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When my hard drive is in my xbox won't play,but when i take it out the xbox plays..do i have to buy another one..

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Well what I would do is try and use the hard drive in another 360, maybe a friends, and then see if it's actually the hard drive itself. If that 360 works than it must be your xbox, but I have seen this problem before and usually it is the hard drive and you do have to end up getting a new hard drive. See what Microsoft says about it and maybe they'll send you a free one.

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