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bio website mrbarry.com
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I do webdesign and software engineering. I'm not an expert in anything, but I enjoy learning. I volunteer at AllExperts.com in the QBasic section.


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Aug
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Jul
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comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
My hesitation with this is I'm the kind of person who would rather fix it myself. Not that I don't trust repair shops, but hourly repair mixed with trial and error doesn't sit well with me.
Jul
3
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
I've already tried (but didn't note) using the hard drive from my other xbox. The failing xbox had very little hard drive space, so I had been testing on and off with a usb flash drive. The first few attempts had a game in the drive, with the flash drive, and I had no success then. I'll try again once I reassemble the xbox, just to be sure, but I don't have particularly high hopes.
Jun
29
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
I had already tried booting without the av cable to get a red ring, in hopes that it would just start some mechanism. I've also tried booting the system without a controller. Neither worked. I didn't bother with a second cable, simply because the same cable connected to the same tv with a different xbox worked, and the cable had previously worked for months on the xbox.
Jun
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Jun
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revised Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Added more troubleshooting steps that have been attempted, hopefully tagged better now
Jun
24
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Just finished opening it up, blew some canned air into it, it wasn't particularly dusty, but i cleaned out the heat sinks, fans, and all the ports. Still the same issue. Also, we've been using the same cables and tv for the other xbox, and there are no issues. Not sure what you mean by channel, since it's a static input on the back of the tv.
Jun
22
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
I have some canned air, so I will try opening it up tomorrow and making sure everything is cleaned out. While the xbox is running, it doesn't seem to be running any hotter than my newer xbox, so I'm not sure if it's an airflow issue, but if it's dust, hopefully I'll get that taken care of. I'll post an update tomorrow once I get a chance.
Jun
22
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Yeah, HD Component. My wife bought it a few years ago - it looks like it has some generic hooks for xbox 360, playstation 3, and possibly wii - I tried using it (along with the power cord of the failing xbox) with my newer xbox, and everything works fine. Booting while holding Y + Left Trigger still has no affect.
Jun
22
revised Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Added another failed troubleshooting step
Jun
22
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
The xbox does not boot from the system update from xbox.com's update page
Jun
22
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Tried booting with the disk tray open, no affect. I'll see if i can sort out the xbox update for usb, and get back to you on that.
Jun
22
revised Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Added a reference image
Jun
22
revised Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
Updated troubleshooting steps, added more details about the xbox.
Jun
22
comment Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
I have tried booting with the hard drive detached, and this also did not fix it. Also, I cannot boot the system far enough to try changing the resolution, or do any sort of system updates, and I thought I made that pretty clear.
Jun
21
asked Xbox 360 freezes at startup screen, audio still works, input does not
May
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revised My xbox 360 does not keep my netflix account login information
Updated the situation re: last netflix app update
Mar
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revised My xbox 360 does not keep my netflix account login information
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Mar
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revised My xbox 360 does not keep my netflix account login information
Made myself more clear that I have tried to disassociate