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I have gotten a e 73 error how do you permantely fix it

I did the overheating thing and it worked but I have to continuely do it but I want to make a permanent fix

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You need a more permanent fix then the overheating towel trick you can use a good guide or send it in to get it fixed.

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I took my 360 apart because my brother got it from an the expo center (it had no warrenty) and i got the E73 so i overheated it by unpluging the fan on the inside. i waited and then turned it on it was...


When turning on the Xbox 360, a red light would be flashing at the fouth section of the Ring of Light. You should then recieve a ghost screen indicating an error E 73.
You recieve a screen error E 73 and section 4 of the RoL flashing red. This type of error was caused by a General Hardware Error relating to the Ethernet Port not functioning correctly or became faulty and unable to operate even with or without an Ethernet Cable connected to this port. The secondary code would be identified as 1021 for faulty ethernet port. I believe that there is no fix at the moment. If you encounter this error, I would suggest call 1-800-4MY-XBOX or visit www.xbox.com/support
The specific type of hardware error can be determined by these hidden codes:
0001, 0002, 0003, 0010, 0011, 0012, 0013, 0020, 0021,0022, 0023, 0030, 0031, 0032, 0033, 0100, 0101, 0102, 0103, 0110, 0200, 0203, 1000,1001, 1002, 1003, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1030, 1031,1032, 1033, 1100, 1444 and up
More information about these codes and errors, visit this webpage:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726


  • Note: There is known to be a temporary fix for this problem but is not recommended if the device still has available warranty on it. Doing so will avoid it's warranty, thus for you will pay $100 if sent for repair.
The Sticks Method:
  • Requirements: Xbox 360 (Power Cable and Composite/Component/HDMI Cable), two sticks (Like toothpicks, swabs)
1.) Turn off your Xbox 360 and unplug everthing.
2.) Get two sticks (Something like toothpicks or something that could fit in the back of the Xbox 360.
3.) Insert each stick to jam the two fans at the back of the Xbox 360 to prevent it from spinning.
4.) Plug back cables (Power and Cable connecting to TV; the RRoD will not appear unless the cable to the TV is connected).
5.) When RRoD appears (One Red Light), wait for about 10 to 15 minutes or maybe less for the Xbox 360 to overheat.
6.) At this point, you should get two red lights (Resembles Overheating Error) so remove the two sticks so that the fans will spin in an increased speed. After a few seconds, the Xbox 360 will turn off to cool down (RRoD will still appear).
7.) Unplug only the cable connected to the TV. You can unplug the power cord if you want to. Then let it cool for about 30 minutes or so (Feel the Xbox 360 if it's cool or still warm)
8.) Replug all wires and turn your Xbox 360 on.
The Xbox 360 should now be able to boot to your Xbox Dashboard. I don't know how this fix works but it's only temporary. Note that doing this continually would cause it to now work even if you try to redo this fix again and again. Doing so would make other hardware components to fail permanently such as the GPU for example.

If this first temporary fix did not work, do the second method: The Towel Trick. You can find the tutorials in Youtube. Again, this is not recommended if you have warranty left and never do this continually. Your Xbox 360 would completely and permanently fail after that. if it doesnt help after all this....I suggest sending it to Microsoft for repairs

Jun 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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What do i have to do to fix error code E73


When turning on the Xbox 360, a red light would be flashing at the fouth section of the Ring of Light. You should then recieve a ghost screen indicating an error E 73.
You recieve a screen error E 73 and section 4 of the RoL flashing red. This type of error was caused by a General Hardware Error relating to the Ethernet Port not functioning correctly or became faulty and unable to operate even with or without an Ethernet Cable connected to this port. The secondary code would be identified as 1021 for faulty ethernet port. I believe that there is no fix at the moment. If you encounter this error, I would suggest call 1-800-4MY-XBOX or visit www.xbox.com/support
The specific type of hardware error can be determined by these hidden codes:
0001, 0002, 0003, 0010, 0011, 0012, 0013, 0020, 0021,0022, 0023, 0030, 0031, 0032, 0033, 0100, 0101, 0102, 0103, 0110, 0200, 0203, 1000,1001, 1002, 1003, 1010, 1011, 1012, 1013, 1020, 1021, 1022, 1023, 1030, 1031,1032, 1033, 1100, 1444 and up
More information about these codes and errors, visit this webpage:
http://forums.xbox-scene.com/index.php?showtopic=484726


