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The xbox 360 comes up with one red light and error code E68

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Yes that is true its easy to get a D.I.Y kit/book/video
but they leave out certain critical step and or give hazardous

The Hardware ( x clamps) are faulty and need to be replaced.
this will fix your box permanently from r.r.o.d ,no video, freezing up ,1 red,even the laser stoped cutting circles after I x clamp modded it.

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What it is that the system has overheated and some thing inside got broken almost like the rrod.the only way to fix it is to get a rrod fix kit but i have tried to fix some before and it has no worked or helped at all. Just call up microsoft.

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I was watching net flicks and my xbox rebooted and flashed a red ring (bottom right) and it said E68. i shut it off and started it up again and works<did that twice<the unit was alittle hot...

The e68 error on your Xbox 360 is caused by a hard drive/HDD problem. It can be caused by an internal connection error with the hard drive, a general failure of the hard drive, or overheating of the hard drive. Basically, there is quite a large range of things that can cause the Xbox 360 e68 problem, which can make troubleshooting the issue slightly difficult.

To fix the e68 code on your Xbox 360 is to remove the internal hard drive and try playing your console without it. If it then works, then you can be sure that you can permanently fix the problem. If not, then you will have more serious issues on your console that will need to be checked over by Microsoft, as the e68 is generally believed to be related only to your console's hard drive/HDD.

Hope this helps.

Mar 06, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Do i need a new hard drive if the one i have gives me the e68 error when it it in the xbox when it isn't in it turns on no red light but when i plug it back in i gives me it again. thank you.

Hello! no need to worry! the E68 error code is one of the more simple things to fix. most of the time it's just simply a hardware fluke. Attached you will find detailed instructions on how to successfully restore your hard drive and eliminate the e68 error code. If unfortunately, you must purchase a new hard drive, you can find reasonably priced drives at your local electronics or computer store.
If the steps listed in the link fail, the contact information for Microsoft is included as well. Good Luck!!
How to Fix The E68 Error Code

Dec 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red ring, erra 68.

What you need to do is try using the console without the hard drive or with a different hard drive, one red ring means a hardware failure, and the error code e68 is in relation to the hard drive. If using the console with a different hard drive, or none at all doesnt work, ensure that the fans are working as they often also cause the e68 error and a single flashing red light.
I hope this helps. Good luck.

Sep 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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The xbox360elite the red light flashes and e68 comes up on the screen with different language on the tv screen is also showing.

E68 means that you have a bad hard drive. Take out your hard drive and turn the unit on to confirm. Once this is done just buy a new hard drive and your good to go! Or now Microsoft just released where you can use a Flash drive :]

Apr 05, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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My xbox360 has the 3 red rings and it say e 68

Hi not sure if this helps had e68 on some I have repaired and sometimes it turns out to be the harddrive just unclip the hdd from the side and turn it on without it good luck

Mar 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red ring E68

The single red light on the Xbox shows that there is a hardware failure.
The E68 error is linked to a problem with the Xbox 360 Hard drive. Try removing the hard drive from the Xbox and attempt to use the Xbox again.
If the error does not occur when the hard drive is not connected then you will need to replace the hard drive.
If the error still occurs then the console will need to be repaired.

Nov 17, 2009 | Microsoft Video Game Consoles & Games

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Got system error E68-and a red light-this has happened after using a hard drive to save my game data-now can't find any data-would appreciate assistance!!!

I've got a permanent fix for Error E68 to help you out, But first ill tell you my XBox was dropped so it might have just worked for mine, i will be posting a vid on youtube by Nov. 5 2009 look for imthatstupidkid fix X Box Error E68 walkthrough

Oct 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red light and E68 code?

This behavior occurs when an Xbox 360 Hard Drive hardware failure occurs.
1. Turn off the console.
2. Remove the hard drive. For more information about how to attach or remove the Xbox 360 Hard Drive
3. Reattach the hard drive, and then turn on the console.
4. Obtain the latest automatic update for the Xbox 360. To do this, connect to Xbox Live.
5. If you continue to experience this behavior, contact Xbox Customer Service.

020 7365 9792
or 0800 587 1102
Hearing Impaired (TTY device):
0800 587 1103

Above UK offices
US office below:

  • Toll free: (800) 4MY-XBOX
  • Direct dial: (425) 635-7180
  • Hearing impaired (TDD device): (866) 740-9269 or (425) 635-7102

Sep 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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call them back and tell them the three red lights are on and they will replace it with a refurb.

May 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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you got the red lights of doom #1 suggestion make sure your harddrive is plugged in all the way #2 make sure all cables are pluuged in if thats not it go onto the web fin da video of how to get three red light instead of one nd send it into microsoft becuase your warranty cover three lights not 1 or 2

Jan 02, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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