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Hi,

Your console is covered by extended warranty if the warranty label is still intact and it has not been forced opened.

Here you go: http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/kb.aspx?ID=969905&lcid=1033&category=hardware

Thanks

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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.

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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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E74 error code


The source of the 360 Error Code e74 is directly related to the cooling system in my Xbox. The system overheats and the dreaded Ring of Death appears on your Xbox and it locks up. Your system is overheated and shuts off so that no more damage is caused.

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I have a e74 system error on my xbox 360. what can i do about this .


I recently had the E74 system error which started with as ‘black snow’ on the screen. There is an extended 3 year warranty that covers E74 and 3 Red Lights errors only.

I looked in to fixing it myself but thought might as well let someone else graze their hands getting the case off!

Despite the horror stories of it taking forever MS seemed to have pulled their finger out and made this a very efficient process, I got mine back within a week (I live in the UK and repairs get shipped to Germany).

Here's a quick breakdown of the process:

1. Go to www.xbox.com/support and click on the relevant link relating to your problem.

2. Go through the walkthrough. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS IT COULD JUST BE A LOOSE CONNECTION. If you've still no joy you can click a link to pick whether you are a US resident or not.

3. Type in serial number of the console (you don't need any receipts, I bought mine off eBay).

4. They send you a shipping label and a link to arrange UPS to come and pick up your console.

5. Bite your nails and rock manically in a corner until your console comes back (you can track the whole process at xbox.com).

I've sent back a first generation 360 and an Elite. Certainly worth considering as they will repair or replace your console!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907534 3 Red Light (Red Ring Of Death/RROD)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941377 E74 Error

If you want to attempt to fix the error yourself (and have no guarantee of sorting it and invalidate your warranty) search YouTube for ‘E74 fix' or ‘xbox towel trick’. This is supposed to overheated the console and re-solder dry solder joints. Only try if your warranty has run out and/or you own a bricked console!

Nov 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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System error E74


E74 is the display chip overheating you will need to send it in to have it fixed or fix it yourself using a good guide

Nov 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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System error


hi please see this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941377

it contains information on your error code E74.

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My xbox 360 has error 74


The E74 malfunction is a problem believed to be associated with the system's video output cables and/or hardware scaler chip. The problem involves unusual screen patterns, the appearance of an on-screen error message, and finally a flashing red light in the lower right quadrant of the power ring. When a system suffers from the failure the on-screen message reads "E74 System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support."

You could send it in to Microsoft of you can follow the steps as outlined in this You Tube video.

Mar 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74


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.

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Jan 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 one blinking relight


Ok. You have a serious problem that you CAN NOT fix, but DO NOT FEAR! Microsoft has come out and said that if you have red lights that flash, more commonly known as "Red Rings of Death", they will send you another system. So all you need to do, is contact Microsoft and tell them your problem. The e74 error should say in screen "Hardware malfuction" because I had the same thing before. So don't worry about it and just talk to Microsoft. Good luck!

P.S. If you bought it from somewhere popular like Walmart somewhat recently, they will also take it back for you because that is what I did. Mine got the e74 error within the first month and I just sent it back to Walmart and got a 100% refund!

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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

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