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Xbox 360 flickers green and black on the screen

I just connected my brand new samsung LN-T4061F to my xbox 360 Elite ... when I play movies or games I get the following intermittently... screen becomes black for a split second or it flashes bright green and goes back to normal... this happens regularly during movies and xbox games. I have xbox running in 1080p extended... Please help

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    I have the elite - and I have the same problem - also with a Samsung LCD HDTV. My brother has a similar Samsung LCD HDTV I ran it down at his house for an hour and did not see the same phenomenon. Not sure what to do just yet.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2007

    Having the same issue with a Samsung 4065 and XBox Elite using HDMI. Sound will occassionally cut out too. Whitesox, I have no idea what you mean by your "solution" if anyone else knows what the issue is and how to resolve thanks!

  • aychung Dec 13, 2007

    I have the same exact problem. I own a Samsung 4065 and my screen flickers green or goes black and the sound also cuts out sometimes. I'm not sure if it is my tv or if it is the xbox. When I turn the tv on and off everything is ok again. My xbox 360 pro was built 10/07 so it is one of the newer models. This issue is not limited to elite only

  • RayFSC07 Jan 05, 2008

    I have teh same problem. I am using XBOX 360 Elite and Samsung LN-T4661F. At first I thought it was the cheap XBOX HDMI cable that came with the XBOX, but I replace with a Monster Cable and still experience the same problems.

  • jackiechiles Apr 10, 2008

    I just started having that problem. After about 10 minutes of using my Xbox 360, most of the black color becomes green. I also have a Samsung 4061. Is it the Xbox or the T.V? I hope its the Tv. I have the extended warranty from Bestbuy and hopefully I can return it. I am using the regular av cables not the hdmi cables. Am i wasting my money if i buy new cables?


  • Anonymous Apr 18, 2008

    i have the same problem (xbox, hdmi cable, 1080p, ln-t4061f)

  • Anonymous Sep 11, 2008

    i have an xbox 360 halo edition and samsung tv model LNT4061F hooked up with HDMI cables, i took back my xbox thinking that was the problem, but it still does it. when i saw these posts i decided to call samsung. they said it was the tv and that it was under warrenty ( 1 year) and they would fix it for free. Their service is supposed to call within 1-2 days and schedual an appointment to come to my house and fix it.

  • smokingdanzy Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same problem. i had elite and a samsung model le686m not sure what to do ? please help?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    When i was playing one of the new tombraider games for the xbox 360 all of the sudden my tv turned green and black but tou could still make out some of the game my standard 360 flashed red and then stated its problems can anyone help

  • btab Mar 22, 2009

    my screen keeps turning green all of a sudden and then it will go back to the normal colors i unhooked everything and hooked it all back up my xbox isnt very old and my tv is brand new and it does not do it while i watch tv so i dont think its my tv it only does it when i turn on my xbox please help

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    tv screen turns green and black. also signes me off,plzzzzzzzzz help



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I had the same thing on my hitachi tv and it was my mobo in my 360. just got it back, working fine now.

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My screen turns black only hear sound on my xbox 360

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Problem solved....

I had the same issue myself up until last week and the problem hasn't happened since. I too was experiencing the immensely annoying flickering and stuttering but all you need to do is replace the HDMI cable....

check out for cheap ones - it cost me £12.99 and it's all sorted now.

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If extended may mean 4:3, it could be your TV trying to reformat the image and sometimes just NOT being able to saty shiny at the 10000:1 contrast and keep up with the processing. Also: if you arent using HDMI you need to. Direct to the TV. The last thing i can think of is if you are running Audio into the TV also, and dont have external speakers there could be some processing issue. Keep me posted on how this helps i have an HDTV and Elite so can try various things. Contact me! Hope this helps!!!

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Back again. There is thread on CNET about this as well. My TV has made it's third trip to the repair shop, and Samsung is definitely aware of this problem on 4065F and 4665F LCD TV's manufactured in 2007.

I tried multiple cables and multiple input devices (XBox360 Elite, PC DVItoHDMI, and Scientifc Atlanta DVR with HDMI) all with different cables, all with the flickering.

The only known solution is to have the main board replaced (this should still be under warranty (1 year)) if not they still might replace it. It would cost about 250 in parts and 250 in labor.

If they do not install it correctly (since the boards come from factory and need to be adjusted) the picture will be too dark. Tell them they need to contact Samsung to get the instruction manual for board replacement.

I got my TV back and it has shown no signs of green flickering or signal dropping.

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