Just about a week ago, our Xbox 360 crashed with an E74 error. The bad news is that this error code signals a “General Hardware Failure.” The good news is that it’s still under warranty. In fact, this problem is so common that Microsoft has extended the warranty to cover it for three years.
Unfortunately, when I went online to print out the shipping label to send our console in for service, the Microsoft website couldn’t produce a printable image. I tried in multiple browsers, both Mac and PC. Ultimately, I had to call in for help. Based on a bit of Googling, as well as the response of the CSR, this appears to be a known issue.
Here’s the funny thing… Instead of e-mailing me a pdf of the shipping label, as you might expect the largest computer company in the world to be capable of doing, they were reduced to sending the label to me via snail mail. It finally arrived on Saturday, so tomorrow I’ll be package up our Xbox and send it away for repairs.
And with that… Here are some recent articles that caught my eye…
Finally, Matt’s article on “Breaking Free From a Culture of Temptation” was selected as an Editor’s Pick in the Best of Money Carnival. Have a great week!