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Blank screen on Xbox 360 sometimes

I was watching a film on Halo 3 and all of a sudden my screen just went blank, it started flickering some green lines and I had to shut down. Restarted console and saw picture for a while then it disappeared. Shutdown again, took out the cables and put them back in and it worked for a while on Halo 3 but went blank again. Tried again and played some Orange Box and Halo 3, it was working fine for that night. I tried again the next day and same thing happened on Halo 3 campaign. I paused the game and it came back but then went blank again. I have just finished playing Halo 3 for the night after about 3-4 hours and it was working fine but I'm afraid the problem will come back. Anyone have any solutions please email at ether06@googlemail.com

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2007

    when i play my 08 wrestling when it says thq it goes blank

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    xbox fell five feet

  • GIBBION Mar 09, 2008

    GREEN SCREEN

  • HotRockin Jul 24, 2008

    greenish tinged video. Restarted- no video, audio still works fine, still connects to xbox live.

  • Anonymous Aug 04, 2008

    got the green tinged. came back on for 5 mins then ive had nothing for the last week and i am out of warranty.

  • jonstar Sep 24, 2008

    While playing GTA 4 the colours on the screen started going wrong, a stange greeny yellow tinge started and then all went blank. I rebooted the system and now all i get is sound but no picture. I've bought a new AV lead which made no difference and have tried on a different tv, still no picture....please hlp!!!

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    i was playing halo 3 and then the screen started looking very weird the shadows were messed up and everything look different, but it still worked. a few days later the xbox froze while playing halo 3 now it wont show the picture but will play the sound, i fiddled with the cables and still the same problem. help!

  • Anonymous Sep 27, 2008

    i got a greenish tinge to the color and sometimes when i start the cosole the screen is blank with a bunch of white dots flying across the screen. hat should i do?

  • Anonymous Oct 06, 2008

    i have the same problem...i noticed this a couple of days ago...like a orange tint on fifa o8...i thought it was just the game but then it happend to my wife when she stuck a dvd on for our daughter.....then today nothing...loads up fine but no pic or sound......i thought it was my cables...so a friend came round with his we tried this and it worked fine for about a sec the did the same again...so then we knew it was the x-box...i would'nt mind this is my 2nd x-box with the same problem...all my friends say send it off to microsoft and they will repair it...i think whats the danm point if this is gonna happen again and again.

  • Elapidae Nov 16, 2008

    About a month ago, I was playing Halo 3 online and during a match, my screen suddenly changed colors, becoming fuzzy and full of red and green flashes, making it impossible to play. I finished the game, barely able to see, and restarted my XBOX afterwards. It worked fine for the rest of that night. A few days later, I tried again, and as I turned on my system, the 360 logo started to appear, but then I lost all video on my screen to a black background with horizontal traveling green lines. The audio was still coming through though, and my cable TV was working fine wen i switched the input. I unplugged all the cables and restarted in hopes of a magical fix, and it hasn't worked since, even though I can still hear the system's audio and it seems to turn on effectively. I theorize that if I tried to play games despite the fact that I wouldn't be able to see a thing that it would work perfectly, because I can hear the Halo 3 lobby and main menu music whenever I try to turn it on.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2009

    im having the same problem, i was playing gta 4 when the screen went to a greenish tint. then it went blue. so i turned it off and back on. the screen was black with white dots flying across the screen. does anyone know what the problem is? my gess is the video card.

  • iPrimitive Mar 27, 2009

    i just got my xbox 360 back from microsoft for the red ring, and right as i get it back my tv screen remains blank. the sound plays through, but nothing is on the screen. I unplugged the cords made sure that there was no dust around the wires, and still it didnt work. I know that there isnt anything wrong with my tv because my ps3 still works.PLEASE HELP I JUST GOT MY XBOX 360 BACK FROM MICROSOFT, AND NOW IT ISNT WORKING.... AGAIN!!!!!!!!

