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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!,
-Rel

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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