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Xbox 360 - Black dots

Hey guys,
ok, basically whenever I start to play a game, dozens & dozens of lines of black dots appear on the screen after a few seconds of playing (although sometimes they're there from the word "go").
They don't appear when I'm on the 360 "Desktop" at any point. Nor do they rear the ugly heads when I'm downloading stuff via the "Marketplace". It's purely when I'm playing an actual game and it's grinding my last nerve.

Help!!!!

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  • LZEMPIR3 Jul 02, 2008

    i have the same problem. and idk wut to do! and its only wen im playing gams. not menus or intro screens. only wen im playing.

  • bloodelf Nov 15, 2008

    my tv is showing little black dots all over while playing any of my games in hd or not what do i do???

  • matty m Jan 01, 2009

    yep same problem here too
    was playin cod4 and they suddenly appeared
    warranty ran out about 27 hours ago ??
    kind of ironic dont u think =\

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    Hi, I have the same problem... one day my xbox was working fine, The next i got an E-74 error code... So i then did the towel trick and it got rid of the error, I then booted up GTA IV only to find that i had little black and white dots making it look like something from silent hill. i dont get the dots on a black loading screen. i'v not powered down the 360 yet so im sure i'll probably get the error message again when i do :( This is more than likely a good time to invest in an x-clamp i think.. as it's deffinitely something to do with the GPU/ANA/HANA overheating.

  • Anonymous Apr 16, 2009

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Black dots all over my screen after the E74 error warning

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Well i had the same problem today and i was about to do the towel trick but decided totry using a hand vacume and sucking out any dust in the holes and it did work actually, the lines appeared for a couple minutes and i thought oh no! but then after maybe ten minutes they dissappeared for the rest of the night,

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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Ok what I'm about to say may shock you but... your Xbox has the case of the E74. Basic ly if your Xbox is one of the first ones to ever come out then you would have the case of E74. I know. My Xbox did the same thing And I've had it for 5 years until Oct. So either you dump it and get a new one or you call microsoft and they can help you( Don't call the toll free it's always ja med!) Now Don't go and fix it your self the warranty states now for any Xbox 360 with the E74 from the day they came out has warranty on it. If not your some what of going and get a new one. NOTE: Your Memorie (Hard Drive) Is not infected it still works it's just the console that doesn't work. If you want to you can take out the DVD ROM drive out and sell it on Ebay if you really want to...

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You need to install a xclamp kit and heatup the hana & ana chip for 10 minutes with a heatgun
i had the same error now fixed =] good luck

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I have had this problem in the last 2 weeks. firsdt got it playing cod4, i thought o god thats not good do iu restarted my xbox and everythin was fine. then a week later it happened agen, did the same thing restarted my xbox and then i get e74 and 1 red ring. its easy to fix ( this link explains some of the problem http://www.fixya360.com/home.html and follow this guide to fix it http://fastercomp.co.uk/error_e74_fix.html i advise you use 11 pennies not 12 otherwise the xbox doesnt shut). i have had the 1 red ring a few times because i havent done the fix properly. now i have its worked for 3 days no problems and then this mornin i get the black dot (a few red too) but i havent had the red ring. Anyone no what may cause it???

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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Hey,

I haven't had this happen to my console, but so far I seem to be pretty lucky. I did find this person who had the same problem as you: http://www.fixya.com/support/t269963-xbox_360_no_video_sound_after_playing

There was also some discussion of it on an XBOX forum that suggested checking the cables and if no change to do the towel trick. Sounds like more of the same issues everybody is reporting with over heating, red circles, and overall breakdown of the hardware. Hopefully M'soft will get the hint and change it up in the future.

Posted on Mar 06, 2008

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People i have talked to say they have had this before and got a new tv and it went away so im gonna get a new tv and see

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

 hello.. 
 This happened to me. Eventually you will get the E74 error message with 1 flashing red light. You then need to send your xbox off.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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