Hello, I can't seem to find the answer to my question anywhere, so I am hoping you can help. Last week my 360 (Elite) began freezing. I would hear a horrible screech and then the screen would go pixelated and the console would freeze. I first noticed this When Playing Fable 3 and joining another Heroes game (well to be honest I was joining my silver tag account with my gold account) I thought it was odd that I could play the game fine until I joined in with another hero. Then it started doing the same thing while playing Madden '12. I could browse the menus as long as I wanted but shortly after the coin flip or the kick off it would freeze the same way. Again I thought this was weird as I was online during the freeze (Playing MUT games). The next day the xbox froze during the start up screen. A quick off/on fixed it, but again it froze during a MUT game on Madden so I shut it off. Friends said RROD is coming. The 3rd day I followed steps found here. clearing cache did nothing. I removed the hard drive and was able to play a full game on Madden. I re-attached the HD and was also allowed to play a full game. The thing froze during the second game though. It was off for 4 days. I turned it on tonight to play some more Fable and it froze. I moved my profiles and save games to a flash drive, getting ready for the RROD. After the second freeze they showed up. I turned it off, let it set a few minutes, and tried again. RROD again. The 3rd time it came on and works fine.
During the RROD I checked the power brick, light was green. I also think it is odd that it only freezes during game play. I can browse the XBOX menus, send messages to friends, browse netflix, etc etc. but only during game play will it freeze.
I read that MS will fix the RROD for an extended 3 years, which I fall under. However, I also read that if they get the console and it does not have the RROD they wont do anything and send it back. So, after all of this long winded post, my question: If my RROD is intermittent can I (or should I) send it in for repair, or should I wait until it will ONLY RROD? I don't want to be without it longer than I have to be, and I don't want to waste their time (or more importantly mine) with an intermittent problem.
Any help with the issue of returning the xbox is greatly appreciated. :)