Not like this....Not like this....

Posted by PhilESkyline (781 posts) -

You see the picture. E 74 error screen and it's no longer under warranty.  I tried unplugging everything and replacing the HDMI cables with the Xbox AV cables but no help. Last thing I played before it died was Mass Effect 1. I guess the graphics were too much for it to handle. Any help would be welcomed as I cannot spare the extra to purchase a new or refurbished one at the moment. 
 
 P.S. This is what went through my mind when the error screen appeared. 

#1 Posted by PhilESkyline (781 posts) -

You see the picture. E 74 error screen and it's no longer under warranty.  I tried unplugging everything and replacing the HDMI cables with the Xbox AV cables but no help. Last thing I played before it died was Mass Effect 1. I guess the graphics were too much for it to handle. Any help would be welcomed as I cannot spare the extra to purchase a new or refurbished one at the moment. 
 
 P.S. This is what went through my mind when the error screen appeared. 

#2 Posted by laserbolts (5337 posts) -

I've been there and I feel your pain.

#3 Edited by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

They will still replace it.  RRoD is covered regardless of the warranty coverage. 
 
EDIT: at least... if you don't have RRoD, the E74 warning has always led to RRoD for me.

#4 Posted by Andorski (5351 posts) -

Let's all have a moment of silence, please...

#5 Posted by TooWalrus (13254 posts) -

Bummer. I've got a feeling mine is going to go soon, it's locked up like 5 times this week.

#6 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -
@Andorski said:
" Let's all have a moment of silence, please... "
If we had a moment of silence every time someone's XBox died we would be a world of mutes.
#7 Posted by rjayb89 (7728 posts) -

It's time to upgrade... TO 3D.

#8 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

My Atari 2600 still works you know.
 
Bloody Microsoft.

#9 Posted by big_jon (5770 posts) -

That suck dude, try calling Microsoft and saying that it has the ring of death 
 I did that when mine had it's  disk drive broken, it worked.
#10 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -

You should call Bill Gates and complain.  I bet he will totally regive you your 360 back.  Just check!  Its in your warrandty. 

#11 Posted by Mento (2730 posts) -

Sucks man, E74 is like the worst E. Except maybe Emphysema. Or Ebola.
 
What I'm trying to say is I'm sorry your Xbox has Ebola.

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#12 Posted by Shadow (4988 posts) -

Damn that sucks.  I'm constantly freaked out that it'll happen to me again.

#13 Posted by audiosnag (1604 posts) -

That sucks. They'll fix it though, E74 and RRoD get taken care of pretty quick. Just go online and do the whole repair request mumbo jumbo and you should have a new one a few weeks after you send it away.

#14 Posted by Rockdalf (1293 posts) -
@PhilESkyline: 
#15 Posted by Gamer_152 (14098 posts) -

I shed a single tear for your loss.

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#16 Posted by TheSmashing (313 posts) -

RIP

#17 Posted by xyzygy (10062 posts) -

They might still take it for repairs. My friend gave me her xbox that red ringed (because she basically suffocated the poor thing - no air was getting at it) and it was from 2006. I sent it away last year, got a refurbished one, and sold it :P

#18 Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff (5456 posts) -

I've lied three times now and have said my 360 got the RROD when it was some other issue that wasn't covered, and I've always gotten a replacement within a week with no charges or questions asked. 
 
Just lie!

#19 Posted by rubsnick (162 posts) -
@PhilESkyline: Yeap same shit happend to me.... worse of all now gamestop is offering free 25 buck gift card with the purcahse of a new xbox slim... I bought one on last saturday..... I'f only i'd have waited two days! FUCK!
#20 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

This may make you feel better. Our tax dollars hard at work. . . 
  

#21 Posted by Daroki (717 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac said:
" This may make you feel better. Our tax dollars hard at work. . . 
  
"
Remind me that I never want to work in the mess with those guys.  "I said I wanted my burger KETCHUP ONLY BITCH!"
#22 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

I never got an error report, but my Xbox 360 broke after two years of play, payed $99/US and got a brand new one. Not the slim, but it's worked out great. Having a good time.

#23 Posted by PillClinton (3292 posts) -

I bought my xbox right when they updated to the "jasper chip", and it's lasted me a good 2 1/2 years with no problems at all.  *knock on wood*  
 
but I'm sorry for your loss. 

#24 Posted by Tebbit (4480 posts) -
@McGhee_the_Insomniac: That is just fantastic
#25 Posted by Khann (2904 posts) -

Get one of those RROD repair kits from eBay. I got one for my Xbox.. took me all day to install the thing (had to redo it twice because I didnt know what I'd done wrong) 
 
Haven't had a problem with my Xbox since.

#26 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2713 posts) -

Was I the only one that thought of the Matrix Online thing GB did a year or so back?
#27 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1666 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3 said:
" Was I the only one that thought of the Matrix Online thing GB did a year or so back? "
#28 Posted by EvilTwin (3324 posts) -
@Bloodgraiv3:    
#29 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Just like losing a loved one isnt it? :(

#30 Posted by PhilESkyline (781 posts) -
#31 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

well that sucks man.

#32 Posted by Portis (1290 posts) -

Well, that sucks. I've gone through 2 Xbox 360's thus far, my current is one that Microsoft repaired, and it's been running great for over 2 years now. Still thinking about getting an Xbox 360 S, though.

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