i am not "new" but was the user lvsteven. did you know the link to reset the password is broken? it just links back to the main page in a loop...
My Xbox died. It is an older 20gb model and today playing fallout new Vegas I hit a savepoint and the screen glitched.. Restarting it I got the E74 error.
I heated it up a bit with a towel, cooled restarted and it worked. I did not let it get to the two lights meaning overheat but seeing as it worked I figure I confirmed its a flow/solder video error.
A few places here in South Lake Tahoe fix them.
What should I look for in a fix? What sort of questions do I ask.
There are usually a good and not good way to fix this sort of thing.
I think MS only gives a 90 day warranty and seeing as it's an older model (first model with HDMI) I don't feel like spending a lot for a 90 day fix that will likely break again.