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uffe86
Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Mar 27 2008, 1:46 PM EDT | Post edited: Mar 27 2008, 1:46 PM EDT
Hello My xbox360 became really strange yesterday the picture just got blurry and i turned it of and now when i turn it on i only get sound but no image. I have tried a different xbox360 cord and changed tv but the problem still the same. Its probebly something in the xbox but i need to know what. My Warrenty went out two weeks ago to it sucks please help 88  out of 115 found this valuable. Do you?    
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gjmyers26
1. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Apr 2 2008, 9:57 AM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2008, 9:57 AM EDT
My Xbox 360 is doing the same thing right now. It got all blurry looking then i turned it off and back on and it worked then the next time i turned it off the picture never came back up but it can hear it start up. I'm deployed over in Iraq so i can't even take it back to the store. If someone can help us out that would be great. I tryed the same things that you did to get it back working. 31  out of 48 found this valuable. Do you?    

xxtensaxx
2. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Apr 22 2008, 8:30 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 22 2008, 8:30 PM EDT
"Hello My xbox360 became really strange yesterday the picture just got blurry and i turned it of and now when i turn it on i only get sound but no image. I have tried a different xbox360 cord and changed tv but the problem still the same. Its probebly something in the xbox but i need to know what. My Warrenty went out two weeks ago to it sucks please help"
This is straight up bull crap dude this is my 3rd 360........... this same thing happened to me went fuzzy shut-off and then it turns on with sound no picture! fucking retarded I need help if anyone has figured out this problem
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lifesagame
3. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Aug 20 2008, 4:42 PM EDT | Post edited: Aug 20 2008, 4:42 PM EDT
Same thing happened here. Earlier this year I started getting bad picture. Sometimes it would go kinda green and pixelated. Eventually it would load with sound and I could hear navigation effects but had no picture. By the time I called I was one week out of inventory so XBOX service did me the favor of discounting the rate they charged me for repair (and I later found warranty had been expanded to 3 year, then that it was only expanded if your console produced a 3 red ring error).

Had it fixed and it worked for several months. Then it started freezing sometimes on certain games. Then it started freezing often or getting quirky picture. Now it usually doesn't even load up with picture. So annoyed. Been putting off calling service for six weeks. Holding back strong urge to garbage bin the system and sell the games off.
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uffe86
4. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Aug 21 2008, 12:31 AM EDT | Post edited: Aug 21 2008, 12:31 AM EDT
Thats what i did dude sold of the games and everything except the failing system. Now proud owner of a ps3. That works fine no freezing picures. I donthave to worry if its going to break anyway. 12  out of 32 found this valuable. Do you?    

donwon13
5. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Nov 22 2008, 4:49 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 22 2008, 4:49 AM EST
can u help 10  out of 29 found this valuable. Do you?    

gjmyers26
6. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 12 2008, 1:23 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 12 2008, 1:23 PM EST
alright dudes here we go. If you look up further on this thread i HAD the same problem. This is how i fixed it. I needed it to red ring so i could send it back in to get replaced since my 1 year warrenty was up. But i fixed it instead. So here is how you do it. First i took off my hard drive on the 360. Then i pluged it to the tv not with HDTV (use the red, yellow and white make sure it is on tv not HDTV) i only say this because i didn't use the HDTV setting to fix it. then i pluged it into the wall with the 360 laying down not up and down and turned it on. (no picture but sound) with the 360 on i took 1 towel folded it long ways and wraped it around my 360 from back to front (make sure you cover the fans in the back to make it over heat.) leave your 360 on until it red rings (you can hear the 360 quit down. it takes about 15-30 mins depending on how fast it over heats. once this happens unwrap the 360 and turn it off wait 5 secs and power it back on and there you go you should have picture and sound again. mine has been working for 3 days now with no problem i even have it hooked up using the HDTV cables in my living room. if this don'ts help you now you have a red ringed 360 and you can send it in to get repaired since there is a 3 year warrenty for red ringed 360's. 82  out of 99 found this valuable. Do you?    

codeman40
7. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 17 2008, 3:23 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 17 2008, 3:23 PM EST
gimyers26, i tried what u said and it worked like a charm... i do not know how long it will last but it did work thanks 9  out of 16 found this valuable. Do you?    

neel74
8. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 19 2008, 10:51 AM EST | Post edited: Dec 19 2008, 10:51 AM EST
gimyers, just signed up to say your trick worked for me too. took ages to get 3 red rings though. how weird is that, you have to get rrod for the console to work!

