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One red light - Error: E 68 - Problem code 0110

When I turn on my xbox it says the whole system error thing and to contact Xbox Customer Support. E 68 at the bottom of the screen. Does anyone know how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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  • NonSense Nov 12, 2007

    bottom right light flashes with error code e 68 - none of the cables are loose, all of the cables work, tried the same hard drive on another 360 same message. Is there anything i can do to salvage information or am i out of luck and need to buy a brand new hard drive?

  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2007

    when i turn on the xbox 360 i get the e68 and the one red light then i turn it on and off a few time and it works agian

  • papa 360 Dec 16, 2007

    Microsoft support told me to check the cables. If that is not the problem then the hard drive is bad. This happened to me after receiving it back from microsoft for the free repair of the console not working at all from the red light of doom.

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2007

    error e68

  • masse15 Feb 02, 2008

    3 red lights start flashing and it says theres sn error and to contact customer support...error 68

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2008

    When I turn my xbox it says e 68 how can I fix

  • BENMOB08 Mar 18, 2008

    i have a xbox 360 and i was wondering how to get rid of e68 without sending it to microsoft?

  • teeling Apr 02, 2008

    After connecting the hard drive to my xbox 60 its comes up with system error contact xbox cusomer serviceit has E68 at the botom

  • dabass2dark Apr 21, 2008

    One red light - System Error: E 68

  • Anonymous May 07, 2008

    hard drive on red light comes on and so does the e68

  • ablackbeauty May 17, 2008

    I have the same problem. Was playing Iron Man and it worked fine. Suddenly went to start the next mission and it wouldn't load, had one red light and E68 error message. Turned the console off and back on and it hasn't worked with the hard drive on since this morning. Contacted customer support and they told me to buy a new one, the drive isn't covered under the warranty. How can it not be covered?! It came with the console!!

  • Nuclearbomb May 22, 2008

    hm......

    MY ELITE HAS THIS AND I GOT IT BACK A DAY AGO FROM TEXAS!!!

    im truly pissed. i havent tried the hard drive off and on trick yet though...






    did it help that i played it 11 hours straight on it's maiden game playing?


  • couchguy Jun 09, 2008

    xbox says E68 system error, works fine if i remove harddrive, not sure what to do, can u manually wipe hard drive to fix possibly?

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    well the problem is, is that when I turn on my x box it goes to the part where it shows x box and then it waits for about 2 minutes and goes to the error and shows e68 at the bottom of the screen and it tells me to contact x box consumer support.

  • amit17 Jul 05, 2008

    i tried after removing harddisk but 3 red lights blink and no message on screen how should i fix this problem of error E68 with one light blinking

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    if i take the hardrive off it will work. ifts on it wont work

  • leahbug Jul 30, 2008

    well it all happen when i was playing my game and i thought thatit wasthe game screen was off so i took out the disk and put it in the case but whe i looked up it was still stuck on the game screen so then i try to put the game back in but then i forgot that i try turning it off so then it went off i turn it back on then it said sytem error of falure or something

  • r_lashley Aug 19, 2008

    my xbox says contact xbox support but they say i got to new hardrive but all my saved data is in there and the error code pops up e68 and 1 red flashing light how do i fix this!? if u have a solutions please email at (r_lashley@hotmail.com)

  • benwoodys Oct 26, 2008

    next way o do it its to take out your hard drive and remove HDTV wire put on your xbox 360 for a few second and reconnect the hdtv wire and hard drive while its on

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    I turn on my xbox get one red light and E68 contact customer support

  • dallase Nov 26, 2008

    I put new game and got the eeror e68

  • Tracy Meyer Nov 28, 2008

    I turned on my xbox 360 and it had a little red light on the console and it said error.Please give me any help you can to help me.Thanks.

  • mr_mariposon Nov 29, 2008

    i was playing a game then i turn off te conosole and when i wanted to play again the red light thing happened

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    red light comes on error 74 lights up

  • Johnathan Stewart Dec 15, 2008

    i have the exact same error and i have buy an new hard drive costing £58.81 from www.Game.co.uk and its A 60gb one with 3months of live and an enthernet cable and a wired head set i dont realy want to buy it but i have no choice to.

