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3 red lights and it says E74 on screen

I was changing my 360 from one tv to another and when I was done I got the lights and e74 I also called the number and did everthing they said but nothing happened and its bull **** its all on autimated machines i also do not have a hard drive i have a memory card and it says nothing about that

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If there are 3 red lights i recon you should take it into the shop were you got it and see if they can fix it the system may be faulty

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