Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Mid game the screen gets pixilated and rainbow colored

Works fine till I try and play a game I get 5-10 minutes normal performance then the screen gets really pixilated and rainbow colored strips all over and then freezes up and shuts down works fine in the Xbox guide so its not just dead it just wont play games or DVDs and the last time it happened(its back in the box now) it had a rumble noise in the disk tray and when it finely opened it carved a deep ring into the disc brand new 60 game dead in the first hour I had it. Oh and it defiantly not the TV it’s done it on all three of my TVs.

Posted by on

  • t_l_r_333 Feb 16, 2009

    it is not under warranty i get all of what you sed but the bit abot swapping the pcb's? i can do any of the work i just need to know wut it is iam doing

  • dhurt May 11, 2010

    It is your DVD drive. If you are technical enough and it's out of warranty, you can fix it. Let me know

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 43 Answers

Go to youtube.com and type in XBox 360 DVD fix. It will give you step by step instructions

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

From your description although could be the onset of RROD your DVD drive seems to be the main culprit as its damaged a game disk, if under warranty then return it id you best action.

if not, you can't simply buy a new drive and change the drive out as it needs to be 'blown' with the 'drive key' or it won't work.

you can have this done for you at a price, you can also buy the bits and do it yourself but the cost is also high for a 'one off'. sowhat i did was buy a brand new drive of the same type and swapped over the pcb's, so original number pcb was now attached to the mechanics of the new drive which cost me £24 from Ebay all legit.

so it will depend how good you are with hand tools but its not that hard to do with some care and patience :)

hope it helps

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Psp 2000 screen rainbow colored


Replace the screen or replace the whole thing

Aug 25, 2013 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Slim...

1 Answer

All might so I was playing perfect dark after 1 minute the screen went to a blue color pattern with lines in it and then it went to the screen being black


Well I had the same problem a week ago do I cleaned out the game packs and the game pack reader out with qutips and rubbing alcohal and I tried the game and the expansion pack on my black N64 console and every thing was fine so it probably was a glitch then for my aqua N 64 console it works now. I hope it isn't not a problem with the console it's self.

Nov 17, 2012 | Nintendo 64 Console

1 Answer

Thie PM when I turned on my SNES With out inserting a game pack the sreen was all in rainbow colors, when its mostly black then. Why would it show rainbow colors with the no game pack inserted then? Is...


If it still plays games, I wouldn't be to worried. These old consoles can be moody. You might try cleaning the dust out of it and check your AV or RF connector, (which ever you are using).

Good luck.

Mar 25, 2010 | Nintendo Super NES Console

1 Answer

My system starts up fine, all icons act properly.. but after playing for fifteen to twenty minutes, it locks up. Then when I reboot it starts like a pixel seizure eventually whole screen turns into lines...


if there's pixilation problems only after 10-20 minutes, i'd say the gpu is overheating.

Now the real problem is if the gpu has been damaged due to the overheating and whats causing it to overheat in the first place.

The heatsinks on the ps3's are crazy so i'd push more towards the gpu failing, but it could be just a simple overheat problem.

They sell external fans for the ps3 that connect to an external power source. Try purchasing one of those, it will run you 30 bucks.

If it continues after that i'd push more towards the gpu's been damaged and your going to need service on it.

Hope this helps.

Oct 25, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Can't get game to play on ps3


You might have overheated the console. Give it a while to cool down and try after that.

Aug 07, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

When I play a new DVD on my PlayStation 2, it pixilates and skips in spots (if I rewind a bit, the skipping doesn't necessarily occur again in the same spot). But when I play that same DVD in another...


this is usually caused by minor scratches on the disk, the playstations dvd reader is not as sofisticated as a normal DVD player, so those minor scratches may causes skipping.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

2 Answers

Freezes at start of game


This is a problem with the games. Check the back of the CDs for scratches. Try to compare them with games that work. If you see a noticeable difference you can buy a CD cleaner from gamestop and remove the scratches from it .

Feb 18, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Green Tint On Xbox Monopoly Game


have you tested with another game?

maybe you are running a EURO game...the colors go crazy....it´s normal...try a usa version...

Good luck!

Dec 05, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Nintendo DS Lite Touch Screen Fades


You're going to have to send it in for repair. It sounds like it's out of warranty, which is unfortunate.

Dec 05, 2007 | Nintendo DS Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

128 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...