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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.

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  • 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


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

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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

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