That's right. Despite my best efforts in aftermarket cooling, and self installed mods to lengthen it's lifespan... My console shit the bed yesterday. Red ring of Death style. No precursors to it, no hours and hours of extended play to prompt any damage. First time it was fired up in a week and slammo. To its credit (and mine, I suppose), this is the longest operating console I've been in contact with. I've seen a lot of 'em too. I've temporarily fixed a few red ring 360's up to this point, but was looking for some definitive information on what exactly occurs to cause a meltdown, and if there's a better way to issue a fix, temporarily or not. I came across this link : https://www.manncorp.com/expert_04.6x_xbox_repair_station/Xbox 360 Repair_071207a.pdf It's entirely lengthy, and turns into a sales pitch towards the middle-end of it, but it details the most precise information I've found on the phenomena of rrod's and why they occur. I don't expect anyone to read it unless they've a deep interest in the console, or just like being an educated owner/consumer. But, it is available to you if you'd care to read it. Upon study of it though, I was able to determine my console simply wore out, meeting it's maximum lifespan. At least the water cooling, and additional work I did to it helped somewhat. Instead of blowing in 3 months, it took 18+. Big fucking deal with the brick I own now. It's not a bad pill to swallow though, considering games have always been free ;p Hearing reports of indiscriminate warranty help on Microsofts behalf... (meaning, even if the seals cracked, console's modded... they're inclined to replace you, as long as it's kept generally hush) I decided to call the inept fuckers at ms xbox hq and see just how much of a voided warranty I could get away with. As I figured, they didn't like the idea of a 5x5 square cut out of the side of the case, and opted not to honor a warranty. Big surprise. I wasn't too upset over that. I am a bit upset though, that there's still 90 achievements left for me to get in Hl2, Eternal Sonata is still a few hours from completion, and... Katamari has been sitting burned for 3 days now waiting to be played. I won't even mention the upcoming Mass Effect. Eventually, I'll plunk down for another one, but for now... I think it's back to pc gaming or outright wrapping the cord up for good.