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[DIY] Kinect AC Power Adapter / Connector for the Old Xbox 360

[DIY] Kinect AC Power Adapter / Connector for the Old Xbox 360

I bought a Kinect recently (got it shipped from the US) to find out that, it needed an AC adapter for my Original Xbox 360. The original one costs $49 but the problem is, we don’t get it here in India :(. Well, I could make my own in under Rs. 20 (50 cents). All you need is: Soldering Iron, soldering flux and the lead wire Hot glue gun Shielded USB Cable (I got mine from a mobile transfer cable) 12V [...]
[DIY] Homemade Xbox 360 VGA Cable using the standard SD AV or HD component cable

[DIY] Homemade Xbox 360 VGA Cable using the standard SD AV or HD component cable

Microsoft has a strategy to sell their Xbox 360 consoles at throwaway prices and make it up by selling overpriced accessories. I wanted to get a VGA Cable by which I could could connect my Xbox 360 to my monitor (Fights over the TV is quite normal in my place). I looked at the price tag of the Official VGA cable ($40!). At the end of of the its just a cable and it doesn’t deserve $40. So, I got myself [...]
1 month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription Giveaway

1 month Xbox LIVE Gold subscription Giveaway

Xbox LIVE – A place where gamers like us can meet. I have seen that many of my readers are Xbox 360 fans. What better giveaway than a free Xbox LIVE subscription. I have some one month trial accounts to giveaway. I don’t believe in frying your brains with long procedures. I’ve made it as simple as possible. So, to enter the contest just type in your name and email address and click on send. [...]
Pot Tweak for Xbox 360 Lite-on Drive

Pot Tweak for Xbox 360 Lite-on Drive

I had this Liteon DVD Drive that wouldn’t read disks, no matter what. ‘Disc Unreadable’ or ‘Open Tray’ or ‘Dirty disc’ is all that I could see. These errors mean, it could be a bad write or a bad DVD drive. I have made a check list that would take you out of this dilemma. If it isn’t the DVDs, then you can try a pot tweak. By doing this, you actually give the DVD Drive’s [...]
New Xbox LIVE Update Preview Experience

New Xbox LIVE Update Preview Experience

I just got my hands on the Xbox LIVE update with Facebook, Twitter, last.fm, Zune apps. This is a decent update, but not a ground breaker. It still has some bugs which, I am sure that, it will be taken care of in the Final Update.Here is a quick review. Only Gold members can enjoy this update. last.fm & Zune only for US & Canada regions. Unauthorized HDD will not work. Chatpad / Keyboard [...]
Facebook, Twitter on Xbox 360 – Be the first to experience it

Facebook, Twitter on Xbox 360 – Be the first to experience it

    Today, I was just browsing through Xbox LIVE for some arcade games and eye caught up on an Xbox LIVE update which will offer Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm, Zune and much more. This is most awaited update this fall. All you have to do is complete a survey for the Xbox LIVE Update program and wait. Note: Just completing the survey does not automatically get you access to the Preview Program. [...]
Use a USB Keyboard as an Xbox 360 Chatpad / Messenger Kit – How to

Use a USB Keyboard as an Xbox 360 Chatpad / Messenger Kit – How to

This is a very simple trick, but not many people know about this. This can save you $30!! Also typing on those small pad can sometimes be weary. What you need? 1) Xbox 360 (duh!) 2) USB keyboard, wired or wireless, doesn’t really matter How it works? I know that Meekrosoft is a money hungry sucker, but surprisingly, they let us use a USB keyboard off the game. Note: USB keyboards still can’t be [...]
[How to] Connect headphones to your Xbox 360 VGA cable

[How to] Connect headphones to your Xbox 360 VGA cable

If you have a VGA cable, connecting your headphones can be tricky. If you don’t, you can Make a VGA cable for the Xbox 360,  yourself The signal from Xbox 360 is very weak. We need to amplify it. I will be showing ways to amplify the signals. Ways you can do it: 1) This is the easiest method. If you have a decent speaker just connect the RC cables to the line-in port of the speaker. Then, connect [...]
Complete guide : How to Fix RRoD on your Xbox 360

Complete guide : How to Fix RRoD on your Xbox 360

First of all I would like to thank all the people involved on Xbox-scene, Llamma and other forums who have made this repair possible. Disclaimer: Do not use this method if you have the warranty. Use this method as your last resort. What is RRoD? Basically, RRoD (Red Ring of Death) is a name given to Microsoft’s 3 Red light error and is a caused by cheap manufacturing. How do you find out the reason [...]
Fix 0001, 0002 errors on your Xbox 360

Fix 0001, 0002 errors on your Xbox 360

First of all I thank Xbox-scene and Xbox-experts to make this possible. Possible Defective parts: 1) Power brick/supply 2) Motherboard 3) Mosfets Finding the defective part: Common sense… Use the power brick with any other working Xbox 360 (Just to check, borrow it from your friend) 1) If it doesn’t work – Your Power brick is faulty 2) If its does – Your 360 is faulty. You can also check your [...]
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