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E73 PERMANENT FIX

E73 Error

I have a refurbished xbox 360 that gave me the e73 error and I used the fan jamming technique to overheat the xbox "resetting" the error, which worked a few times, but now the e73 error is back. I am very knowledgable with electronics and technical problem solving, whoever has experience with 360 repairs, i would love to get your thorough solutions on this, since there is almost nothing on the web to solve this problem. But suggestions were too

1.use the fan overheating
2. reflow the solder
3. check the southbridge/ethernet chip

Can anyone throw 2 cents in, experts on this.

Thanks in advanced!

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Poop on it,that should fix it

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The solder that is used on those two main chips on the motherboard are made of cheap led solder.

Doing the reflow method will help but you never really know for how long cause it depends on how long you have the xbox 360 on at one time.

The only other thing to try is to resolder and then maybe putting a cooling unit on the xbox 360 so that way even if your playing for a long time the solder has less of a chance to heat up to much and will keep the solder in place more so that the message won't come back.


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I know this question has been out for a long time, but for anyone stumbling accross this page and who wants an answer to the e73 problem here are a few permanent fixes you can try:

  1. A properly done southbridge reflow on both the GPU, and the ethernet chip (this is the chip right below the ethernet port) will almost certainly enable you to fix the e73 error.
  2. The X-clamp fix for the GPU can also be used to great success on the e73 error. A good X-Clamp kit can be purchased on Amazon (I would recommend buying a quality kit with thermal compound, not a cheapie one) The instructions will either come with the kit, or you can check YouTube, or buy an Xbox 360 repair guide for the best instructions.
  3. It is also possible to replace the ethernet chip itself. This is the most complex method available, if only because you need to actually find a replacement ethernet chip from a scrapped console.
  4. The fan jamming technique should be avoided as even though it may work temporarily, it could cause permanent damage to your console and is simply a "brute force" solution to the problem.
For more information about the repair methods listed above try the following links:

Xbox 360 e73 Permanent Fix
e73 Fix YouTube Videos (using reflow)
Xbox X-Clamp Kits On Amazon

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