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Xbox problems one red light flashes on the bottom of the cirlce of lights and it reads system error e 74

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There may be serveral problems with it,could be the power supply,ana chip or the cpu and gpu under the heat sinks in the xbox.I wrapped mine with a couple of towels and left it running for about 15 mins. then cooled it down another 15 mins.There is a way to fix it  yourself,go to youtube and watch "fix 1 red light".If your xbox is under warranty send it in,you might get a brand new one.Hope this helped.

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When i turn on my xbox it shows up system error and shows e 74 at the bottom. the xbox power button flashes red.


That means your Xbox has an internal error and most likely shows one flashing light when you turn it on. This is common in all Xbox consoles and there is no way to fix this unless you have warranty, You can contact Xbox for a replacement at 1-800-4MY-XBOX or through their website, Xbox.com/support. If you are no longer covered by warranty, you are going to have to buy a replacement console.

Apr 14, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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One red light flashing bottom right , what is wrong .


A single flashing light can mean a hardware failure. Did you get an error code? EXX where XX is a number...like 74 for instance? Please, let me know, and try this.

Power off the system and unplug everything from it..controllers, memory cards, av connection, power cord, and hard drive. Also unplug power cord from socket and the short cord from the power brick. Then reattach everything making sure the connections are firm and power back on your system. If this did not resolve the problem.

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System error E-74 red flashing light


Microsoft offers warranties on 360's up to 3 years on e-74 error. They changed the policy about a year ago!

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When i turn my xbox 360 on one light in the bottem right corner flash red and it reads E 74 error but when i unplug the xbox from the t.v it doesnt flash red, does this mean we need a new wire


one red light means the video card is dead not the cord and unfortunately cannot be fixed and to make it worse this error is not covered by warranty, if you want it under warranty tel microsoft wen you ring that it has 3 red flashing lights (RROD) not 1 as this error is covered by warranty

Jun 30, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox360, i flashing red light bottom right error message


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........









Apr 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 has error 74


The E74 malfunction is a problem believed to be associated with the system's video output cables and/or hardware scaler chip. The problem involves unusual screen patterns, the appearance of an on-screen error message, and finally a flashing red light in the lower right quadrant of the power ring. When a system suffers from the failure the on-screen message reads "E74 System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support."

You could send it in to Microsoft of you can follow the steps as outlined in this You Tube video.

Mar 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 light in bottom right corner


this problem has to do with the av cables(the cables that run from the xbox to the tv...make sure they are pblugged in snuggly if no potatoes then you either try some different cables or you will have to send the xbox in and yes you will b charged unless you have a warranty

Jan 26, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light


You can check out the informative blog post at http://www.fix-xbox360.info/2008/09/11/xbox-360-disc-read-error-e74-error-no-video-problem/
This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

hope it helps...

Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 1 red light


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 light Error) 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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