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Red light on after power up

The red light on the bottom right of the circle comes on and nothing else happens. Anyone know what is wrong?

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  • dapowellavay Feb 18, 2009

    It is what is normally refered to as the circle of death. The lights around the power on switch. They were normally green. But now it is red only in the lower right hand corner around the power switch. Thanks.

  • earlybird12 Feb 19, 2009

    I have the same problem, with the red in the lower right of the circle. I contacted Microsoft and they said they would only fix it free of charge if the whole circle was red? What does it matter if the system wont work? Anybody have any luck on a replacement for no charge, since there was a three year warranty when I bought it in November of 2007?

  • dapowellavay Feb 19, 2009

    Code E74..................sounds like a total loss. Check ths site for error codes:

  • dapowellavay Feb 20, 2009

    Light on bottom right when unit is laying horizontally. Got my answer at


  • earlybird12 May 11, 2010

    The top right of the circle is flashing red if the console is laying flat down. and it is E74. Thanks earlybird

  • Cameron Keller
    Cameron Keller May 11, 2010

    the red light comes on?

    is it on the consoles home button (the 4 lights)


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*********** board might be fried

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    Cameron Keller Feb 18, 2009

    ??? y did it star my sentence?

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    Cameron Keller Feb 18, 2009

    ok im going to reword it.

    your main board might be fried.

  • Cameron Keller
    Cameron Keller Feb 18, 2009

    u might also have, THE RING of DEATH. :]

  • Cameron Keller
    Cameron Keller Feb 19, 2009

    u have to sent it to microsoft and get a new 1

    u get the ring of death from the following reasons,

    1) the heat shrinks in the xbox have melted or warped.

    2) the main board has warped or burnt

    3) it way to hot and over heated.

    what u can do,

    send it to microsoft and get a new 1, call them, throw it in the trash after smashing it with a baseball bat and get something else.

  • Cameron Keller
    Cameron Keller Feb 20, 2009

    ok i have found the problem.

    thank XBOX-SCENE for the error codes,

    E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement.

  • Cameron Keller
    Cameron Keller Feb 20, 2009

    early bird please tell me what part of your xbox is flashing+errorcode and i will find the error.

    then i will get back to u on what the error is and how u can fix it.


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