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Xbox Video FUBAR?

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    I checked the xbox-scene tutorials but found nothing about this, though I vaguely remember reading about this issue at some point in the past. However I can't find any info so if anyone knows or can point me in the right direction I'd be very great full.

    After moving to my new apartment I connected my Xbox(#2) preparing to watch some videos before bed only to find a black screen. The unit was powered up fine, so I'm thinking it's a connection problem. After re-connecting the video plug in the back I get a fragmented looking XBMC screen. So I changed the cable for one I know works thinking the one on there might be stripped from wear..nothing. I opened up the unit and made sure the mobo was clean of dust and there was no debris causing a short. Still nothing. I'm guessing that a resistor or capacitor has burned out since there is some kind of image but I haven't a clue what needs to be replaced (I have parts). Of course it could be the video processor itself but it doesn't smell burnt out, unless it just up and died. Anyone got a clue?
     
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    Try opening it up and pressing down on the gpu heatsink then power on whilst holding down on the heatsink...it could be a dying gpu
     
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    Thanks for the reply MasterGouken. I was hoping that you might have some input on this one.

    It doesn't seem to make a difference if I do what you recommended. After trying that however it definitely seems that my input connector is a little wobbly on the board. I will probably try and give this some time tomorrow if I have the chance. I'll heat the solder points to try and make the contacts better. I will also try to remove an input connector from one of the junk boards I have to see if my skills are up to a possible replacement if need be.

    Fingers crossed...lol :rolleyes:
     
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    If it feels loose then thats most likely the problem. Use a 30watt iron and use bulldog clips either side of the av socket to keep it pressed down against the motherboard whilst you solder. Also use flux paste as it will help the solder flow.
     

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