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NXE Dashboard: Avatar tricks and expressions

The following actions can be done while in "Avatar Customize" screen.

  • Press LB: Have Avatar do a random expression: depressed, apologetic, surprised, laughing, or angry.
  • Press RB: Open Avatar's mouth.
  • Hold LT or RT: Spin Avatar making it lose its balance.
  • Move Right Analog-stick: Rotate Avatar's head.
  • Move Right Analog-stick Left, Right, Left, Right: Make Avatar angry.
  • Move Right Analog-stick Up, Down, Up, Down: Make Avatar happy.
  • Rotate Right Analog-stick in a circle: Make Avatar dizzy.
  • Click Right Analog-stick: Make Avatar burp.
  • Click and hold Right Analog-stick, then move Right Analog-stick: Make Avatar burp continuously in various pitches.
  • Hold Right Analog-stick Left then move Right: Make Avatar enthusiastically spin to the right.
  • Hold Right Thumbstick Right then move Left: Make Avatar enthusiastically spin to the left.

The following action can be done in the "My Features" area or anywhere the Avatar head is zoomed in on.

  • Move Right Analog-stick Up then Down: Make Avatar hit its head on the screen, making it dizzy.

The following actions can be done while in Xbox 360 Dashboard.

  • Move Right Analog-stick: Rotate Avatar's head.
  • Move Right Analog-stick Left, Right, Left, Right: Make Avatar angry.
  • Move Right Analog-stick Up, Down, Up, Down: Make Avatar happy.
  • Rotate Right Analog-stick in a circle: Make Avatar dizzy.
  • Click Right Analog-stick: Make Avatar smile and wave.

NXE Dashboard: Unlocking more hair colors

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Go into the Avatar editor. Select "Features" then wait a minute until the "Hair" square spins. Select the "Hair" square and your hair will turn pink. Select a hair style then you can choose colors such as red, pink, blue and green as well as the normal colors. Note: Once the extra colors are unlocked they will remain accessible without repeating the code.

Custom background using a PSP

Note: Your PSP must have photos on it. Plug your PSP into the USB ports on the bottom of the system. On the PSP, choose the "USB Connection" option. On the Xbox 360, go to the "Media" slide and choose "Pictures". Then, choose the "Portable" option. Go into the PSP file and the photos file. Any photos on your PSP should appear here. When you find the picture you would like to be your background, press X. If done correctly, the background on every slide should appear to have the picture on it.

Clear hard drive cache

  • Turn on the Xbox 360 while holding A to remove old cache files from the hard drive. Note: Your saved games an media will be intact, however downloaded game updates will be deleted. They can be restored by playing the game again while Xbox Live enabled.
  • Alternately if your system had the Spring 2006 patch installed, enter the "System" menu. Select the "Memory" option. Highlight the hard drive, then press Y. The Device Options screen for the hard drive will appear, with "Rename" and "Format" options. Press X(2), LB(2), X(2) to clear the cache.
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  • To delete system updates, go to "Settings", then "System", and "Memory". Highlight the hard drive and press LB, RB, X, LB, RB, X. A confirmation prompt will appear. Select "Yes" to remove the system updates.

Hard drive maintenance

Go to the "System" tab, then "Memory". Press Y for device options, then press either LB, RB, X(2), LB(2), X(2) or X(2), LB, RB, X(2), LB, RB. You will get a message stating that the system is performing maintenance.

Go to the Xbox 360 Dashboard with no game inserted. Scroll all the way over to "System" and select "Memory". When in the "Memory" screen, press Y and it will open the screen. Press X(2), LB, RB, X(2). You will get a confirmation screen asking if you would like to have maintenance done on your hard drive. Press A to confirm your choice. This will not erase anything on your hard drive.

Use background from PC

If you have a Media Center PC, connect it to the Xbox 360. Then, go to the picture files on the computer using the Xbox 360. Any picture can be used as a background by pressing X.

Original Xbox game controls

When playing an original Xbox game, press LB instead of White and RB instead of Black.

Control Media Center PC applications

The Xbox 360 media center remote can be use to control Media Center PCs. While someone has an application such as Word, Notepad, or Explorer open, press Up, Down, Left, or Right on the remote. Whatever they are doing will either scroll or move in that direction.

Music in Xbox games

In backwards compatible games, music can be played. Before playing the game, while still on the Dashboard, go to "Music". Select the music you want to play and put it on shuffle or continuous play. Then, load the Xbox game. Even though the guide cannot be opened, your favorite music still plays. This works best with an iPod.

Save game corruption

Use the following steps to prevent your games and hard drive from becoming corrupted. Go into the Xbox 360 Dashboard and scroll all the way towards "System". Once there, go to "Memory". Select your hard drive or memory card, then select "Games". Go to the game that may be giving you trouble. Scroll through the game's saved data. If you see a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark inside it along with the word "Corrupted", select it. Once it comes up, select "Delete". You will be prompted "Are you sure you want to delete this file?". Press A to confirm and this should fix any problems you may have had with that game, and will also keep data for other games from becoming corrupted.

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