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White stripes on tv screen

When playing video games on the 360, depending on the game and background, white vertical lines cover almost half the screen. Is this a problem of the component cable or the console itself?

The tvs I've used are old, but both worked normally. The 1st tv is the one normally used with the xbox, and uses component cables. The second one I went and bought an adapter box (or whatever it is called) for the component cables and the single (RCA? I don't know...) cable to screw into both ends.

The same problem occured on the 2nd tv when I tried playing. The games are playable on both, but it's difficult to see half the game screen because of the stripes.

Is this an xbox 360 problem or a component cable problem?

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Could be either really, you are using the component cables that came with the console correct? The lines look identical on both screens? If so then you are on the right track but I would lean towards the xbox360 being the culprit. I would bring your 360 into a local video game store and nicely ask them if they could hook it up to one of their TVs (they have them to test consoles people trade in), with their component cables and see if they have the problem as well. If they do you know it's the xbox and not the cables, if they don't then it sounds like you have a cable problem.

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