3 Common Problems With The Xbox One and How to Fix Them

Published : 11/01/2021 10:22:51
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3 Common Problems With The Xbox One and How to Fix Them

Despite the Xbox Series X and Series S being introduced into the market, the Xbox One will still have its place in many people's homes. Microsoft has supported the much-loved Xbox One over the past few years, and they have made it clear that they will continue doing so. Unfortunately, despite all the software updates the Xbox One has received, there are still many problems it has to face, mostly because these problems reside on the technical side.


Regardless of the problem, if you are here today wanting to figure out how to fix a problem or two with your Xbox One, you are in the right place. We will talk about common problems you may be facing with the console and give you possible solutions to fix them.


1. Noisy disc drive


One of the most common problems many Xbox One owners encounter is a noisy disc drive that makes grinding sounds. The issue usually occurs when a disc is inserted into the drive. Fortunately, the sound does not mean that the disc is damaged, but it will prevent you from playing the disc until you fix the problem.


If this is the problem you are facing, you have a few solutions you can try. You can try to replace the disc drive if you know how to, but note that this will void the warranty. If you want to keep the warranty, return the Xbox to the place where you bought it. They will take it in for repairs or replace the console for you.


2. Taking too long to boot


While not as common as the previous problem, this issue is still quite a nuisance. The Xbox One console generally takes a long time to boot after being completely powered off. In fact, one can wait as much as ten minutes for it to power up fully. However, there are some cases that the Xbox One seems to take forever to power, which can be incredibly frustrating.


If your Xbox One takes well over ten minutes to power up, you will need to do a factory reset. Power off your Xbox by holding the power button for ten seconds. After that, sync the console then perform the reset.


3. Error codes popping up


Various error codes can pop up on the Xbox One. Some common ones include E100, E200, and E204. Codes like these indicate that the console needs an offline system update.


To do this, you will need a USB stick that is fully formatted to NTFS. Then, download the update from the Xbox website and copy the file into the USB drive. Stick that USB into the Xbox One and boot it up into the troubleshooting menu by pressing the pair button and the Xbox button until you hear two beeps. From there, select "Offline System Update" and complete the update.




Console problems are a nuisance and, unfortunately, they occur once every so often. Fortunately, most, if not all, these problems have a solution, and we hope the solutions we have provided will help you fix them. If these fixes don't work, consider sending your Xbox to a repair store. They will get to work fixing your problem, ensuring you can enjoy playing on your console without a problem once more!


Gamer Tech is an established repair company in York, UK, offering repair services for consoles, laptops, and more. If you need Xbox One repairs, send your device to us today!

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