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Thu, Aug 27, 2009 | 08:14 BST
Xbox 360 production boss Aaron Greenberg has told Gamespot that 360′s RROD and E74 hardware disasters are now largely in the past.
“We’ve been working hard to make improvements in the products we’re currently making, so I really feel like most of this is well behind us,” he said.
Greenberg added that production advancements have given 360 greatly enhanced stability.
“I can tell you the consoles we’re making today have lower-heat chips and better cooling, and we’re seeing fantastic quality in those consoles today,” he said.
“That said, I know people have had issues with systems which were bought earlier in the life cycle and that’s part of the reason why we implemented our unprecedented three-year warranty for anyone who gets the three red-ring flashing light error or the E74 error.”
More through there. Thanks, rrod360lol.
Tue, Apr 14, 2009 | 12:05 BST
Microsoft’s confirmed it’s to extend 360 hardware warranties for those suffering the increasingly infamous E74 failure.
“While the majority of Xbox 360 owners continue to have a great experience with their console, we are aware that a very small percentage of our customers have reported receiving an error that displays ‘E74′ on their screen,” the firm said in a statement.
“After investigating the issue, we have determined that the E74 error message can indicate the general hardware failure that is associated with three flashing red lights error on the console. As a result, we have decided to cover repairs related to the E74 error message under our three-year warranty program for certain general hardware failures that was announced in July 2007.”
If your machine suffered from an E74 previously, and you had to pay for repairs, Microsoft will refund you in the coming 4-12 weeks.
If you get the E74 message it essentially means your machine’s cooked.