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Dealing With Xbox 360 Errors E64, E65 and E66: DVD Drive Errors Associated with the Red Ring of Death
No one likes the “Red Ring of Death” that can appear on the Xbox 360 game console. It’s generally a sign that something’s wrong, and most times, you won’t be able to do anything with your Xbox 360 until it’s fixed.
Sometimes, with the “Red Ring of Death,” you will get an error code on your television screen indicating the problem. But some of these codes can be difficult to determine. If you receive an E64, E65 or E66 error, you’re looking at a problem somewhere along the line of your DVD drive.
If dealing with one of these errors, you may be able to fix the problem with a few simple troubleshooting steps. Be sure that the DVD tray of the Xbox 360 is closed when booting up the game console. There can also be an issue with the firmware of the drive, but this can generally be fixed by updating the firmware of your system, or by installing and replacing the original firmware of the system. If the Xbox 360 is expecting one firmware and your DVD drive has another, it can cause a conflict and confuse the dashboard. These errors can also mean that the NAND Flash chip is broken or you have a bad SATA cable, which can be replaced by you or a professional repair service.
If you get one of these error codes on your Xbox 360, don’t worry—it’s not fatal. But with a few simple troubleshooting tips, you may be able to figure out the issue and take care of it yourself.