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No picture On several occasions when I switch on my 360 there is a problem with my picture. Its almost like when the horizontal hold is not set, but the screen is black as well with some purple faint diagonal lines and a few white ones scattered about. after playing around with the scart inputs and switching them around a bit I have managed to get it working again and so I assumed it was a problem with the scart input on the tv, even tho the freeview plugged into the scart socket the xbox was in still works. Today while playing Assassins Creed the game locked, said the disc was unreadable and booted out to the dashboard and then now have the black/ purple screen. Any ideas?

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This is almost identical to what happened to my system just before it gave me the red rings. I had to return my system. There is general hardware failure. The last lvl in assassins creed kept dropping me thought the map then i would get a checkerboard of purple and black squares all over my screen.

If you have a warranty i would return it to the store you bought it from and get a new one if not contact MS and see if they will cover it under there warranty. Since its a GPU failure i would think they would fix it for free but i cannot say for sure. They did extend there warranty on overheating which sounds like what has happend to yours to three years.

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