Wednesday, March 28, 2012

How To Fix Xbox 360 E71 Error

Your Xbox 360 may display error code E71 when something goes wrong during dashboard update. When this happens, the following error message will display on the console:

E71:Dashboard Error - Error within Xam.xex

How to Fix Xbox 360 E71 Error

You may use the following methods to fix this error:

Method 1: Clear console cache and installed updates for games

    Open the system blade on your Xbox 360 console.

    Select the Memory command.

    Next, press Y for HD.

    Also, press X, X, LB, RB, X, X. (here, LB stands for Left Bumper and RB stands for Right Bumper)

    Select Yes when the following message is displayed on the console:

    "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"

Once the procedure is over, check your Xbox to see if the error is gone. If it persists, proceed to the next method.

Method 2: Get rid of failed system updates

Failed system updates are a major cause of E71 error on Xbox 360. To remove these updates from the system perform the following steps:

    Shutdown and unplug the console.

    Press the small white sync button and hold it for a while.

    Plug in the console and turn it on, while continuing to hold the sync button.

    Keep holding the syncbutton until the Console finishes booting up.

When you hold the sync button when the Console is booting up, all failed updates are cleared from the system.

    Once the booting completes, start using the system to see if the error goes. If it still appears, proceed to the next step.

Method 3: Disconnect all Xbox 360 components and then reconnect them

Quite often Xbox 360 E71 and other errors occur when one or more of the components connected to the system are loose or malfunctioning. To resolve these issues, perform the following steps:

    Shutdown the console and remove it from power.

    Now remove all components, except for the hard disk.

    Now plug in and restart the console.

    Once it has booted up, start adding the components one by one:

        If the power light starts flashing red after you add a particular component, this component might be malfunctioning and you will have to get it repaired or replaced.

        If works well after you have made the connections, it is quite likely the error occurred due to loose connections and you have resolved it now.

Method 4: Disconnect and then reconnect the hard drive

To check if hard drive is cause of the problem, do the following:

    Shut down the console and detach the hard drive.

    Restart the console.

    If it starts without any errors, the hard drive is the likely cause of the problem. You will have to replace it to resolve the error.

Method 5: Make sure that your Xbox 360 is not getting overheated

One of the major causes of most Xbox 360 errors is overheating. Quite often, if you shutdown your Xbox 360 and give it an hour or two to cool down, the errors get resolved automatically. However, to prevent a situation like this, and prevent overheating, make sure that your Xbox is well-ventilated and free from dust deposits. Also, keep it on a hard surface and not a rug or a carpet.

Incorrect soldering of internal components and problems with X-clamp placement may also cause these errors. To fix these errors, you may have to send your Xbox 360 to Microsoft for repairs.

Hopefully by reading this article of how to fix Xbox 360 e71 error will bring to and end  the error e71 problem on your  Xbox 360.


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