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XBOX 360 Screen Resolution Reset

Due to the fact I change the TV I use my XBOX 360 on sometimes, I find I connect the console and its output is set higher or to an incompatable resolution that my TV can display. If this has happend to you you need to reset the resolution to default, here's how you do it without needing to see the dashboard:

  1. Remove any discs from the disc tray.
  2. Turn the console off.
  3. Using the player 1 controller turn the console on using the big X guide button.
  4. As the console starts, press and hold the Y button and pull the right trigger at the same time. This causes the Xbox Dashboard to reset the display settings to the default settings and then automatically restarts the console.
Job done!

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