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System error E 74 blinking red lower right quadrant of ring

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This means general hardware failure, if your console is less than 3 years old and has not been tampered with in any way:ie the case has not been opened, you are covered by microsofts 3 year warranty, to book a repair visit www.xbox.com/support microsoft will fix it free of charge.
If this does not apply, it is basically the same fix for rrod so there are plenty of guides on this site or youtube if you want to tackle it yourself.
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What would be wrong when e 74 stays up on the screen on my x box 360


An E74 error is indicated when the lower-right quadrant of the ring indicator flashes red and displays an error message in multiple languages: "System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support", with the code E74 at the bottom . The error is caused when there's a video problem, because the Xbox 360's hardware scaler chip is damaged.

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Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error. For more information about the E74 warranty extension, see the following article:

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May 30, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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E 74


The E74 error seems to be related to video problems. It's occasionally caused by a faulty AV cord, but more often than not, the solder on the ANA/HANA (in HDMI models) scaling chip has come loose.
Before the error, the system usually starts showing graphical problems like lines across the screen or snow. It's accompanied by one red light in the lower right-hand quadrant.

To fix it, unplug everything that's connected to your xbox and leave it sitting there cordless for 5-30 minutes. Then plug everything back in and play, it should be fine now. You'll have to do this every other time you turn it on however. Another solution is:

Wrap pennies in electrical tape and weigh the ANA/HANA down.

Mar 06, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How do i fix an error 74 on an xbox360


The E74/E6x/E4x/E8x are famous error codes that have plagued many Xbox 360 gamers. This error codes will be displayed on your screen, each indicating different problem with your Xbox 360. It's usually defined by the single red light or 1 Red Light Error lit up at lower right quadrant on the Red Ring of Light on your Xbox 360 console.
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 using the Xbox 360 Repair Guide. Xbox 360 E74 error has reported to increasing a lot for the newer Xbox 360 version.
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Feb 26, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red rings on the xbox 360 wont connect to live wont let me recover gamertag


The red rings are a fatal Xbox 360 error. There is no way to solve this problem except by having a qualified professional perform a reflow to the problem Chip. This can usually be determined based on the number of quadrants lit.
  • 1 Red Quadrant is usually System Error. A "E##" error code will be displayed on the screen. Most common is E74.
  • 2 Red Quadrants indicates the console is overheating.
  • 3 Red Quadrants indicates hardware failure. A secondary error code can be acquired by pressing and holding the sync button then while continuing to hold the sync button repeatedly pressing the eject button and noting the number of red quadrants that becomes lit.
  • 4 Red Quadrants indicates that either no A/V (Audio / Video ) Connection is available.
Good Luck! Let me know if you have any further questions. If you tell me which number of quadrants or the error code I can point you in the right direction.

Jun 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 is blinking red on the lower right quadrant of the ring. the screen says system error and E 74 in big letters at the bottom


This is a general hardware failure,if your console is less than 3 years old and has not been tampered with in any way:ie the case has not been opened, it is covered by microsofts 3 year warranty,so microsoft will fixit free of charge, visit www.xbox.com/support to arrange a repair,
or if the warranty does not apply, it is basically the same fix as rrod so there are plenty of guides on this site or on youtube if you want to tackle it yourself.
Remember thumbs up if this helps.

Feb 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Got on red light,E74


An E74 error is when the lower-right quadrant of the ring piece indicator flashes red and displays an error message in multiple languages: "E74 System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support". The error is caused when there's a video problem with the Xbox's hardware scaler chip being damaged. As of April 14, 2009, the E74 error is now covered by the three-year extended warranty.

Aug 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have 1 red ring


a single red ring in the lower right quadrant means there may be a hardware fault with the system. Try unplugging all accessories and see if it solves the problem (it may be a problem with a connected accessory). Here is a link to the full troubleshooting guide from Microsoft:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907535

Hope this helps!

Jul 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 has error 74


The E74 malfunction is a problem believed to be associated with the system's video output cables and/or hardware scaler chip. The problem involves unusual screen patterns, the appearance of an on-screen error message, and finally a flashing red light in the lower right quadrant of the power ring. When a system suffers from the failure the on-screen message reads "E74 System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support."

You could send it in to Microsoft of you can follow the steps as outlined in this You Tube video.

Mar 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 AV Cable Error E 74


Hey cosmosis08, this error specifically means a bad A/V cable. Try using a different HDMI cable :)

Hope this helps, Robert

Jan 09, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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