Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

2 Answers

Xbox 360 freezes with HDD

Xbox 360 only freezes with the hard drive in, if i take it out, It plays with no freezing, tried my friends HDD same and it freezes also .. are they both Broken?

Posted by on

  • Speedkingv Aug 17, 2008

    What, That doesnt Help me at all, I'm not a newby, I can take these things apart, But let me be more specify on what I have done, My xbox 360 will freeze if I use a hard drive, If I take out the hard drive it will run without freezing,



    I have taken out the DVD-Drive and Cleaned the lens, Adjusted the Pot, and when that didnt work, i replaced it with a new Ms-28 Drive and flashed my DVD key onto the new drive.



    None of that made a difference the system still froze when a Hard drive was inserted,



    I then assumed it was the Hard drive that was the problem so I used my friends Hard drive, loaded the game, and it still froze,



    The system is clean, and this is not an overheating problem, because the system will run all day if it doesnt have a hard drive inserted



    But the system also froze when I used my friends hard drive so I'm stumped. anyone else have this issue?

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

  • Contributor
  • 26 Answers

You might check out the Informative article at Ezinearticles.com to fix the freezing problem as the article gives the information about a DIY guide, (though i don't remember the name of the site) but you can check the article from http://ezinearticles.com/?Xbox-360-Freezing-Fix&id=1527369

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,071 Answers

Your X box needs to clean most important the fan,below an instruction how to open...
1. Insert your index and middle finger into the memory slot holes, place your thumbs on the bottom of the Xbox (for leverage), and pull the face plate off with a steady force. It should come right off.
2. Break the Microsoft seal off. (Note that this will void your warranty.)
3. Now, flip the Xbox on its side and take a close look at the holes located on the top and bottom of each side. If you look closely, you can see that some of the holes are filled in. This is because the filled-in holes are keeping the grey plastic pieces on the top and bottom of the Xbox in place.
4. To remove the top and bottom grey pieces, use a small pointed object. Locate a grey plastic tab by peering into the holes, then use your pointed object to carefully push down and lever out the grey top/bottom cover. Both pieces have three tabs/clips per side, with a total of six per piece. To remove the top grey piece, you will have to remove the rubber pad. This is the only rubber pad you will have to remove.
5. With the grey pieces removed, take a close look at the back side of the Xbox. On the right and left side there are small notches that will require closer inspection. You again will need a small screw driver or narrow probe.
6. Using the probe, start on the left side (near power plug socket) and push the catch a bit into the Xbox until it clicks, then use a screw driver to keep the two sides apart. Once the left side is done, start on the right side and do the same thing to the rest of the catches.
7. Once they are all separated, the bottom of the Xbox will lift away. At this point slide it around to the front side and undo the four catches, keeping the case together.
8. Now grab your Torx driver set. You can use a T10 and T8 to do the job. You do not need a T12.
9. Unscrew the six T10 black screws, then use the T10 to unscrew all the silver screws. Finally, unscrew the black screws with your T8 driver .
10. Carefully flip the Xbox back over and remove the DVD button arm assembly to keep it out of your way. You just need to pry it off the black plastic guide.
11. Next, remove the top cover. Watch the DVD button latch.
12. Disconnect the SATA connector and power connector from the DVD drive and lift it out of the case.
13. To remove the white plastic air guide, locate the notch on the top outward side, insert your probe/small screw driver, and leverage the air guide out. It should lift straight out very smoothly.
14. Disconnect the power for the cooling fans. Now, use your probe/screw driver to pry the fan catches out from the metal guard. This will allow you to remove the fan device from the Xbox case.
15. Look at the front of the Xbox on the RF module, and remove the white plastic power button. It is held in place by a clip on the top and bottom.
16. Remove the three screws from the front circuit board (RF module).
17. Once the screws are removed, you will be able to slide the front circuit board off the Xbox with a slight pull. Notice that it is connected on the lower left side. You should now be able to pull the entire circuit board right out of the case with relative ease. Be careful not to touch any exposed circuits.
18. The next step is to carefully lift the motherboard out of the Xbox case. With the motherboard removed, flip it over and locate the two X connectors on the bottom. These are what hold the heat sinks on the processor. You can remove this; just be careful. It takes a little bit of force, which could destroy your Xbox if not applied properly.

DON'T FORGET TO RATE;

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why does it keep shutting down after 5 min of playing a game?


Xbox Keeps Turning Off - Xbox 360 S - iFixit

https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/.../Xbox+Keeps+Turning+Off

iFixitI put up with it turning off of a couple of weeks and then the power cord blew up ... The slim edition of the classic Xbox 360 with a 250GB HDD and built-in Wi-Fi. ... After your description, I am starting to think that your power brick is the problem. .... in i cant donothing about if i was trying to play my gta4 in keep cutting off in 1 ...

