I guess good things come in threes from Microsoft. First, the Zune was revealed to be just $229.99, then the Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive announced for under $200, and now they’re offering to repair any Xbox 360 manufactured prior to 1/1/2006 for free by extending the warranty on those machines by an additional year (over and above the orirginal 90 days.)
If you have a defective 360, you’ll just need to contact 1-800-4my-xbox for customer support.
Should you have a 2006 Xbox 360 that dies, I feel for you, but my old launch day 360 will be going back for repair now that this has been revealed.
If you have already spent money to have your pre-1/1 Xbox 360 repaired, they’ll even refund the money you paid (you should receive a check from Microsoft in the next 5 to 8 weeks).