If there’s one red lights flashing on your Xbox 360 in an error message of E74 showing up on your television screen, you’ve got a pretty big mess ahead of you to fix up. If your Xbox 360 is still under warranty, your best bet is to let Microsoft fix it for you, error E74 is a son of a gun.

It’s been said that all Xbox 360 errors originate from overheating, so the best thing you can do is just use a lot of preventive maintenance tricks, maybe install an extra cooling fan, system attachment of some sort. Whenever the case may be for error you get, you’re going to want to fix it as fast as possible before more damage happens.

Error code E74 happens to be the worst of all error codes, if you can repair the problem with the X-clamp trick or penny trick which indicates you apply pressure to the processor chips inside your console GPU and CPU, if that doesn’t work then the only conclusion you can come up with next is it might be the Hana chip or scalar chip, as either burned out from excess of playing. You can either learn how to replace this and repair it yourself or have Microsoft do it for you, if you choose that Microsoft repair the error for you and you’re not covered under the warranty it could be very expensive.

If you choose to let Microsoft repair the error for you, it could cost up to $140 and be a six week waiting time before you get your Xbox 360 back, however if you would like to try other techniques first like the X-clamp method or penny fix, please refer to the link at the bottom of this article.

Allot of people are choosing to fix their own Xbox 360 consoles, in fact you can find a lot of do it yourself guides online just by browsing around for a few minutes typing in common repair words such as; Xbox 360 fix, Xbox 360 repair, how to fix my Xbox 360 and so on using Google.

Xbox 360 error E74 is a difficult one to fix but doesn’t mean you can repair it yourself if you’d like to learn more about how you can fix this error please get this

  1. coffee March 27, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

    i have tried the fan replacement fix and it still hasn't worked, but i'm not giving up yet

  2. curtis.rossi October 20, 2009 at 5:14 AM  

    it better work