I have had my 360 for a long time now and it just started with this problem. Hopefully some one can help. The graphics turned purple but still visable to play. when we shut it off and turned back on we got audio but no video. I tried different TV and New Video cord. None of this helped, the screen is now black with very light fuz. Any advise....?
Well I have the same issue and I tried to look at the back of the video/audio connector and played with the pins on the console (be carfull when doing this the pins are thin and can brake easy) after I played with them for a min ( I just pressed them down to see if they moved and made sure that they where up to connect with the cable) it worked not long after that it quit again. I have heard to wrap a towle around it and it should come back I tried that and it worked. Not sure how long it will last but... Good Luck
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If you hear sound but no picture then your graphic chip has got separated from your motherboard, this is not a simple fix. receommend you to look for a local repair shop that can handle game console repairs or send it to xbox.com
Fuzzy lines, as well as snowy artifacts are generally a sign of an overheated graphics unit. If your unit is under warranty, I'd recommend you call Microsoft. This has been covered in the past, as I've had to exchange an xbox for this very reason, so you should be able to get it replaced.
Firstly check the system configuration blade on your Xbox 360 startup screen and check your display settings, if you've got an Xbox Elite/New Premium and have HDMI cable then it should be set as Intermediate/1080i/p settings, if you have the component cables then it should all be set as default.
If that isn't the problem and your games are still loading up with a fuzzy screen then there is either something wrong with the cables in your Xbox or your TV can't handle the graphics that the Xbox is producing and you will have to go into display settings and try setting them as either lower settings or higher settings depending on the TV you have.
It will help if you can provide details to me on your TV too, I'm not as good with TV's as I am Videogame Consoles/PC's but it will help me if I want to solve your queries further.
The machine is overheating and the graphics chip on the main board is acting up cause of it. Make sure there is no dust or dirt blocking the air vents that would cause the system to heat up more then normal.
If that doesn't do it then maybe think about getting a cooler for the system, here is a website that talks about a few of them. Click here.
If that doesn't help then your mainboard is going bad and would need to be replaced.
1. Get 3 towels then switch your Xbox 360 on.
2. Wrap the Xbox 360 in the towels [Note - You must cover the WHOLE Xbox otherwise it won't work].
3. Leave your xbox for 25 mins in the towels.
4. When the 25 mins is over take off the towels of and let your Xbox
360 to cool for 20 minutes, enjoy fixed gaming for the next 4-7
days. Once you get a blank screen repeat this process.
[Why Overheat it?]
When overheating it you attempt to solder the dis-connected wires back to the motherboard.
I recommend getting it fixed instead.
[What does it Fix?]
This fixed the Red Ring of Death, and the Blank Screen of Death
I do not take responsibility for this. This is mainly for those without warranty or money to repair.
The premise is to wrap the towel around the 360 and to let it heat up.
This will weaken solder points and hopefully re-join broken
connections. The problem with this method is that you have no control
over what solder points are weakened and there is no way to prevent
further damages caused by the heat. It is better to send a 360 in for
repair with the three year warranty that MS put on the 360s, because if
you try the towel method and then send it in for repairs, they will
know by the solder points being misshapen and it will void your
warranty forcing you to pay for the repairs.
Check your connections to make sure that they are plugged securely into your television, if they are, make sure the selector switch on the cable is set correctly. The last thing that I would do, is to try another video cable. If that one is damaged in any way and taking on some sort of outside noise it would explain the fuzziness. Monster makes a great cable that is heavily shielded and takes on minimal noise from outside devices.
If you were noticing graphical artifacts on the screen before this issue occurred, and then your system blacked out you likely burned out the video card. I've heard of this happening many times and usually the first sign of impending failure is crazy graphics issues, usually followed by a random shutdown and failure to start the graphics after the crash.
You likely need to have the system serviced. You'll need to contact microsoft and hopefully they can help you out.
use the towell trick! Wrap the 360 in 2 towells turn on and leave running for 15 minutes. It gets very hot but after the 15 minutes turn off the console and power it back on again and it should work. Dont know if this is a permanent fix but my 360 hasnt broken again so far. Dont ask me how but it works, google it if you like. It also cures the 3 red lights problem.