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Error code E73. Hardware issue xbox 360. problem with ethernet port. How do I repair this?

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  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2008

    my xbox 360 will not start up and the bottom right quad flashes red and the screen reads E73 how do i fix this? :(

  • cbonn123 Dec 17, 2008

    same thing, only i never put an Ethernet cable in

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    my xbox says E73

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    When i turn on my xbox 360 i get the 1 red ring and get note on my tv screen, what do i do?

  • rscottb Jan 01, 2009

    Same thing, My console is out of warrenty so I polished the GPU and CPU. It worked for a day, then same thing. Help ?

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    brken e73

  • lshebs Jan 08, 2009

    My XBox 360 is 2 weeks new, and I get the E73 error. It is NOT hooked up to ethernet, or hard drive. Just hooked up to the tv that has no cable. So, what's up with that???
    Lor
    lshebs@cox.net

  • chestnutzro Feb 04, 2009

    i turn on the xbox the lower red light appears when i turn on and it is only

    connected to the tv and the cable to turn it on. what the@#$%is happening to my xbox360

    >=(

  • Anonymous Feb 05, 2009

    so do i just send it out to get it fix or can i fix the e73 my self

  • kyle95 Feb 11, 2009

    come on! a virus! its not a virus i got the same problem ok and i cant do the stick trick or towl trick my mum and dad wont let me so please tell me why ive got the E 73 problem is it to do with internet because i am wireless i use the wireless network adapter so why? is there a problem with my xbox if i am wireless??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i thought it was something to do with my cable but i dont use a network cable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am wireless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why has my 360 got the E 73 problem??????????????????. thanks for reading please reply to this message on the website thanks.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    tell me how to ******* fix this

  • flaboy2se Feb 15, 2009

    I have the same problem with one red light and E 73 what can i do

  • Anonymous Feb 17, 2009

    im still not sure how to do anything about the e-74 problem.help plz?

  • XboxMomma Feb 19, 2009

    Our Xbox just went to the Hardware Failure with error code E73 (red light 4th sector)

  • halochamp56 Mar 03, 2009

    well i was going to play my x box 360 after i ate dinning.When i turned it on it had a flashing red light on the bottom right had corner.And it had an error pop up and had the code E73.I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO so please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    E73, code 1021. did xclamp fix for E 74, worked for 2 weeks , now E73 and can't find much info on how to fix it yet. only get it when av cord is connected, tried another cord and same thing. surely one of you has fixed this yaself. baffeld bricky here but not giving up yet. cheers all.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    My fault is the exact same as the previous blogger

  • PRIVATE GREY Apr 06, 2009

    Playing on CoD:WaW when everything about 10ft in front of me got hazy. Turned off Xbox, turned it back on and the error message E73 came up and the fourth quadrant red light came on. Found out later I have a bad A/V port. Now I have to shell out $100-$120 to get it fixed in Texas-Microsoft HQ.

    P.S. Before you rip your console apart, remember that Microsoft is against modders and will not fix anything opened.


  • bnnyboy Apr 07, 2009

    I have the same problem as you guys. I did the overheated the console and sure enough it worked. But this is only a minor solution as I have had to do it twice in 3 days. I feel the E73 error is still there will come back any time. I have opened my console before so I cant send it too microsoft to be fixed. Has anyone found a proper way to fix this error as overhearting the console eveytime it errors can be good for the consoles life span. Its weird that overheating the console fixes the issue surely that the place to start looking for a solution. B

  • Lakersmagic Apr 08, 2009

    E73 fixs posted here ae stupid and dont work

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    wat is towel trick

  • Anonymous Apr 17, 2009

    error code E 73

  • h3llr4zor Apr 19, 2009

    Shut the hell up with the towel / overheating tricks you idiots.
    The only thing it does is RESET the Xbox360 Memory therefore clearing the Error NOT FIXING IT.

    The Error will eventually show up again once the xbox Bios checks the hardware status agian.

  • Mitchelltalj Apr 23, 2009

    e73 error , thing was working fine for two years until i tried to go on the internet with it , now it just gives me the black screen of death

  • spoon20078 Apr 25, 2009

    i have the e 73 error on my xbox too. does anyone know if there is a difference in between the e 73 and 74 errors?

