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Xbox 360 1 red light

I was playing a game and then the game froze. I turned it off left it for a few seconds then turned it on again. when I turned it on it sayed there was a system error and then the same in all different langauges

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  • RTDbogow1 Dec 24, 2008

    I have the same problem, but with GOW2. Went through the codes and couldn't really fix the problem, just identified it. I removed the game, unplugged everything and removed the hard drive. After a few minutes i reconnected the hard drive, the cables and turned on the xbox and it worked fine. I tried a different game (COD4) and it worked fine. I tried GOW2 again and the problem started again. I then tried the system cache clear and bad update fix.



    • To do the bad update fix, first remove the game from the xbox and turned it off. Hold the SYNC button and turn on the xbox. Keeping holding the sync button until the dash loads. then release it. This will clear any bad updates that were installed. (You may have to install updates for games again.)



    • To clear system cashe, go to your system blade (on new dash: my xbox...system) Go to memory. Press Y. Then press X, X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X, X. There will be a message that will pop up,select yes. This will clear any cache from your hd. (You may have to install updates for games again)

    This may help, its probably good to do regardless, I still have the same problem with GOW2, but all my other games work fine. If a known download or some kind of fix that surfaces that actually fixes the problem other than just identify it, please let me know!

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    3 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    e74

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    2 red lights on

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    red light on

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    red lights on

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    help! my xbox is flashing!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    red light

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    got this too

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    just got this on xbox

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    help!

  • Anonymous Dec 26, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    green light turned red

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    red lights blinking

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    won't turn on

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    1 red light on

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    3 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    red light

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    no green light

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    got back to green

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    got the red lights as well

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    2 red lights are blinking!

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    red lights on

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    1 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    turned on and got a blank screen

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    got this problem too!

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    1 red light on

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    red light

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    got them flashing as well

  • Anonymous Dec 31, 2008

    1 red light is flashing

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i have 3

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i was playing a new game i bought called rise of the argonauts then it froze

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    1 red light error as well

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    help!

  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    i have this problem as well

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    red ring of doom!

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    red lights are on

  • kotarofuma Jan 02, 2009

    error code e 74 internal av problem the ********* at ms said it will cost 50 quid.ne replies to b.woods39@yahoo.co.uk

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    blinking red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    it is a scaler chip error blog at top tells you all about it!

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    got this too

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    3 red lights are flashing when i turn it on.

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    1 red light on

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    1 red light is flashing on the power button.

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    got this one too!

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    my xbox was fine .. i left it for 2 min off and when i came back and turned it on 1 red light was flashing ... section 3 does anyone know what that means???

  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2009

    2 red lights as well

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    1 red light on

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    full circle of red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    sent mine in took a while to get it back!

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    1 red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2009

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    won't turn on

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    1 red light flashing all the time tried turning it off and still get the same thing.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    screen went blank and then turned it on to find flashing red lights

  • tomap1955 Jan 06, 2009

    hello, we live in Ireland, where can you send a 360 for 1 red light repair?

    Does anyone have a contact number please? Tom

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    1 red light on and freezing!

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    red rings

  • rohnkarl Jan 07, 2009

    I went to play my exbox and 1 red light started flashing. then it said system error, contact exbox customer support, in 11 different languages.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    1 red light on all the time

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    1 red light on

  • brazy3450 Feb 08, 2009

    me tooooo

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    I went to play my exbox and 1 red light started flashing. then it said
    system error, contact exbox customer support, in 11 different languages

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    1 red light - E74 - same deal - microsoft....

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    blinking 1 red light

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    i was Playing fallout3 and ot froze... i turned it off, then back on; it came up with e64, tried turning it on and off several times, but it didn;t go away, i unpluged it over night and came back and it was fine for 3 weeks then it struck again but this time wouldn;t leave. PLEASE HELP

  • enze Apr 20, 2009

    i was playing my exbox 360 then it whent of so i ternt it back on and it come up as sistom era.

  • Anonymous May 04, 2009

    my xbox 360live every time i turn it on it flashes one red light and says sysytem error and in other languages and also it says e 74

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Section
4 is flashing red Means
- Hardware Failure
The Specific Type of hardware failure can be determined by the error code displayed on the screen.
If the screen is blank or you would like additional information follow the instructions for determining the secondary error code in the section below

E64: (not yet known)

E65: DVD Drive Error.... DVD Timeout, Wrong firmware, dvd is without f/w chip, etc.

E67: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

E68: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it, This can also be caused by a Hard Drive Eprom Error.

E69: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

E71: (not yet known)

E73: (not yet known)

E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. (could also be a problem with the encoder chip)

E76: (not yet known)

E79: Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it

=============================

--==SECONDARY ERROR CODES==-

The specific type of hardware failure can be determined by a "hidden" error code

  • Turn the xbox 360 on, and wait till the 3 red lights are flashing.
  • Press and hold the sync up button (the small white one), while holding that button press the eject button.
  • The LEDs will now blink the first number in the code (as described below).
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will now blink the second number of the code.
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will now blink the third number of the code.
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will now blink the forth number of the code.
  • Release the eject button and press it again.
  • The LEDs will go back to the 3 red flashing lights.

You should be able to determine the difference between the 3 flashing lights and the error code lights by the rate in which they flash.

Here is how you interpret the LEDs to get the code number:
  • All four lights flashing - 0
  • One light flashing - 1
  • Two Lights flashing - 2
  • Three lights flashing - 3

0001 power supply problem
0002 power supply problem
0003 (not yet known)
...
0010 over heating
0011 over heating
0012 over heating
0013 over heating
...
0020 (Not yet known, possibly overheating)
0021 (not yet known)
0022 GPU Error / GPU Overheating
...
0101 (not yet known)
0102 unknown error - literally means the console does not know what is wrong. Possibly a short or cold solder joint somewhere (2 reports of people repairing this, one was removing moisture build up inside the console, the other used a hot-air rework to reflow the BGA Ram chips)
...
0110 Memory Error / Memory Overheating
...
1003 Hard Drive Error... It could be a problem with the Hard Drive itself or a problem with the internal connection to the hard drive, Try removing the hard drive and playing without it
...
1010 Hard Drive Error, Can be caused buy a currupt or missing Eprom.
...
1013 (not yet known)
...
1020 (not yet known)
...
1022 AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. (could also be a problem with the encoder chip)
...
1030 (not yet known)

if your console comes up with ANY OF THESE CODES CALL MICROSOFT and they will repair anything for free

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What do you mean different languages? can you please elaborate?
If the bottom left ring light! it is related to the Ethernet port on the console! do you use RJ45 connector to connect to the port?
You can fix the issue with XBOX360 Repair Guide
You will also be able to fix all common problem with the xbox console. I can help more if you confirm the type of error you are getting

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The cause of E-74 with one red light Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error in future you need to put your machine at an open space. Ensure that it is placed near the window or you can also make some external arrangement for cooling of console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan.
But as your Xbox already have E74 with one red light Problem which can be solved by only repairing it, no other alternative.
Either you can send your Xbox to Microsoft (Please note that microsoft is no longer providing extended warranty for E74 with one red lightError) and wait for 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to wait for a month, you can also fix E74 with one red light problem with the help of this DIY Video, the guide will explain step by step approach to fix the problem. Choice is yours.
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