I just got my son an Xbox for his birthday. I was playing it last night (Minecraft) and every few seconds the screen would flash black (or off) and back on again. I tried a different map in Minecraft, same issue. It even happened in the menu. I then worried it was hardware failing. Could this happen due to overheating?
I noticed my son had the Minecraft case sitting on top of the Xbox (where the vent is to let hot air escape). I removed it, and since then (10 or so minutes) of gameplay haven't noticed it happen again.
My questions really are: does that even make sense for the screen to flash due to being too hot? And secondly, I'm still within my return policy... should I just exchange it for a new console? I've heard a lot of people having issues with their Xboxes over the years and I'm not going to be happy if I end up having to dish out another 200-300 bucks for a new one if this thing breaks.
Any suggestions welcome... Thanks.