Well, that's the story. I received a free Xbox today. I'm almost certain that the person who had this before tried to install a modchip but never finished it/did not work. The problem is I'm getting the "Christmas lights" error. The Xbox turns on, turns off, turns on, turns off again, and then turns on and stays on this time, but the LED light flashes red and green. It doesn't even output any video! I'm puzzled, though, because I don't see a modchip installed.. I removed the motherboard and looked on the back but the only things that caught my eye were four or five tiny pieces of black tape on random parts of the motherboard. Another thing that bothers me is that the fans won't respond! I can turn on the Xbox perfectly fine, but the fans won't do anything. Any help would be appreciated! I'm trying to fix it up and softmod this thing and then plan to add DDR on the hard drive as a small anniversary gift for my girlfriend. She loves the game. Help a guy out! Thanks!