So a few days ago my Xbox 360 finally conked out completely. It's a 2006 model that I had already sent in for repairs (from an RRoD) a few years ago, so there's no more warranty on it today.
Symptoms look fairly fatal to me: after crashing during an MTG2012 session, it rebooted into a red screen. Now every time I turn it on, I see visual artifacts. Sometimes it starts playing the boot animation, just to crash after 2 or 3 seconds. That means I cannot even boot into the dashboard anymore.
Question is: what about my game data? I only really care about saved games to be honest. I don't have a lot of games, but the few ones I play are RPGs, some of them (Oblivion, Fallout, etc.) I spent a hundred hours or more on a single character. Is there any way to recover the game save data? I know the hard drive is detachable, but the new Xbox Slim does not support these (oh yeah, I bought the Slim today).