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E74 Error Code in Q4 (hardware failure)


#1 xSXEx   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:38 PM

While playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, right before the boss battle at the FEMA facility, the picture and graphics started to fail.The picture became grainy and glitchy. After I saved the game and quit I turned off my Xbox. The next day I turned it on to continue the game and received the E74 error message. I was able to get pass this and start gaming again but the picture is still malfunctioning. I haven't tried other game discs because I sold most of my games to gamestop to make room for others but I did try games on my HD I purchased off of XBLM and they worked fine but the picture was a little dark.


Is it a damaged GPU? Can a bad game disc cause it (the game was used)? What kind of damage does the disc need to have for it to cause damage if it does? Is there a way to fix the picture without opening the XBOX?


Thanks,

xSXEx

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Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum but I'd appreciate any comments.

#2 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15292 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:51 PM

While playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, right before the boss battle at the FEMA facility, the picture and graphics started to fail.The picture became grainy and glitchy. After I saved the game and quit I turned off my Xbox. The next day I turned it on to continue the game and received the E74 error message. I was able to get pass this and start gaming again but the picture is still malfunctioning. I haven't tried other game discs because I sold most of my games to gamestop to make room for others but I did try games on my HD I purchased off of XBLM and they worked fine but the picture was a little dark.


Is it a damaged GPU? Can a bad game disc cause it (the game was used)? What kind of damage does the disc need to have for it to cause damage if it does? Is there a way to fix the picture without opening the XBOX?


Thanks,

xSXEx

PS

Sorry if this is posted in the wrong forum but I'd appreciate any comments.

Yeah, IIRC E74 is typically a GPU failure. Nah, no such thing as a "bad game disc" causing it. Old style 360? You're pretty much done.

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#3 jimjom   the dude abides CAGiversary!   318 Posts   Joined 6.4 Years Ago  

Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:53 PM

I've fixed many e74.

Get out the heatgun and buy some thermal compound and nuts/bolts. It'll come back.

ADD: e74 is actually the ANA/HANA scaler chip skipping out.

Edited by jimjom, 26 April 2013 - 11:54 PM.
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#4 KaneRobot   The Profit$ of Doom CAGiversary!   9609 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 27 April 2013 - 01:31 PM

More detailed info if you're interested:

http://xbox-experts....rcode/E74/1022/


I swear I'm the only person to ever have an e73 error (similar to the e74 but impacts ethernet port instead of the GPU).
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Posted 27 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

Yup had that problem and got it replaced by support after they sent me back my console and in 6 days got the RROD. Lol what a long month that was.

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#6 xSXEx   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   16 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

Posted 06 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

Thanks for the replies. Guess I'll have to send it in to get it fixed. I just got the damn thing fixed last year the first time I got the RROD.