The last couple times I played games on my Xbox 360 I noticed that the screen had a green tint to it.  I kept meaning to check it out, you know, make sure all the cables are secure and whatnot, but I kept forgetting.  Tonight I decided to play some Fallout 3 and since I wasn’t in the middle of anything with the game, I thought this would be a good time to check things out.

So I removed the game and checked the component cables.  They were all securely in their sockets, but when I looked at the screen showing the Xbox 360 dashboard, it still had a green cast to it.  I moved it to another component input, same problem.  I switched the cable from HD to standard and back, but now I don’t get any picture at all.  The sound comes on fine, but I just get bars across the screen.  I turned it off, waited 15 seconds and turned it back on, no change.

I’m not entirely sure what to do now.  The console shouldn’t have overheated- I keep it flat and it had plenty of room for ventilation.  I even have a fan blowing on it most of the time when it’s on.  I’m not getting the Red Ring of Death yet, so I don’t think they’d even repair it yet.

I guess I’ll just leave it alone and try it again in the morning, and if it doesn’t come on I’ll call Microsoft.

Zach Dotsey