"Overheating" XBox 360 — it was the beginning of the end.
Played Bad Company two for about four hours last night. Went to bed dreaming of exploding copters. Worked all day. Came home. Lovely wife goes to put my daughter down for bed — when I usually jump on for a quick hour of gaming. I turn on the XBox and something doesn't sound right. I don't remember the fan sounding THAT loud. Especially since I installed the game to the HD.
About a minute later the screen goes black and the two left quadrants of the ring are flashing red. Restart and there's a message saying it shut down due to overheating. What?
My XBox is in an open shelf with air hitting it on all sides. It's not hot here. And, upon restart, the fan just keeps getting louder and higher in pitch. Within 30 seconds, it's really going and the machine shuts down.
Thoughts? I haven't found anything on the internet that sounds right. It doesn't feel hot to the touch. I started it cold, after it sat all day long. Could this be a problem with the fan? Is a new XBox in my future?