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Re: sound but no picture
Check the A/V to TV lead is connected properly. or if you can borrow another lead to test and eliminate the lead problem.
also try the console and lead on another A/V socket on the same or different TV Set.
if non of the above works. it could be that your graphics chip has fried up.
hope this is a help for you.
mike @ compurepair.
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could be av leads but more likely to be heatsinks on gpu/cpu.if you have a 1 year warranty send it in to microsoft for repair,if not,the extended 3 year warranty does not cover this repair and will cost £81.if you want to fix this yourself,buy a xclamp kit off ebay for £2 take apart your console(theres plenty of videos on youtube on how to do this) remove heatsinks(you should get a link with xclamp kit on how to do this) and clean old thermal paste off and apply new,put xclamp kit on do the baker mod to heat up gpu,tighten screws and 99% it will work,if not try again till it does,i've done tis plenty of times and never had 1 that i hav;nt got working again
This is a very common . The cause clearlyevident bellow.
The good news it that it can be repaired Permanently with a
proper X clamp mod , The hardwareresponsible (The X clamp)
is still currently being used in new and replacement units .
This might not help everybody but it might be a cheap fast solution to the "Xbox 360 no picture but sound ok" problem. I have old refurbished 360 that has had no problems at all. SInce I got it have used it with powerwave cooler attached to the back. This cooler has seperate Outputs for Vga, SVga, audio, component and av. Don't need the microsoft cable at all just standard cables. Always had it plugged in with VGA or SVGA cables and got great picture. I bought new 360 and put the old one in bedroom with old tv which only has av inputs. Got shocking picture that was unwatchable but sound was good. Tried all ways but no different. Seems the xbox plug has problems. If you get the powerwave cooler it splits the xbox output socket in to seperate outputs for everything so you can use it with Vga or Svga cables if your tv has those inputs and it should work fine. Only seems to be the standard AV outputs that have problems. Haven't tried the componet leads but I guess they might work as well. If you only have the old yellow, red and white AV inputs on your tv this wont help you but if you have the other types of inputs it might fix it. The powerwave cooler you should be able to buy for under $20 so it could be a cheap solution for this problem everyone seems to be getting lately. It works for me at least so get one and give it a try.
This is usually caused by a bad graphics card on the xbox. It isn't always detected by the xbox motherboard. I'm sorry to say, but it's pretty much toast unless you can find a repair guy in your area to solder on a new vga card.