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How to fix Xbox error code 0x903f9008?

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Microsoft has been making strides with the latest Xbox releases and gearing up for a relatively more fierce battle with Sony’s PS5, as both the tech titans eye the top spot in the gaming console market space. While Microsoft has managed to keep up with the competition and improved the Xbox consoles significantly over the years, users still face issues from time to time.

One of them is the Xbox error code 0x903f9008, and in this article, we’ve discussed why you see the error and six methods to fix your Xbox console.

Why are you seeing the Xbox error 0x903f9008?

You’ll usually see the Xbox error code 0x903f9008 on your Xbox One console if it’s offline. While this error is primarily seen on Xbox One, you might also see it on Xbox Series X/S.

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How to fix Xbox error 0x903f9008?

Here we’ve listed six ways to fix the Xbox error 0x903f9008.

Check Xbox server status

First and foremost, before meddling with your console, check if the problem is arising due to Xbox’s servers.

Go to Microsoft’s official Xbox server status page and you’ll see if there’s an issue at their end. If there’s a service outage or ongoing scheduled maintenance, you’ll have to wait it out.

If the Xbox servers are running fine and none of the fixes below work, you can also report an outage using the Report button on the page (as pointed out in the screenshot above).

Connect to Xbox Live

Since the Xbox error 0x903f9008 appears when you’re offline, try connecting to Xbox Live from your console to fix the error.

  • Open the guide by pressing the Xbox button.
  • Select Profile & System.
  • Then select Settings.
  • Then General.
  • Then Network settings.
  • And finally, select Go online.

If you’re still having trouble connecting to Xbox Live, it could be due to a poor internet connection. Restart your router to fix any issues it might having or place the router and console in a better place that has less interference.

You can also select Test multiplayer connection in the Network settings to ascertain that the console is connected.

Designate home Xbox

If you haven’t already, and if you happen to play games on the current console regularly, make it your home Xbox, which will enable you to play games offline. Doing this will ensure that even when you can’t connect to Xbox Live or there’s a service outage, you’ll still be able to play the downloaded games on your Xbox.

You can only change your home Xbox up to five times in a year. If you’ve reached this limit then you’ll be shown the next available date when you can change your home Xbox. However, if you see the message ‘Can’t make this your home Xbox’, then select Help and you might be lucky enough to get an exception.

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Follow the steps below to change your home Xbox.

  • Launch the guide by pressing the Xbox button.
  • Select Profile & System.
  • Then select Settings.
  • Then General.
  • Then Personalisation.
  • Then My Home Xbox.
  • And finally, select Make this my home Xbox.

All the device licenses for digital content will move to the new home Xbox and removed from the previous home Xbox. You’ll also be able to share games and content with other people who sign into your home Xbox.

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Restart your console

A simple restart can go a long way in fixing any issues that you might be having with your Xbox, and the same is true for error code 0x903f9008.

You can restart by pressing the Xbox button at the centre of the console to open the Power Center. Then select Restart console followed by Restart there.

Alternatively, you can also restart the console from the guide by pressing the Xbox button on the controller and following the steps below.

  • Select Profile & System.
  • Then select Settings.
  • Then General.
  • Then Power mode & startup.
  • And finally, Restart now.

Power Cycle your Xbox

You can also power cycle your Xbox to fix the error code 0x903f9008. To do so, follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Hold the Xbox button on the console’s front-centre for 10 seconds and until it completely switches off.
  • Press the same Xbox button again or press the Xbox button on your controller to switch on your console.

If you see the green boot-up animation, the power cycle was complete. If you don’t, repeat the same two steps above until you do.

When you power cycle the Xbox, the instant-on power mode will be disabled temporarily until it’s restarted manually once.

Reset Xbox’s Power supply

As a last resort, you can also try resetting your Xbox’s power supply to fix the Xbox error 0x903f9008. Follow the steps below.

  • Hold the Xbox button on the console’s front-centre for 10 seconds and until it completely switches off.
  • Unplug Xbox’s power cable and wait for at least 10 seconds to reset its power supply.
  • Then plug the power cable back in and press the Xbox button on your console to switch it back on.

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Yatharth Singh

Yatharth Singh

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