If you are like many of the millions of gamers out there, chances are that you are in the process of owning or currently own a next-gen system such as the Xbox One. The Xbox one was released in November 2013 equipped with a host of features, some of which users were familiar with from the Xbox 360 (such as Xbox Live) while others were unique to the new system, such as Streaming. Since games are rapidly being released for the Xbox One, it is no surprise that it is beginning to pick up sales and will continue to do so as titles like Halo 5 are released for the system.
There’s one risk associated with buying the Xbox One though: it has chances of getting dysfunctional when the green screen appears, which is popularly known as the Xbox One Green Screen of Death (GSOD). Like the Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death that many gamers came to loath, the Xbox One Green Screen of Death is another malfunctioning error that plagues many console owners.
The issue is an indication of a major failure in the system; it means that the Xbox One has failed. Xbox One consoles — and all other gaming systems for that matter — rely on internal data, including their operating systems, to run properly. Having a piece of hardware without an OS is like having a car without an engine or water without the glass. In the case of the Green Screen of Death, the internal disk drive becomes corrupt. As a result, the console “doesn’t know” how to work, so to speak.
There is one method you can use if this problem crops up. First, try to switch Off your system by holding down the power button for 10 seconds. Afterwards, reboot the console as usual and let the Green Screen of Death appear for 10 minutes.
If your Xbox One doesn’t fix itself after this, then fixing the problem requires more technical knowledge. It will call for an extensive revision of the hard drive’s internal data. Does this sound too complicated? Don’t worry; trained professionals can repair the Xbox One Green Screen of Death.
Attempting to fix things on your own can be risky if you do not have an extensive background in hardware repair or are not completely sure of what you are doing. What’s more, trying to fix your Xbox can be tedious and time-consuming. Leaving this type of work to relevant experts is the safest and most hassle-free method of having your Xbox One returned to its original state.