Xbox 360 Repair – 4 Common Problems and How to Fix Them

If you’re looking for an Xbox 360 repair, check out these 4 common problems and how to fix them.

Problem: E74 Error/One Red Light

Cause: Scaler chip/General Hardware Failure

Solution: Try turning off the console and disconnecting all the cables, then turning it back on and reconnecting. Then try turning the console off and disconnecting all the accessories (memory cards, controllers, hard drive) and reconnecting.

This should tell you if it’s the console or the accessories that has the problem. If it’s the console you’ll have to submit a repair request to Microsoft.

Problem: Two Red Lights

Cause: Overheating

Solution: Turn off console for a while to let it cool down. Submit a repair request if you still have a warranty – if not, clean the console inside and out. Warning – this will void your warranty!

Problem: Red Ring Of Death/Three Red Lights

Cause: General Hardware Failure

Solution: Try turning everything off and disconnecting as in the E74 error and letting the console cool down for a few hours. If this doesn’t work you may have to submit a repair request.

Problem: Four Red Lights

Cause: Loose AV Cable/AV Cable Not Being Detected

Solution: Disconnect AV cable and reconnect. Make sure it is fully inserted, so the largest part of the cable is almost touching the console.

Hopefully these Xbox 360 repair tips will get you up and running without a call to Microsoft repairs. Remember – prevention is better than cure, always keep your console in a well ventilated, dust free area to avoid overheating.

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