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Component Cables not reading

I bough my system and the component cables have never read. The Xbox site is no help, as I tried two different cables and the dashboard restart (Y plus right trigger), and I am just about stuck.I have a LCD Tv, so its not like I'm asking miracles! I've tried different tv's and different cables and nothing works! Am I screwed?

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I don't want this answer to sound stipid, but are you sure you changed she ntsc to component switch on the back of the cable (unit side). Have you tried the unit in the normal composite mode, yellow, red and white. (low def)? X-box 360's are quite buggy Let me know if it works in the composite mode. Then we can go from there. I sell these units and have run accross some real crazy problems with them. Scrivitron

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Turn on the Xbox 360. Go to "My Xbox." Select "System Settings" then "Console Settings" then "Display" and then "HDTV Settings." Pick the display setting (720p, 1080i and 1080p) that looks best on your HDTV.

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