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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.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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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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I started my xbox360 and my controller won't connect and then a red light came on in the right bottom of the circle .what do i do ? Or what is going on?


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.

Dec 26, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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A quarter of the circle around the power button is flashing red and it wont let us use any games. How do we fix this?


you have e71 error which means the machine is overheating and needs repair by a propper repair technican

Jun 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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My xbox got one ring with error code E79 or E71


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.

Jul 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One flashing red light on player 3 and 4 alternate flashing E79


E79 is a hard drive problem. 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

Dec 27, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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UNIT FROZE RED LIGHT IN CIRCLE E71


Call up microsoft and they will repair it for free.

Apr 13, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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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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