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E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support. cannot play any type of - uparrow.gifBack to the top
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Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this issue, you may have to return the console to Microsoft for repair. If this doesn't work, please click here to talk to an xbox agent who can further assist you with troubleshooting ideas.

http://xbox.agent.asahost.com/

Good luck! :)
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4 is flashing red Means
- Hardware Failure
The Specific Type of hardware failure can be determined by the error code displayed on the screen.
If the screen is blank or you would like additional information follow the instructions for determining the secondary error code in the section below

E64: (not yet known)

E65: DVD Drive Error.... DVD Timeout, Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc.

E67: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

E68: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it, This can also be caused by a Hard Drive Eprom Error.

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E71: (not yet known)

E73: (not yet known)

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E76: (not yet known)

E79: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

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--==SECONDARY ERROR CODES==-

The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code
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  • The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.

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  • One light flashing - 1
  • Two Lights flashing - 2
  • Three lights flashing - 3

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0003 (not yet known)
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0011 over heating
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0021 (not yet known)
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1013 (not yet known)
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1020 (not yet known)
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1022 AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. (could also be a problem with the encoder chip)
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1030 (not yet known)

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