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1 light in bottom right corner

It says system error in a bunch of languages. E 74

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  • d_lacey1 Jan 27, 2009

    red light bottom right corner e 74 shown.can u help me...........

  • Daryll Clarke
    Daryll Clarke May 11, 2010

    Is the light red?

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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 problem has to do with the av cables(the cables that run from the xbox to the tv...make sure they are pblugged in snuggly if no potatoes then you either try some different cables or you will have to send the xbox in and yes you will b charged unless you have a warranty

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