The green screen of death is one of the errors that occur on an Xbox 360, a video game console developed by Nintendo Entertainment. This error usually appears to show that the early versions only or the E74 error happened. Another cause of this error is when a cartridge failed to load. When this error occurrs, the best solution is to send the device to the service center of Nintendo. However, to save money you can try several steps and learn how to fix the Xbox 360 green screen of death before you send it to the service center.
The Xbox 360 green screen of death can be caused by technical problems in the system. One way of checking if the problem is temporary is to turn the device off and unplug it. Wait for several minutes before you plug the device. Turn the device on.
If the problem persists, the next thing to do is to turn it off again. Check if there are loose cables. Remove all the cables as well as the accessories connected to the device. Reconnect the cables and turn the video game console on. If the green screen of death still appears, you need to turn it off and remove the hard drive. Check damages in the hard drive. The screen of death can be caused by damages in the drive. To ensure that you will not cause permanent damages in the game console device, it is best that you remove the hard drive with the assistance of a professional or a person who are knowledgeable about the parts of Xbox 360.
If the hard drive is not functioning well, then you need to buy a new one and replace it. If the problem is not with the hard drive, the best thing to do is to send the device to the service center of Nintendo.
Additional Tips and Other Important Information
Before you remove the hard drive, it is important that you check the warranty status of your device. If it is still under warranty, do not remove the drive because it can void the warranty of your video game console. If you do not have enough money to pay for the service charge then you can surf the Internet and look for Xbox 360 repair guides. The guides offer step-by-step instructions on how to solve the common problems experienced by owners and users of the device. By following the guides, you can solve the problem within a day if you have all the materials needed.