Started having a problem with my Xbox this weekend. When powered up, I hear a loud clicking noise that persists for about 5-10 seconds. Then, the circular “power on” light is solid red and blinks briefly green. I called X-box support, but all they could tell me was, "it’s a hardware failure". Is my hard drive dead? Also, should I pay $79 to refurb it, or just buy a new one for $149 or less. Are there any other repair options? The unit is one of the originals, 11/2001 and no save data of the HD is critical. p.s. Yeah...I was one of those guys that stood in line at Wal-Mart for one of twenty available units.