Got an irritating error on your Xbox 360 screen? Error E68

Xbox 360 error E68 is a common error and happens from time to time, but no worries, it can easily be fixed without making any major repairs.

There are a few steps you can take to get rid of the problem and put your console back into normal operating speed (get back to your games).

Note: If you have any extra accessories attached or installed somehow, like an extra fan unit, hard drive accessories or anything of that nature, you should first remove them, but make sure to completely power down your console, disconnect it from the power source, then remove and unnecessary attachments. After you’re done, turn on your Xbox 360 as you would normally.

If you still get the same error code… Let’s take a quick look at why it happens in the first place.

Error E68 is caused by a low voltage error, meaning that there’s not enough power to run your console or power it up enough so that you can play your games. Like I mentioned before, if you have an attachments, they could be the problem, taking to much power and not evenly disturbing it the way it’s supposed too.

Another reason is, some people have an extra fan unit attached to their Xbox 360’s to help keep it cool, because the Xbox 360 is well known for overheating very easily, especially after long hours of playing time.

You should also try plugging your console in using another electricity port located in your house somewhere, although this probably isn’t going to solve anything, it won’t hurt to try it.
If after all the techniques and recommendations above still fail, then there’s something internally wrong.

You’re most likely going to need to have a repair technician take a look at it, or have Microsoft take care of it for you, that is, if you’re still covered under your warranty. If not, then it could be quite pricey having Microsoft fix the problem, in that case, I recommend getting this Xbox 360 repair guide, (Xbox 360 Red Light Fix) they also have a long list of error solutions and support that will happy help you fix the problem.

  1. Anonymous August 4, 2009 at 3:21 PM  

    this happened to me while i was playing last nite and i fixed it i did all the restart to see if games work take the hardrive out put it back in and it still didnt work so when i took it out i looked at the piece that sticks out the bottom and goes into the top of the xbox and it was off center so i attempeted to get it in the center perfectly it took a couple of tries but i got it centered and it worked after that