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i have the same problem one light is blinking and me tv says E 68 i have nooooooo idea what to do.I need someones help

  • red roster Jan 01, 2009

    we have the same problem with our xbox 360

  • Pitowolf1824 Jan 02, 2009

    When i turn on my 360 it pauses on the xbox 360 beginning song, then a red dot appears. Then a black screen appears and says error E 68

  • dusty doyle Jan 06, 2009

    when i came back from the computer to my room i had the Mp3 player plugged into it playing music and then it said error report E68 and i unplugged all the wires and plugged it all back in, it is still dead :(

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    e 68

  • LJW360 Jan 12, 2009

    1 red light, is there any way of fixing this without loosing my saves???

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    When I turn the console on the bottom right light comes on and turns red and it will not let me go on a game.

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    Yup Same Thing...E68 error, tried everything, im just gonna have to call MS

  • RossiGray-10 Jan 18, 2009

    Is there a way of keeping your gamerscore and fix the hardrie for the E 68 problem ? : (

  • abehbk Jan 21, 2009

    when i turn on my xbox the bottom light comes on and is flashing red. theres a code on my tv reading E 74. whats causing this? and what can i do?

  • itsbaldyjr Jan 21, 2009

    i have the error 68 on my xbox 360 when i turn it on

  • dallen72703 Jan 28, 2009


    my 360 displayed e 68 just trying to to what is wrong with it

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    i had the problem just take off the hard drive and put it back on

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    no contolers will hook up! the turns red

  • TATORR TOT Feb 25, 2009

    ONE RED LIGHT IT SAID CODE E 68

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2009

    the E68 error is the hard drive , if you remove the hard drive the error will not show up on start up replace your hard drive

  • martybates01 Feb 28, 2009

    error e 68 .is there anyway of fixing this without buying a new hard drive .rang microsoft an my warrenty ran out 2 wks ago .typical . they said i have 2 buy new 1 .at 60 pound . any help would be great

  • Jacob94 Mar 04, 2009

    when i insert my 20gb hardrive inmy xbox i get the one red light, i can play it woithout my hardrive, theres no problem there, but ive got three years of gaming on it!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2009

     I turned my xbox on got the E68 error message so i turned it off , then back on and it works now

  • evil1penny Mar 14, 2009

    i have a one red light e68 error on my xbox 360 how do i fix it?

  • Urban-Munky Mar 17, 2009

    When i turn my console on it goes to a bsod screen saying e68 error call xbox support. Only thing is im tired of having to do that.

  • josephspoker Mar 20, 2009

    i got the same message and soon found out that it was a hard drive problem. i called customer support and talked to the dumb robot for an hour before i finally spoke with someone with a speech problem just for them to say my warranty expired and i have to buy a new hard drive. so i ask, "how do i get my files from the old to the new one?" and microsoft tells me to go online and get a data migration kit by printing out a form from xbox.com and faxing it to microsoft. this way i can get data onto the new HD im supposed to buy. well, i dont want to buy a $100 new hard drive and wait a month for it to get to my house. someone please tell me how to fix the POS so i can get back to playing halo 3. GT- josephspoker

  • Kendall1900 Mar 21, 2009

    when I turned my xbox 360 on with my new 120gb hard drive it said their is a E 68 error, how would I fix this.

  • superjankie Mar 25, 2009

    E68 error 
    hwo much does it costs to let it be reapaired?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    I have the same problem and I found out that it was my hard drive and not my disc drive.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    quite annoying actually i can't find a cure people say send them germany get fixed and they'll be back in 5 days but im not sure and if you take off the hard drive it works really annoying

  • wat the fuck Apr 04, 2009

    E 71

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    i have the same problem, if anyone knows what this is please email me joe_e32@connect2.com

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    same problem dude im srry

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    when i turn on my 360 i don't see any green light on the power power button

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    When I turn on the XBox 360, the red circle instead of green appears, plus on the screen it states E 68.

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Wat r goin on? ******* 360's harddrives *******.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    Any way you can keep the memory?

  • demo1300084 Apr 25, 2009

    error 68. one red light at bottom left corner and it sucks. its only when i put my hard drive into the console.

  • seanozz Apr 27, 2009

    E68 error and they give you the run around at customer service with no help at all.
     i have been trying to get them to come to a solution to fix this , replacement (as far as i know all my save files are gone forever) due to only being 14 days out of warranty.


    horrid customer support.



