missing laser pistol for Knight Torres in Fallout: New Vegas

At some point in Fallout: New Vegas on the Xbox 360, you'll eventually find yourself in Hidden Valley, the secret location of the Brotherhood of Steel. After exploring their bunker, you may find yourself meeting with Knight Torres, the Quartermaster for the Brotherhood of Steel. She will tell you that she is missing a Laser Pistol from her last shipment and wants you to go look for it. Well, not just any old Laser Pistol will do, apparently— she wants something very specific. In this video, y...

How To: Take apart your Xbox 360 wireless controller

You might want to take apart your Xbox for a variety of reasons. This video will walk you through the process of opening up your controller from unscrewing to the trick of lifting of the cover. You can see the different part where you might need to replace or upgrade things. Step 1: Start out by making sure that the XBox 360 controller is not turned on. The green lights around the XBox button should not be lit. Take off the battery pack located on the back of the XBox 360 controller. Step 2: ...

How To: Copy & burn xBox 360 games perfectly every time

Want free Xbox 360 games? Well, join the club. But you can actually do something about it and download and burn Xbox 360 games with a few programs and a little knowhow. If you want the keys to the Xbox kingdom, just watch this video tutorial that shows you how to burn Xbox 360 games perfectly every time. This only works for the Windows Vista OS and works more smoothly if you have a great DVD burner.

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, put your entire console back together. Once it's back together, you will notice that the open tray error stops coming up on your screen. You may also need to place something inside of the screw so it stays slightly up. E...

How To: Remove the tray from the XBox 360 DVD drive

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 to paint it or manipulate it in whatever other way you like. This way, when the drive pops out, it will match your console, and your friends will be in awe.

How To: Repair a broken Les Paul Guitar Hero guitar for XBox

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to repair a broken Les Paul Guitar Hero guitar controller for the Xbox 360. Begin by unscrewing the screws in the neck of the guitar. It is recommended to detach the neck from the guitar for easier access. Now open the top part of the neck and carefully remove the green chip from the tab. Then put the green chip in front of the original tab. Now screw the neck back together and attach it to the guitar. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy a...

How To: Find 24 M-COM Stations in Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Need help with Satellite Uplinks in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the Xbox 360? Jack and Geoff from Achievement Hunter give you this two-part video guide on finding all 24 M-Com Stations. In the first video, see the locations of the first 12 M-COM Stations that you must explode for great glory! Part two of this tutorial reveals the last 12 locations, along with the location of the Holy Grail. They also finally break that barrier and hug each other. And they also pick up the Complete Blackout ...

Walkthrough The Saboteur: Act 2, M2: Better Dying...

You may have to eventually abandon your stealthy approach in this mission on The Saboteur for the Xbox 360. The second mission in Act 2: Better Dying Through Chemistry is when you reach the entrance, there's a gunner behind sandbags by himself. If you take him out quickly and disguise yourself you can actually play this level pretty quietly. There are two basic kinds of targets, the smaller, thinner tanks, and the bigger, darker tanks. The big tanks you can blow with dynamite and as long as y...

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Glyph Puzzle 16

This one's pretty easy. Here's the solution to the 16th puzzle, entitled "The Cavalry", in Assassin's Creed 2. Image 1: Just move the cursor to the word “Tunguska.” Image 2: Move the cursor onto the staff and drag it onto Tesla’s photo. For more info, watch the whole gameplay.

How To: Repair fix & mod Rock Band Drums with the coin mod

This tutorial adds to the drums and it will probably help your drum kit. All you need is 4-6 nickels and some tape. This will not void your warranty. This is more of a Mod than a repair, but it basically fixes randomly missed notes when you swear you hit it exactly right. Make sure the coins are completely fastened down. Rock Band is the interactive game that allows you to use to play along with music and songs using the controllers of drum kit, microphone and guitars.

How To: Successfully Prestige in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is the hottest game on the market right now, and there's no doubt it'll end up being the most unwrapped gaming gift come Christmas morning. The first-person shooter hopes to carry on the tradition of its many predecessors in bringing the most action-packed gaming modes, along with a high-replay value, to its legions of fans.