  • Anonymous Apr 30, 2009

    E 73 error.ive fixed it with the towel trick but its onlu last for 5 days

  • xboxdude64 May 02, 2009

    Yes, i have the same freakin' problem. My Xbox 360 last night just got 1 red flashing light. I have looked up on youtube.com about how i could fix it. Most of them just said try to towel trick for the tooth pick trick. I think im gonnna try the tooth pick trick today. You should look it up.

  • CrazyRockinC May 02, 2009

    I was playing it fine when i turned it off to have a break and when i came back on 30mins later 1 red ring and E 73 code...
    so i tried disconecting everything :-(
    i tried disconecting the hard drive :-(
    and can get parts what do i do....????

  • Anonymous May 02, 2009

    screen goes black, 1 red light flashes in the bottom right corner and on the screen its say E 73 system error? how do i fix it with out takin ma computer apart? please help

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    i have had this error for like 5 months but i've been useing the thooth pick trick it works pretty good

  • Anonymous May 10, 2009

    one red light e73 i cant find a solution

  • Anonymous May 11, 2009

    ********

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    it sucks, im goin to buy an elite, this never happens to elites!!!!

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    I have the same problem with the E73 and mine the elite too

  • Ryanthagr8 May 21, 2009

    ye i got same problem happened last night it keeps comming up with E 73 system error. and then just stays there nothing happens i donno how the ethernet thing failed all i did was remove a plug tht was for my nintendo wii!!! and since then it has been broke i dno if i did anythink else becos also the internet went off for a short period of time but pls can s1 giv me the UK microsoft number pls cheers hope i can get fixd or looks like im going shopping

  • Gray Hoods May 21, 2009

    I got the same thing, but I noticed when I took out the AV cable it worked fine. When I put it back in then I got E73



  • Anonymous May 22, 2009

    i blocked both fans and wrapped it in a towel for good measure and it overheated and reset in 5min. It booted right up. it might not be a permanent fix but its long enough to trade it in on a PS3. im tired of this Xbox ****, If this were my product I would be ashamed.

  • mcnugget86 May 23, 2009

    i have the e73 1021 issue. i have tried a number of tricks to get it to work but no luck. towels and sticks are not the answer to my problem :(, and the thermo paste on GPU and CPU has not fixed it either. i am reluctant to strip the mother board as i dont have a heat gun and the concept seems a little extreme. i will probably get rid of this console  but i would still like to know a fix to set my mind at ease :)

  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    god god my 360 is dead

  • Michelle Stone
    Michelle Stone Apr 19, 2013

    i have two x box 360 that are doing the E73 i don't have money to send it away to get fixed could you please tell me an easy way to fix it. i am scared to heat it up just in case it is a faulty chip or something.

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After much searching I was finally able to fix E73 on my Xbox 360.

I cannot guarantee that this will work for everyone and personally it was a last resort for me but there don't seem to be many options to fix it.

Remove the A/V cord from the back of the XBox 360. Stick two sticks into the fans to prevent them from spinning. This will cause the system to overheat within five minutes. You will know its done when the first and third quadrants light up red on the system (indicating the system has overheated). Unplug the system, plug it back in and turn it on to see if it was successful. (Note: While this method does not void your warranty, if your XBox is still under warranty I suggest sending to Microsoft to fix.)

Good Luck.

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The problem with e73 is that its the system telling you there is a problem with the ethernet cable reciver but there may or may not be. 90% of the ,consoles i come across have not been a problem with the ethernet reciver at all some of the more popular problem flashing this code is a result of system failure in the mother boards ability to read properly the connection between the cpu and gpu units under the heat sinks. there are a few fixes avalible for this projected e73 problem. i strongly caution you not to preform work unless you are familiar with the console and its internal parts.
i can walk anyone through this code fix process if you want.

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Slowly take off your pants and then dip your testicles in to the hole of the center of the disk tray. Then close the disk tray and sing Puff The Magic Dragon three times, if it is still not operating then rub the CPU and the hard drive around your anal cavity while singing twinkle twinkle little star. I have done this three times on three different consoles and each one has worked and they have never broken down since. GOOD LUCK!

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  • disher27 Aug 11, 2010

    mad head does it really mork lol

  • Nicktheguy Aug 20, 2010

    I had to sing the song 5 times before it worked, but RROD is gone! Thanks!

