Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Get a checker box patter on initial boot

Hi gang, I need help

when i boot i sometimes get into the game and then it crashes, when i boot again i get a checkered screen on the xbox initial boot loop. IE the green screen with the x box logo. I have no blinking lights nor any red lights.

Any suggestions or time for a new one?

Posted by on

  • Bimholte Feb 22, 2008

    Thanks Mike, I will give it a try and report back.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Hi, I had this same problem. I would turn the system on and not to much time after that the video would go checked and blurry. I could reset and it would come back on but shortly after that it would do it again. Sometime I would even get it to play awhile before it checkered. Finally one day I put a movie in and just let it play. It finally went to the 3 rings of death. When I reset it it would work for awhile and eventually lead to 3 rings of death. I decided to do the x-clamp fix on it because for Microsoft to cover it on the extended warranty they will ask you at tech support to turn it off and on a couple times while they are on the phone. Since it doesn't do it right away I figured what the hell..cann't lose by trying. I did the fix and didn't even have to heat it to reflow the chip. Just applied the fix and turned it on and its never happened again. Works like new again.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,019 Answers

Hi,
check the A/V out socket from console to TV.
If it,s in a unit or cupboard near other electrical Appliances.
1:- Is it overheating.
2:- is it picking up electrical interference from another unsuppressed source. this could be a poor wiring connection on another plug, in the same socket or board as the 360.
Try it on another TV.
Change the output lead, or swap cable output style. i.e from Scart to A/V out type. ( red-white-yellow )
Hope this helps you solve your issue.
If non of the above works, it,s looking towards motherboard issues. ( Graphics Processor )
Mike @ Compurepair

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What does error CE-36329-3 indicate on a frozen PS4?


per Sony's site :
Here are a few ways to deal with the error message:
Option 1 (Update system software and application data): Close the application, install the latest system software and game update, and restart the system.

Option 2 (PS Camera Compatibility): If a PS Camera is connected to the system, remove it and reboot the system, then go to [Settings] > [User] > [Login Settings] and turn "Enable Face Recognition" OFF.

Step 3 (Save Data Issues): If the error occurs again, back up your saved data, and then go to [Settings] > [Initialization] and choose [Initialize PS4]. If it continues after initialization, check to see if you have save data in online storage. If you suspect incorrect save data in online storage, remove the affected save from system and online storage.
Things to remember:
  1. Check to see if this error occurs with multiple titles. If not, you may be dealing with a game or app specific crash that may be helped by re-patching/re-downloading.
  2. If you suspect issues due to your local network, try using a wired connection and/or checking your network settings results http://manuals.playstation.net/document/en/ps4/settings/nw_test.html
  3. Periodically back up saves to USB and/or online storage if you have Save Data concerns.

Oct 11, 2015 | Video Game Consoles

1 Answer

Hi their my name is nick powch my problem is that my ps3 keeps frozing and keeps crashing and when i sign in to playstaition network nothing shows up plus games keep crashing i think i need a new hard...


This problem is usually caused by only a few causes.
First of all, if the amount of memory that have been used up is much, the console is bound to freeze at certain intervals so as to enable it load all the files in a particular sector of the hard disk. This is likely to affect your overall experience with the console.
Secondly, although it is not common but sometimes, your console may have some error in its database and as such would require you to format it. This would enable you to wipe out every information on the hard disk including the error.
Lastly, one of the most common causes is when the system has been kept in an environment where there is not enough room for it to be well ventilated and as a result, the internal parts of the console easily gets heated up because of the materials used in its manufacture.
Whatever the case may be, the only thing you can do is to try running a format of the entire hard disk and your freezing problems are most likely to stop. Below are the instructions on what to do
Be sure to backup your settings/games saves by doing a System > Backup on your PS3 or you may lose your game saves! Also, this is a last resort procedure prior to exchanging/returning to sony.
1. Power Off the PS3 via the power switch in back and power back on w/switch.
2. Hold Power Button on the Front until you hear 3 beeps.
3. Then go through the initial setup and then run a full Format via System > Format. (will take approx 3 1/1 hours). You may need to have our AV cables ready if your using HDMI (in case HDMI isn't detected after initial reset).
4. Restore your backup you made prior to doing factory/hard reset (optional, if you created a backup).
Hopefully this will solve your freezing problems.

