i've had 3 xbox do that... i paid 19 bucks for the warranty at ebgames and once a year i basically get another one.... i believe i read that there is some 20ish kid sueing microsoft b/c his went out.. supposedly many-a-xbox barely last a year
If you drop one, or kick it, or have a dog that doesn't watch where it's going, and knocks things over on top of it, you could cause premature failure of your DVD drive. They don't respond well to shock, it causes the laser to fail. Not just get out of alignment, fail. My little brothers went out on his, but he got mad and kicked it. I've had mine for almost two years, but I've never had too much of a problem with mine.