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Xbox 360 I'm getting the error code E 68, is there anything i can do to fix it? The cables aren't loose and everything else is good. I've taken the hard drive to a friend's house and the same message. If there isn't a way to fix it, is there a way to salvage the info on the hard drive or am I out of luck?

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  • NonSense Nov 13, 2007

    sort of - i think im just going to have to buy a new hard drive called up Microsoft and somehow im out of warranty - even though they extended it to three years? yea i dont know but its not the cost thats bothering me, its the fact that i lose all my data.

  • NonSense Nov 13, 2007

    sorta but i think im going to have to buy a new hard drive. The cost isnt the trouble its the fact i cant get my data back. I called microsoft and they said iw as out of warranty so i think im out of luck

  • NonSense Nov 13, 2007

    whoops. posted twice. haha

  • NonSense Nov 13, 2007

    i didnt. the 360 has only been out for two i believe. Just called them and i was told that my warranty was passed and i would have to pay for a repair or anything.

  • NonSense Nov 13, 2007

    yea i think im going to call tomorrow to hopefully talk to someone else to see if it was just the person.

  • NonSense Nov 13, 2007

    yeah just hope its not that common of a problem - losing a hard drive sucks.

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2007

    this really sucks i had over 5000 gamerscore points and i got every achivement on oblivion 300 hundred hours of played game then

    i lost it all



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Umm i Think there is a matinance because like 1,000 people have problems and they cant log in to xbox live

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  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    does that help...?

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    hmm... how did you have your Hard drive for 3years +?

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    hmm thats weird you should wait 1-2 days and check after the mateniance

  • Anonymous Nov 13, 2007

    :D hope it works



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