Category: Xbox 360

This tutorial is written for those of you out there who are diehard Xbox 360 fans, but cannot play all of the games you love because your parents or your older brother has put a “Parental Control” code on your console. Very inconvenient right? Wrong. Read below to find out how you can reset this password in just seconds, using nothing but your Xbox 360 controller.

The first thing you must do is go to the “Settings” page on your Xbox 360 console.


Once you have opened the Xbox 360 console’s “Settings” menu, you must select the “Parental Controls” option. Once you have selected the “Parental Controls” option, you must then access the “Pass code Screen”.


Now that you are at the “Pass code Screen” you must press (relatively hard) for a brief period of time (~500ms) and then promptly release the buttons on the Xbox 360 controller, just as you would enter a cheat code into a game such as; “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas,” in the combination shown below:

X + Y + L + X


There is a certain trick to entering this code time perfectly, but once you get it the Xbox 360 console will reset the “Parental Controls” pass code back to the default code (the code that was originally on your console at the time you bought it).


Note: Like every console trick, it is not guaranteed to work on your specific console, due to model variations. Also, this is just one of the combinations that supposedly works. Although, if it does not work for you then stay on the same screen and enter as many random combinations of buttons on the controller as you possibly can, you are bound to break it eventually. Good luck.


Now, assuming that the above method has worked for you and your console, enjoy your hard earned playtime on all your favourite games.

It’s done, all you have left to do now is enjoy your games. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 password resetting knowledge.


This tutorial is aimed at all Xbox 360 users who would like to choose a unique name for their Xbox 360 console to show off to their friends. Read below to find out how you can use an Easter Egg to allow you one opportunity to permanently change the name of your Xbox 360 console.

This tutorial requires that you can get your hands on a copy of the Xbox 360 game “Dead Or Alive 3” for long enough to complete a task.


In case you do not understand what I mean exactly, by the term “How to change the name of your Xbox 360 console”, I will explain it to you. The term refers to the name of your Xbox 360 console shown online (not your Live ID but your name). This “name” will appear as your console name in games such as Halo. By changing this from the default serial-like name, you will stand out from the crowd and have a great bragging right over your buddies!


Now, I will continue my tutorial assuming you have acquired a copy of the game “Dead Or Alive 3”. The first thing you must do is power on your console and insert the “Dead Or Alive 3” game disc into the console.


Once you have inserted the disc, boot up the game. If you are new to this game, then it is recommended that you read a separate walkthrough, off a game site for instance. Once you have booted up the game, you must play “challenge mode” until you have completed the entire “challenge mode”.


When you complete “challenge” mode, you will be prompted to enter a name. Once you enter the desired name, the name of your Xbox 360 console will now be named according to what you entered in the “Record” box.


So, once you have entered the desired name into the box you are prompted with at the end of “challenge” mode and hit accept, your Xbox 360 console will now bee seen in games like Halo as the new name you have given your console.


If you would like to view your console’s new name then load up Halo and enter the “Multiplayer” mode. Once you have entered the “Multiplayer” mode, you must select “Split Screen” and then the appropriate “Profile” and “Location” settings. After you have selected the appropriate options, you will be presented with a screen saying “Waiting for more players”, just as you usually would. Now you will notice that there is a picture of your Xbox 360 console above your profile name, above the picture of your console will be a word. This word will be used from now on, every time your Xbox 360 console goes online.


Note: This may not always work, it depends entirely on the model of your console as well as many other factors. So if it does not work for you don’t worry, you are just unlucky. Good Luck.

That’s it! You now have something to brad to your buddies about and to show off the next time you play online with certain games Enjoy your newfound Xbox modification knowledge.

This tutorial will explain to any Xbox 360 user how they can play not only CD-R audio CDs but also CD-RW audio CDs on their console. Read below to find out how you can allow your stock standard Xbox 360 console to play virtually any type of audio CD.

This is a very easy way to save on buying a CD that you already own but are unable to play on your Xbox 360, due to it being damaged, etc. In this simple process you will be able to backup your original CD to any type of CD and play it back in the media player on your Xbox 360 console.


Note: Only make a backup copy of media that you own an original, purchased copy of. Otherwise, you may be breaking the law in your state or jurisdiction.


