20 Most Recent Microsoft Xbox 360 Halo 3 Special Edition Console Questions & Answers

It needs a new drive chassis, you will have broken the little plastic tabs that hold the tray level and straight! you can replace the drive but the new drive will need either the old logic board off the broken drive fitted to the new drive or the dvd key dumped off the old drive and flashed to the new one to make it work.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 24, 2012

I had this problem as well but it wouldn't work at all when i got it however i discovered you have to use the regular controller with the mic. just plug in the mic and turn on the reg controller and whaa laa it works. i was on my way to the store to return it and stumbled accross this accidentally but it works i didn't have to return it at all hope that helps. as for the quiting all at once when it was working i have no idea how to fix that

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jan 15, 2012

Unfortunately, replacing your disk drive is not something that a normal user can do. You will need to call Microsoft support at (800) 469-9269 and see if they can fix it for you.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on May 01, 2011

Hi there carl kalland

What to do when your xbox Has problems with flashing lights RROD/red rings of death.

You will need some simple repairs done on your XBOX as the GPU chip (Graphics) or the CPU chip (brain) or even both have lost connection to the motherboard Due to overheating.

Option 1

You can send this off to Microsoft if your still in warranty because it is included in there free fixes so they will do the collecting for you, fix it and return the Xbox to you, all for free, but it will take 4-6 weeks.

Option 2

If you are out of warranty its the same process as above but its $150 in cost

Option 3

What I recommend is a XBOX REPAIR GUIDE that will show you the simple steps yourself, you will be up and running again in less than an hour and the cost is far less than option 2 & 3

Good Luck

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Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 25, 2011

take the hard drive on the top off, blow in it, make sure that there isn't dust build up and then put it back on, check your disk also and make sure it isn't scratched, also ensure your harddrive isn't filled up, ensure there is memory left so your system isn't overloaded.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 24, 2011

You need to look up the procedure for REFLOWING your machine. I fix PS3's this way and XBOX systems also work after this process. Hope this helps...

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Mar 10, 2011

This is caused when the unit overheats causing colder on the board to actually melt and bridge or connect. Once this happens it causes a short in the board giving you the error you have no. Contact Microsoft to see if your unit is still under warranty.

If your unit is not under warranty, then go to www.wiredextreme.com. We are a video game console repair company and we can get you back up and running again. All of our repairs come with a 90 day warranty that covers everything on the console, not just what we repaired. If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to email us at [email protected] or call toll free at 888-389-3038.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Feb 10, 2011


I will provide a step by step process on how to open up or disassemble the xbox 360, the steps takes You all the way to the lens. Pleas get these instruments(Bath towel, Flat-edged screwdriver, #15 Torx screwdriver, Phillips jeweler's screwdriver, Tweezers, White glove, Compressed air) then follow the steps below:
  1. Unplug the Xbox 360's power cord and remove any cables, game controllers and USB flash drives connected to it. Place a bath towel on a table. Place the console vertically on the towel with the faceplate facing up.
  2. Grip the left top side of the faceplate and the bottom right side. Pull the left side of the faceplate to the left and the bottom right side up to remove it from the console.
  3. Rotate the console so that the vent-like holes are on either side. Insert the tip of a flat-edged screwdriver into each of the holes and lift up to release the inner clips.
  4. Place the console face down on the towel. Raise the shelf on the bottom to reveal the screws beneath it. Remove these screws with the Torx screwdriver. Return the console to an upright, horizontal position on the towel. Grip the sides of the console and pull the outer case off.
  5. Remove the screws at the back panel with the Torx screwdriver. Pull the back panel off the console. Pull the plastic inserts on either side of the console off. Remove the screws from the metal shield on the top of the console with the Torx screwdriver. Pull the metal shield off.
  6. Locate the DVD drive that is on the console. The DVD drive is a rectangular metal box with a warning sticker on the top. Remove the screws from around the drive with a Phillips jeweler's screwdriver. Lift the drive up and pull the two cables out of its back.
  7. Place the DVD drive on the towel face down. Remove the screws from the sides of the drive with the Phillips jeweler's screwdriver. Slide the case off the drive.
  8. Turn the drive over. Locate the lens assembly at the center of the drive. Remove the screws from the clip placed on the drive that is next to the spindle at the center of the lens assembly with the Phillips jeweler's screwdriver.
  9. Remove the clip. Grip the lens that is under the clip with a tweezers. Remove the lens from the lens assembly and dispose of it in the trash.
  10. Put on a white glove. Pick up an edge of the replacement lens with the hand that is wearing the white glove. Place the lens in the depression that was formerly occupied by the original lens. Rotate the lens to seat it in the depression. Place the clip back on and reattach the screws. Blow off the lens and laser assembly with a burst of compressed air.
  11. Place the back panel on, reattach the screws and return the plastic inserts to their original positions on the console. Place the outer case back on. Turn the console over and reattach the screws to the bottom. Return the console to its original location, reattach the cables, game controllers and USB flash drives to their original positions. Plug the power cord back into a wall outlet.
Hope this helped. Thank You for using FixYa!!!

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Feb 08, 2011

...HDD has red ring? No, you cannot replace it with ANY hard drive, it needs to be a microsoft xbox 360 hard drive

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jan 13, 2011

call microsoft again :)

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 28, 2010

You might have to have the video card changed to support a video out port. You can do it yourself if you know how, otherwise take it to the shop. You might want to do some further research because I'm not 100% sure but it's just a hunch, good luck!

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 22, 2010

Hi, what do you mean by 2 stripped screws do you mean the pins the x clamps fit onto or have you removed the xclamps and used normal m5 machine screws,
if its the xclamp pins then use pliers or mole grips
if its the m5 machine screws then you have 2 options either get a decent set of mole grips and lock these onto the head of the screw and these should then get it undone or you will have to drill them out using a tap and die set.

let me know what screws are threaded, mole grips should do it as these clamp on

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Dec 05, 2010

ok i had same problem,,,go to xbox live site online on ur computer first,,sign up for it then,,go to it on xbox,,,,thats how i had 2 do it,,

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Nov 03, 2010

buy another one

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Oct 14, 2010

If this happens on all games you play then yes it is a hardware issue, probably the system overheating. In that case it is probably still under warranty and you just need to call Microsoft at 1-800-4-My-Xbox and they will replace or repair your system for you for free.

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Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Oct 12, 2010

Have you heard of game crazy? In Texas at hollywood video there is usually a game crazy nearby. If you are a MVP member they will remove all the scratches on any game you bring in.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jun 25, 2010

right above the disk cartrage theres a little button it looks like part of the disk drive but its not.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jun 20, 2010

gettig E74 on the screen? You will need to reflow the graphic chip. Not an easy task.

Microsoft Xbox... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010

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