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Xbox 360 AV Cable Error E 74

So I was playing GTAIV on my 360 just fine for about 30 minutes. I shut off the console and about 10 minutes later started it up again. However, I noticed some messed up graphics so I decided to restart the console. But when I did that, the lower right quadrant of my ring of light started flashing red and I got an error on my screen "System failure" in many different languages. Down at the bottom - E 74. I looked up E74 and found many different issues with it. However, this error only occurs when my HDMI cable is plugged into my machine. When I take it out it starts fine. Also, whenever I slightly shake my console, there is a small shaking, like a burnt out lightbulb, near the AV cable input. What could be the problem and possible fixes? (Besides sending it to Microsoft for repairs). Thanks in advance.

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  • cosmosis08 Jan 09, 2009

    Sorry, I forgot to mention that I have tried 2 seperate HDMI cables. Both of them have caused the error.

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Hey cosmosis08, this error specifically means a bad A/V cable. Try using a different HDMI cable :)

Hope this helps, Robert

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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    Robert Widdick Jan 09, 2009

    And just thought that I'd add a statement that I forgot in the solution #1 -- if replacing the A/V cable doesn't work, it is an internal problem, and regretfully, you'll have to call Microsoft. -Rob

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