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Black and white screen on tv when i play my x-box 360

When i plug in my 360 to my tv it shows up black and white what do i do

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  • ironflame56 May 03, 2009

    I just got an xbox of ebay andwhen i plug it into my standard TV it is black and white!!!

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Have you tried adjustign the mhz settings ie: change from 50mhz to 60 mhz as some games will show up in black and white if you have the xbox set to 50 mhz

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