This is my first post in this forum and I searched the forum, but couldn't find my answer, so here I post my question.
I have Xbox360 120GB Elite version (not slim). Standard warranty is expired, but RROD warranty is up until Sep. 2012..
Some time ago after the standard warranry is expired, my drive got stuck. It won't completely open or close.
Tried number of tricks suggested here, but none worked.
Also, whenever I turn on the console, the center light blinks. I heard it happens when the console does not detect the drive.
That problem was not very serious for me because I don't play a lot and I mostly play market bought games.
I thought I don't need to repair it now paying $$$$ to MS, and didn't want other non-authorized repair while RROD warranty is left.
But one day, I heard if you turn on the xbox without drive attached, it will be logged and you might get banned.
I have NEVER opened the unit and the seal is intact. I just got broken drive and the unit might not be detecting the drive.
Then could I get banned because of this?
I don't think it's right for MS to ban people just because one got broken part but didn't repair, but still, MS might assume not detecting drive as some kind of hacking.
I'd appreciate if you can give me some answer.