My friend gave me a free xbox 360 with the red ring of death. I have looked at many methods of how to fix it online and finally came up with a possible solution. On Amazon for $6 they have an x-clamp repair kit that is supposed to solve the red ring of death problem. If this is true (from most of the reviews it looks true) then i was thinking, if it started working again, about buying RAM heatsinks ($7) to make the cooling better to prevent any other RROD problems. Also, once i get more money, i was planning to get a Talismoon Whisper Fan ($16) for the Xbox to also keep it cool and running fine. The Xbox itself has been treated once before for the RROD by taking a heat gun to the motherboard, and it starting working again for a little while and the RROD came back is what i heard from my friend who gave it to me. So maybe an x-clamp fix is all it needs and getting rid of the old thermal paste that is on it with alcohol or something and replacing it with new, fresh thermal paste. And I am thinking putting new heatsinks on and buying new fans should keep it cool and prevent RROD. The Xbox itself is a White Arcade Xbox 360 with a Hitachi drive, and when i do the sync/eject thing i get some kind of multiple flashing lights but i dont know how to tell codes or anything so im guessing that just a fix and upgrades to some things in the Xbox will repair it permanetly, or at least for a good while.