Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
Ok boyz here it is got a 360 first time i powered it up out of factory sealed box no pic so i scratched my head and said hmm..turned off and powered back up no probs. next day after me and the 360 had a restfull night of sleep i powered up and no vid. This time i get error e74 repowered up 360 and good to go no hang up or anything.I tried anthother av cable did not help. I can turn off and on all i want after first cold boot it works perfect as long as its not a cold boot. I dont think this is a over heat issue since it was new out of box when first no vid happened and 360 runs like a champ after boot no freezing or anything. i also have a inter cooler on the back to kkep it cool and yes it keeps it very cool. thanks guys
If you are using a component HD AV cable try flicking the switch on cable? This may help with your lack of video. The E74 error is most likely caused by a defective power supply unit, though the warning is related to overheating. A faulty PSU can produce this error and a series of reports on this error has been received by the Microsoft from customers across North America. If you have a friend with a similar machine, try their power supply and I think you'll find it sorts it.
Posted on Jul 03, 2007
Try it with a different TV/screen. If you get exactly the same problem, then Techman is right. Use your warranty. Microsoft say; "E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU." The only way to try to solve this yourself if you are 100% sure the AV cable is good and the Tv is not causing the problem is to access the GPU, remove it and reapply thermal transfer compound to it before replacing the heatsink. You can get this compound in most computer stores - just follow the instructions on the packet. This may just cool it enough to work. The fact that the cooler appeaqrs to be working overall does not mean that individual components are cooling properly. This is the most common "new" x-box 360 fault. If you do this, you will void the warranty, so take it back Hope this helps :)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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