I can probably guess the answer, but figured I'd give it a shot.
I've recently purchased a second-hand console, I sold mine last year. I performed the license transfer to the console and all was good, until it got the wonderful RRoD after just a couple of days. I've taken it back for a replacement, but am now in the position again where the license transfer is needed.
Am I out of luck and have to wait 4 months, or is there some magical thing that Support can do to assist?