  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    my xbox keeps doing this. i did a couple of different things that made it last longer but i knew it would die. only had it about a month...
    (gives microsoft the finger)

  • nickdpkb8242 May 11, 2009

    When i turn my xbox 360 on with the hard drive in it, it gets stuck at the boot logo. But when i take the hard drive off and turn it on it boots normally. This is a serious problem because all of my stuff is on my hard drive!!! please help.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    When i start my xbox it stays at the name screen shortly then goes to the E 68 screen.

  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Exactly the same.

  • dekencrg May 11, 2010

    see the solution below

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    astro_girl00 Jan 18, 2013

    my xbox came up with error e68 so i took my hard drive off and it works but it wont save

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    astro_girl00 Jan 18, 2013

    my xbox 360 had the same problem so i took my hard drive off and now it works but i cant save it and all my stuff is on it

  • misternoname Aug 31, 2013

    If you keep getting error e68 try thishttp://howtofixstuff.blogspot.ca/2013/08...

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I think i can solve this try this out

I just had this exact problem, E 68, and was about to call MS, I removed HD and let system reboot without it and it booted fine i rebooted one more time without HD for a total of two. I then tried to reinstall the harddrive and noticed that it did not want to snap in. I played with it a few min more and finally got it to snap in properly. I think it was not seated properly to begin with as it was down further on the back side than it was before i removed it. I also heard two distinct clicks as it clicked in at the rear and then at the front. Once i did that it fired back up with both my profiles and is now working again. my 360 is laying horizontally

not sure if this work but its worth a try

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A Working Solution.

Remove any disk from the DVD drive.
Remove the hard drive and turn on. When you get to the dashboard turn it off again by holding the X button on the controller and select 'Turn off console'.
Wait 10 seconds and then turn on again by pushing the X button on the controller. When you get to the dashboard turn off again via the X button.
Remove the AV / Video plug from the back of your Xbox.
Replace the hard drive correctly.
Switch on the Xbox via the power button on the console. 4 red lights should flash.
Wait 10 seconds and re-insert the AV / Video cable.
You should now load into the dashboard with your hard drive profiles - wait theres more!
Turn off and on via the X button as before another 2 times with all leads and the hard drive in place.
After you power it off the second time, remove the power lead for 20 minutes and then turn on again any way you feel like it and it should be cured.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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  • jandafamily Jan 19, 2011

    What do you do if the 4 red lights never flash?

  • bmans_back15 Apr 01, 2011

    so ive tried LITERALLY every solution on here and none of em worked. do you know if it is possible for microsoft to transfer my saved data to a new hard drive so i dont have to start over?

  • Felix Navarro
    Felix Navarro Nov 30, 2013

    if the 4 red lights don't turn on after 10 seconds, just plug the AV back in, it should restart the xbox again and continue with the steps he wrote. (it worked for me even without the 4 lights!)

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I had this problem on Oct 09, 2008. Turn X-Box off, disconnect the hard drive, restart it w/out hard-drive, play a game for a couple minutes, turn machine off. Then re-attach hard drive and power up. It fixes the problem in about 8 minutes.

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I had this problem recently as well. I contacted costumer support annd they walked me thru the steps. first turn your 360 off. Then Disconnect all cables going into the xbox, Wait 10 seconds then reconnect them. turn it on and check to see if ur system recognizes a hard drive. If not turn off your xobx take off the hard drive and turn it on. The turn off yet again and reconnect hardrive. Turn on your xbox and it shud work fine.
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Look, i know it seems weird, but just unplug everything and take out your hard drive and tap the hard drive on something and plug everything back in, i swear this worked for me.

Posted on Jan 21, 2009

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    Seriously, DO NOT DO THIS!!! Hard drives do not like shock, it is clearly written on them! This is a stupid uneducated comment and will almost certainly cause you to lose all of your data for good.

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Same problem here - turned my xbox on one day and it suddenly had one red light..
I put the hard drive in my mates 360 and same thing.. then i tried a fix from youtube by turning the console off then back on with HDD attached but AV plug detached, waited 10 secs, turned off, reattached video cable and voila drive is fine.... :D

I see no logical reason why this would fix the problem but hey these are M$ products so who knows..

