Having problems with your Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller ?

Xbox 360 controllers won't sync

\015 So, I recently had the E74 Red Light of Death. Now, I am not new to the Xbox, nor taking it apart. So, I knew that the RLOD issue came from the GPU overheating, partally caused by the pressure put on the mobo by the heatsink clips. Now, normally I would never recommend anyone to complete this repair themselves, but my Xbox was out of warranty, so what does it matter? Ok, RLOD issue is fixed, however, now my controllers won't sync. I believe it to be a problem with the RF module, but I want to confirm first. Any suggestions?\015

Answers :

Hi there, 

The first way to fix this error is actually really quite simple, it may just be your AV cable. The first thing that you can try is to unplug the AV cable and blow out any dust that may be built up in the connections. Then try hooking it back up and turning it on.

If you are still facing the error than try getting a new AV cable, or you can borrow one from a friend so that you don't buy a new cable if this is not the solution either. Once you have the new AV cable, plug it in, fire up your Xbox 360 and if the error is still occurring then you will have to move on to the next method of fixing the E74 Error.

If the AV cable didn't work then you are going to have to move on to a little bit of a more complex method to fix the error. It can still be fixed but the methods can't be explained in a single article.

You can find Xbox 360 repair guides on the Internet that have very detailed instructions on how to fix the E74 error as well as other errors like freezing, the no video problem and the red ring of death. These guides usually come with very detailed step-by-step instructions. The better guides will also include pictures and videos of the process so you can be sure that you will understand each step of the repair.

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