Microsoft's Xbox Hacking Fix Backfires

With the Fall software update for the Xbox 360, a few gamers got an unexpected surprise along with 1080p support - an error code. The message "ERROR CODE E71" has appeared on approximately one percent of all consoles, essentially preventing Xbox Live use or gameplay. Microsoft has acknowledged the error, which seems to be caused by the company's attempts to prevent hacking of the console.

However, it also seems to affect those who may have had repairs done to their systems, which would require possible modifications. At least one user to the 1up.com gaming site reported that he had just received his console back and downloaded the update only to receive the error code. Microsoft is working to ensure the issue does not affect additional consoles.

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