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The e74 code is caused by one or more of the following:

Improper heat sinks and insufficient air circulation heat builds within Xbox 360's case.

The thermal glue that holds the video scaler (HANA/ANA) gets slightly out of place due to the increase in heat.

The e74 code is displayed as the scaler chip does not function properly and your Xbox 360 will not work.

I would recommend calling Microsoft's Techincal Support about this, maybe they can fix it. Their number is below.

Microsoft Technical Support(United States): 1-800-4-MY-XBOX (1-800-469-9269)


Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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What would be wrong when e 74 stays up on the screen on my x box 360


An E74 error is indicated when the lower-right quadrant of the ring indicator flashes red and displays an error message in multiple languages: "System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support", with the code E74 at the bottom . The error is caused when there's a video problem, because the Xbox 360's hardware scaler chip is damaged.

Start the repair process online.

Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error. For more information about the E74 warranty extension, see the following article:

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How do i fix an error 74 on an xbox360


The E74/E6x/E4x/E8x are famous error codes that have plagued many Xbox 360 gamers. This error codes will be displayed on your screen, each indicating different problem with your Xbox 360. It's usually defined by the single red light or 1 Red Light Error lit up at lower right quadrant on the Red Ring of Light on your Xbox 360 console.
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 using the Xbox 360 Repair Guide. Xbox 360 E74 error has reported to increasing a lot for the newer Xbox 360 version.
Hope this was helpful?

Feb 26, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 error code for xbox


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Feb 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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System error


hi please see this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941377

it contains information on your error code E74.

Aug 02, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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My x box says system error E74


E74 should be covered by Microsoft warranty. It is related to heat and the GPU.

Call, repeat, call their support number and tell them the code. That will save you time and frustration. Have had many friends return theirs and using the online version has not been very effective.

They will ship you a box to send it in and you will be without the xbox for about 10 days total.

Jul 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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X box 360 1 red light e74


This indicates overheating and could lead to terminal problems in the console... I would send it to MS for repair... also see this link if you like....

http://ezinearticles.com/?Xbox-360-E74-Error---Everything-You-Wanted-to-Know-About-Error-E74&id=2613185

Jul 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Everytime i switch on it shows errror E74


The E74 error code occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.

To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair.

Login at the following website to start an online repair support case
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $99.00 if not)
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair
or contact Xbox support at 1 800 4my xbox
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $120.00 if not)

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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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

May 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade

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