Flickering white lines, and blue dots, and distorted game graphics

I've suddenly started experiencing distorted graphics on my XBox 360. It only seems to happen for the 3d graphics, the startup logo screen has the problem, and my avatar, and the graphics within games is broken now too - just played Call Of Duty 4, and there's uneven black vertical stripes in there. I've noticed lots of blue dots too. The 2d stuff all seems to still appear perfect in the dashboard. Is my XBox broken?!

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 9 Applies to:

No sooner than I'd said that, but it suddenly seemed to go ok. Then soon after that the distortion was 100 times worse, with all sorts of mad colours and shapes for a few seconds, then fine for a few seconds, then not fine again and so on. Something's gone badly wrong, what can I do?!

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Have you checked out our sticky on display issues? forums.xbox.com/.../16.aspx

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Thanks for the link.

Tried using the XBox again today, and it seemed fine for about 5 minutes, but then the problems started again, so I decided to follow the steps from the link.

I am connected to Xbox live, and it recently updated, and it's not asking to update any more so I assume that it's fully updated (perhaps the update is causing the problem?!).

The XBox is connected directly to the TV, I've removed and replugged all cables.

I tried the general reset thing, but the problem still persists.

Do I need to get it repaired?

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Foggedabouddit. I've got a red light, and E74 error message now :-(

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