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Bottom right ring light flashing red and E 74 appears on the screen.

2 year old system,dissembled & cleaned yesterday. Always ran additional external triple fan.called x-box $100 to repair.They said no longer under warranty.How long is warranty supposed to be & what specifically should I check on the board?? No hot spots or visual shorts noticed and no cooling fan failure. Tried a known good av cable set and power supply and the same error came up. Have access to local tech help if pointed in the right direction. Any suggestions would be greatly  appreciated. Thanks much.

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Re: bottom right ring light flashing red and E 74 appears...

You can easily fix this with an XBox 360 Repair guide from

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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Re: bottom right ring light flashing red and E 74 appears...

There are a ton of errors that can occur what error did you get E45-E79 there are about 15 total errors for the bottom right light flashing but generally it is Hardware failure. Could be DVD drive Hard drive. Would help more if you havd some numbers or something.

Posted on Dec 11, 2007

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