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Hi,

Sorry, but this is a hardware problem with the Xbox. There are a few solutions you can try to fix it on your own, but the best solution is to send it back to Microsoft for a repair. The warranty for this problem has been extended to three years, and any attempted repairs done by you may void your warranty or increase repair costs.

Get the serial number off of the sticker on the back of the console and call tech support at 1-800-4MY-XBOX to order a replacement.

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Looks like you have the "Red Ring Of Death"
You need to contact Microsoft as theres something wrong with your HDD. Its most likely your going to have to get a replacement or have it repaired.

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(copied fom a community forum cause i got tired of typing it out all the time)
The reason you're getting the e74 (3 red lights) error is because your console has a hardware malfunction which causes overheating. (the problem being microsoft’s cheep thermal grease) This is a problem that nearly 500,000 Xbox 360 owners will have to deal with. Luckily, it's easy to fix.
The first thing you need to do is shut off your console and let it cool down for several hours.
Then, clear off a table so you don't misplace any parts, and use a fine tip poker to remove the outer case (this will void your warranty), carefully remove the DVD drive and unplug the connection cable.
After the DVD drive is out, remove the fan and motherboard, along with the X clamp found beneath the heat sink. This will allow you to access the GPU and CPU.
Once you've can see the GPU and CPU, carefully clean them off and apply arctic silver compound on the GPU (get the arctic silver compound from a computer repair store near you for $1)
Let your console sit for 15 minutes, and then place 2 nylon washers on both sides of the heat sink screws.
After this, just put the system back together the same way you took it apart, plug it in and play.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009

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