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Display Issue My xbox 360 screen glitches during gameplay. The screen turns grainy (see picture), but I can still play the game in the background and the audio still works. Sometimes this happens within 10 minutes of playing and sometime it takes 4-6 hours. I know it isn't the TV, and I know it isn't the games. No red lights show up. Any ideas as to what it is? Thanks!

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Re: Display Issue

It is headed for the 3 red lights. Just a matter of time before the GPU solder looses contact.

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