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Xbox 360 my brothers xbox 360 has got a red line on it and a number whick is e74,what does this mean?

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This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.


You can submit a console-repair request online at Xbox.com. However, before you submit your request, first try the following steps to verify the problem:

  1. Turn the console off and on. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Turn off the console.
    2. Disconnect all the cables.
    3. Reconnect all the cables.
    4. Turn the console back on.
  2. Turn the console off and on without accessories. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Turn off the console.
    2. Disconnect any accessories that are connected. For example, disconnect all Xbox 360 controllers, all Xbox 360 Memory Units, and the Xbox 360 Hard Drive.
    3. When the accessories are disconnected, restart the console to determine whether the console or an accessory is experiencing the problem.
If it does not work go here
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

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Call Microsoft's Support line, and arrange for your console to be collected. They will take it, repair it and return it. It should be back with you in a week or so.

If it is outside the year warranty, you won't have to pay for the E74 repair. Microsoft announced a year or more ago, that the E74 error was protected against free, for three years after the purchase of your console.

If your console was bought used, or it is more than three years old, you will have to pay for the repairs.

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If everytime you turn on your XBOX 360 and it displays this message it could mean a hardware failure :

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If your based in the uk , the number is : 0800 587 1102

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