XBox 360 Video Issues?

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XBox 360 Video Issues?

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For starters, I realize I Might be able to find an answer somewhere online. Given my pokey dialup connection though, I thought I'd post about it first, to see if anyone was having similar problems. Someone with a high-speed connection can find an answer in minutes. With MY connection, make that HOURS. :P

Here's the deal. While playing a game, the screen will go black, and a second or 2 later my TV will pop up a message saying something like "No Signal", like the HDMI cable wasn't connected all the way or something. :confuse: Now, seeing as how I'll have been playing for a little while before it does this (at least 10 minutes, sometimes an hour or so), I KNOW the cable is plugged in snugly, as I haven't been moving the system around any while playing. The screen will stay black for anywhere between 5 and 20 seconds, then the picture will come back. I think this has happened while playing Skyrim and Borderlands 2, maybe even Diablo III. My system is the Star Wars 360 also, if that matters any. I bought it brand new, and while I have several games on it, the HD still has a lot of empty space on it, so at least it isn't trying to die from being too full. I can't say how many hundreds (or thousands?) of hours I've spent playing on it though. :|

Has anyone else had this come up while playing? It doesn't happen every time, but it Has happened 3 or 4 times, for no apparent reason. Since the HDMI cable is secure, I'm wondering if it is a "System Failure" sort of thing, and I'm worried if it is time to start looking for a replacement SW 360? :( While I've got an XBone, I still have MANY games for my 360 that I either still enjoy playing or haven't finished the campaign for yet. I've yet to finish: Bioshock 1, 2 & Infinite (Shut Up! :lol: ), Borderlands 2 and The Pre-sequel, COD: Black ops 2, Dead Rising series, Dead Space 2 & 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Fable 1 and 2, Far Cry 2 (and I HAVE finished 3 & 4!), Syndicate, TES: Oblivion, and several others. So, I've got a Few more hours needed on my 360 yet. :roll:
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Re: XBox 360 Video Issues?

Post by Ravion Hawk »

I'll give you a call later tonight to go over some easy troubleshooting for you, but it sounds like you are having the same problem my PS3 did when I inherited it.

The RCA portion of the A/V block was wearing down since it was used the most. I attached an HDMI cable to the HDMI portion of the A/V block and haven't had any issues since.
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