Last night I went to go and play my Xbox 360, but cannot get any discs to spin at all. I have tried CD’s DVD’s old games and new. Nothing works, no sound no spinning, just open tray close tray open tray close tray. Anyway. I am about 2.5 months beyond the 1 year warranty so Microsoft will only fix it for a fee which I don’t want to pay.
My solution: RROD on purpose! I bought my Xbox mid November 2007 after microsoft announced they would repair RROD for 3 years.
I have heard that I should place a towel or two over the unit and leave on until it RROD. question is do I need to be playing it? I cannot play any discs obviously but could try demos. also is my model (not the original ones but still LONG before the new Jasper component introduced in late 2008) likely to RROD or might this not happen? I’m torn between breaking my warranty and cracking it open to have a friend repair it maybe for hopefully <$100, trying RROD for free repair with backup plan to buy new one with 3 year warranty from Best Buy.