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Error code E68

Error code is seen when the harddrive is in but works fine without it. Do I need to buy a new harddrive or will it give me the same error with a new harddrive?

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Probably a corrupted file call 1-800-4myxbox they will give all the details on how to fix it :)

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Do i need a new hard drive if the one i have gives me the e68 error when it it in the xbox when it isn't in it turns on no red light but when i plug it back in i gives me it again. thank you.

Hello! no need to worry! the E68 error code is one of the more simple things to fix. most of the time it's just simply a hardware fluke. Attached you will find detailed instructions on how to successfully restore your hard drive and eliminate the e68 error code. If unfortunately, you must purchase a new hard drive, you can find reasonably priced drives at your local electronics or computer store.
If the steps listed in the link fail, the contact information for Microsoft is included as well. Good Luck!!
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try removing the hard drive and see if the xbox plays without it.
error 68 could be internal fault or external but is a harddrive fault.
if it plays without the hard drive, you need a new hard drive.
if it still does not work with the hard drive removed, you may have an overheating problem.
this could be fixed by you by following many of the online guides or if you have a warranty maybe microsoft will fix it? the 3 red light fix will fix most red light errors. i would suggest upgrading the fans too if you plan on fixing it yourself.

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Red light is flashing on the right lower quadrant. also, a system error note is seen on the screen.

is the error code e74 or e68,if its e68 take harddrive off and turn console on and should work,if its e74 your console needs fixing,if its still in the 3 year warranty microsoft will fix for free if over 3 years then buy an xclamp kit and go to youtube for videos how to do this repair,dont do towel trick,you will do more damage to console

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The xbox has a flashing red light in the bottom right corner.the tv says E68

maybe try bringing it to the shop you bought it in and they ould tell you the problem or they will send it to the xbox company to get it fixed or if all else fails they will give you a new one!

Only if it is still in its guarentee and if you have the guarentee. if you don't have the guarentee or its too late for that you can look online for a solution! i mean like you can find anything on google!

hope i helped! bye!

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E68: Hard Drive Error


Sorry to say you got a bad hard  drive. Call MS or take the system back to walmart for a new 1 because I dont think they will give you a new hard drive. Who knows they might, call and ask!

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