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    Before I splash out on new xbox .....

    .... son's 360 is showing lower right red light with E74 error code. We've taken the hard drive out, unplugged all accessories etc so know it's a hardware problem. We've also tried a different av cable but still got the red light/error code.
    Is there anything else we can try to fix it or do I have to spend out on another one (and is the gamestation deal the best around atm)?

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    Send it to Microsoft to fix.

    ring MS and they will fix your console for you, takes about tree.fiddy weeks (3.5weeks)

    Original Poster

    I rang MS, but it's outside the 3yr warranty and they've said it would cost £60 to repair. But then hubby thought "I'll fix that" ...hmmmmm....so seal is well and truly broken!

    You can take it an independant person to fix, have a lot advertise in Manchester about this depending where you are from.

    Before you buy your new one, can you smash up your old one and film it?

    youtube.com/wat…WBE

    That should cheer you up!

    There are various theories on how to fix red light errors but the most successful is to replace the 'X' clamps on the underside of the motherboard that hold the heat sinks onto the chips.

    Do a google for x clamp replacement and do some reading, you can get a kit on Ebay for about a fiver - I did and mine is going strong. Had to do it twice but that was because of the poor thermal compound that came with the kit (got some from PC world for the second fix). For some it is a permanent fix for others its temporary but for a fiver its worth a go...

    By the way, among the errors mine came up with was an E74 and its OK now - for the moment....

    Or I'll take it off your hands for a tenner.... :-D:-D:-D:p

    bargainbetty;3542570

    I rang MS, but it's outside the 3yr warranty and they've said it would … I rang MS, but it's outside the 3yr warranty and they've said it would cost £60 to repair. But then hubby thought "I'll fix that" ...hmmmmm....so seal is well and truly broken!


    has the xbox even been out 3 years?

    How can it be out of warranty? They weren't out unitl 2nd Dec 2005 in the UK

    microsoft prob mean this isnt covered by the 3 year warranty

    Does it matter? Three year warranty only applies to RROD (3 red lights). Then there's the hubby problem (seal broken).

    You could, and this isn't even a suggestion by the way, force your console to rrod ( google on how to do this) and then send it back to microsoft to fix.. before anyone jumps on me - most e74's are a prequisite to rrod errors anyway and there are a whole list of problems that equate to 'general hardware failure' of which this is one..

    As for the warranty sticker, dont worry about it, if they refuse to fix it you have lost nothing by sending it back..

    If you were in NI, I could have had a look at it.

    Done a couple so far, all worked except the elite, which worked couple days and then broke again.

    And the elite's were not mean't to have the prob anyway. Couldn't send back to MS cox seals were broken.

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone, some good advice there :thumbsup:
    Lol @ the you tube .... but I wont rule it out ;-)
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