The first time it happened, my system was conveniently a few months outside of the warranty window. After paying for repairs, Microsoft extended its warranty due to the prevalence of the problem, and I was able to get a refund.
What's going to happen now? I have no idea. I guess I'm going to have to call up their support. It will suck if I end up getting stuck with the bill. This is ridiculous. My old school Nintendo still functions as far as I know. And, I think that our old Colecovision still works too.
Anyway, I am just ranting.