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Gaming Hardware Guides

Hardware guides for anything gaming related. Tutorials for game consoles, technology or anything to do with hardware will be in the list below. New guides will be added regularly.

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Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch is the first hybrid gaming device, that it is both a handheld gaming device and a home gaming console. Simply inserting the Switch hardware into the docking station will instantly display the game on any HDMI TV making it one of the more unique game consoles on offer. 

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PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 is an upcoming game console by Sony and is being released as the successor to the Playstation 4. The console is set to release in the holiday season of 2020

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Xbox Series

The Xbox series console is the successor to the Xbox One. The console comes in two variations. The Xbox Series S and The Xbox Series X

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Nintendo Switch Not Outputting 5.1 audio?

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For a system as small as it is, it is a real shocker to see just how well the Nintendo Switch performs. You get HD visuals and a nice snappy touch screen, but what about audio? When I connected my...
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Does the Original Switch Dock Work with The Oled Model?

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Like many people who have an original, launch model of the Nintendo Switch, I picked up a second dock as it a cheap way to have a second console, essentially, in another room. With the launch of a new OLED...
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Power USB Ports When PS5 Is In Rest Mode

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The PlayStation 5 has two front facing USB ports and one rear port. These can be used to charge controllers and connect items when the console is in use. Depending on your power options, you might find that there is...
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How To Turn Off DualSense Trigger Haptics

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Haptic feedback has become one of the biggest parts of the PlayStation 5. Having stuck with the tried and trusted Dualshock design for four console generations, the renaming shows a shift in direction with the technology behind the PlayStation controllers....
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Mute Dualsense Microphone By Default

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One of the cool features of the Dualsense controller is the built-in microphone that will allow you to communicate with others without the need for a dedicated headset. One problem with this is you often find players are sharing their...
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How to turn off HDCP on the PS5

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There was a time when PlayStation gamers were plagued with issues relating to HDCP. This was back in the day before consoles had the ability to record gameplay. Today, most players can easily stream gameplay from the console without needing...
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How To Convert Xbox Live Gold To Gamepass Ultimate

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There is no doubt when it comes to the value of Gamepass. A huge collection of games, updated regularly, often with high profile AAA games for a monthly fee. Even though the service is worth every penny, there is no...
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PS Button Not Working PS5 Dualsense Controller

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The Dualsense controller is the shiny new, next-gen controller with a whole heap of cool features. Sadly, one major weakness is that there is one single button to turn the controller on and if something happens, there is no way...
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Steam Disk Write Error Installing Game

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When attempting to download a game on steam recently, I came across an error where It would not allow me to download correctly. It started out as an error that had something to do with the directory location. When attempting...
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PS5 NAT Type Bug

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For those who are trying to get NAT type 1 on the PS5, you may find that it is impossible. There are a lot of people on Reddit who are reporting the same issue. Having done some testing with the...