Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
The e68 error on your Xbox 360 is caused by a hard drive/HDD problem, much like all of the problems in the "e6x" family of error codes on the Xbox 360 platform. 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.for further help click here for reference
Posted on Dec 17, 2010
When you get the dreaded Disk Read Error, it normally occurs for one of two reasons. Either dust has built up on the lens of the laser mechanism, or the operating voltage of the laser has drifted off slightly due to heat and age. Of course, occasionally there are actual failures of components, which cause this, but these are the main two reasons.
Cleaning the laser lens
Remove any CDs from the unit and unplug all leads and memory cards. Turn the unit upside down and use the small, flat screwdriver to pop out all the little plastic and rubber screw covers.
Take your normal sized Phillips screwdriver and unscrew all the screws.
BE CAREFUL not to damage the eject/power button ribbon cable, as these are very fragile.
Gently lift off the lens casing and you will see the slide tray underneath.
Take a cotton bud and careful place some of the alcohol on it (but not so much that it is dripping everywhere). This alcohol is the same (or similar) to the small bottle of alcohol which is in audio and video cassette cleaning kits. This is probably the best way to locate a source. Locate the lens (the circular glass part) and very gently rub the cotton bud around the lens in circular motions for about 30 seconds, being very gentle. Once done, flip the cotton bud over and dry the lens with the other end for about 10 seconds.
The laser part slides on rods to reach different rings of the cd. These can become clogged up with dirt and dust, making movement difficult. So, take a clean cotton bud and clean the slide rods thoroughly, making sure you get to all parts and give a good clean.
The spin rod controls the movement of the laser and is greased to allow smooth frictionless movement. Clean the surface of the spin rod. If you have some grease to replace with then remove all the dusty grease (or as much as you can) and then apply some fresh grease. If you have no grease to replace with then just remove any excess dirt but try to leave a little grease, as it is required for the mechanism to work.
You have now completed the cleaning process. This often cures read errors and should always be attempted first. Reverse the dismantling process and put the machine back together, making sure you DON’T TRAP the eject / power button ribbon cable, as this can cause serious problems for you if it happens.
14) Power on the unit and try to load both a CD and a DVD game. If all works fine then CONGRATULATIONS on completing the guide successfully. If however there is no change then you should proceed to the next step - Adjusting the Disk Mechanism.
Posted on May 26, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A Working Solution.
Remove any disk from the DVD drive.
Remove the hard drive and turn on. When you get to the dashboard turn it off again by holding the X button on the controller and select 'Turn off console'.
Wait 10 seconds and then turn on again by pushing the X button on the controller. When you get to the dashboard turn off again via the X button.
Remove the AV / Video plug from the back of your Xbox.
Replace the hard drive correctly.
Switch on the Xbox via the power button on the console. 4 red lights should flash.
Wait 10 seconds and re-insert the AV / Video cable.
You should now load into the dashboard with your hard drive profiles - wait theres more!
Turn off and on via the X button as before another 2 times with all leads and the hard drive in place.
After you power it off the second time, remove the power lead for 20 minutes and then turn on again any way you feel like it and it should be cured.
Posted on Aug 06, 2009
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