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My Xbox 360 is broke

My xbox 360 is blinking 1 red light in the lower right corner, and on the screen it says System Error E74....Plz tell me how to fix this problem thx.

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Re: My Xbox 360 is broke

That is a 'general hardware failure' Double check all your connections remove the hdd if you have one and try starting the console again.

This indicates there could be an overheating issue, make sure the system is well ventilated, other than that, a return to Microsoft is possibly your only other solution

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So i take it that 1 red light in the lower right is a huge problem or what?

1 red light in the lower corner is the E74 error.

Sometimes you will not see E74 but it is the display chip that is overheating.

You need to stop the heat build up and you can send it in for repair or you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair Guide.

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How do i fix an error 74 on an xbox360

The E74/E6x/E4x/E8x are famous error codes that have plagued many Xbox 360 gamers. This error codes will be displayed on your screen, each indicating different problem with your Xbox 360. It's usually defined by the single red light or 1 Red Light Error lit up at lower right quadrant on the Red Ring of Light on your Xbox 360 console.
E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by using the Xbox 360 Repair Guide. Xbox 360 E74 error has reported to increasing a lot for the newer Xbox 360 version.
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Once you identify which error the Xbox 360 1 red light message is pointing to, fixing it is really easy. The guide available at will tell you what to do in each case, as well as what to do in case you get any of the other Xbox 360 lights messages. Check it out.

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The G.P.U. is come unsolder from the mother board. Send it to MS
Quick before it does something that's not covered by the warranty.
when you get your newer box back have a good repair shop do
an x clamp mod ,and your xbox problems will be a distant memory.

Trust me I been fixing them for years.


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I was playing my 360 for a couple of hours....went to sleep for about 10 more hours....(360 is set to auto power off) turned it on today....i get 1 red ring (lower right corner) an messages in different...

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If you have voided your warranty, you will have to resort to buying a new 360 or a new motherboard.

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