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Error e74 on xbox 360

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  • jakdawson Feb 20, 2008

    e74

  • driftmanager Feb 20, 2008

    I have the E74 error message aswel i have now tried every hint and trick on the net to fix it accept replace the ana (scaler) chip, or the gpu which i dont think it is as im sure its the graphics. if anybody knows about a guide or any helpful knowledge on how to do this please post here.

  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2008

    I've fixed a few xbox 360s with an xbox 360 repair book. It also came with some videos which made it really easy to fix my 360.

    That was about 3 months ago, and it's still running just fine.

  • gaddis Mar 04, 2008

    hi my 360 started to get a grid like effect .then the bottom right red light started to flash.and then the screen went blank then came up with e74.please help or my kids will kill me regards gareth

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    thanks for this

  • Anonymous Mar 04, 2008

    I have the same problem, 1 flashing red light with a red grid like effect on the screen and then it goes to an error page that lists e74. I;ve tried the unplugging power off/on etc. but it has not helped. Suggestions, Thanks

  • bulpyx Mar 09, 2008

    my 360 has one red light and a e74 message help me

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2008

    I've fixed a few xbox 360s with an xbox 360 repair book. It also came with some videos which made it really easy to fix my 360.

    That was about 3 months ago, and it's still running just fine.

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2008

    I have the same problem..just got it

  • Anonymous May 08, 2008

    I also have the same problem for my 360 and the one red light how do I fix it. Does that book really work showing you how to fix it?

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    i keep getting the same error message. what do i do

  • jakey0313 Jun 03, 2008

    one flashing light...it says error e 74 on screen..?

  • harmonator62 Jun 05, 2008

    Happened after a trip out of town and one week after I bought MLB 2K8. The "Error" message screen pops up with code 'E74' and lower right quadrant in red. Tried everything suggested by microsoft but will not pay for repair.

  • Naterbater Jun 14, 2008

    I was playing Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Vegas 2 and pluged the HD cords into the tv switched it to HD and it kept saying system error E 74. We looked on Xbox.com and the steps it told us to do did not work. What do i do now?

  • Anonymous Jun 15, 2008

    i was playing cod4 and it all the sudden it turned red... what do i do?

  • wolfie873 Jun 26, 2008

    My xbox has the e 74 error and I dont know what to do?

  • mamjaa6 Jul 02, 2008

    I was playing halo 3 when mine happened and i am angry ever since please someone tell me what to do because I tried the towel trick and I tried everything

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    one red ring on the bottom right corner

  • blue magic93 Jul 11, 2008

    one flashing red light.. bottom right to be specific.
    error code e 74.


  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    the bottom right light is lighting up red and i don't know what to do please help meeee.

  • coreydow2009 Jul 27, 2008

    My 360 has a e74 error on and it has a red light on the bottom right hand side can you help me fix it?

  • mikey12321 Aug 10, 2008

    i have the E 74 error plzz help me

  • xMorgan Aug 16, 2008

    I have the error e74. I already know how it works how to fix it how it got like this. I just want to know a way to fix it without opening my xbox 360.

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    error e74 message phoned microsoft they said hardware failure i think its tv output socket because my screen started having black line`s on it and when i switched my xbox off and on the e74 message appeared

  • Anonymous Aug 19, 2008

    i have a(e74) and ared light on my xbox

  • hurtadoj19 Sep 10, 2008

    a red light in the bottom right corner

  • redleader962 Sep 16, 2008

    Same as many others. some glitching on screen occasonaly for the past 2 week and on restart E74, never worked again. Dont want to spend a other dime on this piece of xbox 36crap since it is the 3rd time it broke in a year. cd drive, 3 red light of death (MS send me back a "Certified Microsoft Replacement Xbox360 console") and 5 months later E74. Liabilty...

  • mc-sel Sep 17, 2008

    e74

  • ImortalFear Oct 14, 2008

    My screen turned all black and blue while I was playing Halo 3 online. I restarted it and it said error e74. I tried removing the hard dive and the error didnt even want to show up.The screen just stays blank without the harddrive. iS IT my av cable?


  • ImortalFear Oct 14, 2008

    I also have 1 red light in the bottom corner. Its the elite model, In thought  those werent supposed to break down....=(


  • alane1974 Oct 16, 2008

    One red light in bottom right hand corner, it is an elite model

  • stonedassg Oct 27, 2008

    my x box 360 wont start it just stays on the sytem error e74 screen. how can i fix it?

