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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.

Posted on Jun 04, 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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I red light e74 message on screen


The E74 error happens as the scaler chip that deals with all the display, you will need to stop the heat build up, you can do this yourself or you can send it in for repair.

Dec 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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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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Everytime i switch on it shows errror E74


The E74 error code occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.

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.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair.

Login at the following website to start an online repair support case
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $99.00 if not)
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair
or contact Xbox support at 1 800 4my xbox
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $120.00 if not)

Jul 23, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74


The cause of the E74 Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error messages in future you need to put your machine at an open space. Ensure that it is placed near the window or you can also make some external arrangement for cooling the console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan etc. But as your Xbox already have E74 Problem, You can either send your Xbox to Microsoft for repair ( just for your information Microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74 Problem), Microsoft generally takes 3-4 weeks to fix the problem. If you can't wait for a month (I know most XBox gamers can not wait without their favourite Gaming device), You can also fix E74 Problem yourself and that too within an hour without any technical knowledge. I would suggest you to check out the DIY Xbox Fix Guide for more information.


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Mar 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox 360 E74 Error


Though i fixed the E74 Error myself within an hour but please test the below method at your OWN Risk. Please also note that microsoft is no longer providing Extended warranty for E74 Error.

Check out this DIY Video Guide, that explains step by step instructions to fix E74 Error yourself within an hour. It also provides the money back guarantee in case you are not satisfied. As i fixed my Xbox myself so i thought to share it with you guys....




Jan 22, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74


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...

Jan 03, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Error e74


99% of E74 error caused by the GPU. you can fix them like the way you fix the 3 red light issue. you can get the repair kit for like $10. I got my from the site below.

Xbox360 Repair kit

Dec 10, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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1flashing red light


one red light is also the E71 error as well.

Aug 04, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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