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Xbox 360 white dots on screen

Since today a lot of little black and white dots are appearing while im playing how i fix this

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  • Anonymous Jul 07, 2008

    as soon as i turn on my 360 these black and white dots appear and dont go away

  • xbox world Sep 21, 2008

    my screen is just black but with some white dots going around in some kinda pattern and i have sound but no video =(



    is there anyway to fix this?????



    please answer

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    Same, every time i turn it on it has a black screen with white dots going in a pattern upwards.

    Why does this Happen???

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    I have vertical lines of dots too.

  • bigdonkey_11 Nov 20, 2008

    i turned on my xbox 360 and all i see are white dots going across the screen... iv tried different tvs and pretty much anything you can think of... however i do have sound... anyone have a solution to fix this?

  • littleob423 Dec 07, 2008

    i have white dots that come on my screen every time i turn it on too

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    i have this same problem sum 1 help **** i dunt wanna waste on buying mi 3rd 360 , white dots are cuming horizontialy pissin me off **** PLEASE HELPPPP !!!!!!!!!!



  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    Same issue this is so lame

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    Same issue - my X-box 360 first started out with a static type screen, then came the single red light (bottom right quadrant), gave me E74 and E68 errors, and now only has white dots randomly moving across the TV screen. X-Box/Microsoft only tells me that it will cost $120 ro fix. It all started when I signed up for live. Did anyone else have this issue shortly after signing up?

  • Anonymous May 08, 2009

    white dots on screen



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Unfortunately the "Black Screen, White Dots" Error is caused by a hardware failure (Some say the "towel trick" works, others have used an x-clamp fix, regardless the box is about to die if you dont do something..). If your like me, and you dont want to completely dismantle your xbox, but also dont want to spend $140 for a "fix" from microsoft, you'll need to bite the bullet and replace the unit.

When I contacted Microsoft about my error because it was out of warranty they asked for $140 to repair the unit for this *specific* error (meaning if another error presents itself it will be an additional $140).

The Xbox 360 "Arcade" Version is down to roughly $200. Instead of shipping my unit to India to have it repaired and shipped back now with the possibility of other errors popping up (sand in the disk tray?), I opted to go buy the Arcade version as Microsoft has extended its factory warranty to 3 years from purchase date.

Considering it is 2009 and the next generation of gaming units are coming on the market somewhere between 2011 and 2012, the new warranty will cover you from any other issues and you wont have to worry about shelling out tons of cash to keep repairing a rushed out of production unit (it seems anyone with a build date prior to 2006 have a slew of issues).

For what its worth, I purchased the Arcade version this month which also comes with 5 free games, an additional controller, on board memory, new cables, a quieter power "brick" (which visually seems to have more cooling ducts, as well as it being lighter), and quieter fans for the box itself. The production date was roughly 2 months ago so the warranty coverage cant be disputed.

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Easy you have to open up your 360
microscrews work the best go to sears and ask for them
i had the same problem but you have to open up the xbox 360 untill you get to the motherbored
you will see 2 metal plates when you open it up
look on the back and there will be x clamps
just wedge them off like in this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcyYG-boWvM&feature=related

and then clean off all the gunk thats on the three chips under there

if you need help putting the case back on wach this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BInynJVuf0

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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What you have to do it the xclamp fit on the left hand side heatsink only :) works great

Posted on Jan 07, 2012

Http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080601194357AAJ2XeX Just found a soloution i have same problem but havennt tried this myself!!!

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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