For the second time, our Xbox360 has died due to the Red Ring of Death (aka RRoD) failure. Since this has happened before, I know what to expect. I am not as annoyed as I was last time because Microsoft has changed their warranty policy and will fix it and they have finally addressed the problem with downloadable content licenses. I do still need to chase down the fact that all of our licenses didn’t get transfered last time but I will wait until the box returns.
I am actually not all that disappointed that the box failed. It was really loud – I am hoping the replacement doesn’t have such a loud fan. This unit has been much louder than the first one we had since we received it and the fan kicks on more frequently as well.
In the meantime, I have another Xbox at home which I had at work. I had found an Xbox360 Elite (the black one) on Craig’s List a while back for $200 so I bought it thinking I’d take our original down to the beach house. I didn’t have all of the pieces when I was last down there so the Elite has been sitting on my desk unused. Depending on what we get back from Microsoft, I may just keep the Elite at home and take the replacement to the beach or put the replacement down in the basement.