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Xbox 360 when i switch on my xbox 360 console i can hear the sound on my tv but the picture does'nt show all it shows is small white dots moving around. how do i fix this?

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Re: xbox 360

On your AV cord theres a switch that changes it from HDTV, to TV

Make sure its switched to TV if your not using HDTV, or switched to HDTV if ur using that. If you need pics let me know I can get you some so you can see where the switch is.

If that doesn't resolve it check your cords, make sure the cords match the colors.

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