most xboxers will know what i mean by the "3 red lights of doom"
it happened to my lads last night, microsoft are now offering a repair and free postage etc even for second hand ones, but being a typical 15 year old who had only registered his 12 month xbox live thingy (£19-99 on the littlewoods deal couple of weeks ago thanks to op) on monday, he wanted it to work there and then, i googles the problem and found what i thought was a wind up, but for the sake of peace n quiet decided to give it a go, you have to turn the xbox on wrap it tightly in two towels so no air goes in or out basically overheating it :? can just hear some of you thinking the womans a lunatic, dont worry i thought i was as well but a normally stroppy 15 year old whose world has fallen apart due to the damn 3 red lights. drives any sense of normaillity out the door)
any way back to my impending lunacy ... i wrapped the xbox nice and tightly in 2 of my best bath sheets making sure it was nice an snug :whistling: and left it for 25 minutes, then unwrapped it turned it off left it for 15 more minutes to cool down, then with much trepidation not in case it didnt work but in case son combusted if it hadn't, swallowed hard pressed the button and hey presto nothing ...... then yay no red lights just lots of lovely green ones, a contented purring son who proceeded to try an slobber all over my cheek, dont know how long its going to work for but had a blazing row with afore mentioned son when i caught him sound off, head poking out of the bottom of the quilt still playing it at 2am grrrrrrrrrrrrr
hope it helps someone
[U but please be carefull and dont go off an leave it wrapped an plugged in slightest smell of anything odd turn the socket off