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

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    Phillip Thorne Oct 07, 2010

    I have no idea why either, Norman. If anyone has a tech explaination for this I'd love to know it!

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All i did was remove the hard drive then turn on the xbox 360 and put the hard drive back on while the xbox was still on and it restarted itself and was fine,i hope this works for you

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All I had to do was turn off my console, take my hard drive drive off, put it back on and then turn my console back on.

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I had the error 68 myself. less then week old jasper with 20gb hdd. went to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/ and found a suggestion fix that works. REMOVE THE HDD while powered down of course, wait a few seconds and reattach it, then power up. It worked and i loaded up like normal. It may not fix all of the errors, but it seems to have fixed this problem for me. I didnt have any trouble till i updated the xbox with that blasted update from hell. >.> I dont even like microsoft, i just wanted a new generation system that was affordable atm.... seriously wish i hadnt sold my ps3 back when there were fewer great games out for it lol. But meh it happens. anyway there are some pretty good games out for all the new generation systems, i just hope Microblunder gets the issues with the xbox fixed before the next generation >.O

anyway remove the hdd, wait, reattach, power up. Hopefully that will fix it, so dont freak out, it might not be the rrod from hell just a hiccup from the update..... good luck guys.


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Hard drive error need to open your hard drive.like a computer hard drive, u need to put a slave pin now it is in master single and it will work without taking out your hard drive (all save files will be lose)

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Yeah if you have the E68 then just take your hard drive out start up your console to make sure its working then turn it off and make sure your hard drive is secure and snaps in the back and the front and restart your 360. If that doesnt work your hard drive is wrecked and you can send it to xbox to get it fixed.

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If all the red lighs are on then the whole xbox is nakered and u need 2 send it bak to be fixed or replaced if it is just 3 red lights it just means one or the cables is loose like the power and so on plug it in and it should be fine

Posted on Oct 26, 2007

  • 20h9 Feb 13, 2011

    all ur facts r wrong!!

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This repair guide gives you ways to fix the problem yourself, easy and fast.


Good luck

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3 red lights not a big problum go on to ebay and get the x kit for just £3 and fix your xbox its good and you dont have to send it away ha ha ha mikrosoft you will not be charging me agan

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  • romanticxdem Oct 03, 2010

    This is just a temporary fix, the system will red ring again after doing this fix! the only way to truely fix the rrod is to send it to microsoft!

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    Phillip Thorne Oct 07, 2010

    This error is not related to the GPU BGA problem and fitting the x-clamp will not resolve this issue. Beside that the x-clamp fix is not the best solution to BGA problem anyway, nor the towel method! If you do ever want to resort to the x-clamp fix then you don't need eBay as anyone with a shed that has an 'odds and sods' tin full of screws, bolts and washers likely already has the parts required. When I tried it I used the bolts out of a rusty old bar-b-q in the garden and it worked fine!

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    Phillip Thorne Oct 07, 2010

    Well actually it's to re-flow the Ball Grid Array below the GPU with a rework station. Microsoft arn't magic you know!

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Ok i will help u guys. Turn your xbox360 off then take out the hard drive. Tap lightly on it for 10 secs. then place the hard drive back in it. turn on your xbox360 then it should work perfectly.

Posted on Jan 11, 2011

I called microsoft, and they said that E 68 with one red flashing light means your hard drive is screwed up. Your 360 will work fine, but when u plug your hard drive in it wont work and youll get the E 68 error message. Call XBOX customer support, and they'll tell you to send it to them and they'll repair it for free. In the meanwhile, buy a memory card and keep playing. Your game saves and other stuff will be lost though. The hard drive takes 3-4 weeks to be repaired.

XBOX Customer support: 1-800-4my-xbox

COMMANDO 13295= Be strong, be heroic, be a COMMANDO

By the way, my xbxlive gamertag is COMMANDO 13295

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  • mattson08 Oct 07, 2010

    I just unplugged everything, then plugged everything back in and the console worked fine after that.

  • prezbige Oct 29, 2010

    I tried solution #2 when I got e68 and now POS mircosoft xbox works again, but thas an american made product at its best.

