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Tv does not read my xbox.

My xbox has been working fine all week, But for some reason the xbox screen is not coming up on the tv. I have tried it with another tv but still nothing comes up. What do i need to do ?.

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This could be fixed i posted a fix for this on another question "my xbox beebs and then freezez" try entering that and you should see my response

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

  • Jared Harris Feb 21, 2009

    This happens a lot which is then i followed by the 3 red rings(red
    rings of death). is what you need to do is open your'e console, their
    are help video's on U tube for this. Once your is console open and you
    have the mother board taken out you need to remove the heat sinks which
    are on top of the chips. just un-snap the x clamps (on the bottom of
    the motherboard)
    and take off the heat sinks. unscrew the tabs on the bottom of the
    heats sinks and take them out. now take one of the heat sinks to a
    hardware store and find 8 screws about an inch long that screw into the
    heat sinks, also buy 16 plastic washers and 8 metal washers that fit
    onto the screws.also trey to find a BUTANE Torch this will save you
    from the expensive heatguns and work just as good. the last thing you
    need is Artic Silver 5 which can be found for 5 bucks on ebay. now once
    you have this you need to lay your motherboard on a flat imflammable
    area. light the torch and make shure it is on the LOWEST setting and
    that the flame is about 3/4 inch long and make a sort on hissing sound.
    make shure the top ofthe chips are cleaned with a paper towl of the
    paste. start with the torch about 3 inches over a chip and keep it
    moving with a sweeping motion after about 30 seconds start to get close
    but not to close about an inch an a half away and keep making sweeping
    and circular movements for about 2 min. do not get to close. now move
    to the next chip and do the same thing. now after ur done with the
    chips move the torch away about 3inches and keep heat on both chips for
    another minute and let them cool for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. once
    they are cool to the touch clean off the metal parts of the chips with
    alcohol (I preffer acitone too) make shure they have a mirror like
    finish and put a very little glob of the artic silver on the metal
    chips and evenly flaten it out till it covers them evenly, make shure
    to apply enough! ( i used the side of a allen wrench, its less messy).
    now on the bottom of both heat sinks, clean them off with acitone or
    alcohol and scrub them very firmly to get off the grime from the paste.
    now put one plastic washer on each screw and insert them through the
    bottom of the holes surrounding the chips flip the mother board over
    and put the other 8 plastic washers on the screws and on top of these
    put on the 8 metal washers. then put the heat sinks on and tighten them
    down. once you put the mother board in the metal casing, plug it
    in(dont fully essmble it yet) now test out your xbox
    by pressing the little button on the ring of lights board and let it
    boot up a usual. If it works then ur done, but if 3 red lights start
    blinking or two red light start blinking you need to ajust the 8
    screws. through the 8 holes in the bottom of the metal casing stick a
    small srewdriver in there and make shure they are all snug but not to
    tight and then loosin each one about an 1/8 of a turn till there just a
    little loose. keep testing and adjusting the screws till it boots up
    with the green lights.
    THIS WILL REPAIR 3RED LIGHTS,FREEZING,NO VIDEO, 2 red LIGHTS. in most cases 1 RED LIGHT will be fixed

    16 platic washers
    8 metal washers(make shure all the washers fit snuggly around the screws and are very thin)
    8 screws about an inch long that fit heat sinks
    Butane blow torch, just a small one will do
    small torx wrench kit. big and small flat and phillips head screwdrivers

  • Jared Harris Feb 22, 2009

    see if its your A/V cable before trying this!



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