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XBox360 Error Code E74 - one flashing red light in lower right-hand quadrant.

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    one red lights E74

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    one flashing red light in the lower right hand corner and it says error your xbox needs repair

  • chrismcm15 Mar 18, 2008

    i tryed to resolve the problem by turned it of and turned it back on again but it didn't work

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2008

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  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    i took out all of the plugs and took out hard drive.followed other steps and still won't work.....

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    one red light shows up on my bottom right ring? whats wrong with it? i tried every thing and still wont work.......

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    one red light comes up on the bottom of my ring? whats wrong? tried every thing and just won't work...........=(

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    i tried every thing for that one red light to go away but it just wont go away

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

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  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    E74 error code and flashing red light in bottom right hand corner

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2008

    help? its not the ring of death?? whats error 74 can it be repaired easy.

    thanks

    Paul

    From Leicester

  • weavergra
    weavergra Jan 01, 2009

    there is 1 red light comes on when i turn it on

  • leeroi89 May 11, 2010

    would anyone recomend replacing the thermal paste on the GPU if you have the means to do so?

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I work at a video game store as a technician so I see many Xbox 360's come through here with many types of problems. I happen to have 4 "E74" Xbox's sitting right next to me. The X-Clamp Fix works 10 percent of the time for E74 and for that 10 percent it only works for about a month. The penny trick is a load of bull, again only a very temporary fix. I have found no permanent fix for the E74, and the only way to fix it is to send it in to Microsoft. I don't care what people say can fix the problem, the only way to fix it it send it back to the manufacturer before you break the seal. Either that or buy one of the new Falcon board Xbox's. They have a smaller failure rate then the older models.

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The cause of E-74 with one fleshing 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 fleshing 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 fleshing 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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From what I have gathered is it is most likely a defective av cable (where you plug it in) has a chip in the cable itself that goes bad. they said if u get a new one, most likely it will fix it, if not its a gpu prob( but thats rare ) and if it is the gpu, that you should call the xbox number and get them to send you a box.

There is a 90% 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 rare cases it is a problem with the GPU.

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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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is the error code e74 or e68,if its e68 take harddrive off and turn console on and should work,if its e74 your console needs fixing,if its still in the 3 year warranty microsoft will fix for free if over 3 years then buy an xclamp kit and go to youtube for videos how to do this repair,dont do towel trick,you will do more damage to console

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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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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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