  • Note: There is known to be a temporary fix for this problem but is not recommended if the device still has available warranty on it. Doing so will avoid it's warranty, thus for you will pay $100 if sent for repair.
The Sticks Method:
  • Requirements: Xbox 360 (Power Cable and Composite/Component/HDMI Cable), two sticks (Like toothpicks, swabs)
1.) Turn off your Xbox 360 and unplug everthing.
2.) Get two sticks (Something like toothpicks or something that could fit in the back of the Xbox 360.
3.) Insert each stick to jam the two fans at the back of the Xbox 360 to prevent it from spinning.
4.) Plug back cables (Power and Cable connecting to TV; the RRoD will not appear unless the cable to the TV is connected).
5.) When RRoD appears (One Red Light), wait for about 10 to 15 minutes or maybe less for the Xbox 360 to overheat.
6.) At this point, you should get two red lights (Resembles Overheating Error) so remove the two sticks so that the fans will spin in an increased speed. After a few seconds, the Xbox 360 will turn off to cool down (RRoD will still appear).
7.) Unplug only the cable connected to the TV. You can unplug the power cord if you want to. Then let it cool for about 30 minutes or so (Feel the Xbox 360 if it's cool or still warm)
8.) Replug all wires and turn your Xbox 360 on.
The Xbox 360 should now be able to boot to your Xbox Dashboard. I don't know how this fix works but it's only temporary. Note that doing this continually would cause it to now work even if you try to redo this fix again and again. Doing so would make other hardware components to fail permanently such as the GPU for example.

If this first temporary fix did not work, do the second method: The Towel Trick. You can find the tutorials in Youtube. Again, this is not recommended if you have warranty left and never do this continually. Your Xbox 360 would completely and permanently fail after that. if it doesnt help after all this....I suggest sending it to Microsoft for repairs

Apr 24, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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I have the error 73 showing on my screen. how can


E73: General Hardware Error: Ethernet port... this error is caused by a problem with the Ethernet port. Try this troubleshooting. Remove the A/V cord from the back of the XBox 360. Stick two sticks into the fans to prevent them from spinning. This will cause the system to overheat within five minutes. You will know its done when the first and third quadrants light up red on the system (indicating the system has overheated). Unplug the system, plug it back in and turn it on to see if it was successful. (Note: While this method does not void your warranty, if your XBox is still under warranty I suggest sending to Microsoft to fix.

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Apr 12, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When i turn the x box on it has one red light flashing in the bottom right hand corner and the error 73 message comes on


The problem has aroused due to the overheating of the console. The HANA scaler chip on the motherboard got overheated and this deals with the display on your console and that is why your Xbox is showing the e74 error.

If your Xbox 360 console is under warranty period, then without coming to the decision of self repairing you should send your console to the Microsoft service center and let them work for you. What is important on your part, you have to be patient for 5 weeks without gaming until you get back your favorite console repaired.

Fixing 1 red light (E74) error is not a problem at all, so long as you have quality resources. Read the repair guide by clicking the link below, and you will know how to fix the Xbox 360's 1 red light error. This quality step by step instructions guide found here will help you crack the 1 red light error with ease, which will ensure you can start enjoying gaming rather easily.

http://fix-my-xbox360.info/

Jul 22, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox E 73 error


Hi Brett,

FYI. the 3yr extended warranty only applies for the 3RED LIGHTS and E74 issues only..if the console is already in the service center,you dont have to worry anymore,microsoft technicians will surely work hard to get it fixed. just wait 2-3weeks for the whole repair process,and you& your son will enjoy playing xbox in no time. :-)

May 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I turned on my 360 and an error message popped up E 73


From what I have read this is a general error that includes your ethernet port.

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5mins after turning back on e 73 is there


E73 error dont have anything to do with your harddrive. This is what E73 is E73: General Hardware Error: Ethernet port... this error is caused by a problem with the Ethernet port.
But I would almost guarantee it is the solder under the GPU which is the common problem for all overheated xbox360 systems. Wecan fix it for you if your interested please contact us for free estimate. xbox360fixer@verizon.net

Jan 20, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Lexmark c510 error message ;83 photodeve cart missing


See User Reference
http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/c510/eng/userref.pdf

Understanding printer messages
pages 184 and 185

"Message:
83 Photodev Cart Exhausted

What this message means:
The photodeveloper cartridge is completely used.

What you can do:
Replace the photodeveloper cartridge.
See also: Replacing the photodeveloper cartridge [page 73]

Continuing below
Message:
83 Photodev Cart Life Warning

What this message means:
The photodeveloper cartridge is nearing the end of its life.

What you can do:
• Press Go to clear the message and continue printing.
• Replace the photodeveloper cartridge.
See also: Replacing the photodeveloper cartridge [page 73]

Continuing below
Message:
83 Photodev Cart Missing

What this message means:
The photodeveloper cartridge is either missing or incorrectly
installed.

What you can do:
Correctly install the photodeveloper cartridge to clear the message and continue printing.
See also: Replacing the photodeveloper cartridge [page 73] "

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E 73 error code


Try this, I saw this on a u-tube vid, and i can't believe it worked. Turn on unit until the red light flashes and the error code(E 73) shows up on the screen. Next insert toothpicks in the back of the console(while unit is running) into the cooling fans, this is to suppose to overheat the console and start two red lights flashing. Turn off console when this happens(unplug all cords from console) and turn the system back on. Like I said it worked for my system and I hope it works for all of yours out there.

Sep 09, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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