Xbox component output causes "epileptic" flickering
I have the original xbox bought back in 12/2001. I have used it off and on over the past 6 years.
I had purchased the official HDTV Pack from Microsoft and connected it to my Toshiba HD Ready TV to play Justice League Heroes and it was just plain beautiful.
This was like 4 months ago. I had left my Xbox unplugged from power since I was using another game console.
I have recently plugged it back to power and the switched my television to the component output and my Xbox is flickering like mad, whether it is in Dashboard mode or in game mode.
So I have tried 2 different HDAV packs and both cables are flickering badly. But when I switch back to the original A/V cables that came with it was working just fine.
I tried the other component cable input and that too was flickering like mad.
I had a Voom Satellite receiver for OTA HD reception and connected it to both component inputs and that was working great.
So far, I have tried the 2nd version of the Xbox component cable and a Monster GameLink 400 (borrowed from friend) and they both failed and flickering madly. I'm suspecting it is the video port or some setting in the Xbox Dashboard lost its setting due to being unplugged for 4 months.
I have gone in to Xbox dashboard and tried to change the Video Settings between Normal, Letterbox and Widescreen and none of that seemed to help.
I have heard others say adjust 480p...I have never seen that option. Note I have never connected my Xbox to the Xbox live ever so if there is a download that might fix this problem let me know.
Thanks in advance.
Re: Xbox component output causes "epileptic" flickering
No I have the original Xbox from 12/2001. I was using the HD AV pack from Microsoft and that was giving me pretty good resolution.
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first give your bad xbox to your mechanic or a professional and when fixed,make a flash drive xbox compatible and then,copy your profile to the flash drive and take your flash drive to the new xbox and paste it in your xbox hard drive.
The only way to get Dolby 5.1 audio out of the Xbox will be via fiber optic cable from the Xbox to a Dolby Digital amplifier - which will output a decoded 5.1 signal to a 6 channel amplifier and 5 speakers and one sub-woofer. I doubt the Logitech speaker system has a Dolby 5.1 decoder built in with the amplifier for under $100, but I can't say for sure. If the Logitech has a an optical (or TOSLink) input, connect it to the Xbox and follow the instructions below.
To configure your audio settings, follow these steps:
Start the Xbox 360 console without a disc in the disc tray.
In the System section of the Xbox Dashboard, select Console Settings.
In the Console Settings area, select Audio.
In the Audio Settings area, configure settings for analog output or digital output:
Analog output settings:
Dolby Pro Logic II: Select this setting for stereo systems or Dolby Pro Logic II-compatible systems.
Mono: Select this setting for systems that do not support stereo output.
Note If you have connected to Xbox LIVE and downloaded any AutoUpdates, the Mono option will not be available.
Digital output settings:
Digital Stereo: Select this setting to use digital stereo output.
Dolby Digital 5.1: Select this setting to use Dolby Digital output.
Enable WMA Pro: Select this setting to enable WMA Pro pass-through if your receiver supports the WMA Pro format.
Note You must use one of the following cables to support digital output:
It should have come with a part to connect to the Xbox. I would try and take it back although they might take it. If they don't, then I would try and go to wal-mart or any other place that sells Xbox accesories and see if they have a wireless controller for the original Xbox.
This is usually caused by a bad graphics card on the xbox. It isn't always detected by the xbox motherboard. I'm sorry to say, but it's pretty much toast unless you can find a repair guy in your area to solder on a new vga card.
That would be the infamous Red Ring of Death. It means that something inside your xbox has broken (most likely a piece off of the motherboard) needs to be replaced. If you bought your xbox within the past 3 years, it should still be under warranty. If you are unsure, you can call 1-800-4-MY-XBOX (1-800-469-9269) and the can guide you on the way to figuring out whether or not you are under warranty. You can also go to xbox.com and find the support page after putting in your gamertag. They will send you a box and you can ship back to them for free. After a couple of weeks, they will ship a new one (most likely new). For more information, follow the link at the bottom and click on ' Repair Your Console ' on the bottom left. Sorry about your inconvenience.
it is your av cable however the components in the cable get a small static boost when u are using your controller so it becomes an intermittent fault ie;....when in game vidios or watching dvds, u rarely use the controller so u dont see the flickering and u only see it when in game play because u are in constant contact with the controlls and the components inside the av cable recieve a small static boost causing the interference.
If you can,using a different Tv. check the 360's video output settings ( Dashboard, My Xbox section, System settings?) -Maybe it updated at some point and automatically changed the original settings. Some( if not all ) 360's have a specific setting for HD output.
Also, check the Video/audio output cable from your Xbox to Tv, for a while some 360s came with a cord that could be changed between Component and RCA.
Congratulations, the GPU or video decoder on your xbox has fried. It is the main video processing component that is known for frying due to all the heat dissipation it lets off. It is probably just the video decoder since you don't have the red error lights. Either take the nazi soup walk to xbox tech support and see if your box is in warranty and can be fixed or trade the broken unit in at Gamestop towards the purchase of a different system, since getting another xbox will just cause this issue to happen again in a year!