I'm not asking for any tips on what to do, or how to fix it. I'm just wondering if any of the people that have this problem, that sent theirs in to get repaired, when you got it back did it actually work?
because this has happened to me before and after i got it back from being repaired. it only worked for about a week before it broke again. So to anybody that got theres repaired from this problem, did it work for a while when you got it?
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This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure. To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
Turn off the console.
Turn on the console.
Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center. https://myservice.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/Welcome.aspx to start the repair process.
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.
The E74 error indicates there is a hardware malfunction inside the console. If the console is under warrenty you may want to send it in, but they will send you a replacement refurbished console. If you want to try to fix it your self the RROD fix usually fixes the E74 since the RROD usually follows the E74. Check out this video. I hope this helps,
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The E74 error is a general system failure. More than likely the motherboard needs to be reflowed by a service technician because the CPU and GPU chips have come unseated from the motherboard. Good luck!
In regards to the E74 error unlike the normal RROD the E74 error normally means that the GPU is already damaged. So with the systems that are brought to me with this issue I usually recommend the customer send the system in if it is covered under the 3 year warranty because if the GPU is damaged then it can not be fixed with the DIY kits. I myself have only had one system that had the E74 error not come back after running a fix on it. So at this point you may need to replace the motherboard.
Note there is some walk throughs on the Internet where people have used heat guns to reflow the soder on the RROD fixes. I have not tried these my self as I do not have a heat gun to test with. You may try them but if the GPU is endeed damaged then this will not work.
The E74 error on the Xbox 360 can be caused by a faulty AV cable if you can try another AV cable and see if that fixes the problem. If not then there is a high possibility that there is a scaler chip problem. The E74 error is covered in the 3Year warranty from Microsoft for a free repair otherwise you may have to pay for the repair as long as you haven’t modded your console. If your console has been modded then this error can sometimes be fixed using the X-clamp replacement.