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1 red light e74 error

Hello, I have one red light with an e 74 error. I have traced this back to my av cable, when I unplug the av cable no more red light, when I plug it back in.......red light and error message and code. I tried a known working cable, same problem so how do i fix the chip??? any sugestions would be greatly appreciated. My warranty ran out 1.5 weeks ago so please help :-(
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  • rolandac Mar 05, 2009

    thank you all for your sugestions.....it appears the x box is done! we need a new one.....the chip is broken. Thank You all for your help :-)

  • ZZAMAMEE
    ZZAMAMEE May 11, 2010

    has it done anything odd before this happened?

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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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This is bad because you need to call 1800myxbox and they will fix it in a about a 2 weeks they will send it back fixed the same thing happened to me.thts the only way to get it fixed

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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