Xbox HDMI output is scrambled

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Jun 14, 2012
  1. Bobbyloujo
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    My Xbox doesn't seems to like HDMI cables anymore. It used to play just fine with HDMI. Now when I try to use an HDMI cable, I get this:
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
    That's the dashboard. I've tried navigating to the display settings and changing them but no matter what setting I choose I still get a scrambled image. It still works just fine with the composite AV cable. It's a zephyr Xbox (white disc tray instead of silver) so I don't think it's an over heating issue. I haven't even used it much lately. I'm hoping it's just a handshake issue that can be fixed. I tried on a different TV to no avail as well as with a different cable.

    Help please?
     


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    HANA chip is fried.

    Better get a new 360 or use the AV cable.
     
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    Seriously? That really sucks. It looks like crap with the composite cable.
     
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    Yep.

    You could try and reflow the HANA chip and stick a small heatsink on it (if it works again)

    But I don't think it'll work for long.


    New 360 (or second hand Jasper from late 09 begin 2010) is the best option.
    Since you got a Zephyr and those are known to RRoD.
     
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    Composite looks good if you only play on a phat TV :D
     
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    Don't make fun of my 4:3 phatty telie );

    It still looks quite amazing on a CRT tbh.
     
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    Composite sucks even on a crt. RGB scart all the way if I have to go SD.
     
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    I play on a phat TV, never used HDMI at my house so I think I'm used to it!
     
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    I have no need for upgrading to HD at this moment.
    It's nice and all but my telie still works fine.

    The only input it has is a Scart plug
     
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    I was wrong, it's actually a Falcon Xbox and not a Zephyr. Guess it doesn't matter now though lol.
     
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    Falcon is still questionable.
    It's more RRoD proof then a Xenon/Zephyr ofcourse.


    I'd still get a replacement or a temporary fix (reflow)
     
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    If HANA's screwed, expect an E74 error soon.
     
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    It's still under warranty for E74 so I'm gonna send it in to get it fixed. Maybe if I get a job this summer and I have some money to throw around I'll sell this old model and buy a newer one.
     
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    If it's still under warranty then they'd likely replace it with a 360 Slim.
    I say go for it.
     
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    Dude, seriously? I thought they just fixed the one you have. I'd much rather have a Slim.
     
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    They replaced under warranty old Xboxes with Xenon/Zephyr 360's back in 05/06.

    So it's likely that if you send a under warranty Phatty that they'll replace it with a Slim.

    Motherboard related is likely.
    They can't simply replace a part on a Mobo ;p

    DVD related probably not.
    They swap out the DVD drive and send it back is what I think.


    They did replace the non compatible XGD3 360's (with the 13xxx update) with Slims.

    I say just go for it and try.
    You'll never know ;]
    Oh!
    Take your harddrive off and KEEP IT AT HOME!
    You can unscrew the HDD enclosure and fit it in the Slim if they send a 4GB version.
     
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    Thanks for the info! And I don't even have an HDD xD I've been meaning to get one... haha.
     
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    Then you should have no trouble sending it ;p

    I'd say take the risk and post the results.
    I'm also quite interested in what MS does to your console.
     
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    I wouldn't bet on it though. They'll most likely ship him out a normal Phat 360. ;0
     
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    my cousin just sent his phat in a few months ago and they sent a phat one back again

    afaik they arnt replacing them with slims back unless you sent a slim in

    but send it in anyway, might get one now
     

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