Mar 08, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Desk top not coming up red light flashing on front


hi , the only thing ull have to do is take it in , it shows red light it has basically crashed . It happens to all x box 360 at least once a year .Sometimes twice depending on usage , dont think it cost anything ,just postage to xbox factor and it will be returned .Cll in to ur nearest gaming centre and the will sort it,or google xbox for details hope i answered ur question

Nov 06, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

My plastation 3 keeps crashing. sometimes i see a screen and it is playable for a little bit before crashing and sometimes i dont see a screen at all


HI...
Try dusting it out with a can of compressed CO2. Shoot it into the spaces that you can fit the nozzle into. The try again

Oct 10, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

1 Answer

Wii keeps crashing Had it modded to play burned CD-R's. After I boot it back up as soon as a select either a game the internet it crashes tells me to remove the disk and refer to my manual Thanks in...


Hi,

Well, if the Missus is unhappy now, I'm sure she's going to be steaming with anger once you read what I have to say now.

Though, don't let it deter you away from voting for my solution because it really is your only choice.


THE PROBLEM!..
--------------------------
The risk of modding any gaming system is that the Nintendo or any other system is constantly updating. While, the WII updates often this sometimes destroys your Firmware board that's connected to the DVD drive. In this case, it sounds like your firmware board has corrupted and/or your laser. BUT, I would bet my hard earned money on your Firmware being toast.

Now, while I know you're frowning and the Missus is probably about to take a frying pan to someone's face, there is hope!!! :)

But, such happiness and relief comes at a price. Around a $40.00 - $80.00 Price.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT A GOOGLE SEARCH FOR WII DVD DRIVES


Alright, smile now :)

The good thing about Nintendo is that you can swap your whole drive out and not have a problem with anything. Unlike other systems, the drive doesn't need to be compatible to the motherboard, so it's just like a plug and play.

I would suggest this solution rather than sending it in for repair. They could find out you modded the system, and this voids your repair.

Goodluck and I hope I helped!!


Apr 12, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

2 Answers

Wii not starting up!


  1. Buy or rent a new Wii game that is made by Nintendo and intended for use in your region
  2. Step 2 Turn on the Wii, insert the game and let it load.
  3. Step 3 Wait as the firmware checker in the video game checks that the Wii's firmware needs to be updated. If this does not happen, it means no firmware checker is on the disc and another game will have to be obtained to try it again.
  4. Step 4 Follow the directions presented onscreen when the firmware checker has finished checking. The firmware will now be updated.
  5. Step 5 Eject the video game disc when the update is done and restart the Wii.
  6. Pray

Aug 21, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

2 Answers

My ds just crashes--shuts down--when playing. Is


The same thing happened to my DS that was 3 years old. But at a point it didn't even turn on. The top screen made a quick blink then it turned back off automatically. I suggest you just get a new DS (I got a DSi) because a new battery is VERY expensive.

Answer:It is definitely the battery, though.

Jul 07, 2009 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

1 Answer

PS3 slow reading disks,crashes, and blanks out


hi there im not sure about this 1 but have you tried getting a laser cleaner for it ?

Dec 25, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

2 Answers

New ds lite will not save initial settings


Either the battery has stopped functioning properly and needs replacing, or one of the battery terminal connecters has become loose and needs to be replaced with a new battery terminal (as the battery acts as a lithium battery found in a pc to save the bios settings), but they are quite difficult to desolder and reapply, best bet is to probably get another mobo. Touch screen ribbon cable could have worked loose and needs tweaking or the connector is faulty and again needs to be replaced.

Sep 29, 2008 | Nintendo DS Lite Console

3 Answers

X box 360 system crashes


microsoft have extended theyre warrenty on xbox 360consoles to 3 years with the ring of death problem... so microsoft shuld fix it free of charge just bring it to wherever you bought it and they should take care of it.

Aug 27, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

280 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles Experts

Troy Gorman
Troy Gorman

Level 3 Expert

508 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Jonathon summesfield

Level 2 Expert

284 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...