Xbox 360 red ring of death fix

March 4, 2010 by  
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The Xbox 360 is a truly amazing games console but it can suffer more than its fair share of hardware faults.  The Red Ring of Death (or RRoD as it is better known) is one of the most common.  We have seen a few reasons why this happens but there are plenty of guides out there which can help you determine the exact cause of the fault.

Xbox 360 motherboards and chips often need a bit of attention and it can be worth an hour of preventative maintenance to keep your console healthy, even if there is no error.

Xbox 360 repair guide

Many RROD repair guides now come with video and some even have access to a support area, so it's worth looking into.  We do have a favourite here which is the highly recommended 'James Dean Xbox 360 RROD fix'  It's not free but he does provide some video tutorials and the price is fair for what you get.  There is support available and a 60 day money back guarantee, worth asking the question if you're buying a fix rather than trawling the internet for information.  The worst help we've seen is the 'cover it with a towel until it overheats' trick.  Guaranteed to fry your console and maybe start a small electrical fire.....

For other fixes, here's a few currently available

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Taylor Swift in Band Hero game – behind the scenes

November 27, 2009 by  
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Yep, Taylor Swift has hit the big time now she's involved with Band Hero! Actually, she wasn't doing too bad before but this can only help boost her popularity.

If you're after a sneak preview of game footage then take a look at this:

For the full band hero setlist look no further:

Set List for Band Hero console:

-- 3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"
-- The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
-- The All American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
-- Alphabeat - "Fascination"
-- Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
-- Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
-- Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Steal My Kisses"
-- Big Country - "In a Big Country"
-- The Bravery - "Believe"
-- Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
-- Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me (live)"
-- Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry"
-- Corinne Bailey Rae - "Put Your Records On"
-- Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
-- Culture Club - "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"
-- Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
-- David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
-- Devo - "Whip It"
-- Don McLean - "American Pie"
-- Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
-- Duran Duran - "Rio"
-- Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
-- Everclear - "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)"
-- Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
-- Filter - "Take A Picture"
-- Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
-- The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
-- Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
-- Hinder - "Lips Of An Angel"
-- Jackson 5 - "ABC"
-- Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
-- Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
-- Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
-- Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
-- Katrina and The Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"
-- The Kooks - "Naive"
-- KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
-- The Last Goodnight - "Pictures Of You"
-- Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
-- Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
-- Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
-- Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get"
-- Nelly Furtado - "Turn Off The Light"
-- N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar"
-- No Doubt - "Just A Girl"
-- No Doubt - "Don't Speak"
-- OK Go - "A Million Ways"
-- Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
-- Parachute - "Back Again"
-- Pat Benatar - "Love Is A Battlefield"
-- Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
-- Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
-- The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
-- Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
-- Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
-- Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
-- Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
-- Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
-- Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
-- Taylor Swift - "Picture To Burn"
-- Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
-- Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
-- The Turtles - "Happy Together"
-- Village People - "YMCA"
-- Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"

Band Hero for Nintendo DS Lite, will contain the following:

Set list for Band Hero for Nintendo DS Lite:
-- The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
-- Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
-- Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
-- Blink-182 - "First Date"
-- Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
-- Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
-- Eagles of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
-- Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
-- Fall Out Boy - "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
-- Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
-- Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict A Riot"
-- The Killers - "Spaceman"
-- Kings of Leon - "Manhattan"
-- KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
-- Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
-- No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
-- Pink - "So What"
-- The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
-- The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
-- Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
-- Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
-- The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
-- The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb (live)"
-- Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
-- Sublime - "All You Need"
-- Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
-- Ugly Kid Joe - "Everything About You"
-- Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
-- The Vines - "Get Free"
-- Weezer - "Troublemaker"

Some pretty good stuff in there which seems cleverly chosen.  We'll report on how it plays soon.

Official setlist courtesy of Activision, makers of Band Hero

Site makeover

September 8, 2009 by  
Filed under General blog has just had a new makeover!  The site still has all the functionality you need - online shop, spares, advice, videos, news etc but faster, slicker and easier to navigate.

We hope you enjoy this update and thanks for your feedback and support.

Guitar Hero playing robot

August 10, 2009 by  
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Well sort of anyway.....

Nicknamed "DeepNote" this collection of transistors, relays and LEDs forms part of a clever little project to read the notes from the screen. Quite basic circuitry which shouldn't cost the earth means we can see this being used to form a type of Guitar Hero Robot Wars. Fancy building one?

'Nuff said, here's the vid:

Westone Spectrum DX

July 2, 2009 by  
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If you're like us then you not only play the plastic but also have a few real instruments hanging around the house too.

I personally use an 80's Westone Spectrum as my main axe which gives me Fender-like sound for a decent price. Now some purists might argue the toss over this but I'll just say that I've owned 7 Stratocasters in the last 10 years and they have all been blown away by the last Westone. Not that I don't like Fenders (hey I've had 7 - remember?) but the action and general playability of the Westone just suits me down to the ground.

Sound quality is bassy at first but tweak those DiMarzio Humbuckers and you can emulate a Strat for a fraction of the price.

I have owned quite a few 'vintage' Japanese guitars - Matsumoko (who made the Westone until the factory burnt down), Ibanez etc to name a few - and find them very good, quality bits of kit. Because it didn't cost much to start with, I now have it on very cheap musical instrument insurance and everyone is happy, including the wife.

