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Xbox 360 system error E74

As soon as I turn on the system I get the error message E74. I have to power off and then turn on again for it to work. I only turn it off for a few seconds but dont want this system to get worse. It's only 3 days old and have the problem from the begining.

what the heck?

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  • Anonymous Jun 06, 2008

    i have the same prob as boobie69. i havea hdmi cable and when i disconnectthiscable theflashing red lightonthe console does not come on.

  • Anonymous Jul 23, 2008

    when i turn on the xbox 360 a red light flashes and it said system error e74

  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    i have the same problem i called xbox360 tech support and they told me some stuff to do to make it work or find out whats wrong with it one thing was to take out all the accessory's like the controller and the hard disc then turn it on if it works it means you have something wrong with the controller or the hard disc if it stays the same plug the power supply straight into the wall if it works it means you have something wrong with the power board. hope this helps you.


  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    freezing up

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    1 red light on!

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    e74 q red light message on screen as well.

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    1 red light appearing!

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    error code E74

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    freezing up

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    e74 error!

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    error message and 1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    e74 error

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    1 red flashing

  • jono_1_2_3 Dec 13, 2008

    i turn on the xbox and it says system error and e74. plus my tv is blury wen it does work.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    1 red

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    freezing up all the time!

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    same thing here :(



  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    error code e74

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    error e74

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    message on screen!

  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    1 red light with error message has now gone to 3!

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    got this too!

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    error message

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    1 red light on mine too

  • dezinnerman Dec 25, 2008

    i have the same e74 but when i turn mine on and off it still wont work

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    my son just came in and asked me to take in his 360 for repairs. he is getting the e74 error. i came on this site many times to resolve issues and alot of the time i find the solutions. however this time most of the people who are claiming to have the answers are directing you to other links that want to sell you information....thanks for nothing!!!

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    i have got 1 red light flashing with an error message on screen does anyone know what this means and how you can fix it?



  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    the screen went black on mine and then lines appeared down the screen do you know how to fix this?

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    you could send it in but it is a long wait

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    i have gone through 4 xbox 360's with problems

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    got flashing lights as well on the xbox power button 3 of them sometimes it is just 1

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    error message e 74

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    error message on screen

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    e74 error

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    error code e74 on screen

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    error code e74

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    got 3 flashing red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    error message on screen as well

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    error e74

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    e74!

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    3 red lights

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    turned it off and back on and got this

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    1 red light is flashing all the time

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    got this as well

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    system error e74

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    wont turn on

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    error e74

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    2 red lights are on sometimes it is 3

  • Anonymous Jan 12, 2009

    error e74

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    error code e74

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    3 red lights are flashing on

  • Anonymous Jan 13, 2009

    error message e74

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    3 red lights are on and flashing

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    2 red lights on the power button

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    error code e74

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    got this one too!

  • Anonymous Jan 14, 2009

    error code e74 showing up on the screen

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    e74 error

  • jono_1_2_3 Jan 15, 2009

    wen i turn it on it comes up with the e74 error code . i have to turn it off and then back on to work.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    e74 error as well

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    e74 Error

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    i had 1 red light and sometimes when you switched the xbox on there would be 3!

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    1 red light

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    got it fixed through site above!

  • Julzx Jan 22, 2009

    ive got 1 red light..and code E74...HELP

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2009

    1 red light on

  • anthonych304 Jan 23, 2009

    when u turn on the 360 it shows up systme error

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    e74 error

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    1 red light is on

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    i got this error too!

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    1 red light code E74 is on screen

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    1 red light flashing

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    2 red lights

  • Anonymous Feb 06, 2009

    this is my second 360 same problem,i love xbox 360 but they do ****.

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E74 error There is a 90% chance it's a chip problem it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first.
if nothing work call xbox support line 1.800.MY.XBOX

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The problem lies with in when you bought your Xbox,Microsoft had problems with 68% of them straight out of production, the"Red ring of Death" Can be fixed by simply mailing it back to them(if your warranty still covers it)The reason for the ring is some parts come lose from the motherboard in the console.

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I've had my Xbox 360 for about two years this problem has happened to me about ten times i just turn it off and turn it back on.

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My brother system is been down for 2 weeks straight

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On the circle 1 part red says systemm error e74


You are experiencing a hardware failure, better know as the red ring of death. Microsoft recomends the following

Step 1: Confirm the E74 error loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
Step 2: Submit a console repair request loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.

Start the repair process online. (http://service.xbox.com/)

For more information about how to contact Xbox Support directly, please visit the following website: www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) 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: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

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System error E 74 is coming up on my xbox360


This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure. To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.
https://myservice.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/Welcome.aspx to start the repair process.