  • Molltanny Feb 03, 2011

    The E68 message doesn't necessarily mean that your hard drive is corrupted, it might nearly just be that it isn't connected properly. Unplug your hard drive and plug back in. If it still isn't working then I'd consider giving Microsoft a call :)

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I did what you guys said and it worked but it takes a long time to load everything and i saw that there was this unknown data in my memory it just had alot of numbers on it so i clicked it and my 360 froze and I deleted it but it doesnt go away. Can anyone help me if you know?

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More often than not, the E 68 message occurs because of your hard drive not being attached to your Xbox correctly. The first step you should take is simply turning off your Xbox, taking out the hard drive, checking for any pieces that are out of place or stuck (this is what happened to my Xbox when it fell down from vertical position to horizontal position), and inserting the hard drive back in. If this doesn't work, I would contact MS

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This happens to me nearly every other time I turn on the Xbox. What I do is turn it off, remove the HD, put the HD back on, and turn it on. 90% of them time, this works. The other 10% I just repeat the steps and it eventually comes around. Super annoying.

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Right i turned on my xbox and he come up with a black screen saying contact xbox customr support and i took of the hardrive and turned it on and it worked but i had no memory on my exbox i read up but doeit really work?? if you just wanno play a game take the hardrive of and do what you would normally

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I had the e68 problem to but i solved it by bloving dust of my hard drive ank the konsol area ver the hard drive is so e68 is a code theat tels you thet ther is conection problems whit your hard drive my problem goes in to teath catogory but still it is not 100% your problem but shek for dust any way.
if you havent removed you hard drive ones then it vil not posible be dust if you have famely members or frends theath like to teake on fings then i sugest to try my solution

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Ok i have the same problem. this is what youll have to do.
as soon as you turn on the xbox press down on the harddrive pretty hard. continue to press untill it says youve loged in.

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

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    2.5" hard disks are very fragile. I should take caution 'pressing it hard' anywhere if you value ever seeing your data again. Besides if you have to press it hard that would suggest the problem lies with the male connector of the hard disk or the female connector of the x-box. Try buying some switch cleaner and spraying that on them (with the power off!) and gently rubbing with a soft good quality paint brush that doesn't loose it's bristles untill dry.

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Best Way, Worked for me...

Turn your xbox on without a hardrive. When it gets on to the dashboard turn it off. Clip in your hardrive, then tip your xbox on the hardrive side(so the hardrive is facing the floor) turn it out, it shud work now. Then tip it back on to the normal way an xbox should sit. Then turn your xbox off and back on and it should work.


PLEASE NOTE, MAKE SURE THERE IS NOT A GAME IN THE DISC DRIVE AS THIS WILL DAMAGE THE DISC.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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I had this happen to me a month ago in the mournig and i unpluged everything ,put my console on a chair then turned a fan on and when i came back from school the problem was done and has been going strong since

Posted on May 14, 2009

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Ive had this problem (error e68) and found that the problem is with the fans. if you have an external fans remove it or ensure that you have installed it right ie put the leads on in the order. hope this helps as it worked for me.

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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I know this sounds weird, but ive had this error twice, and all ive had to do (i found it on youtube) is hit the hardrive on a hard surface on a certain spot.

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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There doesn't seem to be any other solution to the E68 problem than to buy a brand new xbox hard drive.

I had the error at one point and it was because my hard drive was slightly disconnected from the system.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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Details for Error code E20/0110 Cold solder joint -> RAM

One red light - Error: E 68 - Problem code 0110 - 3rlod.jpg

Add / Edit Details Primary Error code: rrod3.jpg 3 RLOD E-Code / Secondary Error code: E20 (No Audio/Video) / 0110 Binary/Hex: 00010100 / 0x14 -> 20 Known fixes: 1) Reflow the RAM
2) Loosen your heatsink screws and make sure the heatsink isnt shorting out a capacitor...3) Look for missing and bridged components like resisitors and caps and replace them4) X-Clamp replacement
Related Errors: Powered by Xbox-experts.com No Related Errors available! Description: This error is caused by a cold solder joint under one of the RAM chips, mostly its the top ones, sometimes it can also be one of the solder balls under the GPU that lead to the RAM. Update:According to stephen a.j it can also be cause by a broken trace that connects the GPU and the RAM, the reason for it to break could be the flexing in this certain area.

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Hard drive glitch or not working properly.disconnect hd and connect

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I took my hard drive off my xbox and booted it, then put the hard drive back on while it was on and now it works fine.