  • Anonymous Oct 30, 2008

    error e74 on my console, too.

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    my xbox 360 has the red lights instead of green, its the error e74

  • Anonymous Nov 11, 2008

    yep same thing

  • smudie10 Nov 27, 2008

    e74 on screen how do i fix

  • lowrida226 Dec 29, 2008

    when ever i turn on my console i get one red ring at the bottom right hand corner and on the bottom of the screen i have the error code E74

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2009

    i have the E74 error but i dont have the equiptment to fix the thing!! :(

  • spikedude209 Feb 03, 2009

    i was playing CoD WaW..the sky and most of my surroundings were covered with black dots, next day i turn it on, and i have e74 on my screen

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    really *** what is it and how is does it happen

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    a got a e74 display on my tv

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    E74 is my problem cant fix it need help pl

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    I was playin cod5 on my elite and it froze. then i got the rrod and restarted it to find another one which was just the light on the bottom left corner (when the xbox is horizontal) and then an error message appeared on the screen.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • blackpant945 May 13, 2009

    i have the exact problem

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  • cjdotsohio May 11, 2010

    I have the one red light error74, tried a new cable same thing error74, ANA chip how do i fix ,i already had system apart and put back together and same issue. thank you

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Ok heres wut i did and it worked perfect!!! threw the thing away

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You all are wrong. There is a guide to repairing the GPU on an xbox 360. Yes, the best solution is to just send it back to MS and have them fix it and add there new GPU to it, which has a totally new design including heatpipe technology. But if your like a lot of people (including myself), that have opepned there xbox360 up and voided the warranty, there is a solution to this problem without sending it to microsoft. If you have your warranty still.. Do not continue, the rest doesnt apply to you.


Well, you must have been like me and voided your warranty! Well, lets start fixing your xbox 360!!


Since your AV cable is good, then it definately is your Scaler chip. The only way that you can fix this is if you take your xbox360 apart and resolder the GPU to the motherboard. Now theres about 50 different tutorials out there on how to take your case apart but I found that this tutorial is the best... its straight forward and includes pictures:

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-Disassembly.htm

Okay, your xbox is apart. Next, your going to have to remove the x-clamps and GPU. Then you are going to have to resolder the GPU to the motherboard by overheating your GPU. llamma also has a really good write up on this as well. They also sell the tools that you will need, and the washers and bolts you will need.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm

Once you've resoldered your GPU, then you might want to consider installing a CPU fan on your outside case to prevent your xbox from overheating in the future. As of now, you cannot buy the new GPU heatsinks which have the heatpipe technology, so this is the best thing to do for the voided xbox's. Hope this helps

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I have just recently got the error e74 which from various sources leads me to beleive that it is the scaler chip, i have already carried out the xclamp mod, so all i have done is got the wifes hairdryer and heated both sides of the scaler chip moving the hairdryer around in a crcular motion as i did not want melt the plastic parts on the motherboard, once i had done that i turned the xbox360 on and it gave me an overheating error but no e74 error, i left the system to cool down for about 10 mins and tested and all was ok!!!! so all you need is the xclamp mod and a hairdryer!!!!!!

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Error E74 is showing on my xbox and I'm trying to fix it, please help me.

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • bigboy2014 Jan 31, 2011

    I've learned that if you take 2 pennies and glue them together with bonding glue and let them sit and dry. then you take those two pennies and glue them on to the scaler chip centered on top with bonding glue it should work, by all means though if you have a warranty dont risk it

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Well, if 3 red rings(lucky people): DO NOT WRAP IN TOWELS its called an "X clamp" resricting air to the inside of your XBOX 360, if in warranty, send it in, if not, there are hundreads of videos on Youtube showing how to fix it and what you need.

if 1 red ring(unlucky people): ok, a few different solutions DO NOT WRAP IN TOWELS it's either your ANA(a little cooler inside), GPU(a chip out of place), or your AV(power) cable(buy another one).

ANA: Strip your XBOX to the motherboad, and push the ANA down with pressure.(youtube for video)search: how to fix E74
GPU:stack 6-7 pennies and wrap with electrical tape, put on the chip(youtube for video)
search: how to fix E74

Warning: If your XBOX is in warranty SEND IT BACK TO MICROSOFT, don't mess with it if you get get it fixed and for free.

tools to open: Torx10, torx8 screw bit. thermal paste.

