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E 74 problem

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System error. e 74. when i turn on my xbox360

good day sir you can fix it on your own just visit this link for the instruction on how to fix system error 74 on your x box 360 console... if you think that this help you please rate me thank you sir....

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My 360 has given me an red ring and says that theres an system error and says e 74 at the bottom

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If it is under warranty with microsoft or anywhere else, send it in for repairs. They are usually free.

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The E74 error is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the console taking too much heat. To fix it you need to stop the heat build up.

You can do this yourself using a good guide that will show you how to fix it with household items or you can send it in and they will fix it for you.

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My xbox 360 displays an e 74 when turned on. What can Ii do to fix it?

The E74 is caused by the scaler chip at the back of the Xbox overheating and to fix this you need to stop the heat build up.

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How do i fix the e 74 problem?

this is what that code means i dont think you will have much luck fixing it yourself tho: E74: I/O Hardware Error - HSIO related, could be crc error, or many things: 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. Microsoft covers this error under their 3-year warranty, this is availble to anyone who hasn't modified their console. contact MS to get a free replacement console before attempting to fix this yourself. Failing that this error In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement (see error 0102)

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Ihave error 74 one red light any way to fix my warrenty is out boys realy love it cant buy new one please help

There are a number of ways to fix it. The easiest for you would be paying someone off craigslist $40 to repair it for you. Otherwise you'll have to take the xbox apart and use a kit from the internet to fix it. Takes about 45+ minutes from start to finish. Kits cost about $10 from the net.

Don't try any of the "tricks" like the towel one, etc. They are likely to damage your system further.

Best of luck!

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The E-74 error is also due to overheating and the RROD fix also cures this fault, hope that helps :)

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try the x-clamp fix, also try a different av cable as yours can be damaged

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