  • jessicalp99 Mar 30, 2009

    We were playing COD 4 and everything became tinted green (?) we turned it off and nothing ... totally blank and of course its out of warranty and the morons at Microsoft are total idiots and are no help ...


    please some one tell me how to fix it before i take a base ball bat to it

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    samee

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    same thing with me

  • SlightyA344 Apr 22, 2009

    The other night I was Playing Halo 3 online with some buddys, when all of a sudden i had this odd Green Tint over the screen... then the internet went down and the Cable.... i rebooted the xbox and then I got no picture nor sound... so I went to a regular TV and all I got was sound... So im trying this Towel trick to see if it works... if not... Paying this for repair is going to blow.... and I called The support line.. I swear the call went straight to india

  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    o my ****ing god mine wont work like ill get sound but nothin' else :< please help

  • Anonymous Apr 26, 2009

    the graphics bug out than go blank

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I've had this happen twice now and both times my warranty has just expired by a month, i spend and hour moanin on the phone to xbox but they still want me to pay over £80 to fix it!

So here is what u do; **** and moan to all your friends impotently about it, look at the xbox for long periods of time with distain while muttering insults to yourself, call Bill Gates a complete W**ker repeatedly for a few days and then swallow ur pride in a big lump and end up payin for the damn thing while emtily promising yourself that if it happens again your not getting another one! When it finally does happen again (one month after the warrenty runs out to the day no doubt) repeat the prosses!

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1. Get 3 towels then switch your Xbox 360 on.
2. Wrap the Xbox 360 in the towels [Note - You must cover the WHOLE Xbox otherwise it won't work].
3. Leave your xbox for 25 mins in the towels.
4. When the 25 mins is over take off the towels of and let your Xbox 360 to cool for 20 minutes, enjoy fixed gaming for the next 4-7 days. Once you get a blank screen repeat this process.

[Why Overheat it?]
When overheating it you attempt to solder the dis-connected wires back to the motherboard.
I recommend getting it fixed instead.

[What does it Fix?]
This fixed the Red Ring of Death, and the Blank Screen of Death

[DANGER]
I do not take responsibility for this. This is mainly for those without warranty or money to repair.

The premise is to wrap the towel around the 360 and to let it heat up. This will weaken solder points and hopefully re-join broken connections. The problem with this method is that you have no control over what solder points are weakened and there is no way to prevent further damages caused by the heat. It is better to send a 360 in for repair with the three year warranty that MS put on the 360s, because if you try the towel method and then send it in for repairs, they will know by the solder points being misshapen and it will void your warranty forcing you to pay for the repairs.

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    1. Get 3 towels then switch your Xbox 360 on.


    2. Wrap the Xbox 360 in the towels [Note - You must cover the WHOLE Xbox otherwise it won't work].


    3. Leave your xbox for 25 mins in the towels.

    4. When the 25 mins is over take off the towels of and let your Xbox
    360 to cool for 20 minutes, enjoy fixed gaming for the next 4-7
    days. Once you get a blank screen repeat this process.



    [Why Overheat it?]

    When overheating it you attempt to solder the dis-connected wires back to the motherboard.

    I recommend getting it fixed instead.



    [What does it Fix?]

    This fixed the Red Ring of Death, and the Blank Screen of Death



    [DANGER]

    I do not take responsibility for this. This is mainly for those without warranty or money to repair.



    The premise is to wrap the towel around the 360 and to let it heat up.
    This will weaken solder points and hopefully re-join broken
    connections. The problem with this method is that you have no control
    over what solder points are weakened and there is no way to prevent
    further damages caused by the heat. It is better to send a 360 in for
    repair with the three year warranty that MS put on the 360s, because if
    you try the towel method and then send it in for repairs, they will
    know by the solder points being misshapen and it will void your
    warranty forcing you to pay for the repairs.

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No red lights, no previous error msgs, and video output on the box has just died. playing halo yesterday and mid-game the colours went askew (like a green overlay) with horizontal banding, backing out to the dash solved nothing so after a reboot there was simply no video. troubleshooted the tv and cables and its definately the box.

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=625804

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  • Well, I dont know, When I put on Howl's Moving Castle,And than it played and Played than when it was the Chiken Little Ad it froze played Had sound the sound went away a white screen with the Xbox 360 sybol and it said XBOX 360, Please help! I havnt watched Howl's Moving Castlein a half a year!~ Please Help!

Posted on Feb 08, 2011

I have read up on this as i have had the same kinda problems, seem to be that it is the graphics chip thats gone **** up.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

Basically there is something wrong with the output its not the cables but either somewhere in the gpu or scaler chip it needs to be serviced b/c its pretty difficult to repair on its own. some people have been successful doing a rrod fix.

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Right your problem is your AV cable get another one if this doesn't work there is an internal error with your AV cable port try using a HDTV cable if not send it back to Microsoft seeing as every new xbox has a 3 year warranty

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