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No response... I turn on the console and I get a green light on the front and one little blip of the hard drive light and about one or two seconds where it seems like everything is running, then it all goes quiet. If I put a dvd or a game in the drive, the blue light turns on, but that's it. I have no audio or visual, which is not a problem with the cables as I have also tested it with my cables which I know work. Any ideas?...I'm stumped.

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  • donald_rasbe Jul 26, 2008

    lights come on but no audio or video

  • craigcarmean Oct 08, 2008

    lights come on ... no audio ... no video ...
    i've tried to reset the system by holding down the power button.
    i've tried the A/V cable instead of the HDMI cable.

    what are the odds that all of us have a blown video chip?



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Have you tried resetting the defaults?
Have the machine in standby mode (red light), then press and hold the power button 10-15 seconds after it turns on and let go after you hear a second beep. The screen will flash a few times then it will be reset to standard TV settings. If that doesn't work then it's very probable that the video chip has blown or come unsoldered. I hope this helps. Complete directions can be found at under support. Good luck to you.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008


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