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Xbox 360 error 73

Well i was plaing my 360 1 afternoon and it was working fine but the next day i turned it on and it started fleshing one red light and error 73 showed up at the screen and it has been a week since iv been able to play my 360 please teach me how to fix it and soon

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  • light0beast Jan 06, 2009

    I get that problem also. It occurs after I play DMC4 and turn it off to watch TV and let it cool for about two hours.


    When I turn it on, the damn console give me E73... what should I do?

  • lghtnsxy Jan 25, 2009

    i also have this problem. i tried covering the system with blankets while it was on for 20min. then i noticed 2 blinking red lights, turned my system off then on again- it worked but only for 2 hrs and then the error message came again.

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    ive got it too, cant fix it. goodluck tho,

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    i was palying it and the screen froze so i turned it off and when i turned it back on one red ring showed and says error e 73

  • sh4wn5qu4r3d Apr 03, 2009

    was playing halo went to turn off the console real quick and then the screen went black saying error e73 contact xbox support or what ever

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2009

    i called the xbox company and they said to send it back to microsoft so i will

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Sometimes the easiest way is the fastest way. The signal reset button (the little one to the left of the power button) is also the unofficial reset button for the Xbox 360. With the Xbox turn off, press this button and keep pressing it while you press the power button. Do not release the reset button until you see the system booting up normally. Of course, if there is a permanent or a more serious damage to the system, it won’t work or the error will be recurrent until it is solved. Resetting just clears the error from memory.

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Error code 73 is a general hardware error - ethernet port.
Here is a link to a web site that I have found fairly informative. http://www.xbox360-hacks.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=2099

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On may 2, 2009 i turned my xbox on to see the one red ring. I searched and searched until i just decided to do the towel trick. And it worked. NO MORE RED LIGHT!!! I kept 3 towels wrapped around for twenty minutes and then let it cool down. After 20 minutes i was back to playing GTA 4

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If you get this error the perment way to fix it is ''the x clamp replacement" ......look it up on you tune

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a true fix requires solder removal and replacement from my free to let it on the gpu, etc

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Dont send your xbox in just jam the fans in the back with tooth picks pr something that will fit and let the xbox over heat then unplug the xbox from the back then plug back in and wait a minute then turn on again. if it stays red after you do this then just re do it. your xbox would be fix for a little bit and when it goes red again do it again

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It has red light on the front and the screen says error 73


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Once you identify which error the Xbox 360 1 red light message is pointing to, fixing it is really easy. The guide available at Fix-xbox360.info will tell you what to do in each case, as well as what to do in case you get any of the other Xbox 360 lights messages. Check it out.

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When I turned on my system, it had system error contact xbox customer support. There is a red light flashing on the bottom right, around the power button. I don't know what to do. Please help.


Some of us suddenly when we turn on our Xbox 360 console one day we got one red light flashes on the ROL (Ring of Light) around the Xbox 360 power button, and we got an Error message appearing on the TV screen "System error" also might occur with any error code like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77, all the same.
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When you get any of these messages appearing on your screen with one red light flashing on the ROL of your Xbox 360 console that's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connection to one of the parts connected to it as the hard drive or cables.

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So, first disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait for a minute then reconnect them all back and try to turn on your Xbox 360 console once more.

If that doesn't work, it seems then to be a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so turn off the console again and remove the hard drive then turn on your Xbox 360 console without the hard drive, supposed then to work fine, it might be an intermittent issue and when you reconnect the hard drive your Xbox 360 will work fine all after, or it will just work fine without the hard drive so it will be then definitely a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so call Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the hard drive for you.

The Xbox 360 console might even keep giving you the same error code even after you remove the hard drive so it will then appear to be a fault with your Xbox 360 console not the hard drive & also in a case like this we need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the console.


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When turning on the Xbox 360, a red light would be flashing at the fouth section of the Ring of Light. You should then recieve a ghost screen indicating an error E 73.
You recieve a screen error E 73 and section 4 of the RoL flashing red. This type of error was caused by a General Hardware Error relating to the Ethernet Port not functioning correctly or became faulty and unable to operate even with or without an Ethernet Cable connected to this port. The secondary code would be identified as 1021 for faulty ethernet port. I believe that there is no fix at the moment. If you encounter this error, I would suggest call 1-800-4MY-XBOX or visit www.xbox.com/support
The specific type of hardware error can be determined by these hidden codes:
0001, 0002, 0003, 0010, 0011, 0012, 0013, 0020, 0021,0022, 0023, 0030, 0031, 0032, 0033, 0100, 0101, 0102, 0103, 0110, 0200, 0203, 1000,1001, 1002, 1003, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1030, 1031,1032, 1033, 1100, 1444 and up
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The Sticks Method:
  • Requirements: Xbox 360 (Power Cable and Composite/Component/HDMI Cable), two sticks (Like toothpicks, swabs)
1.) Turn off your Xbox 360 and unplug everthing.
2.) Get two sticks (Something like toothpicks or something that could fit in the back of the Xbox 360.
3.) Insert each stick to jam the two fans at the back of the Xbox 360 to prevent it from spinning.
4.) Plug back cables (Power and Cable connecting to TV; the RRoD will not appear unless the cable to the TV is connected).
5.) When RRoD appears (One Red Light), wait for about 10 to 15 minutes or maybe less for the Xbox 360 to overheat.
6.) At this point, you should get two red lights (Resembles Overheating Error) so remove the two sticks so that the fans will spin in an increased speed. After a few seconds, the Xbox 360 will turn off to cool down (RRoD will still appear).
7.) Unplug only the cable connected to the TV. You can unplug the power cord if you want to. Then let it cool for about 30 minutes or so (Feel the Xbox 360 if it's cool or still warm)
8.) Replug all wires and turn your Xbox 360 on.
The Xbox 360 should now be able to boot to your Xbox Dashboard. I don't know how this fix works but it's only temporary. Note that doing this continually would cause it to now work even if you try to redo this fix again and again. Doing so would make other hardware components to fail permanently such as the GPU for example.

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