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When we turn it on, we hear a high pitched tone and see either a solid colored screen (green, pink usually) or colored lines/bars on the screen. What could be wrong? It does this with every game we try to start.

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Well try cleaning the game packs out with qutips and rubbing alcohal to see if it mAkes a difference if no luck then it's the console it's self.

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