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E74 on xbox360

Would you like to buy my xbox360? it has the 3red light fix already i drilled out the heat sinks and put new screws in, no more x clamps and now im getting the e74...im gonna just buy a new xbox. ill sell u this one for 175$ if you would like it. email me at dg1726@yahoo.com

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YOU DON T NEED TO BUY A NEW ONE. CALL THE XBOX 360 SUPPORT NUMBER LOCATED IN THE BACK OF THE XBOX OR YOU CAN GOOGLE THE SUPPORT NUMBER FOR XBOX.

INFORMED THEM THAT YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING AND YOUR XBOX IS NOT WORKING AND YOU HAVE THE RED LIGHT.

THEY WILL REPLACE YOUR XBOX OR FIX IT FOR FREE.

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I need to know how to fix the e74 error on xbox 360 without microsoft or buying one of those guides if you have one just tell how to fix it!


Well you can do a conservative x clamp mod
on it .This will more than likely get your system
running again , but there's a catch . It may not
last long 2-3 months is average but some unit run
longer. It's quite simple actually. Strip the unit
down to the P.C. board . Remove both X clamps
and both heat sinks clean the chips and the
heat sink Put a thin coat of articsilver5 on
the chips . remove all the studs from both
heat sinks place the heat sinks back on and
line up the holes and get 8 10-32 x 3/8 pan head
Philips screws thread all the screws in evenly and
then tight (not to tight) put the unit back together
but leave the fan hanging out . place half the
fan over the large heatsink . Ready to cycle-
plug in the power and the audio/ video and power on
after 5 min the fan should be at full speed and 4-5 min more you should get 2 red lights -unplug after 10min weather you get 2 red or not . wait 15min
and reassemble your unit should be working . that's
it

Hope that helps . if you get 3 red and no fan before
you try to over heat , don't worry just back off
the screws in the G.P.U.'s heat sink.

This is not recommended for console that are under warranty

Rob

Feb 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E 74


You need to have the motherboard fixed, do to this you need to take the xbox360 apart then reflow the board. (3red and e74 fix pretty much the same way)

there is a great 6part video guide on YouTube to view for free. 6 videos from the same fellow, each video is a few mins long, and goes over everything for you.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ohiocitysales#p/u and its free unlike some eBook site.

I actually used the same method to fix over 450 Xbox360 units with no problems at all, barring a few (but i have done nearly 500 so you expect a few problems along the way), you just need a few things though like a heat gun and some thermal paste. sounds hard, but it's very easy once you start!

Hope this helps in some way.

Jan 03, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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3 flashing red lights x box 360


You need to have the motherboard fixed, do to this you need to take the xbox360 apart then reflow the board.

there is a great 6part video guide on YouTube to view for free. 6 videos from the same fellow, each video is a few mins long, and goes over everything for you.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ohiocitysales#p/u and its free unlike some eBook site.

I actually used the same method to fix over 450 Xbox360 units with no problems at all, barring a few (but i have done nearly 500 so you expect a few problems along the way), you just need a few things though like a heat gun and some thermal paste. sounds hard, but it's very easy once you start!

Hope this helps in some way.


I should also mention that that the 3 red light issue is covered by Microsoft for 3 years from the date of purchase under there extended warranty for 3red light and 1 red light E74 errors. so if your unit is under 3 years old and you have not opened it, then give them a call for free and have your unit fixed for free.

Jan 02, 2010 | Video Game Consoles

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I have a problem with my x-box 360 and the red eye. It plays no more games and i purchase it in 2007. what can i do?


Do you have 1 or 3 red lights? Microsoft have a 3 year warranty form the original purchase date for the 3red light error and also for the 1 red light error (E74) so if its under 3 full years old and has one of them two errors, and has not been opened then have it sent to Microsoft to be fixed free of charge
You need to have the motherboard fixed, do to this you need to take the xbox360 apart then reflow the board.

