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My xbox got one ring with error code E79 or E71

My xbox recently just got the one red ring with an error code of E 79 or E 71 can someone give me some hints on what to do that doesnt involve me sending anything microsoft cause i opened up the case and im gonna get a T9 screwdriver to open it up but any troubleshooting problems to help me fix it or find out what is wrong with it?

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Well, E79 and E71 are different things.

The E79 is an error code representing a Hard Drive error. It could be the HDD itself or its a connection problem with the hard drive. Try playing your 360 without it and see what happens.

E71: possibly a dashboard update error, there is no solution at present the console must be sent back to MS for repair. Try resetting your console, or Power Off, remove the HDD if you have it. Reconnect the HDD.

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XBOX 360 Error Codes


There are several error codes you can get with an XBOX 360, the first step to resolving any problem is finding the root cause. The fault codes are primarily shows on the "ring" on the front of your console (this is the ring split into 4 segments that shows when controllers are connected and what player position they are).

  • 1 SEGMENT FLASHING RED - Thisindicates a displayable error code, the specific error code will bebeing displayed on the TV you have it connected too.
  • 2 SEGMENTS FLASHING RED - The console has overheated.
  • 3 SEGMENTS FLASHING RED - This is the somewhat infamous RROD (Red Ring Of Death).
  • 4 SEGMENTS FLASHING RED - AV cable not detected.

If you have 1 segment flashing red indicating a displayable specific error code then you can identify the fault from the list below.

  • E45 - Update Error.
  • E64, E65, E66 - DVD Drive Error.
  • E67, E68, E69, E79 -Hard Drive Error.
  • E71 - Update Error.
  • E72 - Unknown.
  • E73 - General Hardware Error.
  • E74 -AV cable error.
  • E76 - Unknown.
This is a basic overview of all the fault codes for the XBOX 360, for more in depth information on the faults and how to repair them please see my other tips!

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on Mar 25, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Someone plugged there xbox 360 HDMI cable into the USB port in a laptop. Now they get a E74 and 1 red light lower right side . What can they do now.


If you get the Xbox 360 1 red light message, it means that the problem is either with the DVD drive, or with the hard drive.

Fortunately, the Xbox 360 1 red light message is not something that you should worry about. In order to identify which of the two drives the Xbox 360 1 red light messages is referring to, just look the code number that the screen displays. DVD drive errors are identified with the codes E64, E65 and E66, whereas hard drive errors are identified with codes E67, E69 and E79.

Once you identify which error the Xbox 360 1 red light message is pointing to, fixing it is really easy. The guide available at Fix-xbox360.info will tell you what to do in each case, as well as what to do in case you get any of the other Xbox 360 lights messages. Check it out.

Jan 14, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Got a green light in the centre and bottom rt is red,can`t do a thing with it,any ideas?


When only 1 of the 4 green lights that are located around the start button flashes red and the screen flashes an error code number, it means that you've got the Xbox 360 1 red light message.

If you get the Xbox 360 1 red light message, it means that the problem is either with the DVD drive, or with the hard drive.

Fortunately, the Xbox 360 1 red light message is not something that you should worry about. In order to identify which of the two drives the Xbox 360 1 red light messages is referring to, just look the code number that the screen displays. DVD drive errors are identified with the codes E64, E65 and E66, whereas hard drive errors are identified with codes E67, E69 and E79.

once you have found out if its the hard drive or the dvd drive then this is the part that needs replacing.
you will either need to get someone to do it for you or if you have some idea what you are doing then it is something you can do yourself, always check to see if you have any warranty left and if you do take it back if not then you will need to pay someone to do the work for you.

if you are doing it yourself then take it from me its not easy taking the case off let alone changing the parts so if you are going to do it yourself use google and fine an xbox 360 repair guide and this will then give you step by step instructions on taking the case off and removing any parts you need to remove

Sep 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My 360 will play movies all day long, but when I put a game in it plays for approximately 3 minutes and shuts off. The lights on the left side of the power button flash red. What is the deal?


When only 1 of the 4 green lights that are located around the start button flashes red and the screen flashes an error code number, it means that you've got the Xbox 360 1 red light message.

If you get the Xbox 360 1 red light message, it means that the problem is either with the DVD drive, or with the hard drive.

Fortunately, the Xbox 360 1 red light message is not something that you should worry about. In order to identify which of the two drives the Xbox 360 1 red light messages is referring to, just look the code number that the screen displays. DVD drive errors are identified with the codes E64, E65 and E66, whereas hard drive errors are identified with codes E67, E69 and E79.

once you have found out if its the hard drive or the dvd drive then this is the part that needs replacing.
you will either need to get someone to do it for you or if you have some idea what you are doing then it is something you can do yourself, always check to see if you have any warranty left and if you do take it back if not then you will need to pay someone to do the work for you.

if you are doing it yourself then take it from me its not easy taking the case off let alone changing the parts so if you are going to do it yourself use google and fine an xbox 360 repair guide and this will then give you step by step instructions on taking the case off and removing any parts you need to remove

Sep 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red circle 3/4 bright red says E71 or E79


both codes you gave are different, but could be same:

E71 = A possible dashboard update error, may need sent back to MS for repair.

E79 = Hard drive error.

In both cases though it could be your hard drive causing the error. Try removing your hard drive and see if that solves the problem.

May 07, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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What is Error 71 and 79 on my xbox360


E71 is a dashboard update error. Try to turn off the console, hold the sync button and continue holding while turning on the console until it boots fully to dash. This will clear the cache and any failed updates.

E79 is a broken HDD error. Try removing the Hard drive. It also can be a bad .xex file.

Both of these are also caused when you attempt to modify the NAND.

If you have modified it, to fix it you will need to flash it back to the original NAND.

Jan 06, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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One red light on my concel


The Xbox 360 1 red light error is one of the most common problems on the Xbox 360 platform.Basically, the reason the Xbox 360 1 red light occurs is due to DVD or hard drive errors. Whilst these are not as common as graphics card malfunctions (which account for most instances of the "red ring of death" problem)
Therefore, if you have one red light in the power ring of your Xbox 360, you can be confident that this problem is caused by a hard drive error or a DVD problem. The next step in fixing the problem is to determine exactly which component the problem is with, ie whether the error is being caused by a hard drive fault, or whether it is being caused by a DVD drive fault.
To do this you need to consult the error code which appears on your TV screen when you try to turn your console on. If the code displayed is either E67, E69, or E79 then it is a hard drive problem. If it is E64, E65 or E66 then it is a DVD drive problem, which is slightly easier to fix. However, generally both of these errors are remedied by re-attaching the connector leads which can come loose, or by adjusting the "X" clamps on your console's motherboard.

Sep 01, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Nooooo


Here is what I found for error code e79:
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.
According to tmbinc: E79 is the error code if xam.xex could not be started, i.e. probably a file system corruption.
You might want to get in touch with microsoft and see what they suggest to fix this problem.Here is a link to their support site:

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/?WT.svl=nav

Apr 08, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E79


hello Mostafa the E79 means : 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. According to tmbinc: E79 is the error code if xam.xex could not be started, i.e. probably a file system corruption. I whish this solution will solve your problem. MOHAMED AMINE

Aug 25, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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