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Error e74 how do i fix the e74 error on my system

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  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    got this too!

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    error E74

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    yes e74!

  • poop20 Sep 14, 2008

    i got it too and i know how to fix it but it doesnt work on mine and im sure it will work on yours. hold the eject button and the sync button at the smae time and you should have one red light in the top left corner press in again and you have 4 lights press it AGAIN and you have two lights on the top press it one more time so the one red light is in the bottom right again and then turn it off turn it back on and it should.

    Hope it works!


  • Richard Parkes
    Richard Parkes Oct 11, 2008

    e74 error bottom right led flashes .

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    microsoft Xbox 360 reads E74

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    my cinsole it´s not working and say e 74 we need help because we live out the country

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have this too. I was playing fable 2 last night, when all of a sudden my screen went red and all wierd. I dont want to really take a blowdryer to my 360 though :( I've had it since christmas 2008, will microsoft repair it? and if so how long will it take? i dont want to wait months to play my 360 again



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The cause of the E74 Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error messages in future you need to put your machine at an open space. Ensure that it is placed near the window or you can also make some external arrangement for cooling the console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan etc. But as your Xbox already have E74 Problem, You can either send your Xbox to Microsoft for repair ( just for your information Microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74 Problem), Microsoft generally takes 3-4 weeks to fix the problem. If you can't wait for a month (I know most XBox gamers can not wait without their favourite Gaming device), You can also fix E74 Problem yourself and that too within an hour without any technical knowledge. I would suggest you to check out the DIY Xbox Fix Guide for more information.
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Take your xbox 360 apart
then you get a normal hair dryer and turn it on
you have to face it over the micro chips then after two minuites turn on the 360 it should work
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Send it to joegoods.com they fixed a frind of mines 360 that had the same problem

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Try using a new AV lead as that could be at fault.
check the pins inside the AV plug and socket on the back of the xbox 360 console to make sure there are no bent pins.
if all that fails the video controller chip on the PCB will need to be resoldered or replaced, i think microsoft can fix this under their 3 year extended guarantee.

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Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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