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 Post subject: xbox repair
PostPosted: Sun 04-12-2009 9:44PM 
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So my 360 just gave me a red light, bottom right, with error code E 74. A while before it did that (like a couple hours) it started going pixely and the colors were all fucked up. From reading some forums and such, it appears that it's a problem with the connection to the graphics chip. Has anybody tried fixing this by the methods online? (removing the heatsink and all that jazz) If so, did it fix it permanently? Or how long until the problem repeats itself? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?

And yes, I know it will void my warranty (it ended 3 months ago).


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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Mon 04-13-2009 4:07PM 
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I've repaired several now, usually the repair only lasts 30-90 days before it fails again. Mostly because of the expanding/contracting of parts. When that happens, you just open it back up and tighten down the bolts again, rinse/repeat every month or so.


You can get most if not all of the parts at Lowes in town, lmk if you want someone to do it for you but it's not going to be cheap.


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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Mon 04-13-2009 5:02PM 
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Hey thanks for the info. I think I can handle it... just really blows that it isn't a more long-term fix.


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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 4:07AM 
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Another suggestion would be trying to get it to 3 segment red ring. Assuming it's less than 3 years old, if you can get 3 segment RRoD, it will still be covered under microsofts free extended warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 10:27AM 
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They just extended the warranty to cover E74 errors. http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/14/xbox ... er-e74-er/

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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 10:30AM 
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He's already said that his xbox is out of warranty :) wow


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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 10:41AM 
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blitzvergnugen wrote:
They just extended the warranty to cover E74 errors. http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/14/xbox ... er-e74-er/


Unless this happened in the last 20 hours or so, this is false. It's 3 months out of the one year... talked to customer support yesterday and they said it isn't covered. I went ahead and did the fix, working beautifully as of the moment. And I managed to get it all apart without messing up the warranty sticker, so I guess the red ring is still an option for future failures.


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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 2:42PM 
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This did just happen in the last day. Not really sure on if you'll be covered, I posted it mainly b/c you had a E74 error. So you might be covered in the extended part of warranty. I haven't really read the details, don't intend to. Just thought it would be good info to look into.

EDIT: Went through my Joystiq feed and it says that the extension is an addition to the 3-year RROD warranty. So it sounds like you would have been covered. Don't you wish you had read that link.

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/04/14/3-yea ... 74-errors/

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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 6:43PM 
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The E74 extension has been in effect for the last month or so, just not part of the official service agreement until this week.

It's not something that just went into effect the last 24 hours.. been covered under the 3 yr warranty for a while now.


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 Post subject: Re: xbox repair
PostPosted: Tue 04-14-2009 9:19PM 
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Seems like it's something you have to already know about to take advantage of... Didn't seem like they would volunteer the information.


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