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Graphic error Everytime i start playing my graphics will blurr up or like fuzz up after like a few minutes. then the color will bleed between red and green.

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  • tygerfan17 Apr 21, 2008

    well i think its graphic card failure cuz now the video wont even show audio still works but just black screen


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Call microsoft and do some trouble shooting, if that fails, then your console will need repair.

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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I was playing Oblivion on my Xbox 360 and after a few minutes the screen went gray and the sound stopped. I didn't have any rings of death so I turned off my console and tried again. The console turned...

Your graphic card is failing on you, only option is repair your system through either microsoft or a local repair shop. Repairing the graphic card is not a simple repair as its not replaceable.

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Sep 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My Xbox cuts on fine but once I start my game it goes into a fuzzed screen, but when I cut it back on it works. So basically i can't play my games. Its not the games though, its the Xbox.

Yes, you are correct the console if failing not the drive or the game.
The problem is Two fold first is silver solder similar to plumbing solder
was used in place of lead solder , as the board expands and contracts the connections under the G.P.U. start to break free from
the board causing 1 red 3 red no video graphic errors ( everything)

The best ( most durable ) repair is to have the G.P.U. reflowed (resoldered) now it's fix but not repaired . So to prevent it from
happening again the G.P.U. needs to be firmly secured and
will in most case eliminate G.P.U. errors . The hardware needed
to do this is called Conformal Compression Assembly ( G.P.U. clamp) . just google " Conformal Compression Assembly " if
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Oct 06, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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After playing for a few minutes the graphics become distorted

This is a overheating problem with the gpu, you could try making sure the console is well ventillated, to see if this improves, if not the console will need repairing by new heatsink paste appying to the graphics chip. the next phase of this is usually the E74 error which means if your console is under 3 years old and has not been tampered with, it is still under warranty, if this happens contact
Hope this helps.

Jan 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Graphical issues

A sign of the RROD send it to repairs.

Dec 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Grainy graphics, starts out fine then 5 min into game play graphics are horrible and unplayable.

You're having video issues. This is usually caused by a cold solder joint under the GPU, which causes overheating, but your Xbox 360 hasn't recognized it yet, thus it has not displayed the 3RROD error (3 Red ring of death, red lights). It will sometime in the future if it remains unfixed.

You have a few options:

1) If it is within 3 years of its manufacture date (printed on the back of the console). You can call Microsoft and send it in, and they may replace it for you for free. I know they do this for 3RROD Xboxes, but they may not be as quick to replace it for free if it hasn't displayed the error yet.

2) Do the "X-Clamp" fix yourself following a guide from here or here.

3) There are many repair sites that would be more than happy to have you send in your Xbox 360 to have it repaired.

Dec 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The bottom right light is blinking red everytime i turn it on

e74 at the bottom of the screen?if your xbox is less than 3 years old send it back to microsoft as they have extended the warrenty period to 3 years, e74 is code for graphical issues could be the graphics card. hope this helps.

Nov 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Graphical Failure after 30 minutes

Nothing really you could do unless your good with a solder ....sounds like when if runs games it starts to over heat and the connection on the video output internally is getting loose. The system doesnt run as hard when it plays a dvd but once a game goes in it needs alot more to keep playing it ...i would take it to a computer repair shop or contact xbox them self i thing they extended there warranty's... hope this helped you out a little.

Oct 24, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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well your graphics card is getting hot you need to do something or you will be the next one with the red ,green and yellow lights of dead
I recommend to use a cooling device and make sure you unit has a good space to dissipate heat from the back of the unit and from the right side

Mar 12, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My xbox 360 will show no video but sound

I am having that exact same problem at the moment, I've read on here that it is due to the unit overheating and the solder melting on the graphics card. One of the solutions is to melt the solder by overheating the unit by wrapping it in a towel or heavy blanket to get the unit to overheat for 15-20 minutes. I already had a cooling tower for my unit, but it was clogged with pet hair. After the overheating is complete I plan on placing it in my garage for 30 minutes to cool. I as well play CoD World at war, I wonder if the game is too graphics intense for this system while playing in HD. Anyway either way, this is not covered by Microsoft's warranty, I will try to get my unit the red lights of death if this does not work to get it replaced by microsoft. Good luck!

Jan 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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New games for my xbox 360 overheat it.

All of the new games require more work from your graphics card, which without the new heat sync from microsoft, will over heat very quickly. You need to send you xbox to microsoft to have them fix it before you eventually recieve an error code or the 3 red lights or death.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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