You can pick these up now at auction for silly money, sometimes cheaper than a crappy squire copy, and I guarantee you'll not be disappointed.

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Drop me a comment if you do get one and become a convert!

Réparation Guitar Hero

May 29, 2009 by  
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Bienvenue sur notre site ou vous pouvez acheter des kits pour réparer votre guitare et vos batteries.

Nous livrons en France et en Belgique et nous acceptons les paiements en Euros et Livre Sterling avec Paypal.

Réparation guitare

Réparation batterie

Don't stop the rock !

Broken consoles to play guitar hero on

May 5, 2009 by  
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You're probably here because  you're pretty good at fixing things or like to have a go yourself.  With Guitar Hero, the accessories are now cheap enough second hand to be able to get another guitar or drumset to have an experiment with. We at GHR know a thing or two about consoles and have several rigs in place to test our kit. With Wii, Xbox, Playstation and DS now supporting GH, there's no reason not to get a cheap console and have more than one setup. That way, if something goes wrong with your repair, you can take more time to fix it if you need to or even compare the dead one with the working one.

If you're not worried about looks, there are plenty of abused and dropped consoles out there which still work. Here's a selection of the consoles currently available by auction which are completely broken, slightly damaged or just in need of a quick fix:

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For the repair, I'd suggest you Google the problem and see if there are known fixes in place to make it an easier repair. For example, Googling "red ring of death" currently returns 1.9 million pages so it's pretty sure that this fix is not undocumented for the Xbox 😉

Good luck and drop us a line if this helps you get a bargain that was a simple fix.

Guitar Hero Smash Hits Update

April 27, 2009 by  
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Guitar Hero Smash Hits will be the title of the previously rumoured Guitar Hero Greatest Hits and is due to launch in the US on 16th June 2009, and most exciting of all the setlist is starting to appear!

Guitar Hero Smash hits will feature the best hits from:

  • Guitar Hero 1
  • Guitar Hero 2
  • Guitar Hero 3
  • Guitar Hero Rocks the 80's

There will be 48 master recordings on it from the 4 games and the setlist we have so far is

From GH:1

  • Blue Oyster Cult - Godzilla
  • Boston - More Than A Feeling
  • Deep Purple - Smoke On The Water
  • Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
  • Helmet - Unsung (live)
  • Incubus - Stellar
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - I Love Rock N' Roll
  • Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon
  • Pantera - Cowboys From Hell (Live)
  • Queen - Killer Queen
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - No One Knows
  • The Donnas - Take It Off
  • The Exies - Hey You
  • White Zombie - Thunder Kiss '65

From GH:2

  • Alice In Chains -Them Bones
  • Avenged Sevenfold - Beast And The Harlot
  • Danzig - Mother
  • Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
  • Iron Maiden - The Trooper
  • Jane's Addiction -Stop!
  • Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
  • Lamb Of God - Laid To Rest
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
  • Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
  • Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box
  • Rage Against The Machine - Killing In The Name
  • Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout
  • Rush - YYZ
  • Stone Temple Pilots - Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart
  • The Police -Message In A Bottle
  • The Sword - Freya
  • Warrant - Cherry Pie
  • Wolfmother - Woman

From GH:3

  • DragonForce - Through The Fire And The Flames
  • Heart - Barracuda

More of the final setlist will be revealed in the next week or so with an announcement about which other GH:3 games are due to join the line up, expected on Thursday 30th April. We will, of course, keep you updated.

Guitar Hero Drum Repair Kit

April 26, 2009 by  
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Our Drum Repair kit is almost ready!

Drum Repair Kit now availiable!

Following in the footsteps of our successful Guitar Repair Kit we are pleased to announce our Drum Repair Kit.

After a lot of searching and workshop testing to get the right components we are finally there,  just a few more bits to put in place and within the week we should have them available for sale. So if you are only reading this because your drums are broken and you don't know what to do, hold on just a bit longer and guitarherorepair will be there to rescue you!


April 24, 2009 by  
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Once upon a time there was no Guitar Hero, the world was a barren and cold place and rhythm games were for young girls and odd looking people in video arcades. Suddenly, Guitar Hero arrived and the world was a different, better, place.....

We at, like many of you, caught the GH bug big time! The feeling of prancing around your living room wailing on a plastic guitar pretending to be one of many rock icons was so appealing and so addictive it has taken over many of our lives (don't think this doesn't apply to you - it does!). So it was decided to start up this website with the goal of offering people the latest news, products, repairs and mods to keep us feeding the beast.

We have more technical expertise than any other Guitar Hero site, due to the number of instruments we repair. Quite simply no one has taken more instruments apart and seen more issue than us, that is why our repair parts are not just replicas of the original parts, they are improvements on the original, based on our knowledge of what breaks, how it breaks, and what would have stopped it breaking in the first place.

While we love them dearly, we are not associated with Activision or Red Octane in any way. We are an independant company based in the UK and serving the world with the products they want to keep their instruments up and running.

If you have any questions about the site please Contact Us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Make sure to bookmark this site, subscribe to our RSS feeds and keep checking back regularly for all the best in the Guitar Hero world

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