Otherwise there is a great 6part video guide on YouTube to view for free. 6 videos from the same fellow, each video is a few mins long, and goes over everything for you.

http://www.youtube.com/user/ohiocitysales#p/u and its free unlike some eBook site.

I actually used the same method to fix over 450 Xbox360 units with no problems at all, barring a few (but i have done nearly 500 so you expect a few problems along the way), you just need a few things though like a heat gun and some thermal paste. sounds hard, but it's very easy once you start!

Hope this helps in some way.

Jan 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When i switch my xbox360 on there is no ound or


are there any red lights on your xbox if so this could be the problem:

e74 or rrod error means that there is an hardware issue.
What you need to do is a very simple and cheap repair.
look on ebay for x clamp repair kits, these are just a few bucks and most sellers include a good guide in how to do the mod/fix.
what causes the rrod or e74 error is the X shape clamp on the underside or the mother board bending and mis-shaping causing the ball soldering on the gpu/cpu slightly melting and forming hairline cracks in the solder.
The x-clamp kit will apply more pressure to the gpu/cpu and a little trick of disconnecting the fans and turning on the xbox and allowing it to overheat will re melt the solder ball joints to fill the hairline cracks.
Depending on which chip is the issue you may also need a 2000 watt heat gun instead of using the over heating method (the gpu chip).
Replacing the heat pads on the heat sink with thermal paste which comes with the kit will keep the gpu/cpu cooler and you wont have this issue again.
Please make sure you buy the kit which comes with heat treated nylon washers as the steel spring washes fail!.
The repair takes around 1-2 hours
I hope this helps in fixing you xbox.

Nov 07, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light on xbox tv says e74


This happens a lot which is then i followed by the 3 red rings(red rings of death). is what you need to do is open your'e console, their are help video's on U tube for this. Once your console is open and you have the mother board taken out you need to remove the heat sinks which are on top of the chips. just un-snap the x clamps (on the bottom of the motherboard) and take off the heat sinks. unscrew the tabs on the bottom of the heats sinks and take them out. now take one of the heat sinks to a hardware store and find 8 screws about an inch long that screw into the heat sinks, also buy 16 plastic washers and 8 metal washers that fit onto the screws.also try to find a BUTANE Torch this will save you from the expensive heatguns and work just as good. the last thing you need is Arctic Silver 5 which can be found for 5 bucks on ebay. now once you have this you need to lay your motherboard on a flat inflammable area. light the torch and make shure it is on the LOWEST setting and that the flame is about 3/4 inch long and make a sort on hissing sound. make shure the top of the chips are cleaned with a paper towel of the paste. start with the torch about 3 inches over a chip and keep it moving with a sweeping motion after about 30 seconds start to get close but not to close about an inch an a half away and keep making sweeping and circular movements for about 2 min. do not get to close. now move to the next chip and do the same thing. now after ur done with the chips move the torch away about 3inches and keep heat on both chips for another minute and let them cool for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. once they are cool to the touch clean off the metal parts of the chips with alcohol (I prefer acetone too) make shure they have a mirror like finish and put a very little glob of the arctic silver on the metal chips and evenly flaten it out till it covers them evenly, make sure to apply enough! ( i used the side of a allen wrench, its less messy). now on the bottom of both heat sinks, clean them off with acetone or alcohol and scrub them very firmly to get off the grime from the paste. now put one plastic washer on each screw and insert them through the bottom of the holes surrounding the chips flip the mother board over and put the other 8 plastic washers on the screws and on top of these put on the 8 metal washers. then put the heat sinks on and tighten them down. once you put the mother board in the metal casing, plug it in(dont fully assemble it yet) now test out your xbox by pressing the little button on the ring of lights board and let it boot up a usual. If it works then ur done, but if 3 red lights start blinking or two red light start blinking you need to adjust the 8 screws. through the 8 holes in the bottom of the metal casing stick a small screwdriver in there and make sure they are all snug but not to tight and then loosin each one about an 1/8 of a turn till there just a little loose. keep testing and adjusting the screws till it boots up with the green lights.
THIS WILL REPAIR 3RED LIGHTS,FREEZING,NO VIDEO, 2 red LIGHTS. in most cases 1 RED LIGHT will be fixed

