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We just got the XBox 360, we plugged it in and a E74 Error came up. What is that? The 360 will not work. Can you please HELP???? Thanks

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E74 is a problem with the A/V cable.  Check to make sure it is connected to the tv correctly.  Unplug all the peripherals (hard drives, coolers (if you have one), controllers etc).  Unplug and reseat the A/V cable into the xbox and try again.  Next try another A/V cable and if that don't work it is a problem with the scaler chip (A/V chip in the 360).  If you just bought it return it to the store for a replacement.


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