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E-68 Error message on Xbox.?


OK so here’s the story. First of all, yes I have taken apart my Xbox, but I haven’t done any modifications to it and I never noticed anything wrong with it that would make an error code pop up. Today I went to download the new update, and everything seemed to work correctly, except it was taking longer than usual to download. As normal, my Xbox restarted itself after it downloaded. I then went to sign in, and the Xbox froze for a good 5-10 minutes, unfroze, then froze again as soon as I hit a button. I restarted my Xbox, and it came up with the E-68 Error message, and of course I can’t call Microsoft to fix it, because I’ve opened it. (my warranty was already up anyway) I went to play some music, and none of it was there. In fact, my Xbox wasn’t reading the hard drive period. As anyone would do, I removed the hard drive and clipped it back on, everything seemed to be there. My Xbox was also having a terribly hard time syncing my wireless controller (which had full battery power left) So now that you know the details, is my Xbox just eventually going to die on me? Am I better off buying a new hard drive and/or Xbox rather than risk the Xbox frying the hard drive I have now? I don’t know what to do.

Also, if it means anything, my Xbox is the Xbox Elite w/ 120GB Hard Drive, just barely a year and a half old.

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  1. Remove your hard drive, more than likely you have some sort of internal hard drive error that’s making your xbox freeze up. Also since you decided to take your xbox apart you should probably be able to use google to look up the error code and see that it is in fact a hard drive error.

    E68: Hard Drive Error – Hard drive not DMA configured: It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it. Also this can be caused by a problem with the fans that make them draw too much power, it can also be caused if you have unnecessary accessories attached to the console like an external fan unit. Attempt to remove unnecessary accessories first, and then necessary components such as the hard drive and USB devices. If you have any case mods you may want to investigate those as well.

    If you search you’ll also see some suggestions to clean the hard drive connector with contact cleaner, if i were you i would try this first.

    If that doesn’t work you’ll have to delete everything then use hddhacker to rewrite the correct ss.bin file to the hard drive. It’s not a fun process, though there’s nothing you can do about that.

    Good luck

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