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

When i got one red light, taking the hard drive off and replacing it always worked. i'm not sure if you have tried that, but you probably have, as microsoft thinks that the best way do diagnose a problem is to treat it randomly.

Posted on Oct 29, 2008

Wow thanks about the one red light my hard drive didnt work which ment no knights of the old rebubilic 4 me and i was pist off but at least my hard drive is getting fixxed

Posted on Feb 03, 2008

I found that disconnecting and reconnecting the cables worked very well, but I also went and put my 360 on a completely smooth, static free surface (it's on a Wii box at the moment), but it was previously on the carpet. I don't know why, but I found that lying it flat (as in, horizontal), prevented the red lights from coming up as well.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

No, you do not have to send the Hard drive with a reciept. When you call, they will give a reference number and you must include with the hard drive. They will explain everything when you call them.

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Posted on Dec 30, 2007

The E 68 message combined with one red flashing light means the hard drive has been corrupted. take it off and try it again. You can call xbox and ask them to re-download what you have on there from xbox live. unfortunately your saved games will be lost.

Posted on Dec 15, 2007

If there are 4 red lights, it means a cable is unplugged, if 3 red lights, you have to send it to microsoft

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Hello =)
I have another solution: Keep your Xbox turned on with the harddrive in it. Then disconnect your HDD. Hold it in your right hand and beat it on your left knee. Then reconnecz your HDD. It'll work fine. Don't ask me, why. =)

hf

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We just had this error and i agree with the majority on here. All we did (after panicking) was take the hd out with Xbox off. Turn Xbox on, load game. Turn Xbox off and put hd back in. Loaded fine and all data seems to be there.

The connection on our hd to Xbox is loose, nothing we can do about it but we presume this is why we got the error message. If you get this error you should probs go out, get a memory card and start backing up any important game data (such as rpg games with 100 hour play time etc)

I WOULD NOT TAP OR BANG THE HD ON ANYTHING. hard drives for anything are generally very fragile. I can imagine this would fix your hd.for a while but eventually cause more problems.

Thanks for everyone's comments as they really helped ^^_

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Well i brought a game at christmas and i went to save the game and it said corrupted data then it Came up when i went to play it again and it said e68 looked up on the internet and it said e68 is messed up hardrive i got annoyed with that then i brought again 2 days ago and it come up with the same thing but when i took the disc back out it started working can someone tell me why this is

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I also have the problem but only with one game i nvr can play it but my loading screen when u turn the xbox on it load alot lnger i just lost all the data to a game and weird glitches are happening like in one game(one i lost) i was controlling 2 ppl at once i loogged in the other controller i was with 3 ppl adn then it couldnt do anything but move around not evn pause the game if anyone know how to help with this id apreciat it

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RiOT676's solution worked for me. Theres no reason why it shouldnt work for you either (Considering you have E 68 below the error message and one segment of red light on your light ring). Turn off, remove HDD, Put HDD back in, turn on. Simple.

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SOURCE: One red light - Error: E 68 - Problem code 0110

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When I turned on my system, it had system error contact xbox customer support. There is a red light flashing on the bottom right, around the power button. I don't know what to do. Please help.


Some of us suddenly when we turn on our Xbox 360 console one day we got one red light flashes on the ROL (Ring of Light) around the Xbox 360 power button, and we got an Error message appearing on the TV screen "System error" also might occur with any error code like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77, all the same.
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When you get any of these messages appearing on your screen with one red light flashing on the ROL of your Xbox 360 console that's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connection to one of the parts connected to it as the hard drive or cables.

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So, first disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait for a minute then reconnect them all back and try to turn on your Xbox 360 console once more.

If that doesn't work, it seems then to be a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so turn off the console again and remove the hard drive then turn on your Xbox 360 console without the hard drive, supposed then to work fine, it might be an intermittent issue and when you reconnect the hard drive your Xbox 360 will work fine all after, or it will just work fine without the hard drive so it will be then definitely a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so call Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the hard drive for you.

The Xbox 360 console might even keep giving you the same error code even after you remove the hard drive so it will then appear to be a fault with your Xbox 360 console not the hard drive & also in a case like this we need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the console.


