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Error message on xbox 360- E 74

I dnt know what to. i have 3 red lights but they are not all the same brightness, ehat shoul i do?

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  • tom8891 Dec 26, 2007

    no sorry i meant the 3 lights a all different colours

  • tom8891 Dec 26, 2007

    sorry i in a bit of stat over the whole lot, they all the colour red but a different brightnesses

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Ahh the 3 red rings of death basically your screwed. I have a solution thought call this number 1-800-4myxbox they are microsofts professionals and they will give you things that might fix but usually dont. They will then send you a box in the mail you put your console in send them it and they send you a new one because you should be covered under the 3 year warranty, if you arent then you pay a small fee. so call that number tell them your problem and they will take it from there ok

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