Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
E74 error too. I think Microsoft takes advantage of too many people. We just tried the towel trick timed it for 30 minutes then my son checked it and it was a green light but we shut it off and are allowing it to cool for 40 minutes. He has 10 minutes to go and his hands are itching to see if it worked. We are going to blow a fan on it to see if that will help cool it down while he is playing the game. We are thinking about trying the vent holes in the console lid just not sure. Who wants to tear up something that cost so much? Microsoft has no integrity. We'll let you know in a few how it goes. C.p.
Posted by Anonymous on
this means the cpu/gpu has overheated.
if the unit was purchased less than three years ago you can still get it covered under warranty as addressed on microsoft by clicking here. this is actually a serious problem and effects a few consoles, much like the RROD if it is not under warranty you can try doing this and i stress the not. Make sure of this by calling microsoft before attempting this. if you do not want to do the overheat fix i suggest either A. find a company that fixes xbox's and provides a real reflow. Not a heatgun and a fan. But a actual infrared reflow station. or B. Send it to microsoft and pay the money to get it repaired. or C. sell it on your local craigslist or to someone that repairs them locally and use the money to buy a new xbox 360 slim or a used xbox 360 that is working but then someone might have already done the overheat trick and it may not have much life left.
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i have done this before and after he 2nd time i sent it to a company to reflow the xbox for 30 dollars. An i havent had a problem since. remember what is done in the video is only if your not covered under the extended warranty or e74
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