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I have audio but no video on x-box 360

I have audio but no video.Kids were playing about 1hr before w/ no problems.The TV says no signal. There are no red lights and ,aside from not seeing what is occurring, you can still use the controller to play the game,although the audio without the visual experience tends to lessen the enjoyment significantly.The TV screen has no images/colors whatsoever.Tried changing inputs w/ same result.Other components/TV function properly.Could it be cable related or internal. System has not been abused. Cables are hidden and stress free.Unit is 2 yrs old.

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  • viagonone Jul 31, 2009

    I plugged the unit back in and,lo and behold,there appeared a red light in the lower right portion of the ring. After some research I found that it was an E74 error.Evidently the issues involved were known by Microsoft and units affected by the "money saving" production shortcuts have a 3 year warranty extension which is soon to run out.If you visit xbox.com/support and click on repair your console you can print out a shipping label and send it in,but better hurry.

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This is a tough one, you definitely have done some solid troubleshooting already.

From what I can tell it is most likely the cable. I had the reverse happen with the video being gone, but I had sound, and it was sudden. Well kept environment, etc.

I ended up buying a cheap universal cable from Wal-Mart to test. I would recommend the same for you. If it doesn't work, you can always return it with the receipt.

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