Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
How to fix it
Ok heres wut i did and it worked perfect!!! threw the thing away
Posted on Sep 18, 2008
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:
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.
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
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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!!!!!!
Posted on Mar 04, 2008
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.
Posted on Dec 11, 2008
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
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
Posted on May 24, 2008
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
To prevent it from happening aggain by a fan for the 360
Posted on Feb 24, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Aug 30, 2012
Here's what you need to know about the Xbox 360 e74 error code:
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.
Posted on Nov 24, 2010
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
Posted on Mar 27, 2008
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
Posted on Mar 28, 2008
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
Posted on Jan 13, 2010
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!
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
Send it 2 ms then it will work with no worrys
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
Mandala al servicio de atencion a clientes **** te la devuelven y la vendes y te compras otra
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
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:
View my overheating solution here:
Posted on Feb 25, 2008
SOURCE: Xbox 360 error e74
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.
Posted on Feb 01, 2008
SOURCE: Xbox 360 E74 - Need To Get Fixed
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
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
SOURCE: error e74 on xbox 360
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.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
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