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E74 error message

I get 1 red light in the bottom right corner on my 360. is this definitely to do with the AV cable?

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I had the same problem,they say it might have to do with the power supply or the cold solders inside the xbox not connecting the chips on the board.If it's under warranty send it back.I on the other hand i cracked mine open (void warranty),so i tried the towel trick(wrapping your xbox with 2-3 towel and running it for 15 minutes then cooling down for another 10 mins)worked for me.Although i have to do this almost every other day.Good luck!!

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