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My lower right hand light on the xbox360 is red. slot 4. and then i goes to a syestem error screen and says e 74

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This may be fixed for a short time by unplugging every cord from your xbox and leaving it for 30 min to an hour. tho this is only a workaround if it is under warranty i Highly recommend getting it replaced

An e 74 involves the GPU and will require soldering to truly fix and now there are a fuw things you can do one is to call Microsoft and get Assistance by phone

1-800-4MY-XBOX
International (direct dial to U.S.): 425-635-7180
Hearing Impaired (TDD device): 1-866-740-9269 or 425-635-7102
Hours of operation (every day):
9:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. Eastern Time
6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time


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Try it your self i do NOT recommend do this as it will VOID your warranty but if you feel compelled to fix it your self


--- I do not accept any responsibility whatsoever on what you do to your xbox - I am just here to inform ---


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHA
This is a video showing how someone fixed there E74 for the second time. The xbox was reported to be currently playing fine, has a few games of halo 3 online to test and the box worked without any problems :)

Go to xbox-scene.com if you need any other infomation regarding xbox repair.


Good luck with whatever you deside to do!,
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E74 refers to an error with either the GPU or your av cable

first try switching out av cables if that doesnt work then send it back to microsoft for repairs

if you want to try to fix it yourself try this

Since your AV cable is good, then it definately is your Scaler chip. The only way that you can fix this is if you take your xbox360 apart and resolder the GPU to the motherboard. Now theres about 50 different tutorials out there on how to take your case apart but I found that this tutorial is the best... its straight forward and includes pictures:

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/Xbox-360-Disassembly.htm

Okay, your xbox is apart. Next, your going to have to remove the x-clamps and GPU. Then you are going to have to resolder the GPU to the motherboard by overheating your GPU. llamma also has a really good write up on this as well. They also sell the tools that you will need, and the washers and bolts you will need.

http://www.llamma.com/xbox360/repair/ring_of_light_x-clamp_fix.htm

Once you've resoldered your GPU, then you might want to consider installing a CPU fan on your outside case to prevent your xbox from overheating in the future. As of now, you cannot buy the new GPU heatsinks which have the heatpipe technology, so this is the best thing to do for the voided xbox's.

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