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E74 HI I JUST BOUGHT MY SON 6 MONTH AGO THIS 360 AND TODAY HE TURNED IT ON AND IT CAME UP WITH AN ERROR E 74 AND A RED LIGHT FLASHING ON THE RIGHT BOTTOM SIDE. HE TRIED HIS COUSINS AV CABLE AND THE POWER CORD AND IT STILL HAS AN ERROR E 74 WITH THE RED LIGHT FLASHING. PLEASE HELP ME REINA

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  • deadsysfren Aug 02, 2008

    My son also turned on his XBOX 360 tonight and the right bottom red light began flashing. This was purchased 9 months ago. I do not have a warranty on this was thrown away after opening in error.

    I do have the original box. What are next steps?

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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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There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement

so since you ruled out the av cable then it comes down to the scaler chip problem.

Contact microsoft and get it replaced, another thing you could do is if you have a multi-meter is use that on the output cables of the xbox it will register with some current 5w or so I think it is not 100% sure of that tho I would have to test to make sure.

But as far as a fix for the scaler chip. your best bet would be to call xbox In the US Customer Support can be reached at 1-800-4-MY-XBOX (1-800-469-9269)

That way if any warrenty on it is not void, and you can get it fixed for free and they are very prompt with their fixing.

hope that helps

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