You can't repair your Xbox's SSD on your own, experts say

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According to a prominent YouTuber, specializing in repairing devices, you can’t repair your Xbox’s SSD in case it crashed or doesn’t work anymore. Or at least, it’s basically impossible for you to repair it on your own. This would effectively make the Xbox console anti-repair in design, as people won’t be able to replace parts of it unless they send the console back to Microsoft to do it.

In the 30-minute video, The Coder, who is specialized in repairing gaming consoles, says that he tried to repair a faulty SSD in an Xbox, and he couldn’t. Why, you might ask? It seems the SSD has a hidden partition that contains an encrypted key.  The key links the SSD to the motherboard, and that means that you can’t replace the SSD on your own, without damaging the motherboard.

It seems that the key is in the XBFS (Xbox Boot File System) file format, and even if you manage to open it, you wouldn’t be able to access it because it’s encrypted.

But the bad news doesn’t stop here, though. In case your SSD gets corrupted, then your Xbox is pretty much dead, if you don’t send it to Microsoft for repair. Xbox won’t boot up without a functioning SSD. So the only solution would to send the console back to Xbox.

While this can frustrating, sending your Xbox back to Microsoft might be the only right solution in the end. What do you think about this? Do you think it’s fair or not? Let us know in the comments section below.