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I have an older xbox 360 its white and i recently just fixed its problem of overheating by taking it apart and installing a new fan and i patched up the motherboard a little bit, its telling me i need

Like i said ive been working on this and to find all these parts has taken me up to a good month. is there anything you guys can do??

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E73: I/O Hardware Error - Couldn't calibrate HSIO Bus from edram: this error is likely caused by a problem with the Ethernet port or supporting control devices.  

You can try to find some parts online, but it looks like your Ethernet port is bad...

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Simply hold down the sync button before turning on the console. Continue to hold the sync button until the console boots to dashboard completely. This will clear any failed updates. If you still have this issue after performing this you will more than likely need to send your console in for repair.

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