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Xbox 360 error e74

I get error e74 and one red light flashing. I tried everything and it failed. Is my 360 a fake? Is the AV cable fake as well? I got a new one but that was a phony.

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2007

    one flashing red light ,first time I have tried to turn the xbox on.It reads error

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    i got error code E74 . I took it apart and cleaned the dust out of it and cleaned with circiut board spray .It came back on for a week and then had the same problem . Iv try everything .

  • tiraera2006 May 04, 2008

    I tured on 360 and a black page comes on and it says e-74 and has one flashing light it has no picture no sound and i only had it two month.

  • jelani831 May 14, 2008

    i started to play all of a sudden my screen gets blury i turned it off then i turned it backed on and a red light was flashin with a code E 74

  • looking at p Jul 12, 2008

    tha fuking red light came on and the piece of **** xbox would not play my muthafukin bioshock , what kind of piece of **** breaks like six months after i should have gone wit sony

  • jamesmadison Aug 09, 2008

    apparently this problem happened to me also. I knew something was wrong when the screen during GTA turned all blockish. But i thought it was probably this disk because in the dashboard everything was fine along with Halo and COD. So i reset the xbox and i got the message. I talked to xbox support and they said my warranty will cover it (i bought the elite on 1/16/08 just a month after MS changed its warranty length) If you bought an xbox from any time after december of 2008, you should be covered for the next year or so.

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    I've just recently got the same issue. I just downloaded the new update and played one of the arcade games, when it started pixelating and froze. Shut it off and tried turning it back on and up comes the 'E 74'.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I was playing my 360 and all of a sudden i got the e74 error fixed it
    with the towel trick and it worked. But for some reason it fuzzes up
    just like when you get the error.

  • bamsk814 Mar 14, 2009

    i turn on my 360 and one red ring flashes it says error e 74

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    i ******* hate 360 now there picese of ****

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Hey everyone.. MS will warranty this problem. here is the link that they are including the error e 74 to the list of coverage warranties.

http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/200916/3451/E74-Xbox-360-error-now-covered-by-Microsoft-warranty

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If you have the E74 error it is the display chip the scaler chip overheating, you will need to stop the heat build up, to do this send it in or fix it yourself using a good guide

Posted on Dec 23, 2009

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I just had the same problem with the E74 error.. sent it in and got it fixed for free

Posted on May 15, 2009

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I had the sam issue. What you can do if you bought your xbox 360 less than 3 years ago is give it the red ring of death. You can do this by heating itt up a lot, and then cooling it rapidly. Do this, it will get the red ring of death, and then you can send it in for the red ring of death fix. if Microsoft only fixed the 3 red lights, you can send in your xbox again because it renews the warranty. good luck!

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Can anyone give the exact instructions for the towel method please? I've been looking everywhere and i just can't find anything, Microsoft wont do anything so i'm gonna try this?

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

Ive had mine for less than a month and just the other day it came on with the E74, and i called microsoft and they tried everything and said they would repair it for $100 but its well worth it.. when u do this, they give you a 1 year warranty + 1 mo. free xbox live.

Posted on May 12, 2008

Be aware that MS will not repaird the e74 for free (even though they should - it's becomming almost as common a faul as the 3 lights!).

I've got it, I fixed it with a heat gun for a few days then it went completely.

Xbox is now in bin and i'm £300 down.

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Look http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHA&feature=related
the purpose is overheat the GPU, not the CPU, then try cool the cpu, and isolate the GPU, it works for me

Posted on May 22, 2008

  • jeoddr May 22, 2008

    try http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmF...



    If you have problems, the purpose of this is overheat the GPU, and it restore itself.

    Try cool the CPU and overheat the GPU for 5 to 10 min.

    it works for me

  • jeoddr May 22, 2008

    if it doesn't works try pressing down the ANA CHIP, look more on youtube and see it yourself

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This is a big load of sh**e!!! £300 for this and I'm not even covered when it breaks after 4 months...as if it were my fault or something!?! Anyways, seen as I'm not covered I figured I may as well try my own solutions! Try the wrapping the towel method (youtube it) it doesn't work ever time but as stupid and all as the idea sounds it does work in fairness!

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E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

It is very possible since you have tried another AV cable that your scaler chip has gone bad or even possibly your gpu. Maybe you just bought two bad cables.

Posted on Dec 27, 2007

  • Anthony Dec 31, 2007

    E74 is a known error.
    If your AV cable hasn't worked then it is your GPU your system will have to be sent to MS there is nothing you can do to fix this issue. Contact MS if you want your system to work. The AV cables you have been getting probably work just fine its your system as stated in my previous post.

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