As a new XBox 360 owner I have been reading a lot about the dreaded Red Ring of Death. Over the last few years i've had a few friends online tell me about how they've all experienced it and how they don't know anyone whose every owned an XBox 360 who hadn't. Now I have a friend who just had his give him the RROD after owning his XBox 360 since the night it came out. He never had a single issue with it till then and got years of game play out of his. My nephew has had his 360 since right about the time they released and he's yet to experience any issues with his. So what I'm wondering is if there is anyone here whose had to deal with the RROD. If so how long did you have yours before it happened? Has it happened to you more than once? What did you do to fix it? Are there any tips people could provide to help prevent this issue? I'm curious cause it sounds like it really sucks to have this happen and I'm curious as to how the likelyhood of the problem can be lessened and such.