3 Ways to Fix a Display Issue With Your Xbox Series X or S

Published : 21/12/2020 09:02:22
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3 Ways to Fix a Display Issue With Your Xbox Series X or S

While the Xbox Series X and S have been built and designed to offer amazing features and, most importantly, durability to perform for many years, problems have still risen among many of its users. Of all the problems that people have faced using the consoles, one of the most common issues revolves around utilising its 120hz 4K resolution features. The problems can be anything from corrupted images to nothing popping up on the screen. If you are experiencing the same problem with your Xbox and TV, here are some of the things you can do to solve the problem.


1. Update your TV


In many cases, it is not the Xbox that is causing the issue at all. Rather, it is the TV, and Microsoft has found that various TVs from brands like Samsung and LG present this issue. For that reason, if you are running a smart TV, make sure it is updated to the latest firmware, especially if it is an LG, Samsung or Vizio TV. This should fix the issue, meaning that you will be able to run the 4k/120hz feature.


Note that another problem can also be caused by VRR (variable refresh rate) enabled on the TV. Follow the instructions provided by the TV manufacturer to disable or enable VRR and see if the image quality has improved.


2. Turn off VRR on the console


VRR stands for variable refresh rate and works by allowing the TV to adjust its refresh rate real-time to the output of the game's frame rate. Unfortunately, this can cause problems with certain TVs, giving you corrupted images. As such, a quick fix if you are running 4k/240hz with VRR on is to disable VRR.


If you do not know how to disable or enable VRR, go to "Settings", then "General." In there, you will find the "TV & display options" option. Click on it and go to "Video Modes." Here, look for the option that says, "Allow variable refresh rate." Enable or disable it as you see fit, and test to see if the image has improved. You can also change the refresh rates and resolution in "Display." Mess around with these settings to see which one works best, and make sure the resolution matches the one your TV can handle.


Once you have set the options, restart the console.


3. Run a reset


If none of the above solutions has worked so far, you will need to do a video mode reset sequence to get everything back to its default settings. In other words, you are going to revert your Xbox's display settings to the original.


To do this, hold the power button on the console for five seconds. Do not release it until the console powers off. With that done, press and hold the Xbox button again along with the eject button (note that there should not be a disk inside). Hold it there until you hear two beeps. The console will then boot your console in low resolution, in which you can navigate back to the display settings and choose the appropriate resolution.




We hope that one of the solutions here has helped to fix your Xbox X's or S's display problem. If nothing seems to work, then feel free to contact a professional technician. In the case that they need to check your console to repair it, do not be afraid to let them do it. They are professionals and know how to identify the root cause of the issue to solve the problem for you. At the same time, your Xbox will be useless to you anyways when it does not work with a TV, so you might as well have it repaired!


Gamer Tech is an established repair company, offering professional repairs and quality parts to repair devices back up and running once more. If you are looking for Xbox repairs in the UK, have us fix your Xbox today!


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