My third xbox has just been given the dreaded RRoD disease and I'd rather not spend loads of money for a whole new console (and this one I have is a limited edition). So I thought that I'd have a go at fixing it myself.
I've seen plenty of guides and videos and it doesn't look too hard but I have one question: Is self repair illegal? Is it against Microsoft's rules and regulations? Because I really don't want to get banned over something like this.
Thanks in advance.
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It shouldn't. Yea, it voids your warranty and also trade-in would be void as well considering you can tell when the case has been tampered with. You shouldn't get into any trouble with Microsoft I'd think as long as your not modifying it in any way.
There is no risk of being banned unless you install third party hardware. A replacement DVD drive (Or any other significant component really) may register as a hardware modification and lead to a banned console. That is, if such a thing works in the first place, without the use of un permitted software (Which isn't illegal either, but do constitute a ToS violation, which will lead to a ban).
But if all you're doing is fixing a RROD issue, this won't happen.
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