Finally got around to fixing my Xbox.
I took lots of pictures, of only to have a reference of how stuff looked before I started unscrewing and unplugging everything. I was surprised that the trickiest part of the trickiest part of the procedure was actually disassembling the console. Once I got inside everything was smooth and straightforward.
The topic is interesting, and useful, and Googling about it turns up a lot of really stupid bullshit. I intend to do a full write-up of what error I had and how I fixed it, if only to do my part to stem the tide of that bullshit.
In the meantime, there’s a lot of David Bowie and Pat Benatar to catch up on in Rock Band 3. Oh, and Harmonix? You can just keep the Rockapella coming.