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No memory storage device found

My hdd is not found when installed in my 360 console, took it to a friends and it works fine on his. so i can't access my profiles/achievements/stored content. it just tells me memory device not found.

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There's probably nothing wrong with the HDD. It's the xbox 360. Check the multi-pin input jack on top to see if it looks loose. Either way, you may need to have MS repair it. But my xbox had a similar problem, and I just put a bit more pressure on the top of the HDD while putting it in, and it started connecting again.

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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