The first thing you must do is open “Windows Media Player”, which can be done by holding the “Windows” key and tapping the “R” key to open the “Run” dialogue and then typing into the “Run” dialogue the text below:



Once you have entered the text above into the “Run” dialogue, you must click the “OK” button or hit the “Enter” key. This will open the “Windows Media Player”.


Now that you have opened the “Windows Media Player”, you can click the “Burn” tab at the top of the window and then drag your favourite music files from the list of songs on the left to the pane on the right. Once you have dragged all of your favourite songs into the right pane be sure to check that it will all fit on one CD (maximum of 80 minutes of songs).


Once you are sure that all of your music in the right pane adds up to less than 80 minutes, you must click the “Start Burn” at the bottom of the right pane. This will begin the disc burning process.


Note: If you are prompted at any point to choose either a “Live” or a “Mastered” CD type, be sure to select “Mastered” as it will enable you to play it on your Xbox 360 console.


Once the burning process has completed your disc will eject. Take your disc from the drive and insert it into your Xbox 360 console. If necessary, restart the Xbox 360 console.


You will now have a playable audio CD that will work in a stock standard Xbox 360 console.

Well done, you have now saved yourself from having to re-buy the CD that you have already purchased. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 audio CD backup knowledge.

This tutorial is aimed at Xbox 360 users who would love to see something “out of the ordinary”. Read below to find out how you can “Hear The Voices” on your Xbox 360 dashboard.

The first thing you must do is power on your Xbox 360 console.


Once you have powered on your Xbox 360 console you must allow it to boot to the dashboard. Once it has booted to the dashboard, leave the Xbox 360 console alone and come back in a few minutes.


Assuming you have waited long enough and the trigger requirements are met, you will begin to hear “The Voices”, which can be various voices speaking, one of these voices is an electronic voice.

This guide is written to show all Xbox 360 gamers that there are many readily available modifications for their consoles. This simple tutorial will show you where to go to get what you need for your serious gaming machine. Read below to find out how you can get your custom Xbox 360 mods.

The first thing you will need to be sure of is that you have a web browser. If you do not have a web browser or are not sure what a web browser is then visit the link below to download and install a web browser, prior to commencing with this tutorial.


After visiting the above link, downloading and installing your web browser you may proceed to the site linked below:


The site linked above will supply you with ready-made modifications for your Xbox 360 controller to bring it out of its boring, stock design and into a design like no other! Below are some pictures of the modifications that they supply for your Xbox 360 controller:


The Dominator Grip Sets – In Red & Green



The Speed Freak & FPS Freak Controller Mod



The above products can be found, with their corresponding prices by following the link below:


Or perhaps you would like to get a completely custom controller? If so you should follow the link below to my tutorial on “How to get your own 100% custom Xbox 360 controller”:

Perhaps one of the above designs has interested you? Maybe it is time to head to the ControllerChaos website and see what else they have for you. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 controller knowledge.

This guide is written keeping in mind the many gamers, who prefer the Xbox 360 console. This guide will show you how you can get your own 100% customized Xbox 360 controller to show off to your friends! Read below to find out how easily you can acquire your own unique controller.

The first thing you will need to do is make sure that you have an active web browser. If you do not have a web browser or do not know what a web browser is then you can head to the link below to download and install your web browser.


Once you have acquired a web browser program for your computer, you will need to go to the link below:


The above link is a catalogue supplying the worldwide population with rapid-fire, lighted and custom controllers for your beloved Xbox 360! Head to the link above to find the Xbox 360 controller you have been waiting for!


The images below are just a few of the vast assortment of innovative controllers made by this exquisite company:


Limited Edition (Get in quick!)


Or perhaps you would prefer a transparent option? Well below are some of their transparent selections:


Transparent Editions



Prices for each of the controllers above can be found on each controller’s individual product page, which can easily be found by following the link below:


Perhaps you would like even further modifications to your new Xbox 360 controller? If so then the link below, to my tutorial “How to get custom mods for your Xbox 360 controller” will help you do so:

Their prices are very reasonable, also their product is very unique. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 controller knowledge.

