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Red flashing light

Red flahsing light

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  • buddy94 Dec 02, 2008

    i re error e74

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There is probably nothing you can do to fix it yourself, I'm afraid. Contact support (support.xbox.com) and they will help you. They have a pretty good program for that, and warranty period was even extended because so many boxes have this problem.

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