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.

Mar 03, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Sreen system error e 74


This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure. To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired..... 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.
https://myservice.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/Welcome.aspx

Jan 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When I turned on my system, it had system error contact xbox customer support. There is a red light flashing on the bottom right, around the power button. I don't know what to do. Please help.


Some of us suddenly when we turn on our Xbox 360 console one day we got one red light flashes on the ROL (Ring of Light) around the Xbox 360 power button, and we got an Error message appearing on the TV screen "System error" also might occur with any error code like E66, E67, E68, E71, E74 or E77, all the same.
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When you get any of these messages appearing on your screen with one red light flashing on the ROL of your Xbox 360 console that's an indicator of a hardware problem with the console connection to one of the parts connected to it as the hard drive or cables.

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So, first disconnect all power and AV cables from the back of your Xbox 360 console and also unplug the power cord from the wall socket, wait for a minute then reconnect them all back and try to turn on your Xbox 360 console once more.

If that doesn't work, it seems then to be a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so turn off the console again and remove the hard drive then turn on your Xbox 360 console without the hard drive, supposed then to work fine, it might be an intermittent issue and when you reconnect the hard drive your Xbox 360 will work fine all after, or it will just work fine without the hard drive so it will be then definitely a fault with your Xbox 360 hard drive so call Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the hard drive for you.

The Xbox 360 console might even keep giving you the same error code even after you remove the hard drive so it will then appear to be a fault with your Xbox 360 console not the hard drive & also in a case like this we need to contact Xbox 360 customer support to exchange the console.


Read more: http://xbox360help.blogspot.com/2007/03/one-red-flashing-light-xbox.html#ixzz14pQlSds6

Nov 09, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E 74


E74 error appears when you use your Xbox 360 console Article ID : 941377 Last Review : March 10, 2010 Revision : 14.0 On This Page SYMPTOMS Your console displays the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor: E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support.If you see a different error message or a code other than E74, your console may be experiencing a different problem. If this is the case, please search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for the error message or for the symptom.

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CAUSE This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

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MORE INFORMATION Step 1: Confirm the E74 errorTo verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the console. 2. Turn on the console. 3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.

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Step 2: Submit a console repair requestIf you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online by using the links in the "Additional support" section.

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Additional supportIf your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. There are no additional troubleshooting steps. To start the online repair process, click one of the following links: In the United States

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair)

Outside the United States http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox support directly, please visit the following Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) 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 this repair process, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

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References/Links If one light around the power button on your Xbox 360 console flashes red, there are additional steps that you can try. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 907536 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907536/ ) One light flashes red on your Xbox 360 console

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Oct 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 error mesage


ANA/HANA Chip or 360 gpu processor
You will need to reflow these chips to get your system alive again
Check out for xbox 360 reflow techniques on google...and search on youtube too...any doubt ask me
good luck!!!

Sep 10, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Screen reads,system error and has a trouble code of E 74 What could be the problem?


The Xbox 360 e74 error is a rather common problem on Xbox consoles, with similar roots to the now infamous red ring of death problem.
The e74 issue is actually caused by a problem with the scaler (ANA or HANA) chips located next to the graphics processor inside your Xbox 360.
It is believed that the error with the scaler video chip which causes the e74 error on your Xbox 360 is caused by overheating. This is also the cause of other errors such as the no video problem, as well as red lights in the power ring of an Xbox console.

To fix the Xbox 360 e74 code, there are a few steps you need to take-
1. Firstly, leave this article open, go to your Xbox 360 console and then remove the AV cable. Blow any dust out of it, then re-insert it snugly back into the console until a clicking is heard. Power on your console again and see if the problem has been fixed.
2. If that does not work, borrow another AV cable (get one off a friend or family member, or from your local video game rental shop) Try using this one in your Xbox 360.
3. If replacing the AV cable does not work, then you will have to repair the scaler chip and graphics processor inside your Xbox in order to fix the e74 problem. To do this, you will need an Xbox 360 repair guide, which will contain the video instruction files you need to be able to fix your console properly. You cannot fix the e74 yourself without one.
It is important to note that most Xbox repair guides focus on fixing the "red ring of death". However, the process for repairing the e74 will also be covered in the same guide as well, as it is extremely similar.

Aug 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Everytime i switch on it shows errror E74


The E74 error code occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.

To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair.

Login at the following website to start an online repair support case
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $99.00 if not)
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair
or contact Xbox support at 1 800 4my xbox
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $120.00 if not)

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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