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Red flashing lights on my 360 av/plug busted ?

I was playin on a HD screen.
I saw that the switch on the a/v video cord was set to TV so I switched it to HDTV. The console was running. Until then lol... it went black like no signal but it as still running and loading the discs.
Do u have any idea ? Is my A/V connection in my xbox broken ?

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Re: red flashing lights on my 360 av/plug busted ?

You mit have to put your a/v cord in a position, your cord mit be dameged a bit or somthing.

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

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