  • MikeP1723 Nov 21, 2010

    I have tried this seventeen times and it hasn't worked. Are you sure you didn't leave anything out of the process? :(

  • Gangsta Boo Nov 05, 2012

    caution to anyone attempting the process if you have a history of **** leakage or are currently using a medically designed cork in your **** cavity. also use caution if your testicalse have at least a 7/4 ratio relative to your shaft and sack vertical horizon. Using fromudna cheese has been sited by several journals to cool the heat sinks and the receptors. If Puff the Magic Dragon does not work by the fifth time, try tucking your *****, while wearing a properly desinged skin suit and singing the song "Goodbye Horses"... good luck

  • Gangsta Boo Nov 05, 2012

    Please use caution if you have a history of **** leakage or are currently using a medicinal cork. Prolonge exposure has been shown to also cause full unhibited control of your soul to go under the control of the Travelocity Gnome. Also, only attempt putting your ********* in the disk tray if you have a 7/4 vertical horizon ratio between the end of the shaft and the bottom of your sack. Finally, if Puff the Magic Dragon does not work by the 5th time, try wearing your skin suit, tucking your ***** between your legs and singing :Goodbye Horses: good luck

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E73 is NOT A VIRUS ON THE HARDRIVE.
If you dont know the answer dont make something up.
E73: General Hardware Error: Ethernet port... this error is caused by a problem with the Ethernet port.

Best thing to do is call microsoft to resolve the issue

Check the documentation that came with your Xbox 360 for contact information.
In the US Customer Support can be reached at 1-800-4-MY-XBOX (1-800-469-9269)

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Umm i got to ask y would x-box charge for a mistake that they made its b/s

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OK Guys Listen up I think I have fixed MY E73 Error For Good!!!!!!

Ok so I had E73 error popup and Did the cotton bud trick to overheat it and reset it. This worked for a day or so then it happened again. So I keep over heating still, hopefully try to find a solution to the problem.... Then one day I turn it on and I have 3 Red Lights, and no error message (code 0020). So i thought I would finally have a look inside my console as it had already been opened previously. I took everything apart until I had removed the heat sinks from the CPU and GPU on the mobo. I found some Thermal paste and did a refit job making sure everything fitted snug. Then i put it all back together and turn it on and it booted up straight away. I ve had no problems since (touch wood). Then I went on ebay and bought this http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230336625809&rvr_id=&mfe=sidebar to strengthen the repair.

After you repair it, you may get a E73 error one more time. Just reset It with the cotton buds trick one last time and it should be fine.

That wat I did guys if you need any help I would be happy to asisst you.

bnnyboy@gmail.com

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You're all idiot's. Coming from a technicians POV(point of view, for those that don't understand that acronym) If you don't have a warranty it wouldn't hurt to at least try to re-seat the chips and replace the thermal compound with Arctic Silver. If you're smart like me and know about "chip-creep" all you have to do is press firmly on the "CHIPS" that are soldered to the motherboard. (DON'T PRESS ON THE ROUND CAPACITORS, FOR THEY WILL SNAP OFF EASILY) Chip-creep happens when the motherboard gets hot from constant use over time... the board does warp slightly from the heat over time causing the soldered ends of the chips to come loose. Simply press on the flat chips firmly(I'm not stating that this is a fix, just know from my experience as a PC technician that this is VERY common for computer equipment to do. Just try it... that's if your xbox isn't under warranty. If your xbox is under warranty just call support or send it in... otherwise you'll just have an EXbox.... Hence why i invest in SONY products ONLY.... but not for PC's **** VAIO's I build my own beasts from scratch. Not going to stick to a manufacturer's name for my PC, DELL...COMPAQ, HP(basically better than Compaq but still same company now) Don't stick to name brand when it comes to a custom P, Shoot I could build a PC 5x better for half the price they stick you with. Just give it a shot... chip-creep and putting newer better thermal paste on is the best bet... if all comes down to it not working... glhf with your $399 paperweight (or whatever you paid for your xbox) Nobody should even have to yell you how to fix your xbox, you should have taken better care of it in the first place. p.s. shoulda waited for the ps3 huh? you're just like the impatient microsoft and xbox companies that rushed to get a bad product out just like microsoft did with Vista...NEVER buy a product from someone because they got it our before everyone else... usually that means they just were in a hurry cause they were running out of money making the damn watered down product with a short lifespan. They pretty much knew all these error's were going to pop up... but in the end all they saw was the $$$. They didnt care if your xbox stopped working either... they just want to charge you half of what you pyed to get the damn thing... just to fix a minor problem. Yes... MINOR. They leave your xbox sitting there for about a week or two before they even look at it anyways. So why pay their lazy ***** to fix it. GO GET A ps3 that Sony actually took the time to perfect before they released it... better quality parts, better quality video components, and I'm sure they took care of any "heat" issues. Trust me everyone out there buying xbox's... you just bought yourself the compaq of gaming systems... lol

