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Re: error 74

E74 is an error that has two possibilities one is that your AV cable has gone bad. Swap it out and see if that fixs the issue.

If that doesnt work then you need to contact MS, your GPU / Scaler chip has gone bad and MS needs to replace it. There is no fix for this like there is for the red ring error. hope this helps

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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74: AV cable Error - There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable.

hope this solves your problem

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hi reza,
Alot of people have this same problem,
E74 is an error prompt when the xbox goes into safe mode.
Te reasons for going into safemode is buntiful.
The best answer is from overheating.
Try resetting the xbox[little white button]
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