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No screen or picture but theres sound

When i wanted to play skate. i turned my xbox 360 on and i heard all the sounds and there wasnt any picture

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  • ColeD Nov 08, 2007

    I've got the same problem, happened 3 days ago. Turned on the 360 and the sound worked and the game loaded fine, but no video- just a black screen with some occasional white dots. I called microsoft and they gave me the run around, and it is NOT covered by the 3 yr warranty unless it has the 3 red light "ring of death" I'd call them and ask for a supervisor- the lady i talked to was a little rusty on her english and not much help. Good luck

  • josg Nov 08, 2007

    I've just bought a second hand xbox 360 that was supposed to be working, but it has this problem. Sound but no picture.

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    No picture but sound and On all the same games

  • Minion07 Nov 29, 2007

    hi, i have completely dismantled and put back together my cousins 360. it had 2 problems, one- there is no signal being sent to the tv. there's audio alright, but no video. I looked at the port where the cords get plugged in but there doesn't seem to be any damage! the second problem dealt with the cd drive. it would skip and dislodge the cd from the tray if it was put on its side. I;ve remedied that though. There is no "ring of death" and i have since put the system back together but it still isn't displaying any video onto the screen. Is it a bad video output Ic or something else and if so how can i fix it without spending money on a repair manuel? thnx...

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    i have the same problem and it is not a cable issue. if i puposely overheat the system by wrapping it in towels it will work until the next time i turn it off.

  • prado730 Feb 19, 2008

    Yea i have the same problem i have no idea whats wrong i tryed cleaning out the a/v part of the 360 but its not working if you have any suggestions at all on what to do please email me or something

  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    Full Sound, No Video.
    Checked with Multiple Cables on Multiple Screens. Still no video.
    Considering "the towel fix." Any suggestions on perhaps adding more heat protection to CPU or GPU?

  • Anonymous May 19, 2008

    sound but no picture

  • Johnny Bermu Oct 10, 2008

    i was playing the game and it started to flash so i turned it off and i turned it back onn and there was sound but no picture

  • Anonymous Nov 20, 2008

    same problem here ... kids driving me mad!!

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2008

    i have everything plugged in right, and i can hear my halo game but i cant see anything.

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Hey guys,sorry about my english first of all :D
the solution is simple.i had the same problem,i bought a new cable.i tryed it on different tv's.i was worried cos my console show me the 3 red lights some times and i was ready to make my xbox a cofee stand but i tryed this :
1)shut down the console
2)turn on back again and press y(yellow button )and right trigger ,,keep holding until console reset...and there it is ,,the console goes back to dispaly default settings.

i didnt mess around with my console,i dont know how the settings changed
i had sound but not image
in some tv's not even sound
the past three months i had 3red lights many times so i think this is a temporary solution my console is about to make a big "trip"

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I was playin call of duty 3 and the pic went funny colours and then i got the rrod and then i tured it off then it back on the i had sound but no picture can u help me 

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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I have the same problem you have to buy a x clamp fix it kit its 5.00 dollars and go to youtube and type in xbox360 x clamp fix and presto

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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Hello i have repaired many console with many problems like 1 ,2 ,3 red lights all easy repairs to me but one of the best metjods to do it with is the towel trick .place the console on its side with no hard drive or disk inserted also do not have the av leads plugged in just the power pack .compleatly cover the xbox with 2-4 towels they must be thick.just watch it when doing the towel trick though as it may turn off a few times .DO NOT UNWRAP just turn it on again using the controller do this for 20 - 40 mins then try it. it will also make a loud jet sound tht is just the fan speeding up!!!!! if this dosent work lift it up slightly then drop it make sure it is side ways then try if tht hasnt worked then towel again after that as it5 might have moved the chip back into place . if you have any problems email me at

Posted on Oct 09, 2008

Hey guys its all a heating prob. i dont no why pulled mine apart and pluged it in and it works great just dont look that good lol.. silly xbox

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

Towel trick may get it working for some time but eventualy it will return to the black screen :(

Posted on May 04, 2008

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Hey guys all i did is opened my 360 unplugged the fan intill the 2 red lights came on and let it cool for 15mins and it worked!!!!!

Posted on Feb 23, 2008

No ur processor hav to fix again mean set back the processor on board again with the paste i do at home trust me its gonna work

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

I have this problem too

i have plugged in different cable doesnt seem to work tho!!

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You may have a bad video cable, remove it and re-attach it. Make sure no pins are bent. Try cleaning the contacts.

If you have another cable try it.

Possible bad video output IC

Check here if that did not fix it.

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