First of all, I haven't blogged for over two months and the world still hasn't esploded. Amazing. Good thing I finally found a topic to blawg about.
So I'm playing some CODWAW multiplayer today, and I'm about to shoot this dude, and then my screen gets all checker boarded. Cool. So I thought it might be the TV and I quickly shut it off and turned it back on. The problem was still there and I decided to turn off the system and turn it back on. Yeah, that was the last time I saw my dashboard.
What happened was, there was one red light in the lower right quadrant of the ring of light, and it was blinking at me. Ominously. The screen said System Failure (or something like that), contact Xbox Support. It also had the code E 74 at the bottom of the screen, which just sounds awful. I call up the guys, the support dude was real nice and he told me to take out my wireless adapter and my hard drive and try to turn it back on. The problem persisted.
He then said I would have to send in the Xbox for a brand new system (even though I would imagine the one they sent me was a refurbished one as well), and for just 99 bucks. Considering I was out of warranty, 99 bucks ain't bad.
Well, so much for playing all the newly bought games over the next couple weeks. I was just getting sunk in to CODWAW and then my Xbox crapped out. Oh well, it was good while it lasted.
I've got the red rings of death before and got it back generally quickly, hopefully the same thing happens. But goddamn this is annoying.