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Xbox 360 video and controller problem

Everytime I start the xbox 360 system, the video on the screen shows wavey, static-like lines stretching across the screen, while they go rolling up and down. Happens on all different types of tvs. Controller issue - After about fifteen minutes of game playing, my character will start doing things like jumping, shooting, etc when nothing on the controller is pressed. I have set the controller on the ground and the player will still do it's own things. I have even tried different controllers.

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  • coltsrl Aug 12, 2007

    Additionally, the video works just fine. I can see the wavy lines though, on top of the video. Gets annoying after 10 minutes or so.

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2008

    yes, i have the same problem with wavy lines over my picture. I've had the xbox for 2 years and it has worked fine, with a clear picture until now. I cannot think of anything that i have changed to make these 'interference' lines appear.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    Have the same thing....had 360 for over 2 year with problems...till now

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    ok guys i am attempting to figure out what ur talking about when discussing the pal 50 stuff...I am a old baby boomer aunt trying to get my nephew's xbox to stop making wavy lines....HELP!



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With te video problem it might be that u have a pal 50 tv and u have the video on the 360 on pal 60. It used to do it to my tv until my friend told me what to do and the video works fine now. Master Chief

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  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2007

    cant help you with a controller problem all i can tel u is that u should try and get a new controller.

    with the tv problem if u have a pal 50 tv put the video on your xbox 360 on pal 50 make sure its not on pal 60. it works fine if your tv is pal 60 and u have it on pal 50.

    Master Chief



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