Does Your Xbox 360 Keep Freezing? ' MyGamerXP

www.mygamerxp.com/xbox/does-your-xbox-360-keep-freezing/
Sep 14, 2015 - 5. Check Your Xbox 360 Hard Drive. Not only can the cache corrupt from .... I unplugged the console when it froze instead of turning the power off. ... hi my 360 keeps on freezing on any game i play and like the screen frezzes but .... It willnot, even after 6 goes, play, it freezes, and after about 2 mins, it ejects.

My 250GB Slim keeps turning itself off every 5 - 10 minutes ...

forums.xbox.com/xbox_support/f/7/t/156970.aspx

Xbox

Jan 17, 2016 | Video Game Consoles & Games

1 Answer

Game freezes up on 360xbox


If your game is freezing, it is most likely due to your game being scratched or otherwise damaged. Sometimes, a game can become damaged without you even realizing it. There are two ways to fix this.

1) (Obviously) Buy a new game.

If you don't want to go through the hassle, and would rather just get a fresh copy, go do it. Also, if your hard drive is relatively small or nearly full, I would recommend this.

2) Install the game to your hard drive.
The Xbox 360 has a feature that allows you to install a game to your hard drive. By doing this, the Xbox will run everything from your hard drive, which will make a scratched game no problem. You still need to have the game in the Xbox for it to start, however (anti-piracy measure). Installing is easy. Go to the dashboard, and scroll to where you would normally start the game from. But instead of pressing A to play the game, press Y on it and you should have the option to install it.

Note 1: If you can't install the game fully because it is so badly damaged, borrowing a friends or renting a copy and installing that one will work fine also. As long as you can start the game, you will be fine and freeze-ups will go away.

Note 2: If you have installed the game and it's still freezing, the problem is your hard drive. Some hard drives don't play well with some games, for an odd reason. To test this, try saving and loading the game from a USB flash drive. If it doesn't freeze, just continue to play on the flash drive. You can transfer all of data for the game onto your flash drive from the memory options in system settings.

Apr 09, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Playing game to end of second downtown level and beat boss @ construction lair. Once beaten, game freezes? Any ideas?


Sounds like it could be a glitch in the saved state. Some things you could try to rule out any form of the video game itself, if you have a friend with a 360, bring it to his place and try it on his 360. Might take several visits but if it freezes on his 360 too, then it's sometime to do with the development of the game itself.

If it doesn't freeze on you, then it's likely a problem with the HDD, where all the saved information is kept. If this is the case, call Microsoft to do some troubleshooting with your HDD.

Jan 06, 2011 | THQ Megamind: Ultimate Showdown for Xbox...

1 Answer

Every time i put my brand new (purchased two hours ago) call of duty black ops game, the screen goes to the XBOX 360 screen, and freezes there. the hard drive i have for my console is also brand new, well...


firstly its refurbished so you have to be careful because it may have had problems in the past, it referring to your hard drive by the way. ad secondly maybe its just your black ops disc? try playing black ops on another xbox console and if it freezes than its not your console its just the game =) then get a replacement and dont worry.

Nov 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

1 Answer

Xbox 360 live; trying to play Mercenaries 2 - won't connect to EA


Problem seems to be the XBOX Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Run the game and play it once for about 30 mintues, then try again with the HDD inserted. It should now work.

The problem seems to be a conflict with the HDD or with the EA servers, as the XBOX Live account will try to connect to the now dead EA servers for this 2008 title.

If all else fails, you will need a portable memory card, not the HDD to play this game. It's okay if this is the case. Create an offline profile. The game no longer connects to the EA servers anyhow.

Jan 24, 2010 | EA - Electronic Arts Mercenaries 2: World...

2 Answers

Modern warfare 2 freezes up have to push main power button to reset......any help?


Hi

Modern Warfare 2 freezing related complaints have hit the web recently, however you can follow these steps to resolve the issue

Clean your disc only if it is dirty.

Install the game on your hard drive and play it that way.

Make sure your 360 has adequate ventilation.

Let me know if this helped

Nov 18, 2009 | Video Game Consoles & Games

3 Answers

Why does My Xbox 360 Freeze when i play MLB 2K9


If it only freezes on that game, chances are it's the disk that's causing the problems. I've experienced that some xbox games act up if only the slightest scratch is on the disk. If there is, either take it back or pay a few bucks for Best Buy or some video rental place to repair it for ya.

Apr 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro System Holiday...

1 Answer

Xbox 360 and gh3


Can you play it on your friend's 360 with your hard drive? You could try going on your xbox's memory and delete all of the updates you have downloaded.
Just go to: my xbox-system settings-memory-highlight your hdd and push the y button-on the screen type x x lb rb x x and a message should pop up asking if you want to perform maintenance on your hard drive. If you select yes it will clear all of the updates you've downloaded. Hopefully it'll work then

Feb 21, 2009 | Activision Guitar Hero III: Legends of...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console Logo

89 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Video Game Consoles & Games Experts

marley mcelhinney

Level 3 Expert

490 Answers

Pablo Gonzalez

Level 3 Expert

733 Answers

Mike Neath
Mike Neath

Level 3 Expert

315 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Video Game Console and Game Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...