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Everytime i play my system checkerd boxes appear then freezes.

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  • perpetualcor Feb 24, 2009

    Almost as soon as I turn it on, it makes a funny screechy buzzy noise for a second, then a checkerboard pattern shows up and the system freezes on whatever screen it was on. The power button still works at this point, but not the disc tray open button or the controller buttons. Halo 3 killed it first, and after happening four times or so, it doesn't even get through the Xbox 360 "Jump in"-type-screen intro thing.

  • kidus34 Feb 24, 2009

    Yea, during the ending credits of Fable 2 I got a blue checkered screen, while my Xbox decided to lock up and buzz at me.



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Dude, that x-clamp thing is a fix for the 3 red lights of death. There are no red lights on these x-boxes. I found a solution, tried it, and it apparently works. Unplug the A/V cable from the back of the xbox and clean the contacts. A q-tip fits into the cable end, but the socket on the xbox that it fits into is pretty small, so a knife blade wrapped in cloth or something is necessary. Played xbox poker for 45 minutes today after doing this.

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A. Send it back to microsoft if it is still under warranty.

B. Look into the X-Clamp Fix that can be found at
If that seems to be a little over your experience level check craiglist to see if there is a local person who can repair the xbox. Feel free to email me at if you have any more questions.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009


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