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Billy says e74 it goes all pink red and purple looks like a bunch of lil particle squares

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E74 for XBOX 360 is a hardware failure.  Unplug all controllers, hard drives, memory card(s).  Unplug and reseat the power cable and the A/V  cable.  Check the power supply to see that color led lights up when you turn the console on.  If it is red or orange it is an issue with the power supply (either overheating or too much/too little power.  If you are plugging the power supply into a cheap surge protector plug it directly into the wall.  If none of these suggestions work then you need to contact Microsoft.

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Connect your 360 to a TV or whatever you normally display it on. Try turning it on, and it should come up with a black screen. On the screen there should be an error message. Look at the code on the bottom. This code is extremely important, so write it down. The code will be an 'E' something, followed by two numbers.

Call Microsoft about it, and they can arrange to collect your Xbox 360 for you and send it off for repair. If the console is within a one year warranty, all repairs are free.

If the error is an E74, and you are out of warranty, don't panic! Microsoft have a 3 year warranty included for free, provided you have the E74 error.

The US Microsoft number is 1-800-MY-XBOX, I think.

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hi carlie i know where you can get these flowers from and there realy good do you live in the uk? do you have a hobby craft near you? if not i can get them and post them out to you as i have some here as they were used to decorate a pink ds and a xbox 360

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The only possible fix is to try to clean the edges of the screen in case any particles are trapped between the screen and the case, this can confuse the touch screen.

Do this with a soft toothbrush, it will not damage the screen.

If that doesnt work then in all likelihood the screen is broken, it can be replaced but this is not trivial. There are guides on the internet on how do do this.

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