I bought my Xbox 360 Core from Amazon Germany in March 2007. It has always been very noisy, fans are VERY loud but I just thought this was part of how an Xbox is! But now, on top of the general noise of the fans when playing DVDs there is a very loud whirring noise coming from the machine. When it's switched off after playing DVDs, the console powers off but this noise "slowly" stops, almost grinding to a halt. Almost sounds like a belt or something is going.
It still works. I've never had any red lights at the front. I don't really want to sell it or anything. I just want to be able to play and listen to DVDs and games without having to turn my telly up SOOOO loud!
What can I do about this? Am I under warranty, EU law 2 years or something like that? Would I contact Microsoft or Amazon? Can I contact Amazon UK instead of Germany? Lots of questions, probably more to come...of course, for helpful posts there will be always be a thankyou...