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E74 1 flashing ring

The screen keeps showing "system error.contact customer support" in multiple languages and at the bottom of the screen it keeps showing E74; there's 1 flashing light at the lower right part of the power ring. E-mailed Xbox support, told me to disconnect everything off the console including hardrive; did, still useless(the only thing I do to get it to work is power it up multiple times hoping it works).Worried because I live outside Microsoft's repair coverage zone & it'll take weeks(maybe months) to send it somewhere to be repaired. wondering wether I should a repair kit. (know nothing about computer hardware).

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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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I had this same problem, if you have a receipt with warranty for it just take it back to the store it was purchased from and they should replace it.

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We offer this repair service and we are listed on this site and can have it fixed and back to you in a few days. xbox360fixer@verizon.net
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The lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flashes red on the front of your Xbox 360 console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support. This message begins with an error code in the format "Exx," where xx is a two-digit number.

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You see the lower-right quadrant of the Ring of Light flash red on the front of your Xbox 360 console. You also receive the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or display: E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support.

You will see the following indicator on the front panel of your Xbox 360 console, which will repeatedly flash on and off:
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If one red light is flashing and you see a different error message or code than the one listed above, or you don’t see an error message or code, your console may be experiencing a different issue. If this is the case, please refer to the “References/Links” section at the bottom of this article. CAUSE This behavior occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.... loadTOCNode(1, 'cause'); This behavior occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure. THINGS TO TRY Here are some steps that you can use to try to resolve the issue. Turn off the c... loadTOCNode(1, 'whattotry'); Here are some steps that you can use to try to resolve the issue.
  1. Turn off the console, disconnect all the cables, and then reconnect all the cables. Turn the console back on.
  2. Turn off the console, and then disconnect any accessories that are connected. For example, disconnect any Xbox 360 controllers, Xbox 360 Memory Units, and the Xbox 360 Hard Drive. With the accessories disconnected, restart the console to see whether the problem still occurs. This can help you determine whether the console or an accessory is experiencing the problem. If you determine that an accessory is consistently causing the error, try borrowing another accessory of the same type and testing again using that accessory.
  3. If you continue to experience this problem, contact Xbox Customer Service.

    Note If the agent cannot help you resolve this issue, you may have to return the console to Microsoft for repair.
Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If the steps in the previous section did not resolve your issue, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit one of the following Web Page links: United States customers - Online console repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx? redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx? step=repair) Outside the United States - Online console repair (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note: Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact)

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Switch computer on and the light is red but on the screen it says system error contact xbox customer support


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For more information about how to remove the Hard Drive, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 906204 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906204/) Xbox 360: How to attach or remove the Xbox 360 Hard Drive Turn on the console, and then test for the error message. If you do not receive the error message, turn off the console, and then reattach the Hard Disk. Alternate testing with the hard drive connected and removed to see whether the error message occurs only when the hard drive is attached. If the on-screen alpha-numeric error is E67 in the error message, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 917874 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917874/) Xbox 360: One red light flashes on the Ring of Light, and you receive error E67, E68, or E69 3. If an Xbox Memory Unit (MU) is plugged in to the console, turn off the console, and then remove the Memory Unit. Turn on the console again and test for the error message. If the error message does not reoccur, turn off the console, and then reinsert the MU. Alternate testing with the MU inserted and removed to see if the error message occurs only when the MU is inserted. 4. If you continue to experience this behavior, contact Xbox Customer Service.

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