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When power is turned on a screen pops up that says system error and has a code E 74 at the bottom of the screen

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What is this game console? XBox 360?

Posted on Apr 17, 2008

  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach Apr 17, 2008

    Your XBox is overheating, basically.

    This video demonstrates the symptoms of the E74 error code. If you get
    this error code, there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the
    "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable). In rarer cases
    it is the GPU.


  • Matt Jurach
    Matt Jurach Apr 17, 2008

    First, try resetting the unit (unlikely to help, since the error happens when you first power on, but give it a try). Unplug all controllers, hard drives, memory cards, etc, and power it back on.

    Next, you can try swapping the A/V cable and then the power cable, maybe with a friend or with a game shop that will loan you one.

    Check the power supply to see that color led lights up when you turn
    the console on. If it is red or orange it is an issue with the power
    supply (either overheating or too much/too little power.) If you are
    plugging the power supply into a cheap surge protector, then try instead plugging it directly
    into the wall. If none of these suggestions work then you need to
    contact Microsoft. If your unit is under warranty, they will repair or replace.

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Hi, i have problem E 74 one red light ..... would


E74 is due to an inherent engineering flaw and will continue on new consoles until Microsoft institutes a revision.


E 74, E 79, E 71 is shown on screen and a solution to fix it is by ensuring that your A/V connections on your Xbox 360 is secured. Another possible cause to the error is that there is a power surge or outage on your system.

BETTER U Click here to download repair guide

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When turning on my xbox it says system error with E 74 in big letters at the bottom of the screen


Hello ray_gut21

This error is related to a hardware malfunction. As a general rule, this means that you'll have to take your console in for repair. You should have a 3 years warranty on the XBox, which covers the E74 error, otherwise you'll have to pay a fee. For more information, you'll have to contact Microsoft Xbox support directly.

Before doing so, there may be a way to avoid this. Can you tell me if there's a red light showing around the power button? If so, how many?

Hope to hear from you soon,

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When i turn it on a black screen pops up and says system error. E 74


Ah, sounds like the typical hard drive controller failure they're known for. There's 2 things you can do, send it back to microsoft for service or remove the hard drive, go to Gamestop & buy a used xbox for about $130. Not much else.

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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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I just started getting the error 74 message on x box. help


hi
try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0katvvV3ric

thx

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E 74 code pops up when i turn on my sons xbox


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Turned on xbox 360 got a black screen saying system error and E 74 at the bottom of the screen and theres 1 red light on bottom right of power button


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When i turn it on


i am having the same problem, i just tirn it off, then on, then off untill a screen saying "system erer call supprot" or somthing like that, then it has E 74 at the bottom, then i turn it off, then on, and it works...wait a few seconds before turning on and off tho ;)

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