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Xbox and screen

There are little blocks everywhere on my screen. They only appear though on my players and in my dashboard most everything else is ok unless looked at from far away. How do I get these blocks off? It's starting to become more annoying.

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Depends what t.v. your using try posting another thread there maybe you will get better results.

Heres some things i can think of

try playing through channel 3 instead of 4 or vice versa, try playing on video or input mode. if your using a cable adapter try tilting it or screwing it on tighter.

Posted on Jan 13, 2008


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All Details Below On How To.

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Remove all memory devices

restart 360 Unit

go to system blade > Console Settings > System Info


left trigger, right trigger, x, y, left bumper, right bumper, up, left bumper, left bumper, x.

This should bring up a menu

Reset System Settings

Resetting your system settings
will return all console settings to
factory defaults. Do you want to
reset to factory defaults?

Yes, reset settings
No, don't reset settings

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