Well I finally fell victim to this dreaded curse. I laughed at the 1st generation of 360 consoles when they started to overheat while i was happily playing video games in my home. Now I am in the same category as all the other angry customers. Why did xbox have to attach the heatsinks to both the CPU and GPU with an X-clamp from beneath the board? All I know is that I will be sending my xbox away like a newly recuited soldier only to come home stronger and psychologically scared. Bless you my beloved xbox during your travels to the evil corporation of Microsoft!