Question from devin599
Why does my 360 keep showing the E 74 error?
What is the best way to fix the E 74 error on my xbox 360?
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The cause of E-74 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 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 Error) and wait for 3-4 weeks. If you don't want to wait for a month, you can also fix E74 problem with the help of this DIY Video, the guide will explain step by step approach to fix the problem. Choice is yours.
-Stolen from another site word by word (http://www.fixya.com/support/t156013-error_e_74)
E74 Means that there is a problem with the A/V hardware inside your Xbox, I definitely wouldn't recommend fixing your Xbox by yourself as this could void the warranty! Register it to be fixed by calling Microsoft and then Send it in
While the majority of Xbox 360 owners continue to have a great experience with their console, we are aware that a very small percentage of our customers have reported receiving an error that displays E74 on their screen. After investigating the issue, we have determined that the E74 error message can indicate the general hardware failure that is associated with three flashing red lights error on the console. As a result, we have decided to cover repairs related to the E74 error message under our three-year warranty program for certain general hardware failures that was announced in July 2007. We have already made improvements to the console that will reduce the likelihood of an occurrence of this issue. Detailed information related to the Xbox 360 warranty and resources for those who require repair can be found at www.xbox.com/support.
Your console may display the following error message in multiple languages on your television screen or monitor:
E74. System Error. Contact Xbox Customer Support.
If you are experiencing this problem, you can submit a console-repair request online. However, before you submit your request, first try the following steps to verify the problem:
1. Turn the console off and on. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the console.
2. Disconnect all the cables.
3. Reconnect all the cables.
4. Turn the console back on.
2. Turn the console off and on without accessories. To do this, follow these steps:
1. Turn off the console.
2. Disconnect any accessories that are connected. For example, disconnect all Xbox 360 controllers, all Xbox 360 Memory Units, and the Xbox 360 Hard Drive.
3. When the accessories are disconnected, restart the console to determine whether the console or an accessory is experiencing the problem.
If the steps in the previous section do not resolve your problem, your console may have to be repaired. For more information about how to start the online repair process, please visit the appropriate Web site:
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