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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    ever heard of ylod mr expert technician sony sucks balls. just like MS

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E73 is an virus in your hard drive clear all of the data or get an new hard drive

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Well the fix is time consuming but it does work ...take your 360 apart and remove the heat sinks ... clean the cpu and gpu of all the thermal compound with alcohol and get them as shiny as possible ... replace the thermal compound with Radio Shack Arctic Silver® Silver 5 Thermal Compound ... please spend the extra 4 dollars and get the Arctic Silver® Silver 5 Thermal Compound .... now turn the motherboard over and remove the 4 pads covering the chips and replace them each with 2 pennies wrapped in electrical tape ... that makes a total of 8 pennies ... 2 for each pad ... use the Arctic Silver® Silver 5 Thermal Compound on the chips before putting the pennies in place ... reassemble the xbox 360 and turn it on ... use 2 tooth picks to jam the cooling fans and allow enough time for the unit to overheat ... you will know it is overheated when the 2 left side red lights are blinking ... turn the xbox off and let it sit for 45 minutes and then turn it back on and wala! the code is gone and it will function properly again!!! Seems like a bizarre fix but it does work!!!

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Very few places on-line have information on this, but you CAN find it. It is a bad update. Here's a possible solution without having to take your XBOX appart or trying home-made tricks.

--==Console Reset Codes==--
Clear All Installed Game Updates and Console Cache

  1. Go to the "system" blade
  2. Select "memory"
  3. Press Y on the HD symbol
  4. Press X,X, Left Bumper, Right Bumper, X,X
  5. A message will appear saying: "Do you want to perform maintenance on your Xbox 360 storage devices?"
  6. Select Yes
Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.
  1. With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)
  2. While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console
  3. Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.
  4. During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

Posted on Dec 01, 2009

  • jacksmamma Oct 13, 2010

    I'd really like to try this but I cannot get past the error screen - is there a way to do this?

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Its got nothing to do with the stupid overheating problem, mine i bought of ebay for a project that i am doing. i am bascially watercooling the xbox 360 and found that the cpu and gpu getting overheated is not the problem somewhere in the southbridge there is a dogey connection. i am now going to use my voltmeter to check each and every connection/soldering point for errors....seriousley m$ u need to sit down and re-design the xbox 360 its so s**t.

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Grab 2 toothpicks and jam the fans on the back of the 360 and wait til' u get 2 red ring lights.take the toothpicks out and unplug everything THEN plug everything back and turn your 360 back on..

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THIS IS THE FIX!!!! Don't waste your time taking the machine apart, it's nothing to do with CPU or GPU or the Ethernet port! It's the AV out that's the issue. Here is what I did on my friends 360 with error 73. He was using the av component cable so I plugged it in via hdmi. I turned it on and sure enough got a single red light and system error 73. Turn it off then turn it back on but keep the power button held In, this will change to hdmi out.. Job done! Sure this may or may not work if hdmi is not an option but try it anyway only perform this twice to set back to av component / rgb. Good luck!

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    This worked for me! No purposeful overheating the unit or opening it up. I have a 10 yr old who apparently has a heavy finger when turning the unit on and likely caused the issue.

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    janineaodom Jul 28, 2012

    This worked for me. Apparently my son has a heavy finger when turning the unit on and held it too long the first time causing this error.

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    thearbiter8 Nov 01, 2012

    what if u dont have a hdmi wire?

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    thearbiter8 Nov 01, 2012

    what if u dont have a hdmi wire?

