First off, I'm only interested in solutions to my problems that are permitted according to the XBOX TOS... I'm not sure if any solutions are but I figured this would be a good place to figure that out.
I own a 250-gig Xbox 360-S and recently the GPU fan because noisy (think baby rattle noisy) and then stopped working. Obviously the console, not being cooled, shut itself off to avoid overheating and since the initial fan failure the fan has stayed broken.
The MSFT warranty has expired, but the console is covered under a store purchased 3 year warranty plan that is covering the repair. I removed the hard drive and UPS-d it off to the service center to hopefully see it again in 3-4 weeks.
My question is this: Is the hard drive on a 360-S compatible only with a 360-S under the TOS? Or can I hook it up to an older 360? With the recent game releases and some coming up next week, it was a really crappy time to lose my xbox so I was thinking if I can grab an xbox on the cheap and switch my hard drive in it might be worthwhile... assuming that it is all *LEGAL* according to MSFT.