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Picture freezes error e79 comes on screen one red light flashes machine just out of 12 mth warranty

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  • lionel_smith Jan 26, 2009

    thanks 4 trying tried another harddrive still the same i guess its microsoft 1 me nil perhaps ill buy a sony

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E79: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it. If it works with the hard drive removed then you may have a faulty hard drive m8. To test your machine before you buy another one, borrow a mates hard drive and test it in your machine, if you get the error code again then something in your machine is faulty. If it loads ok with a different hard drive then yours is definately the problem. www.fixmyconsole.co.uk

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You might check out the Informative article at Ezinearticles.com to fixthe freezing problem as the article gives the information about a DIYguide, (though i don't remember the name of the site) but you can checkthe article from http://ezinearticles.com/?Xbox-360-Freezing-Fix&id=1527369




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