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I got the e74 error and dont know how to fix it!

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The first way to fix this error is actually really quite simple, it may just be your AV cable. The first thing that you can try is to unplug the AV cable and blow out any dust that may be built up in the connections. Then try hooking it back up and turning it on.

If you are still facing the error than try getting a new AV cable, or you can borrow one from a friend so that you don't buy a new cable if this is not the solution either. Once you have the new AV cable, plug it in, fire up your Xbox 360 and if the error is still occurring then you will have to move on to the next method of fixing the E74 Error.

If the AV cable didn't work then you are going to have to move on to a little bit of a more complex method to fix the error. It can still be fixed but the methods can't be explained in a single article.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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    INDIRA KUMAR Feb 02, 2010

    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/Xbo...

    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/rin...

    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


  • INDIRA KUMAR
    INDIRA KUMAR Feb 02, 2010

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wa05IgHr...

    Check the above video link and learn how to take apart the x box


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