Today, it happened. I came home from a long week at the church. I turned on my Xbox 360 and started to play The Godfather. Just a minute or so after starting the game, I had a brief red checkered pattern appear on the screen, then disappear. Shortly after that, the game froze. I turned off the Xbox, then turned it on again. During the boot, it froze. I turned it off and on again, then the Red Ring of Death appeared. My heart sank. I purchased this on 6/19/07. Today is 11/9/07. The system had not been alive 5 months yet. The system was manufactured 2006-07-08. It was alive for a year, but not actively used for 5 months. I called up Microsoft/Xbox today to begin a repair order. They will be sending me a prepaid box in 3-5 business days to send to them for repair. All-in-all, they say it will take 3-4 business weeks. Let us hope that this happens quickly.
Xbox 360 #1, 06/07 – 11/07 RIP