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Lets get the picture problem solved once and for all

I have read through this tutorial many times tring to find answers to my problem. 

The problem: 
I have an HDTV Sony LCD television.  I had my AV cable switch on HDTV and the cables connected to HDTV ports. 
I bought my XBox 360 about a year ago and just last week while I was playing a game the screen turned green.  So naturally I shut the XBox 360 off and then turned it back on.  To my amazement, I heard sound but there was no longer a picture.  So, I tried it again with no avail.  Then I decided to switch games. Nothing.  Then I decided to switch to another HDTV cable port on the same television.  No picture, just sound.  Next, I decided to try and use non HDTV ports and switched the AV cables to TV.  Still, no picture.

So, I then decided to take it upstairs to my television in the bedroom.  Still no good.  So, I forked out the $50 for new AV cables.  Got home today with the new cables and I still gathered the same results.  No picture, just sound.  My power button was still green and there was no red rings anywhere.  So the rings of death were not the problem.

What could this be?  Something has to be wrong internally and I do not want to spend even more money to ship it off for repairs.  Is it at all possible for me to fix this on my own?  If so, how?

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Re: Lets get the picture problem solved once and for all

Just for you to know, i called microsoft, and they confirmed it was ahardware problem, and were surpised by how i described it that i hadn't had the three red lights.
as i was out of warrenty there was a charge of £85 to fix the box, which i managed to bargin down to £60.
now just got to wait for UPS
sorry its not helpful, but at least you can see the process for me

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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This tutorial is outdated and no longer used.. This tutorial has only been left here for archive purposes. If you require further assistance please try our VIP ONLY forums.

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