Read more: http://xbox360help.blogspot.com/2007/03/one-red-flashing-light-xbox.html#ixzz14pQlSds6

Nov 09, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light on xbox 369


hi, here follows a possible solution from Microsoft support:
One light on the ring of light around the power button on your Xbox 360 console flashes red.
You might also see the following error message on your television screen or monitor: System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message is followed by an error code in the format of "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.
Note If you see error code "E74" on your screen, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 941377 E74 error appears when you use your Xbox 360 console Back to the top
CAUSE A single flashing light might indicate a hardware failure on your Xbox 360 console. Back to the top
THINGS TO TRY Step 1: Disconnect and reconnect all cables a. Turn off your Xbox 360 console. b. Unplug all memory units, controllers, and accessories from your console. c. Unplug everything from the back of your console, including power and video cables. d. Unplug your power supply from the wall, and then unplug the short cord from the power brick. e. Plug everything back in. Make sure that you make all connections firmly.
f. Turn on your console. If the problem still occurs, go to step 2. Back to the top
Step 2: Remove the hard drive To see whether the problem involves the Xbox 360 Hard Drive, temporarily remove the hard disk unit. If your Xbox 360 console does not have a hard disk, go to step 3. To remove the Xbox 360 Hard Drive, follow these steps: a. Turn off the console. b. Locate the hard disk on your console.
c. Press the release button on the hard disk, and then lift the hard disk from the console.
d. Turn on your console. If these steps resolve the issue, reattach the hard disk to verify that the error occurs only when your Xbox 360 Hard Drive is connected. If this is true, contact Xbox customer support to order a replacement hard disk. To contact Xbox customer support, visit the following Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact If this does not resolve your issue, go to step 3. Back to the top
Step 3: Disconnect any memory units a. Turn off your Xbox 360console. b. Unplug any memory units attached to your console. c. Turn on the console. If these steps resolve the issue, reattach the memory units to verify that the error occurs only when a memory unit is connected. If this is true, contact Xbox Customer Support to order a replacement memory unit. To contact Xbox Customer Support, visit the following Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact If this does not resolve your issue, go to step 4. Back to the top
Step 4: Request a repair If the previous steps do not resolve your single flashing light issue, there are no additional troubleshooting steps and your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center. https://myservice.xbox.com/it-it/Pages/welcome.aspx

Jul 31, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 Red Light, error E 68


E68 is an hard drive error, turn it off and remove your hard drive, try to play a game without it, if it works, turn it off again, replace the hard drive and see how you get on, if it still will not work can you try the hard drive on another xbox, this will tell you if its a problem with the hard drive or an internal problem with the box.
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Jan 26, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 flashing red ring


The lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flashes red on the front of your Xbox 3602.gif console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
System Error2.gif. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message begins with an error code in the format "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.

The following indicator will flash on and off repeated on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console:
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If one red light is flashing and you receive a different error message2.gif or error code than those that were described previously or you don’t receive an error message or code, your console may be experiencing a different issue. In this case, see "References/links."

This problem occurs when your Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

  1. Turn off your console, disconnect and reconnect all cables, and then turn on your console.
  2. If an Xbox Hard Drive2.gif is attached to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Xbox Hard Drive. Turn on your console, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reattach the Xbox Hard Drive. Run alternate additional tests by having the Xbox Hard Drive connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the Xbox Hard Drive is connected. For more information if the on-screen alphanumeric error is E67, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/ ) One of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flashes red and you receive one of the following error codes and message: "E67, or E68, or E69. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support"
  3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on your console again, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reinsert the MU. Run alternate tests by having the MU connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the MU is connected.
  4. If this problem continues to occur, contact Xbox Customer Service. Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this problem, you must return your console to Microsoft for repair.
Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web sites:
U.S. customers - Online console repair
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

Nov 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 RING


The lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flashes red on the front of your Xbox 3602.gif console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
System Error2.gif. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message begins with an error code in the format "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.

The following indicator will flash on and off repeated on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console:
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If one red light is flashing and you receive a different error message2.gif or error code than those that were described previously or you don’t receive an error message or code, your console may be experiencing a different issue. In this case, see "References/links."

