yeah the distribution center is in mesquite now. The first time mine went out, i had to ship it out to West Texas somewhere. The second time it went out, i had to ship it to Mesquite. The turnaround time is pretty decent and you'll be assured a new warranty. Also, they gave me a free month of xbl for free when they returned my xbox.
If you insist on going outside the MS warranty, craigslist has a few peeps that'll fix it for about $30. But i'd save my money and just be w/o it for a week.
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