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Red flashing light on bottom right on 360 elite (e73 error)

I was playing call of duty on my x box 360 elite and the screen went fuzzy so i restarted it and i had 1 flashing red light on the bottom right when i restarted it and i had an e73 error on the tv screen . how do i fix it?

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Extended MS does not cover E73, so they won't fix for free :-(

The E73 error though is the NIC error (network), so usually shows a problem with the internet connection port, but can also be a problem with the motherboard. I have fixed the E73 issue in x360 units before, but that tends to be an error that's a real pain to sort.

Even once fixed, it usually comes back, it's really unlike any other E code error in that respect. Your cheapest option is just to get an HDMI white base unit on eBay (with no cables or anything) then just swap the white case for your black one, then sell yours on for spare parts.

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check if you are getting any flashing red lights on your xbox 360 power up button, if you are not getting any flashing lights the probably you may try unplugging any Ethernet cable attached if you had tried connecting to Xbox Live and at that time you face this error, re-connect and check

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You can check out the informative blog post at http://www.fix-xbox360.info/2008/09/11/xbox-360-disc-read-error-e74-error-no-video-problem/
This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

hope it helps...

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