Kotaku reports that Microsoft has extended the Xbox 360's warranty to cover the new E74 system malfunctions console owners have been experiencing as of late. The E74 hardware crash acts similarly to the dreaded but common Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death, rendering the next-gen console completely useless.
Xbox 360 owners who get the E74 will see the error message below and should contact Microsoft's console repair services at once.
Here is the official statement from Microsoft:
"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. 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."
You can read the original article on Kotaku here.
This story, "Microsoft Promises to Fix Xbox 360 System Failures" was originally published by GamePro.