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A red light has come on the lower right of the power switch wiv the error code E74

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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.



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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Hello Ms Rosalind Gri

E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

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So i take it that 1 red light in the lower right is a huge problem or what?


1 red light in the lower corner is the E74 error.

Sometimes you will not see E74 but it is the display chip that is overheating.

You need to stop the heat build up and you can send it in for repair or you can use a good Xbox 360 Repair Guide.

Apr 13, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do i fix an error 74 on an xbox360


The E74/E6x/E4x/E8x are famous error codes that have plagued many Xbox 360 gamers. This error codes will be displayed on your screen, each indicating different problem with your Xbox 360. It's usually defined by the single red light or 1 Red Light Error lit up at lower right quadrant on the Red Ring of Light on your Xbox 360 console.
E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by using the Xbox 360 Repair Guide. Xbox 360 E74 error has reported to increasing a lot for the newer Xbox 360 version.
Hope this was helpful?

Feb 26, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Red light is flashing on the right lower quadrant. also, a system error note is seen on the screen.


is the error code e74 or e68,if its e68 take harddrive off and turn console on and should work,if its e74 your console needs fixing,if its still in the 3 year warranty microsoft will fix for free if over 3 years then buy an xclamp kit and go to youtube for videos how to do this repair,dont do towel trick,you will do more damage to console

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E74 fault code. Red light in lower right sector of power display


Try using a lens cleaner these are cheap to buy.e74 and 1 red ring usualy indicates a disk read error

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Got on red light,E74


An E74 error is when the lower-right quadrant of the ring piece indicator flashes red and displays an error message in multiple languages: "E74 System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support". The error is caused when there's a video problem with the Xbox's hardware scaler chip being damaged. As of April 14, 2009, the E74 error is now covered by the three-year extended warranty.

Aug 09, 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.

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Xbox 360 e74 error


Having the e-74 code is when the video chip on the 360 over heats and becomes un soldered your best bet is to turn the 360 on with a towel over it and wait for 3 red lights the call microsoft and tell them the 3 lights issue dont mention the 1 light or it will cost you dearly around 150$

Mar 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One flashing red light.


usually with 1 red light errors, there will also be an error that shows on the screen like e73, e74, e75, etc. You will need to first get your secondary error code.

then enter either the e-code from the screen or the secondary error code into the repair guide


Mar 06, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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I was playing my 360 for a couple of hours....went to sleep for about 10 more hours....(360 is set to auto power off) turned it on today....i get 1 red ring (lower right corner) an messages in different...


E74 is the error code, call xbox (1800-4MY-XBOX) and inform them of this error.
If you have voided your warranty, you will have to resort to buying a new 360 or a new motherboard.

Dec 31, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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One red light bottom right hand corner


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...

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