Question about Microsoft Xbox 360 Console
3 Red lights problem is one of the most common problem of Xbox 360. You willhave to either get it repaired from Microsoft (in case your Xbox'swarranty is not expired, but one thing to note is that you will have towait for at least 3-4 weeks to get back your Xbox) or you can Fix yourXbox error yourself with the help of DIY Video guide available on Internet. You can fix yourself without any technical knowledge.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
I had the same Error 74, One red light on bottom right corner of my console.
I tried everything the internet told me to try with one excpetion, Didnt try the overheat solution that everyone talks about: Placing your Xbox inside a few Towels powering it up and letting it sit for a few hours, I was sceptical.
Even borrowed multiple sets of wires, and Power adapters and none of this was working.
Tried taking it apart and cleaning compound from GPU and reseating it and everything else till i was border line throwing it out the window and watching it explode on the street belwow.
So i said why not, i placed the Xbox360 inside a few cozy towels, without cables and powered it on, Left for abit which turned out to be over 8 hrs, anyways came back and crossed my fingers, Powered it down let it completely cool down, about an hour.
Hooked it up and Wala, that was over 8 months ago and still plays hard for up to 6 hrs per day, Steady.
Worked for me.......................:) Not saying it will work for you but worth a shot i say.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
E74 ERROR FIX
http://fastercomp.co.uk/error_e74_fix.html <-------BEST TUTORIAL.
E74 is usually caused by faulty AV Cable. Look inside the connection end that hooks into your Xbox and see if PINS are bent up and pushed back. DON'T TRY TO BEND THEN BACK, THAT WILL NOT PERMANENTLY FIX THE PROBLEM!.Once the pins are bent, your screwed. Go Buy a $20 Replacement at Wal-Mart. Follow the Tutorial that tells you how to replace the Arctic Silver 5 compound on the heat sink, and how to replace the X-Clamps before you try to "TOWEL" or "BLOWDRY" Your Xbox. I took my Xbox 360 apart following the Dissamsembly process illustrated at
http://fastercomp.co.uk/error_e74_fix.html . At one point it tells you to power up your Xbox after you've put the HeatSinks back on, but before you tighten everything down. At that Point my Xbox had Reset itself and IT WORKED!. If you power up and get 4 red lights, plug in your AV cables...duh!. If you still have the E74 Error then take a blowdryer to the Hanna chip in the tutorial also found at http://fastercomp.co.uk/error_e74_fix.html . I've found a hundred Websites found with a lot of methods. I think this one is the best because it directly targets the problems that come with the E74 ERROR. The AV cable and the Hana Chip.
Arctic Silver- $10 *Radio Shack*
Nuts and Bolts-$5 *Home Depot or Lowes*
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Posted on Sep 12, 2008
One of the ways to correct for the failed solder connections and to reball a device is to use the EZReball soldering preform http://www.solder.net/ezreball.asp . These are pretty easy to use as seen by the demo video here http://www.solder.net/ezreball.asp.
Posted on Dec 10, 2007
The AV cables you guys have are probably defective the bottom right red light with E74 error indicates an issue with the AV cables. The scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.
I would suggest borrowing someones AV cords and trying them out first to make sure its not that.
If that doesnt work then its your GPU which Microsoft will have to take care of unless your a wiz in the electronics department lol.
Posted on Nov 30, 2007
A few tips
1. Disconnect all cables, reconnect and try again...if you still have it, disconnect & reconnect your hard drive. If it still happens, keep your HDD disconnected and try again, if it then works your HDD is may be dead.
2. The console is overheating . Turn it off, unplug power supply, and try it again after 15 miuntes
3. Console is experiencing a hardware failure. Contact 1-800-4myxbox
Posted on Nov 15, 2007
Tips for a great answer:
If you get the Xbox 360 1 red light message, it means that the problem is either with the DVD drive, or with the hard drive.
Fortunately, the Xbox 360 1 red light message is not something that you should worry about. In order to identify which of the two drives the Xbox 360 1 red light messages is referring to, just look the code number that the screen displays. DVD drive errors are identified with the codes E64, E65 and E66, whereas hard drive errors are identified with codes E67, E69 and E79.
Once you identify which error the Xbox 360 1 red light message is pointing to, fixing it is really easy. The guide available at Fix-xbox360.info will tell you what to do in each case, as well as what to do in case you get any of the other Xbox 360 lights messages. Check it out.
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