My Xbox 360, going strong for almost three years now, died the other day while my wife was playing Catan. It displayed the dreaded three flashing red lights and quit on us. Trying to turn it on now just leads to a crash when the dashboard starts loading.
This is one of those things that always seemed to happen to “everyone else”, not us. I also thought the Xbox Elites were immune to the red ring of death, but I guess not. Oh well. I filled out the service request online and it told me my box is still covered under warranty until January 2011, so I’m shipping it off to get repaired. I’m guessing we’ll be getting a refurbished box back… and that’ll just feel dirty.