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Xbox 360 Error E74

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Purchased one of these shabbily made 360's for the kids 13 months ago, the other day error74 one red light. i decided to have a look at it myself as i am an electronics engineer.
end result i had to reheat the graphics processor to get it reseated properly. it is working fine now, in my humble opinion this board is an accident waiting to happen, if you buy one of these consoles get your self a full bore warantee becuase they will go wrong in a short time. it has BGA chips all over the place (even ram is BGA) given the heat runing around a games console and the expected amount of power on use then mi9crosoft should be ashamed of themselves.

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Error code E74 is a problem with the AV cables, try using different or new cables and the problem should be fixed for you.

There is a small chance that it can be caused by a hardware issue, such as your encoder chip. But it is safe to say it is probably the cables.

I hope that this has helped to solve your problem, good luck!

Posted on May 17, 2008

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On the circle 1 part red says systemm error e74


You are experiencing a hardware failure, better know as the red ring of death. Microsoft recomends the following

Step 1: Confirm the E74 error loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
Step 2: Submit a console repair request loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.

Start the repair process online. (http://service.xbox.com/)

For more information about how to contact Xbox Support directly, please visit the following website: www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error. For more information about the E74 warranty extension, see the following article: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

Jul 30, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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System error E 74 is coming up on my xbox360


This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure. To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.
https://myservice.xbox.com/en-us/Pages/Welcome.aspx to start the repair process.

Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error.

Mar 03, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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How to fix error message e74 with one red ring flashing


The e74 Xbox error's principal cause is overheating, due to excess heat causing damage to various components, and eventually major malfunctions in the hardware of your console. Why is this heat able to build up and cause damage that leads to the Xbox 360 e74 error? This is actually due to cramped case design and a lack of cooling devices such as fans and heat sinks. Although overheating is ususally a problem for all electronic devices, the Xbox 360 does seem to suffer particularly badly from this issue. unless you have a bit of technical knowledge than the best thing would be to A) fix your Xbox e74 problem by sending your Xbox 360 back to Microsoft for repair or B) buy a new one. there is no easy way to permentaly fix it without taking your xbox apart and the "towel trick" which is where you wrap your xbox in a towell power on until it overheats and shutsdown is only a temporary fix and will cause major damage to your xbox in the long run. fixing yourself consists of stabilizing the heat shields by removing the old brackets and replacing them with new heat paste and bolts so the best thing if you are dedicated to doing it yourself would be to probably buy a manual online. you shouldnt need to pay anything over $30 and make sure you get a full manual because alot of them only deal with the "red ring of death" (which is three red rings)
hope this helps

Dec 01, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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E 74


E74 error appears when you use your Xbox 360 console Article ID : 941377 Last Review : March 10, 2010 Revision : 14.0 On This Page SYMPTOMS Your console displays the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor: E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support.If you see a different error message or a code other than E74, your console may be experiencing a different problem. If this is the case, please search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for the error message or for the symptom.

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CAUSE This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

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MORE INFORMATION Step 1: Confirm the E74 errorTo verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the console. 2. Turn on the console. 3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.

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Step 2: Submit a console repair requestIf you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online by using the links in the "Additional support" section.

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Additional supportIf your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. There are no additional troubleshooting steps. To start the online repair process, click one of the following links: In the United States

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair)

Outside the United States http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox support directly, please visit the following Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error. For more information about this repair process, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

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References/Links If one light around the power button on your Xbox 360 console flashes red, there are additional steps that you can try. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 907536 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907536/ ) One light flashes red on your Xbox 360 console

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Oct 15, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox is got a e74 system error what is it an can i repair it


It's a known failure on the XBOX 360 and Microsoft will cover it even after the device has gone out of warranty.

Excerpt from About the E74 Error:

...the E74 error message can indicate the general hardware failure that is associated with three flashing red lights error on the console. As a result, we have decided to cover repairs related to the E74 error message under our three-year warranty program for certain general hardware failures that was announced in July 2007. We have already made improvements to the console that will reduce the likelihood of an occurrence of this issue. Detailed information related to the Xbox 360 warranty and resources for those who require repair can be found at http://www.xbox.com/support (http://www.xbox.com/support) .

Apr 29, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 error message can indicate the general hardware failure that is associated with three flashing red lights error on the console. As a result, we have decided to cover repairs related to the E74 error message under our three-year warranty program for certain general hardware failures that was announced in July 2007. We have already made improvements to the console that will reduce the likelihood of an occurrence of this issue. Detailed information related to the Xbox 360 warranty and resources for those who require repair can be found at www.xbox.com/support (www.xbox.com/support) .

Microsoft will refund to customers the amount paid for an Out of Warranty repair due to a general hardware failure associated with the E74 error message. Those customers should automatically receive the refund within 4-12 weeks, and no additional action by customers should be necessary. Customers can choose to receive either a refund to their credit card or a check refund. Checks should be received no later than the end of July. If you have any question regarding refund status, contact Xbox Customer Support at: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact .
you can submit a console-repair request online by using the links in the "Additional support" section. To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
uparrow.gifBack to the top Additional support loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit the appropriate Web site: Inside the United States

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx? redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx? step=repair)

Outside the United States http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox Customer Support directly, please visit the following Microsoft Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact

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My xbox 360 ts showing E74. System Error.


not sure if this will help but i found this video showing a fix for that problem
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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

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