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E73 tried sticks and towels worked till now need perm. fix asap

I have the e73 error and i have yried the sticks and towel and they have worked untill now i need a permenent fix asap

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This is a general hardware failure (rrod) there are guides on this site or on youtube for more durable repairs, the console will need stripping down, if your not confident in doing this yourself book a pro repairer, there should be some ads local to you above this post.
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My xbox has an e73 how much does it cost to fix it for good

to solve E73...try getting new a/v cables...try a different method of connecting to xbl....unplug everything and then re-plug...take out hard-drive and turn on (see if its only a harddrive problem)...u can also search the towel trcik & the q-tip trick on youtube...otherwise buy a new one and then beath the **** out of the old broken one...das wat i did lol (i felt so relieved) =D

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It's most likely overheated.

I would try putting a moist towel on top of the console and letting it sit overnight (while its off).

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I have the e73 problem so can sojme one PLZ HELP ME?!?!?!

You could try Doing the X-Clamp fix it fixed mine and its been going for about 2 weeks, Or you could try a more temporary fix aka the towel trick which i dont recommend.

and e73 is a faulty Ethernet port if anyone wanted to know

Jul 29, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Have you tried the "let it overheat" trick?
(I am not recommending this, your mileage may vary, past performance is no indication of future performance, YOU MAY MELT YOUR XBOX into a mass off worthless goo, you've been warned.

Put towels over xbox. Apply power. Let it simmer for about 30-40 minutes. Reboot x-box. Somehow that fixes the problem in SOME cases.


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The Internet Port or Referred as the CPU or GPU is fried and needs to be turned in the Microsoft for repair. No other way that i Know will fix it.

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well i can help u i repaired a lot of these but e73 i dont know if this will work cuz as i can see urs is e74 but you can still try, you take 2 cure tip or stick that fits inside the back of the 360 where the fans are located, so wath you want to do is block the 2 fans with the stick but watch out so the part that is going inside is cleaned, you turn on ur 360 and wait till you get 2 red lights and then tou take of ur power cable, you plug it back in and should work, this process take about 5min, sometimes less, sometimes more, i never take off my av cable when i do this, some people say that you should take it off when u do it but i didnt and nothing hapened, and also when i did this for first time, was about 2-3 days ago i needed to repair it all the days once or twice but since 1 day i didnt need to repair it again and i played a lot with it maybe like 2 hours, 30min of cool down and after 2hours, 30min cool down so yeah maybe i fixed it for ever, let me know if it worked or not

Nov 06, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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360 not starting....

ok you could try this

what you need is two towels just normal bathroom towels take everything out of your xbox e.g harddrive,controlers etc only things to leave in is the av cable and power supply as you wanna turn on the xbox lie a towel flat on the ground and lie the xbox on its side ontop of the towel turn the xbox on, you will see the error message and the red lights flash. wrap the towel around your xbox covering the air vents and then the 2nd towel put over the top. leave it on in the towels for about 20 mins then after that take all the towels off turn off the console and leave to cool down for 15 mins. turn the xbox on and it should restart again fine but only lasts for a couple of days then you have to do it again. wont fix it but will let u play while microsoft gets it.

its only a temperory fix you may need to contact microsoft

hope this help please rate me

regards grant

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You have xenon version and it lasted , if it's under warranty
by all means send it in . A note about the towel trick 200 deg can damage the capacitors inside the unit and kill the
the thermostat in the C.P.U- G.P.U ,which will give two red
Over heating , They are very Fixable provided they are not abused .

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