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XBOX 360 stopped displaying video :(

Well right before this had happened I noticed the color variations on backlot on COD4 become really distorted, the sandy ground was not supposed to look that green and the explosions were not really that insanley red. Finally once the screen became black and white I eagerly restarted the xbox hoping this would solve the problem and to my demise, no video at all. The audio plays fine, but the tv screens on both my basic rca 27' and the 50' hd just remain black, with these faint even star-like patterns everywhere. This is happening while using both rca/component and hdmi cables.

Thank you for whatever info anyone has.

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  • Anonymous Jun 20, 2008

    Its not he cables bc a- this happens to both separate hdmi and rca/comp cables. b- i can hear audio, no video.

    It it likely an actual hardware problem within the xbox. I was hoping someone actually had experience with this issue or has heard of an issue similiar to this.

    It is not a cable problem.

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    Would there be any technical advice regarding the disassembly on the xbox and what to look for in this case?

  • Anonymous Jun 22, 2008

    exact same thing happened to my xbox 360

  • HunterG3 Sep 23, 2008

    Same exact thing happened to me when I was trying to watch Dead Like Me on DvD.

    It's my own fault I suppose. I'd been meaning to sell the old first gen
    360 for an Elite. Now its worthless. New cables didnt help things at
    all. I never got the red ring...but this is worse...

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    same stuff i just got with my xbox

  • jason4th May 03, 2009

    i came home from work and turned it on to play and i see nothing but little dots in a line moving corner to corner. again i have sound but no video. i called 18004myxbox they said because i have no warranty that its going to cost me 140 dollars to fix. is there any way i can fix it myself



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I had this problem and for about a month couldn't play my xbox. I then found out my warranty was up so i was out of options, cause i wasn't gonna pay 100 to get it fixed. so i tried the towel trick, and surprisingly enough, it worked. the first time i did it i didn't let it overheat, (2 red lights) but i got it just hot enough and it turned on with the video, but soon after, a couple minutes or so, the color went wack again, all green and yellow and what not but i could still see. after i turned it off again however, i couldn't see anything. so i did it a second time, this time i let it overheat to where i saw the 2 red lights, and i was able to play a good 3 or 4 hours until i was done, with no color problems at all. I then tried to restart it to see if it would work again, and it did. but who knows how long it will work for

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It is most likley that your cables are broken and you need new ones go to your local eb games and pick them up for 20.00$ are unplug you a/v cable from the tv and the xbox for 10secs then plug it back in and try again if that does not work buy new cables also got to for trouble shooting tips.

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Posted on Jun 20, 2008

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    true. you really just have to send it an for reparis then i cant even fix that you have to get a new video drive.



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