Bellow you will find a list of error codes, descriptions and solutions to fix the particular error code you’re looking for. If you don’t find the Xbox 360 error code you’re looking for, please leave a comment. If you would like to add to the list, please leave a comment and I will get in touch with you.

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List of Xbox 360 Error Codes:

E45: Not common and could be an update error, (update did not finish properly)

E64: DVD Drive Error.... DVD Timeout, Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc.

E65: DVD Drive Error.... DVD Timeout, Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc. This can also be caused by the tray not being fully closed on boot.

E66: DVD Drive Error: DVD model or version does not match the expected version, or the firmware version on the drive is older than the firmware version on the dashboard. Make sure the DVD drive is of the same version originally included with the console and that it is using either the original firmware included with the console or newer.

E67: Hard Drive Error... 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

E68: Voltage Error... This error means the Xbox 360 has insufficient power to function properly. Can be caused by an error in the hard drive or the fans sucking up too much power, it can also be caused if you have unnecessary accessories attached to the console like an external fan unit. Try removing all accessories first, also remove the hard drive and USB devices. If you have any case modifications you may want to check those out too!

E69: Hard Drive Error... 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

E71: Dashboard update error, Check below in the "Console Reset Codes" for instructions. If that does not work there is no other solution and the console must be sent back to MS for repair, or you can use the Xbox 360 Red Light Fix repair guide for an alternative to Microsoft. Click here

E72: (N/A)

E73: General Hardware Failure: Ethernet port... this error is caused by a problem with the Ethernet port.

E74: There is high chance it's a scalar chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement (see error 0102)

E76: This error deals with the Ethernet port's controller chip, a dead chip may not cause the error but removing the Ethernet controller chip does, it may also be caused by other Ethernet related problems.

E79: Hard Drive Error... 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.
According to tmbinc: E79 is the error code if xam.xex could not be started, i.e. probably a file system corruption.

0001: Power supply problem

0002: Network Interface problem

0003: Power problem could be the PSU could be the GPU/CPU, somehow the console isn't getting clean power from the power supply.

0010: There is a problem with the Southbridge Chip usually dealing with how it connects to the main board (cold solder joint/bridged solder joints)

0011: CPU over heating - If you are receiving this error after disassembling your console make sure to all 8 of the heat sink screws are tightened securely to the board/heat sink holes.

0012: GPU overheating

0013: RAM overheating

0020: (N/A)

0021: This can be caused by two completely different things either:
A. DVD Drive Time out - Can be caused by problems with a firmware flash. This is also speculated to sometime be caused by a problem with the southbridge chipset on the motherboard based on how it connects to the DVD drive.
B. GPU error, generally caused by a poor connection to the mainboard (cold solder joints/bridged solder joints) See error 102 for more information

0022: CPU error, generally caused by a poor connection to the main board (cold solder joints/bridged solder joints). This can also be triggered by an error with the TSOP.

0023: (N/A)

0030: Problem with temperature control

0031: (N/A)
0032: (N/A)
0033: (N/A)
0100: (N/A)
0101: (N/A)

0102: Error in the "Digital Backbone" (CPU/GPU/RAM), this is usually caused by a cold solder joint between the GPU and the main board.

There are two theories to fixing this one deals with the "X" clamps that hold down the chips. The other involves re-Heating the chips. DO NOT attempt either of these if your console is still under warranty. If your console is still under warranty return it to the store where it was purchased or call MS to have it replaced.

0103: GPU Error this is usually caused by bridged solder points where the GPU connects to the main board. see error 0102 for more detailed information

0110: Ram error, this is caused by a cold or bridged solder joint on one of the Ram chips.

0200: (N/A)

1000: Kernel can't be launched/signature in NAND Flash chip is broken! It could be possible after bad update. This might also be caused by a bad SATA cable.

1001: DVD Drive Error, either incorrect firmware or DVD Time out.

1002: DVD Drive Error, likely a firmware error, drive can eject, read, and write under windows but errors on console, replacing original firmware should fix issue.

1003: Hard Drive Error... 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

1010: Hard Drive Error, Can be caused buy a corrupt or missing eProm. See also E68 above

1011: (N/A)
1012: (N/A)
1013: (N/A)
1020: (N/A)
1021: (N/A)

1022: There is high chance it's a scalar chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement (see error 0102)

1023: DVD drive not connected, connect DVD drive to boot

1030: This error deals with the Ethernet port's controller chip, a dead chip may not cause the error but removing the Ethernet controller chip does, it may also be caused by other Ethernet related problems.

1031: (N/A)
1032 (N/A)

1033: it could be cpu/gpu related or it could be psu related, not much info is known for sure.
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1444 and up There is no "4" in the error codes four lights is a "0" go back and check your code again.


That's it for error codes, if you would like to contribute to this list, please leave a comment and I will add it, if you have a link please leave that as well so I can give you proper credit as well.

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10 comments
  1. Anonymous November 19, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

    Any answer on unreadable disc?

  2. Anonymous February 2, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

    Hi i had 0102 when i first checked code and replaced the x clamps with the fix, i tried to overheat the chips to get the 2 lights flashing but now i get 0110.
    Do i have to do the heat gun trick now????

    regards DAVE

  3. Anonymous March 15, 2009 at 11:26 AM  

    you don't overheat it that way. thats not good. hahah overheat by turning on and leaving on for 10-15 mins and leaving fan on top of the cpu so that doesn't heat up!!

  4. irum_lodhi April 1, 2009 at 3:16 PM  

    what u want me to do if my xbox 360 give me a error of ethner card error76

  5. Anonymous May 15, 2009 at 1:54 AM  

    Ive had that happen too. I fix a lot of xboxes. And this is what ive found. Fix the gpu by replacing the x-clamp with screws,nuts, and a washer. then disconnect the cpu heatsink and turn on the xbox. when it over heats, turn it off and put the heatsink back on top and push down with some pressure. put the x-clamp back on, but use 1 #8 washer between the board and the x-clamp. that should be the right fix. Ive never had an xbox not work with this method of overheating and THEN adding the pressure it needs.

  6. Anonymous May 21, 2009 at 9:59 AM  

    hi,when i turn on my x-box,all i see is dots...if anyone can help me..please.Thanks

  7. dlh_389 June 18, 2009 at 7:13 PM  

    hey, im getting error 79 with and without a hard drive attached, any other steps to try? i just fixed it from rrod too...

  8. Anonymous June 27, 2009 at 7:23 AM  

    thanks heaps for all the details, for the 0110 guy get a pro to look at it the have to heat the whole board up, and to unreadable, buy a new drive and swap the chip from your old one with the new one, be careful with the ribbons
    staf melb

  9. markaren September 23, 2009 at 3:09 AM  

    My son's x box 360 has an error it just says unplayable disc nomater what disc you put in it....

  10. Anonymous December 2, 2009 at 10:54 PM  

    so im probably the only one who has this problem at least it seems like it because i never hear about it in posts anywhere.. my box doesnt have the rrod or any of the error codes. It just wont turn on!!had it for about 11 months and not a problem until now..jus myluck when i finally get a 40inch samsung and get a taste of the 1080 the next day it just wouldnt turn on. i carefully opened it and removed all dust and still nothing..havent been on for about 5 days..Anybody know how to fix this or have any ideas