Send it to microsoft. i think they repair it for free for the rrod. Keep in mind that sending the machine to microsoft could mean you wouldnt see it for another two months. And you could be held responsible for any third party accessories that may have caused any damage to the system. the store i went to offered immidiate replacement for free. If that doesnt suit you, go beath the mess out of the dam thing with a bat. After you take the hard dirve out of course.