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They tell you to try everything except what will fix it.
Then they tell you to send it in , and what you get back
my be no better then what you sent in. That's what im
hearing , if its under warranty send it in NOW before
the box does something that isn't under warranty.

oh ya its the G.P.U. de-laminating from the mother board.
proper clamping will eliminate most if not all problems
I know i have boxes that are 3+ years old fix 2 years ago
still going

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The code is a general hardware failure which needs to be repaired by microsoft so you need to send it back for them to fix it for you.

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Check out this forum, they explain what all the error codes stand for but more importantly then explain what to try and do with the e74 error code:

http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726


Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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What would be wrong when e 74 stays up on the screen on my x box 360


An E74 error is indicated when the lower-right quadrant of the ring indicator flashes red and displays an error message in multiple languages: "System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support", with the code E74 at the bottom . The error is caused when there's a video problem, because the Xbox 360's hardware scaler chip is damaged.

Start the repair process online.

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. For more information about the E74 warranty extension, see the following article:

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System error E 74 is coming up on my xbox360


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:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. 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.

Mar 03, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Code e74 one red light bliking


Hi,


"E74"error code is caused by a memory storage device attached to the Xbox 360 encountering a hardware error. You can try to remove the HDD and restart the console without it, if the E74 code won't appear it means that you need a HDD replacement. But if it still does appear, there is a general hardware failure in the system and it might require servicing. You can contact Microsoft Xbox Support for it to be fixed, out of warranty console will be charged $99 dollars by the way. The warranty period is three years.


Thank you !!

Jun 23, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have 1 red light and showing E74


E74 error code is caused by a memory storage device attached to the Xbox 360 encountering a hardware error. You can try to remove the HDD and restart the console without it, if the E74 code won't appear it means that you need a HDD replacement. But if it still does appear, there is a general hardware failure in the system and it might require servicing. You can contact MS Xbox Support for it to be fixed, out of warranty console will be charged $99 dollars by the way.. Cheers!

May 13, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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E74 error code for xbox


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Feb 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Everytime i switch on it shows errror E74


The E74 error code occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.

To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair.

Login at the following website to start an online repair support case
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $99.00 if not)
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair
or contact Xbox support at 1 800 4my xbox
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $120.00 if not)

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red flashing light e74 rror code


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.
If you just got it take it back, if you have had it for a little while you need to call microsoft and send it off for repair

Aug 21, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 error code


i have found that the same fix for the ring of death also works on this error check utube for details on fix i have preformed this fix on 3 other customers machines with only 1 call back

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