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None of these solutions are correct. The towel trick will work for a day or two. I fixed mine permanantly. U need to strip down to the motherboard (thats the hard part). remove the heatsinks, polish the GPU & CPU to a mirror finish. Important...Get some artic-silver thermal compound ($6) at radio shack.Use small amount on heatsinks then reinstall. now on the flipside of the MB remove the four small foam pads. those are the RAM chips. Take 2 copper pennys, wrap in electrical tape so no copper is showing (do this x4) . Put the wrapped pennys where the pads were again using small amount of Artic-Silver between. Carefully put your 360 back together and do one last towel wrap. It's fixed ! check out youtube for hands-on on how to take apart. This is for real.

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HOW CAN I SOLVE IT ???

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Not the Ethernet or hard drive indefinitely. Towel trick works. Had the same problem E73 1021 and i took the fuzz off two q-tips, shoved them in the fan, and it overheated in under 10 minutes. Waited 30 minutes, turned it back on and sure enough it worked.

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All of these "fixes" are bogus. e74 errors cannot be fixed with heat and are not hardware related. it is software or firmware. the issue with that is a bad update, such as losing power in the middle of an update or something of the like. and from the real research that i have done the e73 error can be fixed by using the proper tools, such as a heat gun, to re-flow the solder of the motherboard and to put a proper red ring kit in it so this issue does not return. doing any kind of fix with pennies and/or towels is just asking for a permanently dead xbox. i fix these things and ps3's for a living and if you are dumb enough to try any of these other fixes for 'just a day or two" you are asking for even more issues. try doing things the right way and taking care of your xbox in the first place and you might not have to worry as much about it.

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Ive had this issue for around 3 months.
Got Elite. but my GF plays it aswell, so i play this.
Had to overheat it EVERY time i want to play it.
Funny thing is Microsoft told me on the phone, E73 means its a "linear" hardware fault - guess which bit. The ethernet.
So i asked her why overheating it fixes the ethernet, she said to hold. i held on the phone for 5minutes then i get disconnected.
Thanks M$ you proved your stupid, along with the rest of your products you pieces of untrustable ****.
I believe the motherboards soldering comes loose, and heating it up makes the solder more sticky and it will re-stick to the motherboard (maybe the ethernets solder comes loose, and thats why they put it as E73-ethernet?)

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

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    Dude i think your right!

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For e73 and e74 stick two paper clips in back of xbox for about 20 minutes blocking both fans wait til overheating lights come on (two left rings) and then remove power cable and then all other cable let sit for one minute and then plug cables back in and turn on. it will be working now you may have to do this everyday or so til you send it in just a temporary fix. also fans will be louder than normal upon restart and then taper off this is normal

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OH MY GOD BSCHOLAR IS A GOD.
I WILL WORSHIP YOU FOR EVER I LOVE YOU :D :D :D
GO TO SOLUTION #5 THAT ONE WORKED FOR ME I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER BSCHOLAR MWAH

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Ya i know how to fix it guys so dont worry first u take all the things and ethernet and make sure no game is inside neather the hardrive ok then you wrappe it in 3 towels and when the xbox stops working u are going to see 2 lights wich means its overheated then u turn it off and u wait 45 minutes then you turn it on with all the accesories and othe **** then ull see it works

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J'ai eu le meme probleme que vous ,c'est a dire code erreur E 73, et j'ai suivi pas à pas la solution de BSCHOLAR,bloquer les 2 ventilo a l'arriere de la 360 pendant 5 minute le reste de leds rouge s'allume puis vous débrancher à nouveau,et vous rebrancher et la sa remarche , mais dans mon cas à mois je ne dois pas rallumer qu'avec la manette sinon sa ne demare qu'une fois sur deux

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E73 is a problem with the Ethernet plug or cable...if your not using your Ethernet plug then idk what to do. e74 is an AV cable issue... but can also be the scaler chip and could rarely be the GPU

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I had the same problem with my xbox couple months before.

I've used this guide and solved it myself without paying too much.

Good luck.

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The e73 is an error with the ethernet chip, which is located directly below the ethernet port.

What is confusing and frustrating about this problem is that it can actually be solved by carrying out the usual southbridge reflow/X clamp method, or even the heat gun repair method, both of which are used generally to fix GPU and red ring of death errors. There are plenty of videos on youtube about how to do this.

