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3 flashing red lights error message E74 consoles frozen

Hi can you please have we have 2 xboxes with flashing red lights and we are not able to play the xbox games as consoles appear to be frozen, please can you help as we need to get these repaired. thank you

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3 red lights on the Xbox 360 is the most common error and it means "General Hardware failure. To fix this you need to stop the amount of heat that the GPU and the CPU is taking.

To do this you can use the recommended guide that has been on the market for 3 years or you can send it in.

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On the circle 1 part red says systemm error e74


You are experiencing a hardware failure, better know as the red ring of death. Microsoft recomends the following

Step 1: Confirm the E74 error loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
Step 2: Submit a console repair request loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.

Start the repair process online. (http://service.xbox.com/)

For more information about how to contact Xbox Support directly, please visit the following website: www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) 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: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

Jul 30, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E 74


E74 error appears when you use your Xbox 360 console Article ID : 941377 Last Review : March 10, 2010 Revision : 14.0 On This Page SYMPTOMS Your console displays the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor: E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support.If you see a different error message or a code other than E74, your console may be experiencing a different problem. If this is the case, please search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for the error message or for the symptom.

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CAUSE This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

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MORE INFORMATION Step 1: Confirm the E74 errorTo verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the console. 2. Turn on the console. 3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.

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Step 2: Submit a console repair requestIf you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online by using the links in the "Additional support" section.

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Additional supportIf your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. There are no additional troubleshooting steps. To start the online repair process, click one of the following links: In the United States

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair)

Outside the United States http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox support directly, please visit the following Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) 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 this repair process, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

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References/Links If one light around the power button on your Xbox 360 console flashes red, there are additional steps that you can try. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 907536 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907536/ ) One light flashes red on your Xbox 360 console

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Oct 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Plays games then stops when red lights start flashing


How may red lights are flashing?

1 red light normally E74 error message on screen

2 red lights overheating

3 red lights the GPU and the CPU have overheated.

4 red lights is the AV cable not plugged in properly.

You can fix the 1, 2, 3, red lights yourself or send it in for a fix

Oct 25, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360


E74 error message can indicate the general hardware failure that is associated with three flashing red lights error on the console. As a result, we have decided to cover repairs related to the E74 error message under our three-year warranty program for certain general hardware failures that was announced in July 2007. We have already made improvements to the console that will reduce the likelihood of an occurrence of this issue. Detailed information related to the Xbox 360 warranty and resources for those who require repair can be found at www.xbox.com/support (www.xbox.com/support) .

Microsoft will refund to customers the amount paid for an Out of Warranty repair due to a general hardware failure associated with the E74 error message. Those customers should automatically receive the refund within 4-12 weeks, and no additional action by customers should be necessary. Customers can choose to receive either a refund to their credit card or a check refund. Checks should be received no later than the end of July. If you have any question regarding refund status, contact Xbox Customer Support at: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact .
you can submit a console-repair request online by using the links in the "Additional support" section. To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit the appropriate Web site: Inside the United States

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx? redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx? step=repair)

Outside the United States http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact

Sep 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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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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The flashing red light comes on with message E74


you are seeing one red light on the powerbutton and E74 on the screen?

E74 can only be caused by either the HDD or the console itself,so you might wanna try using a different HDD with your console, if the issue still persists, then most probably, the console is having a hardware failure,there is a possibility that the HDD PORT is not properly woking w/c is causing the e74 error.

if thats the case, try calling xbox support hotline(1-800-4-MYXBOX) to process a repair for the console,it will be free,because Microsoft is extending the warranty of the consoles for 3yrs from the date of purchase for e74 and 3red light issues.

or you can also process a repair online,that is available at service.xbox.com,just click on "repair my console"


hope i'll help you..:-)

May 17, 2009 | Microsoft Halo 3 for Xbox 360

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Xbox360, i flashing red light bottom right error message


The cause of E-74 with one red light Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error in future you need to put your machine at an open space. Ensure that it is placed near the window or you can also make some external arrangement for cooling of console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan.
But as your Xbox already have E74 with one red light Problem which can be solved by only repairing it, no other alternative.
Either you can send your Xbox to Microsoft (Please note that microsoft is no longer providing extended warranty for E74 with one red lightError) and wait for 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to wait for a month, you can also fix E74 with one red light problem with the help of this DIY Video, the guide will explain step by step approach to fix the problem. Choice is yours........









Apr 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light flashing


The cause of E-74 with one red light Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error in future you need to put your machine at an open space. Ensure that it is placed near the window or you can also make some external arrangement for cooling of console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan.
But as your Xbox already have E74 with one red light Problem which can be solved by only repairing it, no other alternative.
Either you can send your Xbox to Microsoft (Please note that microsoft is no longer providing extended warranty for E74 with one red lightError) and wait for 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to wait for a month, you can also fix E74 with one red light problem with the help of this DIY Video, the guide will explain step by step approach to fix the problem. Choice is yours...........




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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

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E74 failure


I HAVE E74 PROBLEM ONE RED LIGHT IF NOT RING OF DEATH WHAT IS IT?

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