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My 360 had 1 red light on, lower right. did come up with error e68. but works ok when i remove the harddrive. any way to fix without replacing the drive. don't want to lose all my saves

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Make sure that all of the pins for the harddrive are lined up properly, and make sure that they aren't bent at all. If that doesn't work, it may just be a faulty drive, in which case you will probably have to replace it(the hard drive).

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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.

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E68 is a harddrive error. Remove the harddrive and try it.

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try removing the hard drive and see if the xbox plays without it.
error 68 could be internal fault or external but is a harddrive fault.
if it plays without the hard drive, you need a new hard drive.
if it still does not work with the hard drive removed, you may have an overheating problem.
this could be fixed by you by following many of the online guides or if you have a warranty maybe microsoft will fix it? the 3 red light fix will fix most red light errors. i would suggest upgrading the fans too if you plan on fixing it yourself.

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Red light is flashing on the right lower quadrant. also, a system error note is seen on the screen.

is the error code e74 or e68,if its e68 take harddrive off and turn console on and should work,if its e74 your console needs fixing,if its still in the 3 year warranty microsoft will fix for free if over 3 years then buy an xclamp kit and go to youtube for videos how to do this repair,dont do towel trick,you will do more damage to console

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The xbox has a flashing red light in the bottom right corner.the tv says E68

maybe try bringing it to the shop you bought it in and they ould tell you the problem or they will send it to the xbox company to get it fixed or if all else fails they will give you a new one!

Only if it is still in its guarentee and if you have the guarentee. if you don't have the guarentee or its too late for that you can look online for a solution! i mean like you can find anything on google!

hope i helped! bye!

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Where is the flashing light? If it is at the 3rd position (bottom right) only, then the screen should say E68 error. If this is true, turn off the system, take off the harddrive, put the harddrive back on and turn the system back on. This happens to mine frequently. If its 3 of the lights, then you are out of luck my friend. Red Ring of Death...

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E68 is a problem with your harddrive, try taking out the harddrive then trying the xbox, if it is still sealed phone up mircosoft

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