Well I tried those steps that ZACK found and posted here... and it worked! I ended up disconnecting everything then taking off the hard drive. When I put everything back together it worked! YAY! I even went on PSU and played for a while to test drive it and had no problems at all.
Hopefully this is the end of my red light zone but if it happens again I know what to try before I start to panic.
Okay Momo as in Xbox Ambassdor i can suggest this to you! sooner or later your going to get an Error 53 which is a Hardware Failure, since you heard a Click i would narrow it down to the CD/DVD Rom Drive since they often go out if you tend to watch Movies, Play Music Cd's or anything of that Nature which require a Higher or Set Speed RPM for the Disc which wears the motor out! my uncles gone Through 2 like that before he bought a Dang DVD Palyer!
heres the Pro's of getting it done by MS! it will be UPS Ground Shipped 3 days there 3 days back thats 1 week! plus Processing and Reapair and re=processing add in 2 more weeks your looking at 3 weeks until you get it back! now heres the thing i had one of my Xbox's as a test repaired by a 3rd party before and it messing it up even more, every year it broke down and i sent it back in for a repair at cuzz it was under warrenty now it sits on a shelf collecting dust! i will never get anything repaired again by a 3rd party. its not like the saying if you have a car the, if you go to the Auto Dealer its more Expensive, in this case if you go to the Manufactuer you get better Quality and Assurence!
if you go microsofts way you can do your Repair, if you have the 1st or 2nd Gen console IE Xbox 360 Pro or Elite They will send you a complmentry 1 month Xbox Gold card for your lost time, and the repair is often a complete change of EVERYTHING, they replace the whole 360, New Shell, Face Plate etc and they transfer all your system bios stuff to the new 360 this is more cost effiective since they added in new hardware and its much more costly to pay someone to Replace old parts with new thats why the fee is $100 its a new 360. now if you have the Slim they will just issue a reapair note and fix the issue, they Quote $100 but if the repair is less they will charge you the lesser amount again the Quote is 100 for a complete Replacement. if it is under warrenty or a Recall they will replace free of charge! i had a recall done on my Pro system for the HANA Graphics card (i have three 360's BTW incase you were like HUH?) you still get one month XBL, and you get UPS Tracked Shipping and Foam insert handling! you also get a 90 Day Warrenty on Replacement parts and for $30-40 more you can get + years added to a Warrenty! your choice! if you would pay the $100 i would just suggest just buying a Slim! much better,Reliable, super Quiet, better all around! and you can always get a HDD later for it has 4GB internal Storage and you can just use a flashdrive to get 16 more GB until you can Expand to a 100+GB HDD
P.s. you are not suppose to send your HDD, or anything else with the Xbox! Slim Internal Storage will be Copy and moved to the new 360 upon Replacement! if you send anything with the Xbox they will send it back!
Also as far as i know of you Can Upgrade or Alter your Xbox's Design or Apperance as much as you would like as long as you are not making any modifications to Enhance or Alter System Software or Alter/Disrupt XBL such as User Feedback or Online gamplay Although the down side is no warrenty will be issued to that 360 and any warretny withstanding on it will become Invaild. in the event anything shall happen to that 360 the cost of the Repairs will be the sole Owner's responsibility not Microsofts.
there ya go sorry for the LONG......... Post lol hoped that gave ya some insight!
Originally Posted by Tenchu
Need Help? Looking for Friends? Feeling Lonley? Check out The UPPA!!!
Wakiagaru Netsu, Unmeinante kuso kurae - Believe in your Friends, Not Just Urself
I agree, and usually I am a proponent of sending things back to the manufacturer for repairs but in this instance I didn't think it made much sense. Thank goodness I didn't have to make that decision after all... yet. I think I have used the DVD player twice in the 2 years I have had this 360. If it is the DVD player that caused the clicking sound, would that stop the entire machine from working? Or would I still be able to play PSU on it if the player did go?