Over at Joystiq, they have been collecting all the good and bad things pertaining to the Xbox 360 and putting them into structure posts. Their latest “bad” is the lack of documentation concerning the infamous red lights on the front of the console meaning there is a problem.
I was discouraged that Xbox Support couldn’t offer any procedure or explanation beyond what I had already found in the manual. Wasn’t there a diagnostics test I could run?
I dismantled the unit as advised, removing the cables, hard drive, and memory unit, preparing the 360 for shipping. Later I decided to plug the console back in—just the cables—so I could watch another DVD. For whatever reason, the media remote still functioned. For now, I was stuck with an overpriced DVD player. Sweet.
You can just feel the sarcasm dripping off the word “sweet”. If it were me, I would fall onto my knees and cry, and then pray to the gaming gods to fix my expensively priced system.