This guide is for an Xbox 360 player who is a common traveler and enjoys bringing his console with him and connecting it to different types of displays. Now, after getting home from your friend’s house, you realize that your Xbox is now putting out a flickering signal or perhaps no signal at all! What do you do? You reset your video connection. This process takes less than 20 seconds and will indefinitely save you hours of frustration. Read below to find out how easy it is to reset your Xbox 360’s video settings.

The first thing you are going to have to do is remove any discs from the disc tray and power off your Xbox 360 and find an Xbox 360 controller, which you are about to use to reset the video settings.


Once you have powered off your Xbox 360 console and have acquired a suitable controller, it is time to reset those pesky settings. To reset your settings you need to follow the steps below in the order below:


1) Boot the Xbox 360 with your Xbox 360 controller

2) Hold down the “Y” button on the Xbox 360 controller

3) As soon as you begin holding down the “Y” button, hold down the “Right-Trigger”


Once you have performed the key presses above and held down the required buttons until the Xbox 360 boots, you will have the default video settings back, just like they used to be. This is sure to have saved you a lot of time wondering why your picture refuses to display regardless of the fact that everything is set up just as it always has been.


Now that you have reset your video settings and your Xbox is displaying a good picture, perhaps you would like to have the full high definition experience, without buying the custom HDMI cable for Xbox 360; instead by using a standard HDMI cable. To find out how to have the full experience at a fraction of the price, view my guide linked below:

Be sure to load up my guide next time your picture will not display on your television. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 display knowledge.

This guide shows you exactly how you can bypass Microsoft’s trick, of which they force you to buy a “special” HDMI cable designed for the newer versions of the Xbox 360 that allows you to receive high definition sound as well as video. To find out how you can get around this little trick and spend $40 less on high definition audio and video by buying a regular HDMI cable and using it in a secretive way that Microsoft didn’t want you to know about. Read below to find out how you you can use this great feature with less than 5 minutes of work.

The first thing you are going to have to do is gather the following things:

  • A standard Xbox 360 HDMI cable (without the “premium” audio adapter)
  • A flathead screwdriver
  • A standard HDMI cable

Once you have gathered the three items listed above you need to use your screwdriver to pry open the small black box on the standard Xbox 360 HDMI cable. Once the box has been pried open you can attach your normal (of the shelf) HDMI cable within the black box.


Once you have attached the standard HDMI cable (which will include high definition surround sound output by default) you can then attach the end of the newly connected HDMI cable to your high definition television or monitor.


Now that your new HDMI cable is connected you can save yourself a bundle of cash on purchasing a custom audio adapter for the Xbox 360 and experience just the same amount of clear, responsive gameplay.


Now it is time to test your new setup by booting up your new high-def machine. Be sure to get your friends around to see this one, they will be begging you to set it up for them to, who knows, they might even pay you to help them with it. Good luck.


Maybe your video is not displaying correctly or perhaps not at all? If that is the case try resetting your video settings. To find out how to reset the video settings on your Xbox 360 follow my guide linked below:

Make sure that when you are attaching the cable no wires are touching, except the ones that should be of course and also that at the time of rigging up the cable your Xbox 360 is powered off. Enjoy your newfound Xbox 360 HDMI knowledge.

This guide is written keeping in mind the Xbox players out there who find that paying copious amount of money on top of buying your console just to connect wirelessly to your network. Microsoft does like their price overkills though, such is displayed in the price of their console of which seems amplified by the fact that they charge you extra just to play online! Read below to find out how you can get online wirelessly on your Xbox 360 without letting Microsoft con you out of your hard earned money.

Before I commence my guide I would like to suggest a guide of mine that shows you how to play on Xbox live without paying a cent. This will surely prove to Microsoft that they can only charge us once for the use of their console. The link to the guide is below:


Also, you may be interested in a guide on how to backup your Xbox 360 games using Windows. If you would like to learn how to do so then visit the link below:


The first thing you will need to do is gather the items from the list below:

    • A Windows laptop with Wi-Fi capabilities
    • An Ethernet cable
    • An internet connection
    • A router (or modem router, or another LAN connection point)
    • An Xbox 360

Once you have collected all of the ingredients from the list above you can then proceed to the next step. The next step is to go to your Wi-Fi capable laptop running windows XP or later and head to the control panel (Start – Control Panel).


