Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
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.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
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
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
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