Xbox 360s failing? What a surprise!
Microsoft has extended the three year extended warranty announced in July 2007 to cover red ring of death failures to also include consoles succumbing to the E74 error message which has recently been plaguing a number of Xbox 360 owners.
As per the RRoD, any Xbox 360 with “general hardware failures indicated by the E74 error message” will be covered by a three year warranty. According to the support page detailing the warranty extension, owners of newer consoles shouldn’t need to worry as Microsoft has “already made improvements to the console that will reduce the likelihood of an occurrence of this issue.”
As well as extending its warranty to cover impending E74 failures, Microsoft is promising to refund any customers who have already paid for out of warranty repairs, advising that: “Those customers should automatically receive the refund within 4-12 weeks, and no additional action by customers should be necessary.”