Here is what happened, I just tried playing a game (Sonic Racing) everything was fine but before a race it would just freeze so I thought it might be the disc. I installed the game to the hard drive it went to 100% just fine so I tried again, game freezes at the exact same spot. I turn off the system and try to start it up but just a black screen then I look down and see the Red Ring. So now I’m not sure what to do. This is my second 360 (my first generation model died of RRoD 2 years ago). I haven’t been checking up on the 360 moding scene for a while and desperately need some updates. Questions 1. Last time I had to hunt down a 360 with a specific model number to find one with a certain type of BenQ drive as the latest ones could not be flashed. Is this still the case? Or can I just buy any 360 from the store and flash it? And how hard is all that now? 2. When I flashed my falcon the software tools (Iprep) were very buggy. Are things better now and can we flash from windows? 3. When I try to power my system on it sounds sort of crunchy inside (hard to describe) I’m not sure if the fan is functioning (no picture shows up on the TV) does this mean anything and could I fix the system myself? (I can’t solder anything to save my life). 4. Anything else I should know? That’s all I can think of right now, any info would be greatly appreciated Thanks in advance everyone.