With the new Xbox 360 interface, the how-to below is not working anymore! You can do the following to reset your console:
To reset the display settings of the Xbox 360 console to the default settings, follow these steps:
- 1. Remove any discs from the disc tray.
- 2. Turn the console off.
- 3. Turn the console on.
Note If you are using an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, turn the console on by using the Xbox Guide button on the controller.
Note Make sure that you use the player 1 controller when you do this. The player 1 controller is the controller where the upper-left quadrant light is on.
- 4. As the console starts, press and hold the Y button, and then 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. So it’s OK when the Xbox 360 console restarts.
I had a problem today. Somehow the resolution of my Xbox 360 console changed and my HDTV said: Unsupported mode. So, what to do? Right, I googled and came across the website of Charles Cox (http://www.the-agent.net/blog/2006/11/resetting-vga-resolution-and-screen.html). He has a god step-by-step howto on resetting your resolution. But that was not enough for me. I wanted to know where I am and so I wrote this dumb-easy howto.
Howto reset your Xbox360 resolutions
You have now resetted the consoles resolution to the minimun. The next step is to reset the resolution to the right one.