Well I got it for free so its not really a loss. Heres the deal. I removed the heatsinks and reapplied some arctic silver. When I boot just the machine, it goes right to E79 and i get the lower right red light. When I boot with a hdd attached, it shows the beginning of the xbox boot screen, then it kind of glitches then E79 and red ring. I've searched but not found anything about fixes. I highly doubt I can fix it and i probably will just have a spare case and BenQ drive now. What strikes me as odd is that the drive will not eject, I don't know if thats common when the xbox errors out, but it does eject fine when hooked to my ck3 probe. I know nothing of the past of this box, got it from craigslist, mainly for the power and video cables for a friend. I'm gonna guess and say its either a fried GPU since the screen glitches before it errors with the HDD plugged in, or bad NAND. Any opinions are appreciated, I would like to fix it, mainly just for fun as I already have a box. BTW I just got a tony hawk ride board and game from best buy for $20! barely even worth that much, but goddamn thats cheap. I feel bad for the people that spent the 129 when it came out. but at least i can grab TH shred and have two games for it. I wish they had the wii version though.