I've got a 360 from 2008 that's worked fine up until yesterday, when it started crapping out with 2 flashing red lights. It'll start up, and run for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes before the fan starts to get louder and louder and louder and then dies.
The 2 red lights thing seems to mean that there's an overheating problem, and I can't imagine that there's any less than a crapload of dust clogging the thing up. So my options seem to be send it to Microsoft and pony up $99 or whatever the non-warranty repair cost is or break the little sticker seal, open the case up, and clean the gunk out (and hope that it's what was causing the problem in the first place). The only reason I haven't already tried this is that I have a feeling that Microsoft might not even attempt to repair systems that have already been opened up.
Any thoughts, guys? Or maybe a decent way to clean some of the dust out of a 360 without disassembling the whole thing? Thanks.