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E74, Lower right quadrant

I was playing Rock Band when i noticed that the images on my screen were blurry, but when i reset the console it gave me error message. I've been told E74 might mean the AV cable, so i tried a new cable, still doesnt work.
I was also told that if it isnt the AV, it is the scaler chip or the GPU, is there a way i can fix either of those at home? I really dont want to send it in to MS.

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  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Yep me to, i was playing Halo 3 when all of a sudden my images wigged out, when i restarted my console I was embraced by the same error message.

  • seabert02 Apr 22, 2009

    I had the same problem as the captain. Last night I was playing Rock Band 2 on my Xbox360 (~18 months old) and noticed that my avatar in the NXE was pixelated, but all the menu text was fine. When I entered Rock Band 2, it was the same thing. The characters would get pixelated, but the notes on the chart and the text on the menus were fine. This evening I get home and try to fire it up and I have the lower right quadrant's light blinking at me.

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Mine does the same thing except the video doesn't blur. Occasionally the lower right right lights up and I turn it off, wait a minute, put it back on, and then it works fine.We called Microsoft, and they said it was a hardware error. I reccomend that you send it in to Microsoft, if you try to fix it yourself and fail, you'll be screwed with a voided warranty, and probably end up having to buy a new console.

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