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Help E74 My sons X box will not load games we keep getting the E74 can you help me We just replaced the hard drive is that the promblem agin

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The E74 error is typically related to a problem with your audio/video cable. If you can, try to find another cable and plug it in, hopefully this will clear things up.

If you have replaced the cable and are still getting this error, there is a good chance your 360 may be defective. More than likely what has happened is, there is a chip inside that`s attached to the A/V port of your 360, which is in charge of scaling, and it has gone out on you or, in rare cases, its the graphics processor that has gone out. Ether way, if the new cable dosent clear things up, your 360 will need to be serviced.

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KEEP GETTING E74 ON MY XBOX360 TRIED RESETTING COMPUTER WORKS FOR ONE HOUR THEN GRAPHICS DISTORT THEN RED LIGHT THEN MESSAGE E74 HAD CONSOLE FOUR FIVE YEARS


Sounds like a hardware problem. Turn off the Xbox and remove the hard drive, then turn it back on. If you get still get the message, or red ring, then it's not the hard drive. If that didn't work make sure the A/V cable is hooked in securely. If you have a different A/V cable try that one and see if you still get the message. If you do then it's a problem with the hardware and will need repaired. There are several DIY websites for repairing an Xbox but you will need some tools. Or you can contact microsoft and see if you can still get it repaired for free.

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I just brought a brand new x box console and a brand new red dead redemption game for my son friday day before christmas. i put the game into the x box and it keep pausing and stopping. i took the game...


Some video games have pauses in it because it is taking alot of time to read the disc. You can Stop this by Installing the game to the hard drive. To do this you need Insert the game. Then tell your son to go to the slide right before he presses the button to start the disc. You should see options on the bottom of the screen, Press y. This should take you to a different slide. You will see the option to Install to hard drive. Then you press the option and it will start to install the game. This should reduce the stress on the xbox reading the disc and should stop pausing. If this does not work then there are things called patches that a company makes to fix defects that they did not catch before. I have had a game called bio-shock and it had the same problem. I also installed it but no dice. So i had to download a patch. To download it your console must be connected to xbox live. Rea peat the process in the beginning but instead of installing the hard drive To the slides to the right and you should see options to download thing for this game.(note you must have xbox live) Some downloads require pay. Buy be sure to install the game to hard-rive because this is free.

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It has an error e 74


E74 means a hardware malfunction, might be due to a bad memory storage deive attached to the Xbox 360 which is the hard drive (HDD). Steps to do:

• turn of the console and remove the HDD
• restart the console without HDD
• if it works without the E74 error, the HDD is bad and needs replacement
• if still having the same error even without the HDD, it's is an internal hardware failure inside the sytem already

If all else fails, please contact Microsoft Xbox Support for it ti be repaired. Hope this helps.. Cheers!

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RROD, Send it in to microsoft for a free replacement. Xbox360 right?

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This is not unheard of. One of the problems that commonly shows this is sometimes watching too many DVDs on the console. The tip I have is to keep trying the disc until it reads. If that doesn't work, try a lens cleaning disc or some airspray, sometimes the laser reader can get a bit dusty, making it hard to tell between a game and a DVD.

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this might be a hardware failure. try turning it off then back, or try keeping a fan on it when you play on and if that doesn't work call 1800myxbox there you'll find step by step instructions to send it down to texas and get it fixed. if that happens three times you will recieve a brand new xbox 360 that has that problem fixed. also keep in mind to keep your hard drive before you send it to be fixed. i really hope this helps with your problem
-good luck

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My xbox loads games but then it freezes on games that run on a disc


Hi, im not sure but are you playing the games of the xbox 360 Hard Drive?

If orignal discs seem to freeze in the drive then this could be a problem with the disc drive. You may want to get it replaced or if under warrenty get it replaced...

if the problem happens with games that run from your hard drive as well this could be a hardware problem.

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Red flashing ring on x-box 360


It means something is wrong with your Xbox. Take it in and see if Microsoft can fix it.

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lower right is a hard drive failure> Take the HD off and try to play without it. Then put it back on.

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E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement (see error 0102)

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