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My xbox 360 has frozen,and all it says is E74. How do I fix this?

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Your machine has succumbed to the RROD RED RING OF DEATH error.

The Xbox 360 e74 is one of the many types of Xbox error codes that can affect your console at any given time. Thousands of Xbox 360 consoles worldwide are affected by these various errors, and one of the most common of them is the e74 Xbox error, which is currently affecting your console, as well as preventing you from gaming on it. Today you are going to learn what causes the Xbox e74 problem, as well as whether you can fix it yourself.

The e74 Xbox error's principal cause is overheating, due to excess heat causing damage to various components, and eventually major malfunctions in the hardware of your console. Why is this heat able to build up and cause damage that leads to the Xbox 360 e74 error? This is actually due to cramped case design and a lack of cooling devices such as fans and heat sinks. Although overheating is ususally a problem for all electronic devices, the Xbox 360 does seem to suffer particularly badly from this issue.

Although you could fix your Xbox e74 problem by sending your Xbox 360 back to Microsoft for repair, the best method you can actually employ is to fix your Xbox yourself.
Here's why-
* You will be without an Xbox 360 console for at least a couple of weeks if you send your console away for repair. Why put up with this when you can fix the Xbox 360 e74 issue yourself in a matter of hours?
* If your warranty has expired then you will have to pay to have your console repaired, and although there is a cost involved in purchasing the necessary items for Xbox repair, you will still save around $100 by carrying out the repairs yourself.

If you want to fix the Xbox e74 error yourself, then you will need to invest in a video repair guide. These come in digital download format, and can be purchased online for a reasonable price (you won't need to spend anything over $30) You really need to buy one if you want to fix your Xbox 360, as written instructions just aren't detailed enough.

To ensure that you get the best deal, purchase one that covers ALL Xbox error codes (many only offer information about the "red ring of death", so you need to carefully read the sales page to ensure that it teaches you how to fix any type of Xbox error) Look also for a money-back guarantee, free customer support and free video samples to that you can check the quality of the product.

Some have used damp towels to bring the temp down - but ultimately, the proper repair entails disassembly of the xbox - down to the processor - removing the old hard thermal paste compund, adding new thermal paste, and re-assembling.

There are MANY guides and videos you can search google for to crack open your 360 case if you are up to the challenge.

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Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Mar 05, 2009

    Can be GPU failure, Overheating, Video card Failure, bad A/V Cables, condensation..... and more.

    Good luck sorting it out yourself if you choose that path.



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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

We offer a repair service at good prices, and our warrantys are longer than most.

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I would not recommend fixing it your self just overheat the box and tell microsoft you have the 3 red lights they are then required to fix it for free.

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SOURCE: Xbox 360 E74 - Need To Get Fixed

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726

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

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

SOURCE: error e74 on xbox 360

open it up and start putting random washers in this is what i did when bottom right hand corner showed up red with an E 74 error now it has been working fine for a year and a half

Posted on May 24, 2008

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SOURCE: how do i fix my xbox 360 e74 error code

you can fix e74 wiht te same process as the 3 red light problem

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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you could try buing an intercooler for your xbox e74 is due to overheating problems. if not there are plenty of videos on youtube that can walk you trough fixing it

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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SOURCE: my xbox 360 ts showing E74. System Error.

not sure if this will help but i found this video showing a fix for that problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHA

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