When the control panel opens you need to go to “Network Connections” (in Windows XP) or go to “Network & Sharing Centre” (in Windows Vista). Highlight both the “Local Area Connection” and the “Wireless Connection” simultaneously and then right-click one of the highlighted connections and select “Bridge Connections”. Doing this will create a link between your wireless and wired connections, allowing your Xbox 360 to connect through your PC via an Ethernet cable and use your laptop as a Wi-Fi adapter.


Once you have bridged your network connections on your computer, you then need to connect one end of a standard Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your Xbox 360 and then connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port of your laptop.


Once you have done this you need to power off your Xbox 360 and the LAN device (router or hub/switch) for 20 seconds. Once 20 seconds have passed you need to turn on the Xbox 360 and the LAN device (router or hub/switch) being sure to keep your laptop powered on with an active wireless connection to the LAN.


You now have a laptop posing as an Xbox 360 Wi-Fi adapter, not only are you now able to play online without the need of lengthy cables commandeering your house’s floor as well as use the laptop for any daily purposes that you normally would, as this type of connection to your Xbox 360 will in no way impact the ability to use your laptop offline and online. This is especially good if you have a few laptops in your house and you have a few of your mates over and decide you all would like to play online sharing an internet connection, although other members of the household do not enjoy tripping over unsightly Ethernet cable laying throughout the house.


Now that you have your new free Wi-Fi connection for your Xbox 360, why not find out how to get a premium Xbox live account for free? To find out how visit the link to my guide below:


Or maybe you would prefer to play online without an Xbox live account at all? If so check out this guide below:

Be sure to tell your friends about this guide, it will save them a fortune in Wi-Fi adapters, while still allowing you to enjoy the online playtime that you have so righteously earned in buying Microsoft’s product. Enjoy your newfound Xbox connectivity knowledge.

This guide is aimed at Xbox live users who find it ridiculous to have to be restricted to playing online using only the default multiplayer server, in this case Xbox Live. Read below to find out how you can play online without even needing an Xbox live account.

The first thing that you are going to have to do is gather the following items from the list below:

  • An Xbox 360
  • An internet connection
  • A router or LAN connection
  • A spare Ethernet cable (for your Xbox 360)
  • A computer running Linux, Mac OS or Windows 2000, XP or Vista

Once you have gathered the items above you can then proceed to downloading the free program that helps make this possible by using the link below:


When you visit the link above you will need to scan the top of the webpage to find the “Downloads” link and then click it. Doing this will bring you to a page, of which you can select the operating system you are using and then download the appropriate software for your computer system. Once you download your system-specific software you must install it on any computer system that is on the same LAN as the Xbox 360.


Once you have installed your “Xlink” software onto a computer on the LAN network your Xbox 360 is sharing, you must perform the following checks to make sure everything is in order:

  • Your Xbox 360 is connected to your LAN (via a router port or hub/switch port).
  • Your PC is also connected to your LAN (via a router port or hub/switch port) in the same manner as your Xbox 360 is.
  • Your LAN is powered on (router or hub/switch is on).
  • Your computer is running the “Xlink” software and is powered on.
  • Your Xbox 360 is powered on and configured just as you would to connect to an Xbox live game.

If you have followed the guide correctly and all is in order it is time to test your new setup. To test your setup insert a game disc compatible with Xbox live play and then enter multiplayer just as you would to play a LAN game. The trick is that the software you have just installed onto your computer is making the Xbox 360 see the internet as if it is your LAN, although all players around the world connected in a similar way will be able to play with you; as if the internet is connected to your LAN in your living room!


While you are in the mood for Xbox, perhaps you would like to backup your beloved Xbox 360 games. To do so the link below will show you just how to do that in a very simple process that should take you less than 15 minutes!


Perhaps your would like to play on Xbox live although you just don’t especially feel like paying for something that you believe should be free, if that is the case then follow the link below to view my guide on how to get a normal, unlimited account without paying a cent:

Have fun with your new free Xbox live connection, now you and the friends that you show this guide to will be able to play online in peace without the ridiculous expense of an Xbox live account. Enjoy your newfound Xbox live bypassing knowledge.

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