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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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  • yukonpete Dec 12, 2007

    Thanks for responding.The error was E-74. I then got the three rings error. I actually sent in to microsoft and they said they would not repair beacause it was tampered with. It was tampered with to get cleaned. The problem is the overheat issue which should have been repaired.They sent it back without even asking if I wanted it fixed.Can you tell me what E-74 error is? Can you list what the errors call out?The three rings error is covered under a three year warrenty now through microsoft but do not open box if you want it fixed. Thanks much, yukonpete.



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

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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

  • Anthony Dec 12, 2007

    This is the known issue with E74. A few things could be wrong with your system.

    E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then 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.

  • Nate Bennett Jul 20, 2011

    what is av cable?



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