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E 74 my xbox got the 1 red light called the e 74 error so wat ca i do to fix that

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    me too e 74 sucks...

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Found this on a forum site hope it helps-

E74: 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 (see error 0102)-

ERROR 0102 Error in the "Digital Backbone" (CPU/GPU/RAM), this is usually caused by a cold solder joint between the GPU and the mainboard.
There are two theories to fixing this one deals with the "X" clamps that hold down the chips. The other involves re-Heating the chips. DO NOT attempt either of these if your console is still under warranty. If your console is still under warranty return it to the store where it was purchased or call MS to have it replaced.

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E74 is an error related to video. It's either:
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Try a different video cable, unplug and plug it back in to make sure the video cable is seated properly. If it's neither of these issues, the only thing to do is to contact Microsoft's customer service and get it replaced/fixed.

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Having the e-74 code is when the video chip on the 360 over heats and becomes un soldered your best bet is to turn the 360 on with a towel over it and wait for 3 red lights the call microsoft and tell them the 3 lights issue dont mention the 1 light or it will cost you dearly around 150$

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I have 1 red light


This Sounds like a Error 74 you are speaking of.

This may be fixed for a short time by unplugging every cord from your xbox and leaving it for 30 min to an hour. tho this is only a workaround if it is under warranty i Highly recommend getting it replaced

An e 74 involves the GPU and will require soldering to truly fix and now there are a fuw things you can do one is to call Microsoft and get Assistance by phone

1-800-4MY-XBOX
International (direct dial to U.S.): 425-635-7180
Hearing Impaired (TDD device): 1-866-740-9269 or 425-635-7102
Hours of operation (every day):
9:00 A.M. to 1:00 A.M. Eastern Time
6:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. Pacific Time


-Or-


Try it your self i do NOT recommend do this as it will VOID your warranty but if you feel compelled to fix it your self


--- I do not accept any responsibility whatsoever on what you do to your xbox - I am just here to inform ---


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHA
This is a video showing how someone fixed there E74 for the second time. The xbox was reported to be currently playing fine, has a few games of halo 3 online to test and the box worked without any problems :)

Go to xbox-scene.com if you need any other infomation regarding xbox repair.


Good luck with whatever you deside to do!,
-Rel

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error code 74 is
74: AV cable Error - There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable.

hope this solves your problem
Maxicube

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The cause of E-74 with one red light Error might be overheating of your console and for avoiding such error 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 of console such as cooling the machine through a pedestal fan.
But as your Xbox already have E74 with one red light Problem which can be solved by only repairing it, no other alternative.
Either you can send your Xbox to Microsoft (Please note that microsoft is no longer providing extended warranty for E74 with one red light Error) and wait for 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to wait for a month, you can also fix E74 with one red light problem with the help of this DIY Video, the guide will explain step by step approach to fix the problem. Choice is yours.

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