As the title says, I'm think my new Slim is playing up.
Here's the scenario.....
I play on a Samsung Series 5 through a HDMI cable and you can't switch over to other HDMI channels unless the device connected is turned on. Therefore, I have to turn my Xbox on whilst watching TV (HDMI1) then switch to HDMI2 to play on my Xbox, but because I have my Turtlebeaches plugged into my Xbox (via a bridge adaptor) the damn Xbox reboots itself when I change channels.
Now it always did this on my Elite, but it used to go straight to the dashboard and everything was fine. Not anymore....
Now my Slim refuses to get past the Xbox360 logo on the white background. Point blank refuses. So I have to turn off my Xbox, by standing up and walking (!), then turn it back on...and it turns on fine. Very, very annoying and definately not right.
It has become worse during the past couple of days. After I have played a game and exited back to the dashboard, something inside my Xbox goes into overdrive trying to recognise what disc is in the tray. Also, the game inside does not show up on the 'my xbox' section of the dashboard either.
I can't play an XBLA game after playing a 'proper' game either. Because something inside is chugging away like mad trying to recognise a disc (and it does this indefinately), if I try to play an arcade game I'm just left with a black screen. Vice-versa too - if I try and play a proper game after an arcade game I get the black screen too. Totally and utterly ridiculous.
The worst thing is I'm stuck with it! I can't take it back to the shop because they'll test it and it'll work fine, nor do I want to send it to M$ because it'll take at least 7 days and come back with a blank harddrive. Part of me wants it to RROD so I can get a brand new Slim, but part of me doesn't want to lose the hours I've put into games like Lost Oddysey.
I really wish I'd just stayed with my trusty Elite, but I was bullied into getting this damn thing by the missus as it was 'a really good offer'!!!!!