Posts Tagged ‘XBOX live’


XBOX 360 video not working

July 3, 2008

The other day something very terrible happened to me. As I was kicking ass on Call of Duty 4 on XBOX Live, the screen started flickering.

I haven’t played COD4 in a few weeks so I thought I’d get back into the groove and do a free for all. Taking some time off did me good; I got back in the game and got 1st place with 22 kills. For those of you who haven’t played this game, when you get shot up, the screen produces a red pulsating spherical shape indicating that you are bleeding to death. I took a closer look at the graphics and noticed that it looked like a cheap gif. Because I haven’t played in a long time, I thought they added some new effect that I didn’t know about.

After playing on a few other maps, I noticed the color degradation on the textures of the objects in the maps. This is when I started to panic. I took the game out of the tray, gave it a good wipe down and tired it again. No luck; it was still choppy.

After I picked up my heart, which at this point was falling out of my ass, I made sure all of my physical connections where secure; you never know, it could have been a loose wire, right?

I turned my 360 on and then it happened; sound with NO PICTURE! I was devastated. How was I supposed to spend my free time, reading?!

I called XBOX Live support to see if they can assist me in this terrible time. I went through all of their procedures:

  • Reset the display settings
  • Try inputting the video to a different channel on my TV
  • Use TV instead of HDTV (there is a switch in the video wire that interchanges between the two)
  • Use the HDMI cable instead of the regular video cable
  • Try it on a different TV

The conversation was short. The result; they’ll send me a coffin box to put my 360 in so I can send it back for repairs. Great.

If this has happened to you, try all of the steps that I mentioned. You can also try these techniques.

If nothing works, get on the phone and call XBOX 360 Live support so you too can get a coffin box to send your XBOX in.


Call of Duty 4 crash update

April 5, 2008

So, it’s just before 8:00 am Eastern Standard time and yes, the maps are up.

If you have not done so yet, add your M$ points and get to downloading! Once you get on XBOX live with COD4, you’ll see a few options to download the new maps. They go for 800 M$ points. Not bad.

When you are ready to play, you’ll see 3 new games to choose from: Variety Pack Team Deathmatch, Variety Team Objective, and Variety Pack Hardcore. This is gonna rock.

There are currently over 55,000 users on XBOX live now. It is dramatically lower than what it was a few hours ago. The decrease in traffic helps more users get their maps.

I’m just curious to see how it will be when everyone wakes up and jumps online.
See you on XBOX live people. 🙂