My X-box 360 showed the infamous 3 lights of death yesterday. Not good. The early 360's were plagued with some overheating problems which appear to warp the motherboard and make it so the pins of the CPU and GPU don't maintain a good connection, giving the 3 "General Hardware failure" lights. I was reading that Xbox 360's returned to the factory for repair are coming home with fancy new heatsinks so I guess that's Microsoft's way of admitting there is a problem. Mine's way-off warranty though. So what's a fella to do?
There's something called an X-clamp replacement that combats the MB warping I'm gonna try, thanks to the good folks at xbox-scene. I've got my fingers crossed!
Thanks for nothing Microsoft!