Nov 21 2004, 10:12 PM
I'm not sure if i'm posting this in the right forum. Please feel free to move. I had my xbox modded from kid at my college. It has worked perfectly for the past five months are so. I left it my friends house the other night. The following morning when I went to go pick it up I turned it on and the screen was flickering like a movie with really bad tracking. You could barely see anything on the tv because it is flickering so fast. I have evolutionx dashboard installed on the sytem. You could see it running in the background. Then we switched tv's and the picture this time was stable but in black and white. Frustrated I switched the video cables and tried it on another tv. The picture is no longer stable and keeps flickering. I called the kid that modded my box and he said he didnt' install a mod chip but flashed the bios and did some soldering on the motherboard. He suggested that I try to clean out the dust with compressed air cans. Did that but had no luck, same problem still continues. I disasembled the xbox but did not see anything loose inside either. What can possibly be wrong? Thanks in advance.
Nov 21 2004, 11:54 PM
I just installed an Aladdin Advance 64, the 4th one I have modded. No problems from any until I finished this one last week. It ran fine for a solid week and is now doing exactly what yours is doing.... I have no clue what happened...HELP?
Nov 22 2004, 10:15 AM
It could be because of video settings are misconfigured. These settings are stored in the eeprom.
You gotta reset it to the default or original video setting. NTSC or PAL. Evox has a built-in video switcher. But remember you can't see it, you have to have another xbox with the same setup and memorize what to press. Another way is to get an old tv with those tracking knobs and try to ajust it so that you are able to differentiate the menus and categories to get to video switcher. REMEMBER video switcher is not enabled by default so go to you ini file and enable it.
Another way is to buy a PAL to NTSC converter or NTSC to PAL depending what TV or XBOX you have. REMEMBER its one way converter. You can buy PAL to NTSC and use it as NTSC to PAL. So buy the right one.
These are the typical reasons why those "rolling screens" occur. These are worth a shot. GOOD LUCK!
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