It is also possible to replace the ethernet chip itself, although this can be a difficult part to find, and it is more tricky to do.

I would not recommend forcing your console to overheat by jamming anything in it. This may be a temporary fix, but it could cause further damage down the track.

Visit the following link to learn more about your different options for a permanent Xbox 360 e73 fix.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011

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Some shortage in x box 360 than 73+1021 erorr

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I had this problem for months. it kept switching from e73 to e74. at first i used the overheating method by blocking the fans and it worked for a few weeks but i started having the same problems and pretty soon i was overheating my xbox everytime i wanted to play it. eventually my xbox started getting black lines going down the screen and i couldnt see anything so since i had no warranty left i decided to take apart my xbox and clean the thermal paste off the cpu and gpu and replace it with new thermal solution. to remove the old thermal solution i simply used some cotton swabs and some rubbing alcohol. make sure you get the old solution off the heatsinks too ! and MAKE SURE TO NOT GET ANY ALCOHOL OR SOLUTION ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD. this could cause some problems in the future. anyways i used Artic Silver thermal solution. make sure you get the ten dollar bottle which has 99.9 % silver in it and not the cheap white one. put a thin layer on the cpu and gpu. i used the edge of a small piece of cardboard which worked great. after you apply the paste you carefully put back on the heatsinks and x clamps. check youtube if not sure on how to do any of this there are plenty of videos on there but i found this one really helpful http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj2A7mGGjuY

after i put together my xbox i got the e73 message one more time and i just overheated my xbox one more time and now it works perfectly fine !

any ?? feel free to email me @ jcasian69@yahoo.com

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My Elite just did this **** and MS is giving the runaround like always EHTERNET BULL$*** ETC.

BUT I NOTICED IT ONLY HAPPENED WHEN I PLUGGED IN THE AV OUT....I WAS TRYIN THE OVERHEATED FAN TRICK THEN I READ Paulgt4rc TRICK DID THAT AND ...

IT FKN WORRRRRRRRRRRRRRKED !!!!! HELLZ YEA!

E74: WINS: 1 LOSS:1 DRAWS: 0
EVIL MUSTANG: WINS: 1 LOSS:1 DRAWS: 0

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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    LOL i put "E74" instead of E73 wutta joke like MS

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Its mot a virus on your harddrive....lol

seriously if it was you would beable to take the harddrive off and your 360 would run just fine

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Why people keep saying its an ethernet cable problem i'll never know, cause i had the red light E73 error pop up on my xbox so i tried a brand spanking new ethernet cable in it and i still had the same error... a good friend of mine who used to work for microsoft says its a problem with the fan/s.. so that might help you guys :)

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Take it apart and clean everything with a qtip and rubbing alchoal on the mother board be care full the thing on there are senesitive remove heat stinks polish the GCU and CPU till it is so shiney uo can see ur self. Then u remove them foam pads that hold the ram chops then take 8 pennies then make sure they are completlety covered. Then put it together take 2 sticks put in the fans for 1h and 10 min wrap 2 towels or hoodys around it to then after that take the towels or sweatshirts and take the sticks out. Last thing is turn it of unplug power source from x box for a 3 min blow in the vents 2 or 3 times each plug power source in. Notice it might not turn on on the first try but the 2 or 3 if not on the 1 when u turn it on blow in the vents and there u go save ur money.

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Ok thats wrong to ok i have had this problem for a couple monthes now i tried everything i come to find out there is dust the gets stuck in the back all u have to do is blow in it and the dust come off and work right away after that

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Changed x clamps codes went from e-74, to3rod,e73 now i did the x clamp replacement good used artic silver any thing else i can do

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it looks like your ethernet port is fried...try disconnecting your cable to it and see if it boots....if it does your going to have to go wireless, it uses usb. good luck!

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SOURCE: E73 error or 1021 error code

here is what the error code means

E73: General Hardware Failure: Ethernet port... this error is caused by a problem with the Ethernet port.

and cose 1021 is a ghost code they have no idea from what i have found out

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two days ago i was playing my xbox like normal got off got back on 3 hours later and i got one ring in the lower right quadrant (if your xbox is on its side) and got error e73 i noticed that the light went away when i removed my a/v cable the light goes away can someone please explain and dont say its a problem with the ethernet port im tired of hearing that

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