Sunday, April 25, 2010

How to Fix One Red Light on Xbox 360: 360 Red Light Fix Guide

by Shane McGriever

If your Xbox 360 is flashing one red light around the power ring, you have a common console error. This usually indicates a hardware failure, but can often be fixed with some simple steps at home.
Step 1: Disconnect and reconnect Xbox 360 cables
First of all, turn off your console. Unplug all controllers, memory cards, and accessories.
Also remove power and video cables. Make sure your power supply is unplugged, and take out the short cord from the power brick.
Step 2: Plug everything back in
Once you get everything unplugged, wait a few minutes, then reconnect all your cables. Then, turn the console back on and see if the problem is fixed.
If it is not, you may need to remove your Xbox 360 hard drive.
Should you need to remove the hard drive, it is wise to consult an Xbox 360 repair guide. You will need to open the console and manually remove it. After that, you might have to send it to Microsoft for repairs if your console is still under warranty.
If not, you may be able to repair your Xbox 360 yourself. It is not too difficult to diagnose and fix most errors. The worst errors are usually caused by hardware problems, such as the one red light on Xbox 360 error.
In these cases, you'll sometimes have to replace specific components, but sometimes you may be able to just open your console, tweak a few things, and then have a working Xbox again.

Want to learn more?
Learn more at Xbox 360 repair guide

Monday, April 19, 2010

How to soft mod a wii

It is not too hard to learn how to softmod a Wii, but it's important to keep in mind that it takes a little preparation. For starters, you will need:

1. An SD card for Wii
2. Wii softmod program

Once you have the required equipment to softmod your Wii, simply download the softmod, upload it to your SD card, and then put the SD card in your Wii slot.

It will install on its own and you will be ready to unlock your Wii in 30 minutes or less.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2 Rings Xbox 360: Have your 3 red lights of death turned to 2?

One of the most common issues faced by Xbox 360 owners is the three red lights of death.  In fact, we get so frustrated by this common problem and worried about those dreaded THREE lights that we often overlook another issue: the 2 rings xbox 360 problem.  The cause of this is usually overheating.

Fortunately there is a simple fix for this that will work in most cases.

  1. Turn off your xbox 360. 
  2. Move your console to an open area away from other electronic devices. 
  3. Let the console cool off - place it by an open window or fan. 
  4. Wait one hour before turning the console back on.
  5. After the hour is up, plug your xbox 360 back in and see if the 2 red lights are gone. 
Did this fix your problem?  

If it did, yay!  If not, here is more info about the xbox 360 2 rings problem. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

RAF Leveling guide

RAF Leveling guide for ultimate WoW leveling benefits

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

How to Burn Xbox 360 Games Onto Dvd Discs

Here is a simple instructional guide on how to burn Xbox 360 games - either ones you already own or ones you have downloaded - onto dvd discs.  You need a few things before you start:

1. Blank DVDs
2. A DVD Writer program
3. A fast computer
4. Game Copy Wizard or other software that lets you copy and burn games

Once you've got these things, you're ready to go.  Make sure you have all your tools assembled and it helps to have your PC and your Xbox 360 in the same room so you can get quickly from one to the other.

How to Burn Xbox 360 games onto dvd discs:
1. Find the game you want to copy, insert into your DVD writer drive on your laptop or desktop pc
2. Boot up Game Copy Wizard - it will then analyze and prepare the game
3. Select option to create backup copy of game and save it to your PC's hard drive
4. It will then backup the game; remove the original game disc and insert empty dvd
5. Choose the option to copy backup files to your dvd writer
6. Select option to burn to blank dvd

As you can see, this is very easy and works not only for games you already own, but also for games you download for Xbox 360 from reputable sites.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Linux on the PS3

As someone who's always curious about ways to run alternative operating systems on consoles, I recently started looking into how to install Linux on the PS3.  However, I'm also lazy and usually prefer to take the easy way out when it comes to these things.  So I did a little research for a program that would essentially do all the work for me - and I found Linux for PS3.

This program is a downloadable ebook that walks you through each step of Linux installation for a PS3.  You will need a few things: a USB keyboard and mouse, blank DVD, and blank CD being among them.  And of course a PS3.

The guide basically takes you through each step of Linux installation, from the initial formatting process to the actual download and setup of the OS.  The instructions are clear and easy to follow; it took me about 2 hours to get Linux up and running from this setup.  The book tells you exactly what software to download and how to get it working on your PS3 - that's where needing a blank DVD comes in.

Now, once you get Linux up and running, you can essentially use your PS3 as a computer.  One thing to note is that you should back up your saved games and files on the PS3 before you actually install the OS, though, otherwise they will all get erased.

Bottom line:

  • This book walks you through each step of Linux for PS3 installation
  • Worth the $30 fee if you have a "time is money" attitude 
  • Also good if you have no experience installing operating systems on consoles
  • Tells you what software to download and how to back up your PS3
  • 60 day money back guarantee if you are not happy with it
  • Will not void your warranty

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

E4WII: Everything 4 Wii Game Downloads

In the last review, we looked at the E4XBOX 360 download site, which features downloadable Xbox 360 games. While that site is great for downloading Xbox games, what do we do for instant Wii game downloads?

Well, there's Unlimited Wii Downloads. I like this site, but I recently came upon one I like even more: E4Wii. E4Wii offers the biggest selection of downloadable Wii games that I've ever seen, because they tap into 9 different download sources.

Their downloads are all safe, tested, and contain no viruses or adware.

On top of that, E4Wii also includes a 40 minute video which shows you step by step how to set up your console for downloaded games. You will need to configure it for the homebrew channel software, but as you get instant access to this when you sign up, you can get started immediately.

Now, one word of caution: In order to download games to your Wii, you will need to be prepared to do some work. You won't need to buy a modchip, but you will have to configure it for homebrew games as mentioned above. This means that whatever download site you go with, you'll still have to do the initial work of getting your console set up for game downloads. It doesn't take long at all with E4Wii's service, which I like even better than BreWii and others.

So the bottom line:  Try out E4Wii if you want a fast and easy download service for Wii games that offers the most recent games available.  They have fantastic customer support that's on the ball and replies within 24 hours to all queries.  I tested them out and they got back to me about an hour after I emailed them.

Visit E4Wii's website to learn more about them