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E74 Error massage

When switching on the console it just give an error massage, how can I fix this problem, this is my secong console, the fist one packed up only three day after I bought it, maybe I should just trade it for a PS3.

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    one red flashing light and system error E74. tried disconnecting HD and wiring to no avail any more suggestions?

  • Rods sa Mar 26, 2008

    I don't think the solution is in swapping the consol everytime you get a error massage or problem. I need a permanent solution to fix this kind of problems. I took some advice from others on this site yesterday, specifically the three red light solution, it did not work, I have one red light flashing and a green light on the power unit. I tried to get help from Xbox, there remedy is, take it back and get a new consol, remember it is my second console in three months.

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The cause of the E74 Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error messages 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 the console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan etc. But as your Xbox already have E74 Problem, You can either send your Xbox to Microsoft for repair ( just for your information Microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74 Problem), Microsoft generally takes 3-4 weeks to fix the problem. If you can't wait for a month (I know most XBox gamers can not wait without their favourite Gaming device), You can also fix E74 Problem yourself and that too within an hour without any technical knowledge. I would suggest you to check out the DIY Xbox Fix Guide for more information.


Posted on Mar 13, 2009

On the phone wth x box , turn off power, remove hard drive, unplug power. turn on, did not work, send back for repair.

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I wouldnt reccomend the towel trick it only worked 4 days for me

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

Get a ps3

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All i can say is dont you have the option of bringing it back and getting anew one

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure. To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
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  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.
https://myservice.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/Welcome.aspx to start the repair process.

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The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

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The Xbox 360 e74 error is a rather common problem on Xbox consoles, with similar roots to the now infamous red ring of death problem.
The e74 issue is actually caused by a problem with the scaler (ANA or HANA) chips located next to the graphics processor inside your Xbox 360.
It is believed that the error with the scaler video chip which causes the e74 error on your Xbox 360 is caused by overheating. This is also the cause of other errors such as the no video problem, as well as red lights in the power ring of an Xbox console.

To fix the Xbox 360 e74 code, there are a few steps you need to take-
1. Firstly, leave this article open, go to your Xbox 360 console and then remove the AV cable. Blow any dust out of it, then re-insert it snugly back into the console until a clicking is heard. Power on your console again and see if the problem has been fixed.
2. If that does not work, borrow another AV cable (get one off a friend or family member, or from your local video game rental shop) Try using this one in your Xbox 360.
3. If replacing the AV cable does not work, then you will have to repair the scaler chip and graphics processor inside your Xbox in order to fix the e74 problem. To do this, you will need an Xbox 360 repair guide, which will contain the video instruction files you need to be able to fix your console properly. You cannot fix the e74 yourself without one.
It is important to note that most Xbox repair guides focus on fixing the "red ring of death". However, the process for repairing the e74 will also be covered in the same guide as well, as it is extremely similar.

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Everytime i switch on it shows errror E74


The E74 error code occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.

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.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair.

Login at the following website to start an online repair support case
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $99.00 if not)
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair
or contact Xbox support at 1 800 4my xbox
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $120.00 if not)

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Though i fixed the E74 Error myself within an hour but please test the below method at your OWN Risk. Please also note that microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74 Error.

Check out this DIY Video Guide, that explains step by step instructions to fix E74 Error yourself within an hour. It also provides the money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied. As i fixed my Xbox myself so i thought to share it with you guys....




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The cause of the E74 Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error messages 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 the console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan etc. But as your Xbox already have E74 error, You can either send your Xbox to Microsoft for repair ( just for your information Microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74 error), Microsoft generally takes 3-4 weeks to fix the problem. If you can't wait for a month (I know most XBox gamers can not wait without their favourite Gaming device), You can also fix E74 error yourself and that too within an hour without any technical knowledge. I would suggest you to check out the DIY Xbox Fix Guide for more information.
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