Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
My XBOX 360 has no video or sound after playing HALO 3, bought new av cable but didnot change anything. Tried different game and different TV. Warranty expired and I dont want to spend hundreds of dollars to fix. Any suggestions?
Yeah, mine did the same thing.
I looked around and it turns out that this problem is pretty close to same thing as the red ring of death, so in theory, to fix this problem you can do the samething as you would do for any RROD.
Last night I did the towel trick and fortunatley it worked for about an hour, than the tv screen went fuzzy and then black. I tried towel trick again for the ful 20 minutes and it seems to be working.
Hope this helps anyone, and wish me luck that my xbox holds out untill I get enough money to buy a new one or a PS3.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Yeah, I just got my XBOX on the 25th and all I get is sound but no video and I've tried three different televisions. I've ordered a new AV connector, hopefully this solves things. Unacceptable for a new product though...
Posted on Dec 27, 2007
I just hooked my 360 to my brand new LG tv, HD, playing COD4. Screen turned green-ish and then no video????? WTF????? My 360 hasnt been used in like 2 weeks. Played the game for 5 minutes.
Posted on Sep 30, 2008
Dont buy anything from microsoft ever again they are just screwing you out your money.ive had this problem and sent my xbox back to find out 2 weeks later the same thing went wrong.my suggestion put it in the bin
Posted on Aug 08, 2008
If your xbox doesnt have video try cleaning the metal ends of the av cable with a little bit of water then dry,and if that doesnt work try blowing into hole were the av cable goes in [sounds stupid i know] but it worked for me. and if you still have no luck buy a wii
Posted on Aug 02, 2008
Yeah my thing is screwed up. I bought a new cable for my xbox 360 and it still doesn't work. I don't know what to do. It has to be my xbox i don't know what the hell the problem is.
Posted on Jul 21, 2008
Keep plugging the scart lead in the back of the tv in and out until it works
Posted on May 03, 2008
What does reballing mean...
Posted on Mar 09, 2008
The xbox 360 is crap i was on my xbox for half an hour trying to hook it up to xbox live, it didn,t work so i thought id just play a game of oblivion to pass the time and 5 minutes into playing it turns green, so i set up a fan to cool it don, now i have no video at all, and to make things worse my dad blames it on me, this is bull........
Posted on Feb 09, 2008
I have the same issue and I'm going through MS to fix it for $100. :/ The only good news is that it gets a new 1 year warranty or else I'd be cracking it open myself. I'm positive this problem occurs due to overheating. The reason that some games are common points is that they are more taxing and heat the box up more than some others. I'm going to get a cooler for mine when the new one arrives, as I'd rather not have to depend on Microsoft or myself to replace or fix it, and there's too much chance it'll die again due to overheating. Clearly they underspec'd the heat dissipation in these units, I wish they'd own up to it. I think they realize that their design is flawed, but it _is_ Microsoft, it's not like they are an honest crew, so what do we expect, really?
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
I play one hour a week and now no hd video, got sound and can play in TV mode, but I'll only play in HD mode, thats why I bought it. What a piece of junk. My first xbox(not 360) worked for a minute before having to exchange it (new). I'll never buy one again.
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
It has nothing to do with any game like halo 3 or even call of duty 4 which it happened to me in...dont even think about wrapping your xbox 360 in a towel either yes it does work but only for so long and plus you do serious damage when you do that...
All of the mentioned video problem have a greater repair success rate when the GPU is reballed. The same goes for some of the more stubborn game freezes. I've reballed the GPU on 10 console and only one could not fix GPU, it was probably damaged when the customer overheat it doing the xclamp reflow.
Reballing is not cheap but it does work. It's the best solution to the 3RLOD, all though professional reflowing will repair most problem, there still the issue that the solder balls under go numerous temperature cycles making them brittle which will also require a higher temperature to reflow them. Note that the xclamps must be remove to prevent any re-occuring 3RLOD's. That being said any existing system that does not have the 3RLOD should be removing the xclamps as a prevent measure. I'm in the process of putting together a tutorial which allow the removal of the xclamp without drilling or adding bolts to fix it. It use's all of the exsisting hardware with no modification needed to remount CPU and GPU.Please not that this method will only work with systems that have been reflowed or do not have the 3RLOD.
Posted on Dec 03, 2007
I tried it a day later, nice and cool environment but still no picture or sound. I tried a new AV cable but didn't change anything. I had it on an HD tv so I tried standard definition but it still didn't pick up any signal. After talking to Microsoft and problem solving, they said I have to send it in for repair for $99 and they will give another 1 year warranty. Thats the only solution I know of short of being a comp. tech an fixing it yourself
Posted on Nov 18, 2007
My guess is that your 360 over-heated. If all you did was play a game and then after playing awhile it went blank it's almost the only thing it could have been. Oh and make sure the switch on the cables out of the 360 are to the right setting. Either HD or not.
Posted on Nov 17, 2007
I think you are basically stuck sending another $99 of your hard earned dollars to "Uncle Bill" to get this fixed. Spent some time on the phone last night with the support guys and they said to send it back. As if it is any consolation, you get an another year's warranty tagged onto your box when you get it back.
The biggest issue that I have with MS is that we bought the 360 as a gift last Christmas and when I gave them the serial number on the phone last night, they said that my warranty expired in July. Somebody (the retailer?) said that the system was bought in July of last year. The only way I can get it repaired under warranty is to provide a receipt to prove date of purchase. Unfortunately, that is long gone. So, another $99 dollars to M$.
Posted on Dec 21, 2007
I just got the xbox 360 for christmas 07. Two days later I bought guitar hero 3 and Halo 3.
Get this...the console is noisy and it scratched grooves into both disks and now the games are worthless...I took this piece of junk back to best buy and they were all out of the console for an exchange...so they gave me money back for the system and instructions in how to get the games replaced through microsoft....its a total nightmare because guitar hero 3 isn't published by microsoft so I have to goto redoctane.com to get a hint as to what I have to do....on top of all this, I can't get the games exchanged for new ones until I have a serial number...
Is Bill Gates serious ?
Posted on Jan 08, 2008
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