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Xbox 360 console video failure

I was happily playing along when the screen flickered and lost picture quality.

I switched the cosole off and back on again but no image came back. there was no sound either. after a minute of dumbfounded staring the tv auto shutdown timer began. so nothing was getting through to the TV.

I checked to make sure everything was plugged in correctly, still no image.

No red rings what so ever, the console looked like it was starting up correctly.

I changed the component cables from HD to TV and plugged this into the normal vide and also tried this withthe scart plug. no joys.

Went to the store and replaced my component cables, tried all as above. Still no joy.

Took xbox to store to try on their TV, also no joy.

Call to Microsoft, advises warranty run out and to send in but will cost at least £70. Might as well buy a new Arcade pack and just plug in my harddrive. Gives me a new warranty and the HDMI input.

I also noticed that when i changed the component cable from HD to TV and vice versa, the console rebooted itself like normal so I am completely confused as to where the problem lies?!

thanks for your help.

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    el_dooshie Jan 26, 2009

    Yea, I think i got mine round about the same time.

    The console is getting on a bit... I've kinda resigned to the fact that i'm gonna have to buy a new Xbox but thought I would see if there was any bit of help before i spend the cash...

  • el_dooshie
    el_dooshie Feb 21, 2009

    I don't get it. is this the problem with my xbox? is the soldering all messed along with the x-clamp?

    I've had my xbox since September 06.

  • aerodnmx May 11, 2010

    i got the same thing. jus wondering tho.. how long have you had the console? i had mine since dec 06 so i dont have hdmi either. maybe its the old consoles and the new updates that mismatch.. jus a thought..



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We can fix this problem, its more than likely a fault which is very similar to the dreaded 3rrod (even though no red rings are present).

I have seen this error before and we can fix this by re-seating all the solder and replacing the x-clamp. we also do a couple of other fixes at the same time to try to stop this happening in future. our website is if you need help and i will knock £5 off any repair for all fixya customers.

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