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Red light when i turn on the xbox 360 a red light comes on and a e74 pop on the screen with multi languages

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    jlrochk May 11, 2010

    I've had the same thing happen to me a few times. I just turn off the xbox and turn it back on. If ONE RED LIGHT comes on just turn the xbox off and then back on and it should work. If there are THREE RED LIGHTS or FOUR something may be wrong with the xbox and you might have to take it in to be looked at. If you need anything else just ask. Hope this helps.

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I have tried this one my other console and the a/v cable works perfectly

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This might be a problem with the AV cable try using a different AV cable and see if that is it

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