I've ended up with a friends broken 360, it fell off a high shelf onto a hard floor. What it was doing up on a high shelf I've no idea. All I know that nothing on the motherboard appears to be broken, short of a few scuffed edges around the unit (actually quite surprised at how small a 360 really is). It's promising in that the machine turns on, with a green light and everything. Yet it dies about 10 seconds later. My guess is that the fan or some kind of cooling device isn't working and therefore shuts off the system as the temperature rises. On a side note it's quite funny seeing a smashed 360 working whereas a previously fine 360 would get the Red Ring. The hardware itself seems quite sturdy. Anyroad. if I fix it - it's mine. Apparently. I'd just need to buy a HDD (the previous drive doesn't work at all) and a Live subscription. It's a long shot... but has anyone come across something similar or have any ideas of whats cutting out the 360?