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If you have no warrenty dont pull your xbox just call MS and tell them that you have just spent a few hundred dollars on various accessories and dont feel you should have to pay out more money just to use said assessories. if the first person doesnt help you ask to speak to their manager/supervisor and give them the same story. 9/10 times it will work if it doesnt just hang up and call back the next day and repeat process.
DO NOT PULL APART OR THIS WILL NOT WORK NO MATTER WHAT STORY YOU GIVE THEM!!!

Posted on Feb 10, 2009

  • Soft_Option Feb 10, 2009

    everyone on this sight check out solution #14 it will help with all xbox problems possibly all game console problems

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Hahaha u all are stupid i have done all of that and the xclamp trick STOP WHAT U ARE DOING ................ its not a problem its your diskdrive open up your computer and swap round the wires and works like a treat

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

Open it up and start putting random washers in this is what i did when bottom right hand corner showed up red with an E 74 error now it has been working fine for a year and a half

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To prevent it from happening aggain by a fan for the 360

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If you have tried swapping out AV cables with known working ones, then there is no way for you to fix this issue yourself. MS will have to fix this one there is a problem with your scaler chip / GPU. Sorry there is no do it yourself manual on this. Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

  • Anthony Jan 08, 2008

    There is no how to fix it guide for this error, You have to send it into Microsoft. There is nothing you can do unless you can get your hands on a good GPU and scaler chip find out which ones they are inside the Xbox360 and then replace them.

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You know what, I found this resource very helpful http://www.e74online.com/ It has some easy to follow guide on fixing Xbox 360..if you want you can look into it. I repaired my Xbox 360 with the help of this resource so if it helped me fix my Xbox, it can also help you with your problem. Hope this helps.

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Here's what you need to know about the Xbox 360 e74 error code:

  1. It is caused by an error with your console's video scaler chip (this is not the graphics card/chip itself, but is an auxiliary device)
  2. Wrapping your Xbox 360 in a bath towel ain't gonna fix this problem.
  3. It can be fixed yourself, and believe it or not, it isn't that difficult to do. However, if your console is under warranty you are far better off to have Microsoft fix it for you, unless you want a quick turnaround time (ie if you need to be gaming again in a few hours fix it yourself)
Here is a picture of the Xbox 360 mobo, so you can see where the e74-affected HANA/ANA chip is-

error e74 on xbox 360 - jphilipson10.jpg

At the following link I've written a more in-depth article about fixing the e74 error Xbox 360, so check that out of you want to.

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Dude i have lost my warranty will they still take it

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

Buy a ps3?

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

Try and get 3 red lights and then send it back and get it fixed free!

Posted on Mar 29, 2008

Overheating just send it back!

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

Wrap it in a towel?

Posted on Mar 28, 2008

Just send it back

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Here is a sure fire fix to fix the problem and it will only cost you $15.00 - $20.00 go to any best buy and get a lap top cooling system place it under the x-box 360 this will keep it cool so you can play it or go and get a new x-box every time the code comes up your choice

Posted on Jul 08, 2010

Don't do the towel trick

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I have a xbox 360 and when i turn it on the power pak just lights up red what can i do to solve this problem

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Do the towel trick it works just unhook everything like hard drives memory cards and everything else you have hooked to the xbox 360 except the power cord, then wrap it in two towels and leave on for 20 minutes then unwire the power cord and let it cool down for another 20 minutes and then hook everything back in and it should work!

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Send it 2 ms then it will work with no worrys

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I do not need MS, I have fixed the E74 error myself!
I did not need to replace the scaler, i simply heated it up until it made contact with the motherboard again then i placed a stack of penys on top of the scaler and asembled my xbox again and after just a day or so the pennys pushed the scaler back into place and my xbox is going good for a couple of days now with some overheathing problems but only coz im waithing for thermal compound.

I have placed some videos on youtube to help some gamers with simlar problem get back online, hope it helps some one!

View my solution for E73 Error message here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3QYIkVT2lI

View my overheating solution here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0OT3-vXOBw

Posted on Feb 25, 2008

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Xbox is now in bin and i'm £300 down.

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E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement

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SOURCE: my xbox 360 ts showing E74. System Error.

not sure if this will help but i found this video showing a fix for that problem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHA

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Hi There,

You have a graphics encoder chip at the rear of the console labeled 'ANA'. This chip will require resoldering / reflowing.

We offer competitivley priced repairs and a 4 month warranty also.

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