PLEASE HELP!!! I've Broken my boyfriends Xbox!!! Red light!!

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Found 5th Jun 2008
Hi, turned on my boyfriends xbox to watch a dvd and it worked then crashed. When i turned it back on it comes up with one red light instead of green and says 'System Error, please contact xbox customer support'
I have heard of 3 red lights but not sure if there is only one.
Have been on xbox website and its not helping.
My boyfriend is due home from work in 2 hours, god im in trouble.
Can anyone help me?

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not you again hollypinder! vote my bomb warm lol

yes i certainly can - turn it off go to bed and act innocent when he gets in and when he turns it on he will think he has broken it

what number is the system error?

Original Poster

Can u help me? lol.

Original Poster

saveuk;2247418

what number is the system error?



E74?????

youtube.com/wat…FHA

E74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.

Edit: What The T0mm said

Banned

gonna get a beating

hollypinder;2247425

E74?????



:cry:

in that case do what someone else said turn it off and let him think he did it next time he turns it one :thumbsup:

but you could try for the hell of it checking all the cabels are in

trying a diffrent power pack if you have one.... or its a case of back to M$ with it

Im sure you can "make it up" to him lol

hollypinder;2247425

E74?????




E74: There is high chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip near the AV cable connection) it can also be caused by a faulty AV cable so check that first. In some cases it is a problem with the GPU and may be repairable by doing the x-clamp replacement (see error 0102)


CHECK ALL LEADS ARE PLUGGED INTO XBOX AND TV PROPERLY IF NOT IT'S KNACKERED

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t0mm;2247428

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHAE74: AV cable error... There is … http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTBH29CmFHAE74: AV cable error... There is a problem with the AV cable, try using a different AV cable. If the cable is known to be working then there is a 90% chance it's a scaler chip problem (the "ANA" or "HANA" chip connected directly to the AV cable) in rare cases it is the GPU.



Rite, im a woman. That means nothing to me.

hollypinder;2247452

Rite, im a woman. That means nothing to me.



basically check all the plugs are connected to the x box :thumbsup:

hollypinder;2247452

Rite, im a woman. That means nothing to me.



pull out of the gray worm type things out the 360 then plug them back in :-D

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saveuk;2247467

pull of the gray worm type things out the 360 then plug them back in :-D



Have completely unplugged it all, then plugged it back in. Still not working!!

hollypinder;2247470

Have completely unplugged it all, then plugged it back in. Still not … Have completely unplugged it all, then plugged it back in. Still not working!!



and behind the tv?

Three red lights = hilarious party, dancing around the room shouting obscenities till you get your 360 back.

One red light = hilarious party, dancing around the room and shouting ****! really loud

where are you located

tazandsaz;2247479

where are you located



behind her tv at the moment i bet :thumbsup:

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tazandsaz;2247479

where are you located



on the hertfordshire/essex border. Close to london. why?
Have unplugged everything, still not working.

saveuk;2247482

behind her tv at the moment i bet :thumbsup:



haha....nice one

na just cos i bought an extra 2 year game warrenty with my xbox last year...and i can take it back and they change it...no questions....as long as its a premium and the seal etc is still there.... as ive had to take mine back once.....

hollypinder;2247487

on the hertfordshire/essex border. Close to london. why?Have unplugged … on the hertfordshire/essex border. Close to london. why?Have unplugged everything, still not working.



bit far....explained below...

as microsoft prob wont fix it for free.....but prob wont be much cheaper sending me it and paying for me to send it back lol....if u lived here in carlisle i could have exchanged it for you with my guarentee

on the upside you aint broken anything.... its just what they do im affraid

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tazandsaz;2247492

bit far....explained below...as microsoft prob wont fix it for … bit far....explained below...as microsoft prob wont fix it for free.....but prob wont be much cheaper sending me it and paying for me to send it back lol....if u lived here in carlisle i could have exchanged it for you with my guarentee



Well they should fix it for free as only got it at xmas but just my boyfriend might go insane without it. My brother in law only bought his 3 months ago so could use his receipt anyway but just dont wanna have to send it off!

Original Poster

saveuk;2247496

on the upside you aint broken anything.... its just what they do im … on the upside you aint broken anything.... its just what they do im affraid



Yeh im sure my boyfriend will see it that way. lol

hollypinder;2247498

Yeh im sure my boyfriend will see it that way. lol



lol.... he wont for about 5 mins... then he will see sence or turn it off and walk away.. makeing sure you take out the dvd and put what ever game was in.. if you can

or 24 hour supermarket if he is that bad

Banned

if you were my gf i would pimp slap you as soon as i got home and kick you out the door and say

"hey **** dont you dare come back without a working 360"

hollypinder;2247497

Well they should fix it for free as only got it at xmas but just my … Well they should fix it for free as only got it at xmas but just my boyfriend might go insane without it. My brother in law only bought his 3 months ago so could use his receipt anyway but just dont wanna have to send it off!



Any idea where it was purchased? Could be as easy as walking into the shop, telling them it's broken and walking off with a shiny new one :thumbsup:

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