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The screen is showing an E74 error. Don't think this is an over heating issue as the console was only on for 30 mins

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Well my xbox 360 has one red light and dont have money to pay for fix and it says E74


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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:

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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)
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Dec 01, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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Xbox 360 e74 error code


All you have to do is heat up the soder with a heat gun on low for 5-10 mins.Also don't heat up the motherboard or CPU at all good luck!!!

Sep 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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When i turn on my 360 it shows up e74 and i try the qtip trick and it doesnt wrk no more i turn it on and on and on and still e74 help so tempted 2 break this thing


All you have to do is you a heat gun and heat up the soder on the xbox for 5-10 Min's heat it on a low setting and don't heat up motherboard or cpu good luck...

Jun 27, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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Red light flashing and letter and numbers (e74)


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Mar 10, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 error 1 flashing red light


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Feb 28, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 DISTORTION ON MONITOR SCREEN game still playable but a lot of verticle dotted lines


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

It normally happens before the red lights of doom pop up.

Feb 11, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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E74 error code for xbox


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Feb 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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System error e74


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

Jan 26, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Single red flashing light and system error E74 showing on the TV


The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

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