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My son pulled my xbox off of my tv stand, the front cover popped off and the hard drive popped out. it still runs just fine and i was wondering if i will have future problems now that this has happened?

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There is a possibility that you could experience problems down the line but if its still working properly and still loads from the hard drive then you are probably one of the lucky people that have got away with it.

Problems you could encounter later is the dreaded red ring of death which has nothing to do with the drop but rather bad design of the X-Clamp on Microsoft's part.

Main problems are E errors, Open Tray errors and sound but no video.


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