I'm starting to think my Xbox is getting old and this is the reason why my xbox isn't working properly. I have an Xbox Elite for probably 3 years or so.
The problems I'm currently having with my xbox is that it won't play any of my discs. I put in my Dragon Age: Origin's game (which scratched up everywhere), but it didn't play. I tried cleaning it and just about everything else to get it to play the game. It didn't play it. This is weird, because it played perfectly yesterday. Next, I put in my Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (which is in perfect condition, no dirt, dust, or scratches on it anywhere). I put this in and nothing. I tried the same methods I did with Dragon Age, but nothing. This is when I started to realized that something is wrong with the xbox itself. I turned off my xbox to think about it, but the xbox wouldn't fully turn off. The screen would turn off, but the xbox would still run. I didn't think much about it because I thought it was just running hot. I went to the other room to get some food and returned about 20 minutes later to find the xbox still running. I have to actually unplug the xbox to get it to stop running.
I have contemplated to take apart the xbox and clean the inside of it. I haven't done this yet, because I'm afraid I will break something or I will clean it improperly or won't be able to put it back together. Is their any other way I might be able to get it fixed other than sending it in to Microsoft? I really don't want to pay the money to get it fixed.
Any helpful feedback is much appreciated.