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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

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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.
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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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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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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.
Remember thumbs up if this helps.

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Hey there sounds like you might have the red ring of death. Which is usually a hardware failure.

1. Try turning your Xbox 360 on and off.
2. Make sure all your cords and cables are firmly plugged in.
3. Once you have tried all of those trouble shooting tips, turn on your xbox and see if you get an error screen.
4. This will usually be a black screen with multiple languages on it. on the upper left or right corner a letter E followed by a number will appear.
5. If it is an E74 error, then call 1-800-4my-Xbox
6. Microsoft has extended the warranty for Xbox 350 with the E47 error

Don't worry if your warranty has expired they will extend it when you call.

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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.

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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.

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What is the error code at the bottom of the screen & check for flashing red lights on the power button if 3 illuminate it the infamous RROD(Red Ring of Death-google it) which you will get a free repair for if its the bottom right quadrant flashing red then its most probably E74 or E61. E61 is a hard drive related problem so try playing without it, & E74 is the AV cable snapped inside or the GPU/CPU inside the xbox 360 has weak solders on it, I suggest MS support ASAP.

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hi if your lights are blinking red its called the ring of death now if u got the xbox 360 elite it can some times fix its self but on the older xboxs you will find sometimes they can do the same but if this does not go back to how it was befor u may have to take it back to where u got it from and get them to either give you a new one or they will have to send it of to get it fixed ive had this problem with 4 elites now so i know whats goin on i have had 4 new elites in 6 weeks so i no what your going though buddy so i hope this works for you m8

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