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My XBox Jumped!

Hey my Xbox took a leap off of the table yesterday.... yikes.. not good.
Anyways, it did hit the floor pretty hard (about a 3 foot drop).
However, it is not showing any red lights. It sounds a looks fine but my TV is not recognizing the signal. Do you think that I a) damaged the whole thing, b) damaged the cable from Xbox to TV or c) damaged the power supply or D) ALL OF THE ABOVE... please help!

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I would try a new AV cable
If this does not work the jolt (especially if the console was hot or on) may have knocked the gpu loose
Several fixes have been reported to work. If this is the cause you may get sound
You may have damaged the port on the back of the console where the av cable plugs in.
If the power supply lights up green and the console starts normally (green lights revolve in a circle) then it is not a power supply issue.
If you are getting 4 flashing red lights the console is not recognizing the av cable and it should be tested (this can be caused by a bad cable, or a problem with the connection from the graphics processor)
Try unplugging everything and plugging the whole thing back in minus the av cable. If you get the the 4 red lights with the cable unplugged then the console is fine and the problem is either the cable or the GPU.
If the console is still under warranty (not sure dropping it won't void any warranty it may have had, depends on how bad the cosmetic damage is) try simply heating the console (since I repair these units I don't normally recommend this, but to preserve warranty it is best to try fixes that accomplish that) using the towel trick (again please do not misinterpret me saying that as my endorsement of the towel trick, but it can cause the gpu to reconnect in some cases.
If you are not afraid of opening the console take a look inside to see if any of the heat synchs moved particularly the short one under the DVD drive.
You can try doing the xclamp replacement mod as outlined on several other websites just do a search for it and you'll find it, but you have to be precise and patient.
Best of luck

Posted on Jul 04, 2008


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