Broke, but non-the-less, Alex the daring and cunning self managed to Google ways of fixing this, and it really and truely works..
Well i called Xbox UK beginning of this week, and i have to send it for repair which will take a bloody month..ugh, so i thought is there a temp solution so i can get fix and cure my addiction..
There sure is, the most ridiculous method works, all you need is two towels, i am not pulling your leg here...
- Wrap the 360 in-between the two towels, making sure all the vents are covered.
- Make sure all cables are connected except the network cable.
- Turn the 360 on, and leave on for 15 minutes, leave the 360 to cool down a bit but not till it's cold, just luke warm.
- Turn the 360 on and you can play games all night, but when the console goes cold, it will stop working :)
Wanna know the scientific, reason why this is happening?
The consoles BGA (Ball Grid Array) was soldered using lead free solder, which is total crap compared to normal solder, god knows why they have to be different but anyway, the solder soon begins to crack, and the connections are broke, but by adding towels the balls are slightly melted and make the connections again :) Many s who's warranty has been voided/expired use stronger X clamps to keep the heat sink in place.
But now i think, what else will be happening to my console inside the towels, i have a theory that all the plastic components will also be melting, but I'm not sure on this, so don't quote me.
^^ That's your health warning btw, so don't blame me or QJ if it breaks...
I would also suggest people to call xbox as this issue now has a three year warranty, this means you send it off, and in-return they give you your Xbox back with a new beefed up cooling System, which actually works :)
Any questions feel free to ask