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How to Repair Your Xbox 360: First Understand the "E" Errors

You are enjoying a nice game of Halo and suddenly a screen begins to appear fuzzy or discolored. You're hoping it's nothing more than the TV going fuzzy for a second, but then the game then freezes. This is a common problem that every Xbox 360 gamer dreads. However, there are a number of ways you can repair your Xbox 360 relatively quickly.

The first thing you need to understand is that there are several different reasons why you may be experiencing problems with your gaming system. There are are many potential reasons you could be having a problem with it, however to help you repair your Xbox 360, you need to understand “E” errors first.

An “E” error signifies when your Xbox 360 receives one red light in the bottom left hand corner. Typically this is going to occur after your system has been re-booted. After rebooting the system you will receive one red flashing light and an onscreen error of some sort. These errors are signified by an “E” and two numbers.

If you are seeing an E64, E65 or E66 error, these are all directly related to your DVD drive. Sometimes simply rebooting the system will solve your problem. If the problem is that the drive has overheated, then simply turning it off for a while might work too. However, if these simple tricks don't work, you should try looking online for more specific information on how you can repair your Xbox 360 when there are DVD drive errors.

If you are receiving an E67, E68 or an E69 error these are much harder problems to solve. You can try unplugging your hard drive and playing without it, or you can attempt to reformat it. If you are going to try reformatting it, make sure you find instructions to follow from online. A general hardware error is going to be signified by an E73 message. This can be caused by problems with the Ethernet or networking port. If you do have an Ethernet cable plugged in, try playing without it to see if it is an issue with the cable.

The most common problem you will deal with is an E74. The most common reason for this error is because the AV cable is installed incorrectly. You can repair your Xbox 360 and solve this problem by disconnecting it and then reconnecting it. If this is not the problem it may be because of a faulty ANA chip or a general hardware error related to your system overheating.

There are countless errors you and your system can experience while enjoying a movie or a thrilling Xbox game. Before you can repair your Xbox 360, you need to determine what the exact problem is. After identifying the problem, look online for solutions or try out some of the simple methods listed in this article.

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