cheers, merry xmas
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jimzdj36
9. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 23 2008, 10:51 AM EST | Post edited: Dec 23 2008, 10:51 AM EST
"gimyers, just signed up to say your trick worked for me too. took ages to get 3 red rings though. how weird is that, you have to get rrod for the console to work!

cheers, merry xmas"
It worked! This worked! You didn't even have to get the red rings for me. I have no idea how this worked.
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johnymo101
10. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 28 2008, 11:49 AM EST | Post edited: Dec 28 2008, 11:49 AM EST
dude....that really worked, i thouht my xbox was done until i red this..same thing happend to me, the screen got a green and stuff and then i turned it off. when it came on, no screen..then i did this and IT WORKS!!!!!!!!!! gracias amigo

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VXR2008
11. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 28 2008, 1:16 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 28 2008, 1:16 PM EST
IJoin just to say thank you, as my xbox went like this to nite, i try different games n leads n still the same, then i started searching, and this was great it work just after 1 go of trying it, how strange for some thing like that to work tho, thanks nath 5  out of 8 found this valuable. Do you?    

gjmyers26
12. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 28 2008, 7:27 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 28 2008, 7:27 PM EST
I'm glad to hear that this helped everyone out. Be sure to spread the word out to everyone that you know that has the same problem. I should work for microsoft to fix their problems. ha ha ha ha merry xmas to all and a happy new year 5  out of 7 found this valuable. Do you?    

fenz06
13. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Dec 30 2008, 7:44 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 30 2008, 7:44 PM EST
gimeyers26, you have restored my faith in human kind. This problem has been bothering me all day. tried everything. who would've thought this would do the trick! Happy holidays, and thank you for letting me back to the world of xbox360! 3  out of 4 found this valuable. Do you?    

darren140871
14. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Jan 1 2009, 3:39 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 1 2009, 3:39 AM EST
is it still working. 4  out of 5 found this valuable. Do you?    

hanchaisun
15. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Jan 2 2009, 12:42 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 2 2009, 12:42 AM EST
The same happened to me. When you buy an XBOX 360 the audio and video lead comes set to HDTV. I do not have an HDTV although for a time the 360 worked but then i only had sound and no picture. I then switched the lead to normal TV and it started working again. 6  out of 8 found this valuable. Do you?    

gezabella
16. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Jan 3 2009, 3:41 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 3 2009, 3:41 AM EST
Just wanted to say a massive thankyou from me and my partner! Sat down to play fallout 3 yesterday and had the harsh colours followed by black screen rubbish, sound but no image! Found you by googling the problem. Did exactly as you said, only took 5 mins to get the rrod, got the shut down as you said, turned off for 5 and hey-presto, my partners signing in as i type! Nice one dude!! 3  out of 5 found this valuable. Do you?    

gulster4
17. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Jan 8 2009, 10:02 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 8 2009, 10:02 AM EST
hi gimyers. to my amazement the towel trick worked fine. but when i tried turning it on again it didnt work. so i used the towel trick again and once again it worked, but only for a minute and back to square 1. I did however do the towel trick on the hdtv setting. maybe i should it with a normal av cable?

anyone else had this? could really use some help!
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Fedx
Fedx
18. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Jan 10 2009, 3:53 PM EST | Post edited: Jan 10 2009, 3:53 PM EST
A friend of mine had an xbox elite that the screen started getting bright purple and green and then went blank on him.... he didn't want to send it back to xbox so he basically had a non working xbox for a few weeks. He finally let me try it on both of my TV's Hdtv and tube tv and they both had no picture and only sound. I searched google and found this page.. followed your instructions to over heat the 360. I wrapped his elite with one towel for 15-30 minutes.. still no red rings.. put 2 more towels on top of it and a fallout 3 guide book on top of it.. watched a few red ring of death songs on youtube and about 10 minutes later got two flashing red lights on his elite. unwrapped the towels powered his 360 down and when I turned it on everything worked. so Thanks alot! 2  out of 5 found this valuable. Do you?    

winnipegm
19. RE: Xbox 360 Only sound no picture Help me!
Jan 10 2009, 11:19 PM EST | Post edited: Jan 10 2009, 11:19 PM EST
well guys im glad i found this site i had same issue i have a idea can everyone please post there manufacture date on the back of the 360 im currious if we all got a bad batch im sure if we all make a complaint in writing to xbox we might have a good case mine was made 2006/05/08 but thanks a bunch to the towl trick guy i can now play my rockband 2 any questions if its still working my id is oddshaun on xbox live 3  out of 5 found this valuable. Do you?    
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