This problem occurs when your Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

  1. Turn off your console, disconnect and reconnect all cables, and then turn on your console.
  2. If an Xbox Hard Drive2.gif is attached to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Xbox Hard Drive. Turn on your console, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reattach the Xbox Hard Drive. Run alternate additional tests by having the Xbox Hard Drive connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the Xbox Hard Drive is connected. For more information if the on-screen alphanumeric error is E67, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/ ) One of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flashes red and you receive one of the following error codes and message: "E67, or E68, or E69. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support"
  3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on your console again, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reinsert the MU. Run alternate tests by having the MU connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the MU is connected.
  4. If this problem continues to occur, contact Xbox Customer Service. Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this problem, you must return your console to Microsoft for repair.
Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web sites:
U.S. customers - Online console repair
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

Outside the United States - Online console repair
http://www.xbox.com/support/

Oct 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red light


The lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flashes red on the front of your Xbox 360 console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message begins with an error code in the format "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.

The following indicator will flash on and off repeated on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console:
Collapse this imageExpand this image 1rol.gif
If one red light is flashing and you receive a different error message or error code than those that were described previously or you don’t receive an error message or code, your console may be experiencing a different issue. In this case, see "References/links."

This problem occurs when your Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

  1. Turn off your console, disconnect and reconnect all cables, and then turn on your console.
  2. If an Xbox Hard Drive is attached to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Xbox Hard Drive. Turn on your console, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reattach the Xbox Hard Drive. Run alternate additional tests by having the Xbox Hard Drive connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the Xbox Hard Drive is connected. For more information if the on-screen alphanumeric error is E67, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/ ) One of the lights on the Ring of Light on the front of your Xbox 360 console flashes red and you receive one of the following error codes and message: "E67, or E68, or E69. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support"
  3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to your console, turn off your console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on your console again, and test for the error. If the error does not reoccur, turn off your console and reinsert the MU. Run alternate tests by having the MU connected and disconnected to see whether the error occurs only when the MU is connected.
  4. If this problem continues to occur, contact Xbox Customer Service. Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this problem, you must return your console to Microsoft for repair.
Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web sites:
U.S. customers - Online console repair
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx? redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx? step=repair)

Outside the United States - Online console repair
http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions. For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.xbox.com/support/contact

Oct 08, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red light - Error: E 68 - Problem code 0110


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, This can also be caused by a Hard Drive Eprom Error.

We offer a repair service.

FixMyConsole

Jun 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I get error code e-68


there's a possible hard drive issue on this.
try the ff:
-turn off your xbox
-remove your hdd from the xbox
-turn on the xbox while the hdd is removed
-if you're still getting the sme error code, your xbox needs to be repaired/replaced

-=hope that your xbox is still under warranty=- ^^

Jan 19, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Switch computer on and the light is red but on the screen it says system error contact xbox customer support


SYMPTOMS loadTOCNode(1, 'symptoms'); You receive the following error message in multiple languages: System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support. CAUSE loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); Typically, this error message is caused by a hardware failure. THINGS TO TRY loadTOCNode(1, 'whattotry'); Note If you receive an error message and see one flashing red light on the front of the console, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 907536 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907536/) Xbox 360: One red light flashes on the Ring of Light and you receive an error message 1. Turn off the console, disconnect and then reconnect all cables. Turn the console on again. 2. If an Xbox Hard Disk Drive is attached to the console, turn off the console, and then remove the Hard Disk.

For more information about how to remove the Hard Drive, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 906204 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906204/) Xbox 360: How to attach or remove the Xbox 360 Hard Drive Turn on the console, and then test for the error message. If you do not receive the error message, turn off the console, and then reattach the Hard Disk. Alternate testing with the hard drive connected and removed to see whether the error message occurs only when the hard drive is attached. If the on-screen alpha-numeric error is E67 in the error message, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/) Xbox 360: One red light flashes on the Ring of Light, and you receive error E67, E68, or E69 3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to the console, turn off the console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on the console again and test for the error message. If the error message does not reoccur, turn off the console, and then reinsert the MU. Alternate testing with the MU inserted and removed to see if the error message occurs only when the MU is inserted. 4. If you continue to experience this behavior, contact Xbox Customer Service.

Jul 17, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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An error message comes on screen when thew xbox 360 is turned on as well as it says up the top (system error .contact xbox customer support )also three red lights flash on and off


This is either an error code or the 3 red lights of death. If it is the 3 red lights, and not an error code, you will be under the extended warranty. If it is an error code, hope u are under your origional warranty.

May 09, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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