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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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