Can an XBox Red Ring of Death be temporary?

I have an XBbox 360 and today I got a red ring of death. I restarted the machine and it worked fine, restarted it again and got another red ring of death. I waited a few hours and the system again worked normally, no freeze ups or rings. Is it normal for an XBox 360 to occasionally get a red ring of death but not... show more I have an XBbox 360 and today I got a red ring of death. I restarted the machine and it worked fine, restarted it again and got another red ring of death. I waited a few hours and the system again worked normally, no freeze ups or rings. Is it normal for an XBox 360 to occasionally get a red ring of death but not be totally broken? Am I just getting lucky by having a broken machine play on occasion? Should I still consider buying a replacement?
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