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XBOX 360 - E74 WITH ONE RED LIGHT

CAN YOU HELP AND PLEASE DON'T SAY CONTACT MICROSOFT. I get the Red flashing light in the lower right corner (when standing up) ONLY when the AV cable is plugged in. Firing my Xbox360 up without the AV cable is seems to work fine. Is this the sign of a bad AV cable?

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Usually when the AV is disconnected all four lights flash red. Cheapest thing to do first is try another AV cord.

However, it's possible that your 360 has been refurbished and the hardware has the chip in a warped position.

If it isn't the AV cable:
You can order a kit for RROD on ebay for about $7.00. Same hardware as what you'd need.
What you have to do is replace the hardware (x clamp) on the video chip the same way it's done when an xbox gets the RROD. reheat the chip so that it connects again by letting it run for about 5-7 minutes with the fan disconnected, turn it off again, wait about 30 seconds and then turn it back on. I fix 360's with this error code at least 3 times a week.

In some cases after doing the clamp trick you will get RROD. No worries, just follow the proccess above and everything will run smoothly.

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