Today I turned it on (after watching a movie on it yesterday with no problems) and it just stuck at the Xbox / Xecuter 2 logo screen. Ejecting tray, pushing buttons, etc, did nothing.
I thought maybe my hard drive died, so I tried booting from disc (a few games) and same thing. Tried a Slayer disc and just left it in, and after a minute or two, the Slayer menu *started* to "fade in" -- ie, the Xbox/Xecuter logo was still there with the Slayer menu coming in behind it. It took several minutes for the Slayer menu to be entirely present with the Xbox/Xecuter logo finally gone completely. But even so, no controller buttons/movement had any effect whatsoever. I then tried again with no disc in the drive, thinking maybe I just didn't give the XBMC dash enough time to creep in, but it never made it past the Xbox/Xecuter screen.
This is the onboard BIOS flashed to Xecuter, by the way, so it's not like I have a chip that died or that had a wire come loose or anything like that. No flashing lights, either, though I do still get them if I boot without the AV cable.
Edited by jubilex, 17 February 2006 - 03:49 AM.