GO TO A HARDWARE STORE FIND THE FOLLOWING THINGS IF YOU DONT HAVE THEM
16 plastic washers
8 metal washers(make sure all the washers fit snugly around the screws and are very thin)
8 screws about an inch long that fit heat sinks
Butane blow torch, just a small one will do
small torx wrench kit. big and small flat and phillips head screwdrivers

Mar 15, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I just bought an xbox 360 and at first it worked fine, but now since i got registered online it locks up when i try to plan games...especially when playing grand theft auto 1v...the screen just locks up...


This happens a lot which is then i followed by the 3 red rings(red rings of death). is what you need to do is open your'e console, their are help video's on U tube for this. Once your is console open and you have the mother board taken out you need to remove the heat sinks which are on top of the chips. just un-snap the x clamps (on the bottom of the motherboard) and take off the heat sinks. unscrew the tabs on the bottom of the heats sinks and take them out. now take one of the heat sinks to a hardware store and find 8 screws about an inch long that screw into the heat sinks, also buy 16 plastic washers and 8 metal washers that fit onto the screws.also trey to find a BUTANE Torch this will save you from the expensive heat guns and work just as good. the last thing you need is Arctic Silver 5 which can be found for 5 bucks on eBay. now once you have this you need to lay your motherboard on a flat inflammable area. light the torch and make sure it is on the LOWEST setting and that the flame is about 3/4 inch long and make a sort on hissing sound. make shure the top of the chips are cleaned with a paper towel of the paste. start with the torch about 3 inches over a chip and keep it moving with a sweeping motion after about 30 seconds start to get close but not to close about an inch an a half away and keep making sweeping and circular movements for about 2 min. do not get to close. now move to the next chip and do the same thing. now after ur done with the chips move the torch away about 3inches and keep heat on both chips for another minute and let them cool for a total of 10 to 15 minutes. once they are cool to the touch clean off the metal parts of the chips with alcohol (I preffer acitone too) make shure they have a mirror like finish and put a very little glob of the artic silver on the metal chips and evenly flaten it out till it covers them evenly, make shure to apply enough! ( i used the side of a allen wrench, its less messy). now on the bottom of both heat sinks, clean them off with acitone or alcohol and scrub them very firmly to get off the grime from the paste. now put one plastic washer on each screw and insert them through the bottom of the holes surrounding the chips flip the mother board over and put the other 8 plastic washers on the screws and on top of these put on the 8 metal washers. then put the heat sinks on and tighten them down. once you put the mother board in the metal casing, plug it in(dont fully essmble it yet) now test out your xbox by pressing the little button on the ring of lights board and let it boot up a usual. If it works then ur done, but if 3 red lights start blinking or two red light start blinking you need to adjust the 8 screws. through the 8 holes in the bottom of the metal casing stick a small screwdriver in there and make shure they are all snug but not to tight and then loosin each one about an 1/8 of a turn till there just a little loose. keep testing and adjusting the screws till it boots up with the green lights.
THIS WILL REPAIR 3RED LIGHTS,FREEZING,NO VIDEO, 2 red LIGHTS. in most cases 1 RED LIGHT will be fixed

GO TO A HAREWARE STORE FIND THE FOLLOWING THINGS IF YOU DONT HAVE THEM
16 platic washers
8 metal washers(make shure all the washers fit snuggly around the screws and are very thin)
8 screws about an inch long that fit heat sinks
Butane blow torch, just a small one will do
small torx wrench kit. big and small flat and phillips head screwdrivers

Feb 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1 red light


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This post describes the E74 error with one red light problem.

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Jan 04, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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No picture but have sound


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