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Screen won't show up but this is diffrent

My mates 360 turns on fine. I believe it is reading the disc and there is no ring of death. I already had a look inside and wiggled the heatsink. But still no luck.

What is happening is that it turns on fine but theres completely nothing on screen not even sound no crackling no spots no clitching. It stays on like a normal 360 would and i can hear the fan running.

If anyone has any bright sparks of genious then plzzz kimme a hand...


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  • bileeboy1 Jan 13, 2009

    Exactly the same thing. No sound no Picture. on an older tv it showed a black screen with white lines but then that went away also.

  • soulchain247 Jan 21, 2009

    well i was playing cod :world at war, then sudenly my screen started turning wierd colors. so i got my other tv out the room. it didnt show anyting on that tv. so i borrowed my friend's cables. still didnt work. i called xbox dudes(could barley understand what he was saying) then they said i nedd to send it in and iw would cost 100 bucks. i was like woah! few minutes later i turned it on and i could hear it fine. there was just no video



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This happened to mine and it had to be sent back to be repaired (3rd time) as the graphics card had failed; it started with the display colours looking strange, then the picture went totally. If you can hear everything working (beeping/whooshing" as you go through the "blades", it sounds like you have the same problem. below is how to reset to the default display sttings just in case anything has gone wrong on this.

To reset the display settings of the Xbox 360 console to the default settings, follow these steps: (Copy and pasted from Microsoft support pages)

  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.

If this doesn't work then try phoning XBOX Support on 0800 587 1102.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009


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