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E74 or rrod error means that there is an hardware issue.
What you need to do is a very simple and cheap repair.
look on ebay for x clamp repair kits, these are just a few bucks and most sellers include a good guide in how to do the mod/fix.
what causes the rrod or e74 error is the X shape clamp on the underside or the mother board bending and mis-shaping causing the ball soldering on the gpu/cpu slightly melting and forming hairline cracks in the solder.
The x-clamp kit will apply more pressure to the gpu/cpu and a little trick of disconnecting the fans and turning on the xbox and allowing it to overheat will re melt the solder ball joints to fill the hairline cracks.
Depending on which chip is the issue you may also need a 2000 watt heat gun instead of using the over heating method (the gpu chip).
Replacing the heat pads on the heat sink with thermal paste which comes with the kit will keep the gpu/cpu cooler and you wont have this issue again.

Please make sure you buy the kit which comes with heat treated nylon washers as the steel spring washes fail!.
The repair takes around 1-2 hours

I hope this helps in fixing you xbox

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On the circle 1 part red says systemm error e74


You are experiencing a hardware failure, better know as the red ring of death. Microsoft recomends the following

Step 1: Confirm the E74 error loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); To verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
Step 2: Submit a console repair request loadTOCNode(2, 'moreinformation'); If you are experiencing this problem, your Xbox 360 console must be repaired at our service center.

Start the repair process online. (http://service.xbox.com/)

For more information about how to contact Xbox Support directly, please visit the following website: www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error. For more information about the E74 warranty extension, see the following article: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

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E 74


E74 error appears when you use your Xbox 360 console Article ID : 941377 Last Review : March 10, 2010 Revision : 14.0 On This Page SYMPTOMS Your console displays the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor: E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support.If you see a different error message or a code other than E74, your console may be experiencing a different problem. If this is the case, please search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for the error message or for the symptom.

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CAUSE This problem occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a hardware failure.

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MORE INFORMATION Step 1: Confirm the E74 errorTo verify that your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the console. 2. Turn on the console. 3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.

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Step 2: Submit a console repair requestIf you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online by using the links in the "Additional support" section.

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Additional supportIf your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. There are no additional troubleshooting steps. To start the online repair process, click one of the following links: In the United States

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair (http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair)

Outside the United States http://www.xbox.com/support/ (http://www.xbox.com/support/) Note Online console repair service is currently not available in all countries and regions.For more information about how to contact Xbox support directly, please visit the following Web site: http://www.xbox.com/support/contact (http://www.xbox.com/support/contact) Microsoft covers repairs for the E74 error for a period of three (3) years from the original purchase date of the console. If you are outside the initial three-year warranty period, you can still receive console repair service from Microsoft for a fee for the E74 error. For more information about this repair process, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 969905 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969905/ ) About the E74 warranty extension for Xbox 360 consoles

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References/Links If one light around the power button on your Xbox 360 console flashes red, there are additional steps that you can try. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 907536 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/907536/ ) One light flashes red on your Xbox 360 console

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I red light e74 message on screen


The E74 error happens as the scaler chip that deals with all the display, you will need to stop the heat build up, you can do this yourself or you can send it in for repair.

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E74 error how to sort it


This is the replacement code that came with the update replacing the RROD or Red Ring of Death. You have to send it in under the 3 year extended warranty Microsoft implemented due to all the RRODs they were producing.
To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit the appropriate Web site:
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair

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Everytime i switch on it shows errror E74


The E74 error code occurs when the Xbox 360 console experiences a general hardware failure.

To confirm your console is displaying the E74 error message, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off the console.
  2. Turn on the console.
  3. Verify that your console displays the E74 error message.
If your console continues to display the E74 error message, it requires a repair.

Login at the following website to start an online repair support case
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $99.00 if not)
http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/LiveIDSignIn.aspx?redirectUrl=http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us/nxe/registerdevice.aspx?step=repair
or contact Xbox support at 1 800 4my xbox
(Free repair if console is still under warranty, $120.00 if not)

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The flashing red light comes on with message E74


you are seeing one red light on the powerbutton and E74 on the screen?

E74 can only be caused by either the HDD or the console itself,so you might wanna try using a different HDD with your console, if the issue still persists, then most probably, the console is having a hardware failure,there is a possibility that the HDD PORT is not properly woking w/c is causing the e74 error.

if thats the case, try calling xbox support hotline(1-800-4-MYXBOX) to process a repair for the console,it will be free,because Microsoft is extending the warranty of the consoles for 3yrs from the date of purchase for e74 and 3red light issues.

or you can also process a repair online,that is available at service.xbox.com,just click on "repair my console"


hope i'll help you..:-)

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Please rate if at all useful, thanks!

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