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E 74 i was playing cod4 when my screen got alll fuzzy and i didnt know what to do so i shut the 360 off and left when i came back (45 min. later) i tried to turn it on but a screen came on saying E 74 at the bottom.

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  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    ya i get E 74 when i got a 360 back from mircosoft after my xbox got the three rings of death well i phoned microsoft and that did help because its only did the code once in a while so i continue to use it waiting for it to die

  • charles darwin Feb 02, 2009

    i have the same problem mate n it happened on the 1st of feb and i was on cod4 as well i took all the cables out except the power cable n turned it on and i had no redlight yay but as soon as i but the av cable in the bqck of the xbox it comes up with the red light so im am purchasing a new cable tonight to see if it works you should do the same

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2009

    same problem, i was playing gow 2 split screen with my friend and my screen was all fuzzy so i clean my cd but the screen was still fuzzy and i turn my xbox off and came back like an hour or so and it gave me that message e74

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    i had the same problem too, i left my xbox untouched for about 2 months after i got e74 message and once i turned it back on, on an hd tv it fixed itself and is now running perfectly

  • stacyjune Feb 03, 2009

    thank you had the same problem sent it back with e74 said that it was 3rrod and they fixed it thanks

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The e74 error is one of two thing the av cable might be damaged or the gu chip inside the xbox has become faulty from overheating of misshandling of the xbox in transit the chip is on the the mother bord in the middle just above the main cpu one sure thing is that the picture will go eventually if the av cable in not faulty the best thing is to get it right back to microsoft if its under wananty or wait intill it dies then send it bk to microsoft under the 3 rrod fault becuse once the picture has gone there is no way they can check if it has ever had the 3rrod as there is no picture , xbox now give 3 years of warnatey on the 3rrod so get it back to them .

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