Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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
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.
Posted on Nov 28, 2008
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.
Posted on Dec 12, 2007
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.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
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
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
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